Gloria Estefan albums discography

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Gloria Estefan discography
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Gloria Estefan receiving flowers for her birthday at her show in the Ahoy Rotterdam, September 1, 2008
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]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
US Latin
[3]
UK
[4]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWI
[8]
GER
[9]
FRA
[10]
SPA
[11]
IRE
[12]
Cuts Both Ways 6 11 1 1 42 1 13 27 13 1
  • AUS: 3× Platinum[13]
  • CAN: Platinum
  • GER: Gold
  • NLD: Platinum
  • SPA: Platinum
  • SWI: Gold
  • UK: 3× Platinum
  • US: 3× Platinum
Into the Light
  • Released: January 1991
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, Cassette, MiniDisc
5 2 9 18 2 6 16 20
  • AUS: 2× Platinum[13]
  • CAN: Platinum
  • NLD: Platinum
  • SPA: Gold
  • UK: Platinum
  • US: 2× Platinum
Mi Tierra
  • 1st Spanish-language album
  • Released: June 1993
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, Cassette, MiniDisc
27 1 11 9 25 59 1
  • NLD: Platinum
  • SPA: 10× Platinum (Diamond)[14]
  • SWI: Gold
  • US: 16× Platinum (Latin)
Christmas Through Your Eyes
  • First Christmas album
  • Released: September 1993
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, Cassette
43
  • US: Platinum
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
  • Released: October 1994
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, Cassette, MiniDisc
9 5 11 36 16 40 90 6
  • AUS: Platinum[13]
  • CAN: Platinum
  • SPA: 4× Platinum
  • UK: Platinum
  • US: 2× Platinum
Abriendo Puertas
  • Released: October 1995
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, Cassette, MiniDisc
67 2 70 17 16 1
  • NDL: Gold
  • SPA: 6× Platinum
  • US: 6× Platinum (Latin)
Destiny
  • Released: June 1996
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, Cassette, MiniDisc
23 12 13 29 17 15 35 56 5
  • AUS: Gold[13]
  • CAN: Gold
  • SPA: 2× Platinum
  • UK: Silver
  • US: Platinum
Gloria!
  • Released: June 1998
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, Cassette, MiniDisc
23 16 65 47 12 34 56 1
  • CAN: Gold
  • SPA: 5× Platinum
  • US: Gold
Alma Caribeña
  • Released: May 2000
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: CD, SACD, Cassette, MiniDisc
50 1 44 24 9 18 41 1
  • SPA: 2× Platinum
  • US: Gold
Unwrapped
  • Released: September 2003
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: CD, Cassette, CD/DVD
39 76 27 2 26 126 4
  • SPA: Gold
  • SWI: Platinum
90 Millas 25 1 1 4 46 106 3
Miss Little Havana 28 93
The Standards 20 66 72 13
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Extended plays[edit]

