gloria!

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gloria!
Gloria! Album.jpg
Studio album by Gloria Estefan
Released June 1998 (1998-06)
(see Release history)
Recorded 1997–1998
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
(2000)
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).

Album history[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".

To date the album has sold 6.1 million copies worldwide.

Track Listing[edit]

Singles[edit]

# Title Date
1. "Heaven's What I Feel" /
"Corazón Prohibido"
May 1998
2. "Oye!" August 1998 (Europe/Australia)
3. "Cuba Libre" November 1998 (only Spain & Europe)
4. "Don't Let This Moment End" November 1998 (U.S.), January 1999 (UK)
& February 1999 (Europe)
5. "Don't Stop" 1999 (only Spain)

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States June 2, 1998 (1998-06-02)
Canada, Europe, Latin America & Asia June 1, 1998 (1998-06-01)
Australia June 19, 1998 (1998-06-19)
Japan May 30, 1998 (1998-05-30)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Awards[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

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. ^ Library and Archives Canada
  5. ^ "Gloria Estefan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Gloria Estefan. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Gloria!". Music Canada. 
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Gloria". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  9. ^ "Priemos – 1999" (in Spanish). Cámara Uruguaya del Disco. 

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