Gloria Estefan albums discography

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Gloria Estefan discography

Gloria Estefan receiving flowers for her birthday at her show in the Ahoy Rotterdam, September 1, 2008
Releases
Studio albums 13
Live albums 0
Compilation albums 10
EPs 5
Main article: Gloria Estefan

The album discography of the Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan consists of twenty studio albums, nine compilations, and seven EPs (combining Estefan's releases with her band, the Miami Sound Machine, and her solo releases). With estimated sales of 100 million of records worldwide,[1] she is the most successful female Latin crossover artist ever.

Although they had been recording since the mid-1970s, Estefan's breakthrough came when Miami Sound Machine released the single "Dr. Beat" in Europe in 1984. Though a major hit there, the band didn't make a commercial impact in the United States until the following year with the release of the single, "Conga", which became a signature-song for Estefan. Both of the corresponding albums (Eyes of Innocence and Primitive Love) were credited to Miami Sound Machine. Their next album, 1987's Let It Loose (titled as Anything For You in Europe) was credited to Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine. All further albums after 1989's Cuts Both Ways onwards were credited solely to Estefan herself, though Miami Sound Machine continues to be her backing band and perform with her live to the present day.

Estefan has also recorded many albums in Spanish, and her 1993 album, Mi Tierra, is one of the most successful Spanish-language albums released in the USA. The album was also an international hit and became the first album in Spain to gain a Diamond certification (for sales in excess of 1 million copies).

Gloria Estefan[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[2]
US Latin
[3]
UK
[4]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWI
[8]
GER
[9]
FRA
[10]
SPA
[11]
IRE
[12]
1989 Cuts Both Ways
8
11
1
1
42
1
13
27
13
1
  • AUS: 4× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
  • GER: Gold
  • JPN: Gold
  • NLD: Platinum
  • SPA: Platinum
  • SWE: Gold
  • SWI: Gold
  • UK: 3× Platinum
  • US: 3× Platinum
1991 Into the Light
5
2
9
18
2
6
20
  • AUS: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
  • JPN: Gold
  • NLD: Platinum
  • SPA: Gold
  • UK: Platinum
  • US: 2× Platinum
1993 Mi Tierra
27
1
11
9
25
77
1
  • ARG: 2× Platinum[13]
  • AUS: Gold
  • NLD: Platinum
  • SPA: 10× Platinum (Diamond)[14]
  • SWI: Gold
  • US: 16× Platinum (Latin)
1993 Christmas Through Your Eyes
43
  • US: Platinum
1994 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
9
5
11
36
16
40
97
6
  • AUS: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
  • JPN: Gold
  • SPA: 4× Platinum
  • UK: Platinum
  • US: 2× Platinum
1995 Abriendo Puertas
67
2
70
17
16
1
  • ARG: Platinum
  • NDL: Gold
  • SPA: 6× Platinum
  • US: 6× Platinum (Latin)
1996 Destiny
23
12
13
29
17
15
35
56
5
  • ARG: Gold[13]
  • AUS: Gold
  • CAN: Gold
  • JPN: Gold
  • SPA: 2× Platinum
  • UK: Silver
  • US: Platinum
1998 Gloria!
23
16
9
65
47
12
34
56
1
  • ARG: 2× Platinum[13]
  • CAN: Gold
  • CHL: Gold
  • JPN: Gold
  • SPA: 5× Platinum
  • US: Gold
  • URG: Platinum
2000 Alma Caribeña
50
1
50
24
9
18
41
1
  • ARG: Platinum[13]
  • MEX: Gold
  • SPA: 2× Platinum
  • US: Gold
2003 Unwrapped
39
76
27
2
26
126
4
  • SPA: Gold
  • SWI: Platinum
2007 90 Millas
25
1
1
4
46
106
3
2011 Miss Little Havana
28
93
2013 The Standards
20
66
72
13
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Extended Plays[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[2]
US Latin
[3]
UK
[4]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWI
[8]
GER
[9]
FRA
[10]
SPA
[11]
IRE
[12]
1993 Twelve Inch Mixes
  • 1st Remix album (solo)
  • Released: February 4, 1993 (only UK)
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: CD
  • Note: this was a special EP released only in Japan. No chart records or certifications were made to this EP.
1998 Bailando!
  • Note: a special EP sold only at Target stores across the United States for a limited time to promote the Gloria! album; it did not chart or receive any certifications.
Party Time!
2004 Unwrapped: Remixes
  • Note: this EP was not sold at stores, it was a bonus disc to the sales for the DVD of the tour Live & Unwrapped sold at the same tour; it did not chart or receive any certifications.
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Compilations[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[2]
US Latin
[3]
UK
[4]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWI
[8]
GER
[9]
FRA
[10]
SPA
[11]
IRE
[12]
1990 Éxitos De Gloria Estefan
1
54
  • ARG: Gold
1992 Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits
15
2
21
53
10
24
28
  • AUS: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
  • JPN: Gold
  • UK: 3× Platinum
  • USA: 4× Platinum
1997 Best of Gloria Estefan
40
3
  • Note: This compilation received no certifications.
2001 Gloria Estefan: Greatest Hits Vol. II
92
60
72
17
48
15
  • SPA: Gold
  • SWI: Gold
2004 Amor y Suerte: Exitos Romanticos
4
13
39
7
2006 Oye Mi Canto!: Los Grandes Exitos
12
19
  • Note: This compilation received no certifications.
The Very Best of Gloria Estefan
40
99
30
  • IRE: Gold
  • UK: Gold
The Essential Gloria Estefan
63
99
  • Note: This compilation received no certifications.
2007 iTunes Originals: Gloria Estefan
  • Note: This compilation received no certifications.
2009 Playlist: The Very Best Of Gloria Estefan
2010 Mis Favoritas: Gloria Estefan
2010 Essential Gloria Estefan (Reader's Digest Edition)
2013 Gloria Estefan The Dutch Collection
  • Note: This compilation received no certifications.
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Miami Sound Machine (1977–1989)[edit]

