Gloria (Gloria Trevi album)

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Gloria
Studio album by Gloria Trevi
Released March 22, 2011
Recorded 2010
Genre Latin pop Electropop Dance-Pop
Length 36:25 (Standard edition)
Label Universal Music Latino
Producer Armando Ávila, Sebastian J.[1]
Gloria Trevi chronology
Una Rosa Blu
(2007)
Gloria
(2011)
De Película
(2013)
Singles from Gloria
  1. "Me Río de Ti"
    Released: January 11, 2011
  2. "Vestida de Azúcar"
    Released: May 6, 2011
  3. "La Noche"
    Released: September 1, 2011

Gloria (English: Glory) is the eighth studio album by Mexican singer-songwriter Gloria Trevi. It was released on March 22, 2011 by Universal Music Latin, after a four-year gap since the release of her last studio album, Una Rosa Blu. Trevi worked as co-writer for the album tracks, while Armando Avila and Sebastián Jácome worked as the record producers.[1] The themes of the songs are her personal feelings, female empowerment, survival and romantic love.

The album received mostly positive reviews and entered atop the charts in Mexico and the United States. The first single, "Me Río de Ti", also received praise and peaked at number-one in Mexico, while the song "No al Alguacil" features Mexican superstar Paulina Rubio. "Vestida de Azúcar" and "La Noche" were also released as singles. A deluxe edition was also released, including as a bonus track the song "Esa Hembra es Mala", the main theme for the Mexican telenovela Teresa.

Background[edit]

In 2007, Trevi released her seventh studio album Una Rosa Blu, which became very successful, spending 121 weeks inside the Mexican Album Chart.[2] Una Rosa Blu yielded five number-one singles in Mexico and earned recognition, such as a Lo Nuestro and Billboard awards.[3] Since the album sold half a million units throughout Latin America, Trevi realized that her next release had to be better than the previous one, so she took the time to choose and write about many issues.[4] Gloria was recorded in London, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami and Mexico under the guidance of Armando Avila and Sebastián Jácome.[1] The singer declared that the album is dedicated to women, since "the girls are the ones who buy albums. If there comes a handsome guy and sings to us something that touches our heart is cool, but it is harder for a woman to understand another woman".[5] The album title was chosen after Trevi's mother, who also is named Gloria: "It is a tribute to my mother and to my grandmother, my mother named me Gloria after them, but especially I did it for my mom, who was going through a very intense situation at the time I was working on the album."[6]

Music and lyrics[edit]

Gloria includes 10 songs covering various musical genres such as pop, disco and rock.[7] Trevi said: "We chose 10 songs, but the rest will be released on a deluxe edition."[4] The lyrics, as usual for previous albums by the singer, are based on passages of her life.[5] "I have always been an open book. I started singing about 'old shoes' and 'psychiatrists', but invariably honest, even when the hypocritical society hits me."[5] "Fuego con Fuego" (Fire with Fire) and "Me Río de Ti" (I Laugh at You) are musicalized with synthesizers, drums and guitar riffs.[7] About the "Fuego" lyrics, Trevi imagined herself glowing and her hair on fire, after being applied "a lot of peroxide" to clarify her usual brown hair.[4] Trevi said about "Me Río de Ti": "I loved the melody, I loved the concept of the song, but it was a little short so I wrote a little part of it." Trevi met songwriter Mariana De La Garza, and she had "a face of someone who has a broken heart", so the success of the song was a very good revenge for both, "Now she is going to laugh at him and he will mourn without her."[4] The lyrics of the track "No al Alguacil" deal with control and monitored loving relationships and features guest vocals by Mexican singer Paulina Rubio.[7]

Two tracks are written by singer-songwriter Leonel García, of the Sin Bandera fame,[8] "Vestida de Azúcar" (Dress with Sugar) and "Y Ahora Te Sorprendes" (And Now You Are Surprised) which are named Trevi's favorite songs from the album.[9] "Vestida de Azúcar" is a song about regret, when a person prefers to have a good memory, even when it hurts; the latter represents the union of women with nature.[9] "Recostada en la Cama" (Lying in Bed) is a cover version of a song previously recorded by Banda performer El Chapo de Sinaloa.[10]

On the deluxe edition, the album includes "Esa Hembra es Mala" (This Bitch Is Bad), the main theme for the Mexican telenovela Teresa, written and performed by Trevi and produced by Sebastian Jacome and Rayito.[11] The song received a TVyNovelas award nomination for Best Telenovela Song, which it lost to "Cuando Me Enamoro", by Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias featuring Juan Luis Guerra.[12][13] Another song from the deluxe edition is "Fan", a song dedicated to Trevi's longtime musical idols The Rolling Stones.[7] Previous to this song, Trevi recorded a Spanish-language version of the track "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, on her debut album ¿Qué Hago Aquí? (1989).[14]

With Gloria, Trevi wanted to have another kind of relation with her audience and follow the story that began with her "painful" songs, such as "El Recuento de los Daños" (The Recount of the Damages), evolving in "En Medio de la Tempestad" (The Midst of The Storm), watching her in "Todos Me Miran" (Everybody Looks at Me), having "Cinco Minutos" (Five Minutes), and reaching the "glory".[4]

Tracklisting[edit]

This tracklisting adapted from Allmusic.[10][15]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Fuego con Fuego"   Gloria Treviño, Sebastián Jácome, Alex James,Kasia Livingston Sebastian J. 3:56
2. "Me Río de Ti"   Treviño, Marcela De La Garza, Baltazar Hinojosa Armando Avila 3:36
3. "Sobrenatural"   Treviño Avila 3:37
4. "No al Alguacil" (featuring Paulina Rubio) Treviño, Jácome, Livingston, Rubio Jácome 3:47
5. "Vestida de Azúcar"   Leonel García, Treviño Avila 4:05
6. "Puede Ser Amor"   Treviño, De La Garza Avila 3:17
7. "La Noche"   Treviño, Avila, Manú Moreno Avila 3:34
8. "Y Ahora Te Sorprendes"   Treviño, García Avila 3:36
9. "Despiértame"   Treviño, Pedro Dabdoub Avila 3:19
10. "Recostada en La Cama"   Mario Puparro, Adolfo Valenzuela, Omar Valenzuela Avila 3:37

