Destiny (Gloria Estefan album)

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Destiny
Destiny-Cover Art.jpg
Studio album by Gloria Estefan
Released June 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)
(see release history)
Studio Crescent Moon Studios, Miami
Genre Pop
Length 49:17 (U.S. Version)
76:57 (Special Edition)
Label Epic
Producer Emilio Estefan Jr.
Gloria Estefan chronology
Abriendo Puertas
(1995)
Destiny
(1996)
Best of Gloria Estefan
(1997)
Singles from Destiny
  1. "Reach"
    Released: April 1996
  2. "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)"
    Released: August 1996
  3. "I'm Not Giving You Up"
    Released: November 1996
  4. "Higher"
    Released: January 1997
  5. "No Pretendo"
    Released: July 22, 1997
  6. "Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart (Promotional Single)"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]

Destiny is the seventh studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the nineteenth of her career overall. It was released in 1996.

Content[edit]

The first single from the album, "Reach", became a hit around the world and was the official theme of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. This album features a more ambient sound than previous Estefan albums, with only two songs: "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)" and "Higher" being up-beat.

The album included a bonus enhanced selection, in which Estefan talks about the album and the song "Reach" in particular. It also features an animated discography of Estefan.

The album ended at #116 on the Billboard Year-End chart and as of 2005 it sold 877,000 in United Sates according to Nielsen Soundscan.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Standard Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Destiny"   Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer, Diane Warren Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer 5:13
2. "I'm Not Giving You Up"   Gloria Estefan, Kike Santander Emilio Estefan, Jr., Kike Santander 4:20
3. "Steal Your Heart"   Gloria Estefan, Kike Santander Emilio Estefan, Jr., Kike Santander 3:47
4. "The Heart Never Learns"   Jorge Casas, Lawrence Dermer Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Lawrence Dermer 4:32
5. "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)"   Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer, Clay Ostwald Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer, Clay Ostwald 4:50
6. "Path Of The Right Love"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 5:20
7. "Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart"   Diane Warren Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer 3:57
8. "Along Came You (A Song For Emily)"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Lawrence Dermer 6:18
9. "Higher"   Lawrence Dermer Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer 3:49
10. "I Know You Too Well"   Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren Emilio Estefan, Jr., Kike Santander 4:55
11. "Reach"   Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer 3:49

Personnel[edit]