Miami Sound Machine discography
Releases
Studio albums 11
Live albums 0
Compilation albums 1
EPs 2

This section includes the discography for the band Miami Sound Machine, led by Estefan and Emilio Estefan Jr..

The band formed in 1977 and released a total of eleven studio albums, one compilation and two remix EPs. The first seven studio albums released by the group were entirely in Spanish. Their first English-language release was their 1984 album, Eyes Of Innocence which featured the European hit "Dr. Beat". Success in the United States came the following year with the release of the single "Conga", taken from the album Primitive Love which has since been certified Triple Platinum in the US.

By 1987, the group were credited as Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine for the album Let It Loose (released in Europe as Anything For You). The album became the band's biggest seller, though no further releases were credited to Miami Sound Machine from 1991 onwards when Estefan effectively became a solo artist (though the band were credited on the inner cover of her 1989 album Cuts Both Ways before dropping their name in that same year.) Since the 1990s, the members of Miami Sound Machine continue to be credited individually as session musicians on Estefan's albums, and they continue to be her backing band during live performances.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[2]
US Latin
[3]
UK
[4]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[17]
SWE
[18]
SWI
[8]
GER
[9]
FRA
[10]
SPA
[11]
IRE
[12]
1977 Renacer / Live Again
  • Note: This album received no certifications.
1978 Miami Sound Machine
  • Note: This album received no certifications.
1979 Imported
  • Note: This album received no certifications.
1980 MSM
  • Note: This album received no certifications.
1981 Otra Vez
  • Note: This album received no certifications.
1982 Rio
  • Note: This album received no certifications.
1984 A Toda Maquina
  • Note: This album received no certifications.
1984 Eyes Of Innocence
  • First English-language studio album
  • Released: September 1984
  • Re-Released: 2009 in Japan (Mini LP CD Series, Limited Pressing)
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, Cassette
20
  • AUS: Gold
  • USA: Gold
1985 Primitive Love
  • Released: August 1985
  • Re-released: 2009 in Japan (Mini LP CD Series, Limited Pressing)
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, Cassette
23
1
30
41
  • AUS: Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
  • USA: 3× Platinum
1987 Let It Loose
  • Released: May 1987
  • Re-released in Europe in 1988/1989 with new title Anything For You
  • Re-released: 2009 in Japan (Mini LP CD Series, Limited Pressing)
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, Cassette, MiniDisc
6
1
29
1
18
29
57
  • CAN: Platinum
  • USA: 4× Platinum
1988 Anything For You
1
1
  • AUS: Platinum
  • BEL: Gold
  • NLD: 3× Platinum
  • UK: 4× Platinum
Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[2]
US Latin
[3]
UK
[4]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWI
[8]
GER
[9]
FRA
[10]
SPA
[11]
IRE
[12]

EP's[edit]

1988 The 12" Mixes
  • Note: This compilation received no certifications.
1989 The Best Remixes
  • Released: April 21, 1989 (Japan only)
  • Label: Epic/Sony, Epic International
  • Format: CD
  • Note: This compilation received no certifications.
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Compilations[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[2]
US Latin
[3]
UK
[4]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWI
[8]
GER
[9]
FRA
[10]
SPA
[11]
IRE
[12]
1983 Lo Mejor de Miami Sound Machine
  • First & only compilation credited to Miami Sound Machine
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: CD, Cassette
  • Note: This compilation received no certifications.
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gloria Estefan to be Honored as 2008 Latin Recording Academy® Person of the Year Latin Grammy Award (Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences)
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Billboard Album Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Billboard Album Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "UK Charts". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Australian Charts". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Canadian Charts". http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html?PHPSESSID=v2a76h62to0aart05gg0u3agj2. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Dutch Charts". dutchcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Swiss Charts". The Official Swiss Charts. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "German Charts". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f "French Charts". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Spanish Charts (2000-)". The Spanish Charts. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f "Irish Charts (2000-)". The Irish Charts. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  13. ^ a b c d e "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Top 100 álbumes" (PDF) (in Spanish). media control. Retrieved July 6, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Top 100 álbumes" (PDF) (in Spanish). promusicae. Retrieved July 18, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Top 100 álbumes" (PDF) (in Spanish). promusicae. Retrieved July 18, 2010. 
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