is the eighth studio album released by gloria! American singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan, released in 1998 by Epic Records (see 1998 in music).
Album history [ edit ]
gloria! is a groove-oriented, exuberant, disco influenced album. As something completely different from Estefan's previous albums, this album is aimed at a younger audience due the stronger Club and Dance rhythms of the album.
Estefan promoted the album at the famous
Studio 54 at New York City. The three singles from gloria!, " Oye!", " Heaven's What I Feel" and " Don't Let This Moment End" all became sizeable hits. " Oye!" peaked at #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play, Hot Latin Tracks and Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay. " Heaven's What I Feel" peaked at #27 on the , #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Hot Dance Music/Club Play, #6 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales and #10 on the Adult Contemporary chart. While, " Don't Let This Moment End" peaked at #76 on the Billboard Hot 100, #30 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #4 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales. gloria! remains a highly regarded album and is touted as her best dance-heavy album of her solo career.
The album got several nominations for its singles, "
Heaven's What I Feel" received a Grammy Music Award nomination for " Best Dance Recording", as did " Don't Let This Moment End" the following year. Estefan received another Grammy nomination for "Best Video, Long Form" for her video . Estefan also won awards such as the Don't Stop! Billboard Latin Music Award for "Best Latin Dance Club Play Track of the Year" for her smash hit song " Oye! and also received three Alma Awards for "Outstanding Music Video" for " Heaven's What I Feel", "Outstanding Host in a Variety/Music/Comedy Special or Series" for her appearance at the World Music Awards, the "Ricardo Montalban Achievement Award" and in Spain she received an Amigo Music Award for "Best Latin Female Artist". Estefan received the American Music Award for "Award of Merit".
To date the album has sold 6.1 million copies worldwide.
Singles [ edit ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Heaven's What I Feel"
K. Santander 5:02
Don't Stop" E. Estefan Jr.,
Tony Moran, A. Chirino 4:27
Oye!" G. Estefan, E. Estefan Jr., R. Barlow, A. Chirino
G. Estefan, E. Estefan Jr.,
Lawrence Dermer 4:22
"Don't Release Me"
(Duet with Wyclef Jean) L. Dermer, W. Jean
Don't Let This Moment End" G. Estefan, E. Estefan Jr., L. Dermer, R. Blades
"Touched By An Angel"
G. Estefan, E. Estefan Jr.
E. Estefan Jr., L. Dermer
"I Just Wanna Be Happy"
Cuba Libre" G. Estefan, E. Estefan Jr.
U.S./Canada bonus track [ edit ]
(Love To Infinity Remix) L. Dermer
"Don't Release Me"
(Wyclef Jean Remix) (Duet with Wyclef Jean) L. Dermer, W. Jean
Corazón Prohibido" ( Heaven's What I Feel Spanish Version) G. Estefan, K. Santander
Cuba Libre" (Spanish Version) G. Estefan, E. Estefan Jr.
Oye!" (Pablo Flores Spanish Remix Radio Edit) G. Estefan, E. Estefan Jr., R. Barlow, A. Chirino
Europe/UK bonus track [ edit ]
Release history [ edit ]
May 22, 1998
June 1, 1998
June 2, 1998
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Chart performance [ edit ]
Australia ARIA Top 100 Albums
Canada Top Albums
France Top 100 Albums
Germany Top 100 Albums
Spain Top 50 Albums
Switzerland Top 100 Albums
UK Albums Chart 16
Billboard 200 [5 ] 23
Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]