  • Davnda Afaolbi – vocals
  • Davonda Afolabi – choir
  • Gloria Agostini – harp
  • Donna Allen – vocals (background)
  • Marcelo Anez – engineer
  • Julien Barber – viola
  • Diane Barere – cello
  • Elena Barere – violin
  • Randy Barlow – trumpet
  • Mike Bassie – rap
  • John Beale – violin
  • Carol Becker – vocals
  • Joseph Bongiorno – bass
  • Edwin Bonilla – percussion
  • Francisco Anthony Del - drum programming
  • April Brown – violin
  • Avril Brown – violin
  • Ed Calle – saxophone
  • Jorge Casas – bass, guitar, arranger, producer, chant, mandocello, tres, orchestration, production coordination, muted banjo
  • Sean Chambers – engineer
  • David Chappell – strings
  • Huifang Chen – strings
  • Charles Christopher – vocals (background)
  • Tony Concepcion – trumpet
  • Mike Couzzi – engineer
  • Sal Cuevas – bass
  • Matt Curry – assistant
  • Jill Dell'Abate – contractor
  • Lawrence Dermer – guitar, percussion, piano, arranger, keyboards, organ (hammond), vocals (background), producer, bata, fender rhodes, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Sharon Diacheysn – vocals
  • John DiPuccio – strings
  • Nancy Donald – art direction
  • Charles Dye – engineer
  • Emilio Estefan, Jr. – arranger, producer, executive producer
  • Gloria Estefan – arranger, vocals (background)
  • Mary Helen Ewing – viola
  • Joan Faigen – strings
  • Chembo Febles – percussion, percussion (African), chant
  • John Feeney – violin
  • Guillermo Figueroa – violin
  • Narcisco Figueroa – violin
  • Guillermo Figueron – violin
  • Barry Finclair – bass, violin
  • Shaun Fisher – vocals
  • Pablo Flores – mixing
  • Cecelia Hobbs Gardner – violin
  • Crystal Garner – viola
  • Hector Garrido – conductor, director, organ (hammond), orchestration
  • Javier Garza – engineer
  • Andy Goldman – guitar
  • Paolo Gualano – percussion, drums, surdo, drums (snare)
  • Joyce Hammann – violin
  • Kate Harrington – hair stylist
  • Kris Kello – arranger, keyboards, vocals (background)
  • Bakithi Khumalo – bass
  • Sebastián Krys – engineer
  • Bakithi Kumalo – bass, chant
  • Phil Lakofsky – strings, cello
  • Carol Landon – viola
  • Jeanne LeBlanc – cello
  • Charles Libove – violin
  • Mei Mei Lin – strings
  • Richard Locker – cello
  • Daniel Lopez – percussion, handclapping
  • Dante Luciani – trombone
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Juan R. Marquez – classic guitar
  • Nancy McAlhany – violin
  • Andrew Melick – photography
  • Rick Melverne – vocals
  • Homer Mensch – bass
  • Heidi Modr – violin
  • Sarah Moore – vocals
  • Richard Morris – vocals
  • Rick Morris – choir
  • Doug Mountain – digital mixing
  • Eugene J. Moye – cello
  • Jan Mullen – violin
  • Craig Mumm – viola
  • David Nadien – violin
  • Jorge Noriega – vocals (background)
  • Mario Ochoa – percussion
  • Alfredo Oliva – strings
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Clay Ostwald – arranger, keyboards, producer, chant
  • Caryl Paisner – cello
  • Sandra Park – violin
  • Paul Peabody – violin
  • Scott Perry – engineer
  • Freddy Piñero, Jr. – programming, engineer, assistant
  • John Pintavalle – violin
  • Cheito Quinonez – vocals (background), guiro
  • Serena Radaelli – hair stylist
  • Dave Reitzas – engineer, mixing
  • Herb Ritts – photography
  • Robert Rozek – strings
  • Kike Santander – bass, guitar, percussion, arranger, keyboards, handclapping, producer, horn arrangements, vocal effect
  • Mike Scaglione – saxophone
  • Eric Schilling – engineer
  • Mark Orrin Schuman – cello
  • Laura Seaton – violin
  • Richard Sortomme – violin
  • Debbie Spring – viola
  • Steve Svensson – strings
  • Marti Sweet – bass
  • Ron Taylor – engineer
  • Ron Taylor – engineer
  • Dana Teboe – trombone
  • Donna Tecco – violin
  • Rene Toledo – guitar
  • Alberto Tolot – photography
  • Francesca Tolot – make-up
  • Michelle Vandenbos – choir
  • Deborah Waknin – hair stylist
  • Ellen Westerman – cello
  • Eric Wyric – violin
  • Joe Zeytoonian – saz, oud

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 13
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 24
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 47
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[7] 20
Canada Albums (RPM)[8] 29
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 17
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 34
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 56
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 35
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[13] 10
Spanish Albums (Promusicae)[14] 5
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 57
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 15
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 12
US Billboard 200[18] 23
U.S. The Billboard 200 (Year-End 1996) 116

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[19] Gold 30,000*
Australia (ARIA)[20] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[21] Gold 50,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[citation needed] Gold 100,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[22] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[23] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[24] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date
U.S. June 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)
Canada June 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)
Europe, Latin America & Asia June 3, 1996 (1996-06-03)
Japan May 30, 1996 (1996-05-30)
Europe (Reissue EPC 483932 5) June 23, 1997 (1997-06-23)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Destiny at AllMusic
  2. ^ Woodard, Josef (1996-06-07). "Destiny Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  3. ^ Caulfield, Keith. "Ask Billboard". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on September 19, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Destiny". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Gloria Estefan – Destiny" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Gloria Estefan – Destiny" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Gloria Estefan – Destiny" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gloria Estefan – Destiny" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "Gloria Estefan: Destiny" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Destiny". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Gloria Estefan – Destiny" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Destiny". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  14. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Destiny". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Destiny". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  17. ^ "Gloria Estefan | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  18. ^ "Gloria Estefan – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Gloria Estefan. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  19. ^ "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. 
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1997 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  21. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Destiny". Music Canada. 
  22. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1996–1999". Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano. 
  23. ^ "British album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Destiny". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Destiny in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  24. ^ "American album certifications – Estefan, Gloria – Destiny". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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