Alma Caribeña

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Alma Caribeña ~ Caribbean Soul
Alma Caribeña ~ Caribbean Soul (Cover Art).jpeg
Studio album by Gloria Estefan
Released May 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)
Recorded 1999-2000
Studio Calima Music Studios
Capitol Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Crescent Moon Studios
Outline Studios
The Hit Factory Critiera
(Miami, Florida)
Pianissimo Productions
(San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Genre Latin pop
Length 54:44
58:13 (Japanese Version)
Label Epic
Producer
  • Gloria Estefan chronology
    gloria!
    (1998)
    Alma Caribeña ~ Caribbean Soul
    (2000)
    Greatest Hits Vol. II
    (2001)
    Singles from Alma Caribeña ~ Caribbean Soul
    1. "No Me Dejes De Querer"
      Released: April 10, 2000 (2000-04-10)
    2. "Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita"
      Released: July 10, 2000 (2000-07-10)
    3. "Como Me Duele Perderte"
      Released: July 31, 2000 (2000-07-31)
    4. "Dame Otra Oportunidad (Promotional Single"
      Released: September 25, 2000 (2000-09-25)
    5. "Por Un Beso"
      Released: October 30, 2000 (2000-10-30)
    6. "Tengo Que Decirte Algo (Promotional Single"
      Released: January 15, 2001 (2001-01-15)
    7. "Me Voy (Promotional Single"
      Released: March 12, 2001 (2001-03-12)

    Alma Caribeña ~ Caribbean Soul is the ninth studio solo album and third Spanish album recorded by Cuban-American singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan. It also is the twenty-second overall, It was released by Epic Records on May 23, 2000 (see 2000 in music).

    Reception[edit]

    Professional ratings
    Review scores
    SourceRating
    Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
    Entertainment WeeklyA–[2]

    At the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, in February 2001, the album won the award for Best Traditional Tropical Album, giving Estefan her third win in this category. At the 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards, in September 2000, the video for the first single “No Me Dejes de Querer”, directed by Emilio Estefan, Jr. and Gloria Estefan, won Best Music Video. At the Billboard Latin Music Awards, the album won the award for Best Tropical Salsa Album. The album sold more than 1 million copies outside the USA.

    Track listing[edit]

    Worldwide Track Listing
    No.TitleWriter(s)Length
    1."Por Un Beso"Robert Bladés5:01
    2."Punto De Referencia"Robert Bladés · Angie Chirino · Emilio Estefan, Jr.4:51
    3."Dame Otra Oportunidad"Hernan "Teddy" Mulet · Robert Bladés · George Noriega · Emilio Estefan, Jr.4:04
    4."Como Me Duele Perderte"Marco Flores4:28
    5."Te Tengo A Tí"George Noriega · Robert Bladés · Emilio Estefan, Jr.3:56
    6."Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita" (Duet with Celia Cruz)René L. Toledo4:18
    7."Nuestra Felicidad"Robert Bladés · Sal Cuevas3:00
    8."La Flor y Tu Amor"René L. Toledo4:23
    9."Me Voy"Marco Flores5:01
    10."Sólo Por Tu Amor"Randall M. Barlow4:03
    11."Tengo Que Decirte Algo" (Duet with José Feliciano)Robert Bladés3:18
    12."No Me Dejes De Querer"Gloria Estefan · Emilio Estefan, Jr. · Robert Bladés3:37
    13."No Me Dejes De Querer" ("Flores" Del Caribe Mix - Radio Edit)Gloria Estefan · Emilio Estefan, Jr. · Robert Bladés4:43

    Charts[edit]

    Weekly charts[edit]

    Chart (2000) Peak
    position
    Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 50
    French Albums (SNEP)[4] 41
    German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[5] 18
    Italian Albums (FIMI)[6] 11
    Spanish Albums (Promusicae)[7] 1
    Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 9
    UK Albums (OCC)[9] 44
    US Billboard 200[10] 50
    US Top Latin Albums (Billboard)[11] 1
    US Tropical Albums (Billboard)[12] 1
    U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 15

    Certifications[edit]

    Region Certification Certified units/Sales
    Argentina (CAPIF)[13] Platinum 60,000^
    Mexico (AMPROFON)[14] Gold 75,000^
    Spain (PROMUSICAE)[7] 2× Platinum 200,000^
    United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

    ^shipments figures based on certification alone

    Awards[edit]

    Year Award Show Award
    2000 Latin Grammy Award Best Music Video, “No Me Dejes de Querer
    2001 Grammy Award Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
    2001 Billboard Latin Music Award Best Tropical/Salsa Album

    Release history[edit]

    Region Date
    U.S. May 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)
    Canada
    Europe May 15, 2000 (2000-05-15)
    France May 9, 2000 (2000-05-09)
    U.K. May 15, 2000 (2000-05-15)
    Japan May 24, 2000 (2000-05-24)
    Australia June 9, 2000 (2000-06-09)

    See also[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r479669
    2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review (2000)
    3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Gloria Estefan – Alma Caribeña / Caribbean Soul" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
    4. ^ "Lescharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Alma Caribeña / Caribbean Soul". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
    5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Gloria Estefan – Alma Caribeña / Caribbean Soul" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
    6. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Alma Caribeña / Caribbean Soul". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
    7. ^ a b Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
    8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Alma Caribeña / Caribbean Soul". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
    9. ^ "Gloria Estefan | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
    10. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
    11. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Top Latin Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
    12. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Tropical Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
    13. ^ "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. ^ "Certificaciones 2000". AMPROFON (in Spanish). Facebook. 2000. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
    15. ^ "American album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Alma Caribena". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.