Singles[edit]

The album lead single, "Me Río de Ti" was released on January 11, 2011.[16] The music video for the song was directed by Argentine film-maker Gustavo Garzón, who worked with Trevi for the first time.[16] The track peaked at 19 in the Billboard Latin Songs chart and at number-one, for 9 consecutive weeks in the Mexican Airplay chart.[17][18] "Vestida de Azúcar" was selected as the second single and released on May, 2011.[19] The album's third single, "La Noche", peaked at the top of the airplay charts in Mexico.[20] During a radio interview Gloria confirmed Despirtame as the fourth single.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[7]
Club Fonograma (43/100)[21]

The album received mixed reviews. Juan Mesa of About.com said that Gloria has a "higher volume" from Trevi's previous albums, in order to keep pace with Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Shakira; with the duet with fellow Mexican singer Paulina Rubio, "No al Alguacil", being the highest point of the album.[7] At the Mexican Premios Oye! of 2012, Gloria received a nomination for Best Female Pop Album.[22]

The album debuted at the top of the charts in Mexico and the United States. Gloria entered the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart at number-one, surpassing her highest placement in the chart, Cómo Nace el Universo (2005), which peaked at number four.[18] The following week the album dropped to number four.[23] Gloria peaked at number 71 in the Billboard 200, the main album chart in the United States, 98 places higher than Una Rosa Blu, which reached 169.[24] In Mexico, the album also debuted at number-one and received a gold certification by the Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas three days after its release.[25]

Personnel[edit]

  • Gloria Trevi – main performer, co-producer, vocals, lyricist
  • Armando Avila – producer, lyricist
  • Sebastián Jácome – producer, songwriter
  • Paulina Rubio – featured vocals

Source:[1]

Release info[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Argentina March 22, 2011[31] CD, digital download (standard and deluxe edition) Universal Music Latin
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexico
Spain
United States[32]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Gloria Trevi — Una Rosa Blu (album)". Mexican Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Gloria Trevi lanza su nuevo disco, 'Gloria'". AOL Música (in Spanish). AOL, Inc. March 22, 2011. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Gloria Trevi muestra su evolución artística en su nuevo álbum "Gloria"" (in Spanish). Empresa El Mercurio. March 22, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c Arellano, Fabian (March 23, 2011). "Gloria Trevi nació para vengar a la mujer" (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gloria Trevi presenta su nuevo material "Gloria"" (in Spanish). Periodico Sintesis. January 28, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f Mesa, Juan. "Gloria Trevi - Gloria". About.com (in Spanish). The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  8. ^ "Sin Bandera" (in Spanish). Es Mas. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b Portela, Rita (March 20, 2011). "Gloria Trevi los prefiere menores" (in Spanish). El Vocero. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Tu, Yo y la Luna — El Chapo — Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  11. ^ "Cantará Gloria Trevi 'Esa hembra es mala' en 'Teresa'" (in Spanish). Es Mas. 2010-07-22. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  12. ^ "Premios TVyNovelas 2011: lista completa de nominados" (in Spanish). Terra Networks. 2011-02-05. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  13. ^ "Premios TVyNovelas 2011: ¡Los ganadores!" (in Spanish). Terra Networks. 2011-03-13. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
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  16. ^ a b "Gloria Trevi cambia 'look' para promocionar 'Me Río de Ti'" (in Spanish). Grupo Editorial Notmusa. December 27, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Gloria Trevi Music News & Info". Billboard. April 23, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  18. ^ a b "El nuevo disco de Gloria Trevi debuta en primer lugar de ventas". AOL Música. AOL, Inc. March 30, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Gloria Trevi presenta segundo sencillo 'Vestida de Azúcar'" (in Spanish). Terra Networks. May 6, 2011. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Permanece Gloria Trevi en las preferencias radiales, con 'La noche'" (in Spanish). Zócalo Saltillo. December 26, 2011. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  21. ^ http://www.clubfonograma.com/2011/04/gloria-trevi-gloria.html Gloria Trevi - Gloria
  22. ^ "Premio Oye 2012: Boletin de Prensa Nominados" (PDF). Premios Oye! (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de la Música en México. 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  23. ^ Cobo, Leila; Aguilar, Justino (April 6, 2011). "Gerado Ortiz scores No. 1 Latin Album After Surviving Shooting Attempt". Billboard. Retrieved April 7, 2011. 
  24. ^ a b c d "Gloria Trevi – Chart History". Billboard. April 6, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Gloria Trevi logra Disco de Oro en sólo 3 días con 'Gloria'" (in Spanish). Terra Networks Mexico, S.A. March 25, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  26. ^ "Mexican Charts: Albums - 12/2011". Mexican Charts. Hung Medien. March 25, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  27. ^ "Semana Del 05 al 11 de Septiembre del 2011" (PDF). Archived from 2011 the original on September 23, 2011. 
  28. ^ "Top 100 Mexico – Los Más Vendidos 2011". Top 100 Mexico. Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
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  30. ^ "2011 Year End Charts – Latin Pop Albums". Billboard. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Terminado el nuevo disco de Gloria Trevi" (in Spanish). El Informador. February 5, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  32. ^ "Gloria (Deluxe Edition)". iTunes. Apple Inc. March 22, 2011. Retrieved March 31, 2011.