Into the Light (Gloria Estefan album)

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Into The Light
Into The Light LP Cover.jpg
Studio album by Gloria Estefan
Released January 1991 (1991-01)
Recorded 1990
Studio Crescent Moon Studios, Miami, Florida
Genre Pop
Length 52:07
Label Epic
Producer Emilio Estefan, Jr.
Jorge Casas
Clay Ostwald
Gloria Estefan chronology
Éxitos De Gloria Estefan
(1990)
Into The Light
(1991)
Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits
(1992)
Singles from Into the Light
  1. "Coming Out of the Dark"
    Released: January 1991
  2. "Seal Our Fate"
    Released: April 1991
  3. "Can't Forget You"
    Released: June 1991
  4. "Remember Me with Love"
    Released: June 1991 (U.K. only)
  5. "Nayib’s Song (I Am Here for You)"
    Released: July 1991 (Europe only)
  6. "Live for Loving You"
    Released: September 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]

Into the Light is a concept album, the second studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the 14th overall, released in 1991 (see 1991 in music).

Background[edit]

After the hit album Cuts Both Ways, and the near-tragic accident for Estefan during the "Get on Your Feet Tour", she portrayed her emotion on Into the Light. The theme of the album was bouncing back from the darkness of disaster, hence the album's title. The album received commercial success, and has sold 1.8 million copies in United States according to Nielsen Soundscan.[3]

Track listing[edit]

U.S. and Canada LP, CD, Cassette and MiniDisc release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Coming Out of the Dark" Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada 4:05
2. "Seal Our Fate" Gloria Estefan 4:25
3. "What Goes Around" Clay Ostwald, Jorge Casas, Jon Secada 4:04
4. "Nayib’s Song (I Am Here for You)" Gloria Estefan 4:39
5. "Remember Me with Love" Gloria Estefan 4:36
6. "Heart with Your Name on It" Diane Warren 4:46
7. "Sex in the 90's" Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada 3:43
8. "Close My Eyes" Gloria Estefan 4:29
9. "Light of Love" Jon Secada, Randy Barlow 3:52
10. "Can't Forget You" Jorge Casas, Jon Secada, Clay Ostwald 4:15
11. "Live for Loving You" Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Diane Warren 4:37
12. "Mama Yo Can't Go" Jon Secada, Tom McWilliams, Scott Shapiro 3:33
13. "Desde La Oscuridad" (Coming Out of the Dark – Spanish Version) Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada 4:09
International LP, CD, Cassette and MiniDisc release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Coming Out of the Dark" Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada 4:05
2. "Seal Our Fate" Gloria Estefan 4:25
3. "What Goes Around" Clay Ostwald, Jorge Casas, Jon Secada 4:04
4. "Nayib’s Song (I Am Here for You)" Gloria Estefan 4:39
5. "Remember Me with Love" Gloria Estefan 4:36
6. "Heart with Your Name on It" Diane Warren 4:46
7. "Sex in the 90's" Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada 3:43
8. "Close My Eyes" Gloria Estefan 4:29
9. "Language of Love" (International Bonus Track) Diane Warren 4:15
10. "Light of Love" Jon Secada, Randy Barlow 3:52
11. "Can't Forget You" Jorge Casas, Jon Secada, Clay Ostwald 4:15
12. "Live for Loving You" Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Diane Warren 4:37
13. "Mama Yo Can't Go" Jon Secada, Tom McWilliams, Scott Shapiro 3:33
14. "Desde La Oscuridad" (Coming Out of the Dark – Spanish Version) Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada 4:09

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 9
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 30
Canadian Albums (RPM)[6] 18
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[7] 2
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 19
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[9] 13
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[10] 18
Spanish Albums (Promusicae)[11] 18
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 17
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 6
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 2
US Billboard 200[15] 5
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[16] 64

Year-End Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
U.S. Billboard The Billboard 200 40
Canadian Top Albums[17] 75

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[citation needed] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[18] Platinum 100,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[19] Platinum 100,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[20] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[22] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
U.S. January 29, 1991 (1991-01-29)
Canada January 28, 1991 (1991-01-28)
Latin America January 28, 1991 (1991-01-28)
Europe & U.K. February 4, 1991 (1991-02-04)
Australia January 29, 1991 (1991-01-29)
Japan January 25, 1991 (1991-01-25)

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review – Into the Light (Gloria Estefan album) AllMusic.com. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review Ew.com. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Cobo, Leila (26 July 2003). Gloria gets personal. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 1–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  11. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". 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 March 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "Gloria Estefan – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Gloria Estefan. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  17. ^ "Canadian Top Albums of 1991 Chart". Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". Music Canada. 
  19. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  20. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1991–1995". Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano. 
  21. ^ "British album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Into the Light in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  22. ^ "American album certifications – Estefan, Gloria – Into the Light". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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