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]
Twelve Inch Mixes
  • 1st remix album (solo)
  • Released: February 4, 1993 (UK only)
  • 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.
Bailando!
  • Released: 1998 (United States only)
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: CD
  • 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!
  • Released: 1998 (US only)
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: CD
Unwrapped: Remixes
  • Released: 2004 (US only)
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: CD
  • 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]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
US Latin
[3]
UK
[4]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWI
[8]
GER
[9]
FRA
[10]
SPA
[11]
IRE
[12]
Éxitos De Gloria Estefan 1 54
  • ARG: Gold
Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits
  • 1st English-language compilation album
  • Released: October/November 1992
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, SACD, Cassette, MiniDisc
15 2 21 53 10 24 28
  • AUS: Gold[13]
  • CAN: Gold
  • JPN: Gold
  • UK: 3× Platinum
  • USA: 4× Platinum
Best of Gloria Estefan
  • Released: February 1997 (France and Switzerland only)
  • Reissued: February 1998
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: CD, Cassette
40 3
Gloria Estefan: Greatest Hits Vol. II
  • Released: February 2001
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: CD, Cassette, MiniDisc
92 60 72 17 48 15
  • SPA: Gold
  • SWI: Gold
Amor y Suerte: Exitos Romanticos 4 13 39 7
  • SPA: Gold[16]
  • SWI: Gold
Oye Mi Canto!: Los Grandes Exitos 12 19
The Very Best of Gloria Estefan
  • Released: October/November 2006
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: CD, CD/DVD (Japan only), digital
40 99 30
  • IRE: Gold
  • UK: Gold
The Essential Gloria Estefan
  • Released: October 2006
  • Label: Epic Records, Legacy Recordings
  • Format: 2-CD, digital
63 99
iTunes Originals: Gloria Estefan
  • Released: May 29, 2007
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: Digital
Playlist: The Very Best of Gloria Estefan
  • Released: March 31, 2009 (US), August 8, 2012 (Japan)
  • Label: Epic Records, Legacy Recordings
  • Format: CD, digital (Europe only)
Mis Favoritas: Gloria Estefan
Essential Gloria Estefan (Reader's Digest Edition)
  • Released: 2010 (UK only)
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: 3-CD
The Dutch Collection
  • Released: May 2013
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: 2-CD
Soy Mujer
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Miami Sound Machine (1977–1989)[edit]

Miami Sound Machine discography
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]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[2]
US Latin
[3]
UK
[4]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ SWE SWI
[8]
GER
[9]
Renacer / Live Again
  • First album of Miami Sound Machine (Spanish language)
  • Released: 1977
  • Label: Audiofon Records
  • Format: Vinyl, Cassette
  • Note: This album received no certifications.
Miami Sound Machine
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Audiofon Records
  • Format: Vinyl, Cassette
  • Note: This album received no certifications.
Imported
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: CBS International
  • Format: Vinyl, Cassette
  • Note: This album received no certifications.
MSM
  • Released: 1980
  • Label: CBS International
  • Format: Vinyl, Cassette
  • Note: This album received no certifications.
Otra Vez
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: CBS International
  • Format: Vinyl, Cassette
  • Note: This album received no certifications.
Rio
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: CBS International
  • Format: Vinyl, Cassette
  • Note: This album received no certifications.
A Toda Maquina
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: CBS International
  • Format: Vinyl, Cassette
  • Note: This album received no certifications.
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
  • USA: Gold
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
  • CAN: Platinum
  • USA: 3× Platinum
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
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Compilations[edit]

Title 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]
Lo Mejor de Miami Sound Machine
  • First & only compilation credited to Miami Sound Machine
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: CD, Cassette
The Best Remixes
  • Released: April 21, 1989 (Japan only)
  • Label: Epic/Sony, Epic International
  • Format: CD
Twelve Inch Mixes
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: CD
"—" 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 "Billboard Album Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Billboard Album Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "UK Charts". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Australian chart peaks:
    • Top 100 (Kent Music Report) peaks to 26 June 1988: Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. pp. 104, 199. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between 1983 and 26 June 1988.
    • Top 50 (ARIA Chart) peaks from 26 June 1988: "australian-charts.com > Gloria Estefan discography". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2015-12-02. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
    • Top 100 (ARIA Chart) peaks, including those between 51-100, from January 1990 until December 2010 (top 50 only for June 1988-December 1989): Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Canadian Charts". http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html?PHPSESSID=v2a76h62to0aart05gg0u3agj2. Retrieved 2010-02-19.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ a b c d e "Dutch Charts". dutchcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Swiss Charts". The Official Swiss Charts. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "German Charts". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  10. ^ a b c d "French Charts". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Spanish Charts (2000-)". The Spanish Charts. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  12. ^ a b c d "Irish Charts (2000-)". The Irish Charts. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  13. ^ a b c d e Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  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. 
  17. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Soy-Mujer-Gloria-Estefan/dp/B00VA32JP0