Gloria!

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gloria!
Gloria! Album.jpg
Studio album by Gloria Estefan
Released June 1, 1998 (1998-06-01)
Recorded 1997–1998
Studio Crescent Moon Studios, Miami
Genre Pop, dance, Latin pop, house
Length 73:28
Label Epic
Producer Emilio Estefan Jr.
Gloria Estefan chronology
Best of Gloria Estefan
(1997)
gloria!
(1998)
Alma Caribeña ~ Caribbean Soul
(2000)
Singles from gloria!
  1. "Heaven's What I Feel / Corazón Prohibido"
    Released: May 5, 1998
  2. "Oye"
    Released: July 27, 1998
  3. "Don't Let This Moment End"
    Released: November 3, 1998
  4. "Cuba Libre"
    Released: November 9, 1998
  5. "Don't Stop (Promotional Single)"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
Robert Christgau (dud)[3]

gloria! is the eighth studio album released by American singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan, released in 1998 by Epic Records (see 1998 in music).

Content[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 Billboard Hot 100, #7 on the 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 Don't Stop!. Estefan also won awards such as the 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".

Track listing[edit]

U.S. & U.K. Limited Edition Blue Vinyl LP Release [4]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Heaven's What I Feel" Kike Santander 5:02
2. "Don't Stop" Emilio Estefan, Jr., Tony Moran, Angie Chirino 4:27
3. "Oye" Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr., Randall Barlow, Angie Chirino 4:40
4. "Real Woman" Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr., Lawrence P. Dermer 4:22
5. "Feelin'" Lawrence P. Dermer 4:10
6. "Don't Release Me" (Featuring Wyclef Jean) Lawrence P. Dermer, N. Jean 4:16
7. "Don't Let This Moment End" Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr., Lawrence P. Dermer, Roberto Blades 4:42
8. "Touched By An Angel" Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr. 4:11
9. "Lucky Girl" Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence P. Dermer 4:31
10. "I Just Wanna Be Happy" Lawrence P. Dermer 3:54
11. "Cuba Libre" Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr. 4:38
Worldwide CD, Cassette & MiniDisc Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Feelin'" (Love To Infinity Remix) Lawrence P. Dermer 4:43
13. "Don't Release Me" (Wyclef Jean Remix) Gloria Estefan, Lawrence P. Dermer, N. Jean 4:05
14. "Corazón Prohibido (Heaven's What I Feel - Spanish Version)" (Pablo Flores Remix) Gloria Estefan, Kike Santander 5:08
15. "Cuba Libre" (Spanish Version / aka Spanish/Pablo Flores Remix) Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr. 4:38
16. "Oye" (Pablo Flores Spanish Remix Radio Edit) Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr., Randall Barlow, Angie Chirino 4:17

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 24
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[7] 38
Canadian Albums (RPM)[8] 65
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 47
French Albums (SNEP)[10] 56
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11] 34
Spanish Albums (Promusicae)[12] 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 12
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 16
US Billboard 200[15] 23

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[16] Platinum 60,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[17] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[18] Platinum 100,000^
Chile (IFPI Chile)[citation needed] Gold 10,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[19] 5× Platinum 500,000^
United States (RIAA)[20] Gold 571,000^
Uruguay (CUD)[22] Platinum 6,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Show Award
1999 Alma Awards Outstanding Music Video, "Heaven's What I Feel"
1999 Alma Awards Outstanding Host in a Variety/Music/Comedy Special or Series, "The World Music Awards"
1999 Alma Awards Ricardo Montalban Achievement Award
1999 Amigo Music Award (Spain) Best Latin Female Artist
2000 Billboard Latin Music Awards Best Latin Dance Club Play Track of the Year, "Oye!"
2000 American Music Award Award Of Merit

Release history[edit]

Region Date
U.S. June 2, 1998 (1998-06-02)
International June 1, 1998 (1998-06-01)
Australia June 19, 1998 (1998-06-19)
Japan May 30, 1998 (1998-05-30)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gloria! at AllMusic
  2. ^ Eddy, Chuck (1998-06-05). "Gloria! Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Gloria Estefan". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  4. ^ http://www.45worlds.com/vinyl/album/e69200
  5. ^ http://www.45worlds.com/cdalbum/cd/qdca93172
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Gloria Estefan – Gloria!" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Gloria Estefan – Gloria!" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  8. ^ Library and Archives Canada
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gloria Estefan – Gloria!" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Gloria!". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Gloria Estefan – Gloria!" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  12. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Gloria!". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  14. ^ "Gloria Estefan | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "Gloria Estefan – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Gloria Estefan. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  16. ^ "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. 
  17. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Gloria!" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. 
  18. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Gloria!". Music Canada. 
  19. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1996–1999". Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano. 
  20. ^ "American album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Gloria". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  21. ^ Caulfield, Keith. "Ask Billboard". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on September 19, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Priemos – 1999" (in Spanish). Cámara Uruguaya del Disco. 

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