Abriendo Puertas (Gloria Estefan album)

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Abriendo Puertas
Gloria Estefan Abriendo Puertas.jpg
Studio album by Gloria Estefan
Released September 1995 (1995-09)
(see Release history)
Studio Crescent Moon Studios, Miami
Genre Latin pop
Length 39:54
Label Epic
Producer Emilio Estefan Jr.
Gloria Estefan chronology
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
(1994)
Abriendo Puertas
(1995)
Destiny
(1996)
Singles from Abriendo Puertas
  1. "Abriendo Puertas"
    Released: September/October 1995
  2. "Más Allá"
    Released: December 1995
  3. "Tres Deseos"
    Released: January 1995
  4. "Dulce Amor"
    Released: March 1996 (Promotional Only)[1]
  5. "La Parranda"
    Released: December 1996 (Promotional Only)
  6. "Felicidad"
    Released: 1996 (Promotional Only in Spain)
  7. "Lejos De Ti"
    Released: 1996 (Promotional Only in Spain)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]

Abriendo Puertas (Spanish: Opening Doors) is a 1995 album released by Gloria Estefan. It is her sixth studio album as a soloist and second Spanish language album released.

Content[edit]

Abriendo Puertas was the second Spanish language studio album released by Estefan after her successful Spanish debut album, Mi Tierra.

In contrast to Mi Tierra, an album primarily influenced by Cuban music, Abriendo Puertas draws on a wider variety of Latin American musical styles.[2] For instance, the title track is an example of vallenato, a Colombian music genre. Several of the songs refer to Christmas and the New Year.

Estefan's second Spanish album won Best Tropical Latin Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards, her second Grammy Award. The album was also awarded "Tropical Album of the Year" at the Lo Nuestro Awards.[4] The album has sold 2,3 million copies outside the USA.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Standard Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Abriendo Puertas" (Opening Doors) Kike Santander 3:52
2. "Tres Deseos" (Three Wishes) Santander 3:32
3. "Más Allá" (Beyond) Santander 5:22
4. "Dulce Amor" (Sweet Love) Santander 3:44
5. "Farolito" (Little Lamp) Santander 4:40
6. "Nuevo Día" (New Day) Santander 3:36
7. "La Parranda" (The Big Party) Santander 4:20
8. "Milagro" (Miracle) Santander 3:38
9. "Lejos De Tí" (Far From You) Santander 3:50
10. "Felicidad" (Happiness) Santander 5:20
Japan Only Bonus Track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Abriendo Puertas (Teri's Gettin' Hard Dub)" (Bonus Track) Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada 5:13

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from AllMusic.[6]

  • Donna Allen - guest artist, background vocals
  • Marcelo Añez - assistant engineer
  • Randy Barlow - trumpet
  • Edwin Bonilla - percussion
  • Stony Browder - arranger
  • Cachao - bass
  • Charles Calello - arranger
  • Ed Calle - guest artist, tenor saxophone
  • Scott Canto - assistant engineer
  • Jorge Casas - arranger, bass, mandocello, programming
  • Sean Chambers - assistant engineer
  • Charles Christopher - background vocals
  • Frank Cornelius - bass
  • Mike Couzzi - engineer
  • Paquito D'Rivera - clarinet
  • Lawrence Dermer - arranger, fender rhodes, piano, programming, tambourine, background vocals
  • Nancy Donald - art direction
  • Emilio Estefan, Jr. - accordion, producer
  • Gloria Estefan - lead vocals, background vocals
  • Joy Francis - background vocals
  • LaGaylia Frazier - background vocals
  • Hector Garrido - conductor, orchestration
  • Andy Goldman - guitar
  • Mark Gruber - assistant engineer
  • Jim Hacker - trumpet
  • Lauren Hammock - French horn
  • Hooshik - design
  • Al Kooper - arranger
  • Rick Krive - background vocals
  • Sebastián Krys - assistant engineer
  • Patrice Levinson - engineer
  • Andrew Lewinter - French horn
  • Gary Lindsay - alto saxophone
  • Fred Lipsius - arranger
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering
  • Juan R. Marquez - guitar
  • Tim Mitchell - guitar
  • Teddy Mulet - trombone
  • Clay Ostwald - arranger, Hammond organ, piano, programming
  • Scott Perry - engineer
  • Rita Quintero - background vocals
  • Steve Robillard - assistant engineer
  • Steve Rucker - drums
  • Eric Schilling - engineer, mixing
  • Nathaniel Seidman - arranger, programming
  • Whit Sidener - alto saxophone
  • Cindy Sluka - horn (english), oboe
  • Ted Stein - engineer
  • Ron Taylor - engineer
  • Dana Teboe - trombone
  • Alberto Tolot - photography
  • Nestor Torres - flute, flute (alto)
  • Yvonne Yedibalian - assistant engineer

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 24
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[8] 17
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 16
Spanish Albums (Promusicae)[10] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[11] 70
US Billboard 200[12] 67
US Top Latin Albums (Billboard)[13] 2
U.S. Billboard Top Tropical/Salsa Albums 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[14] Platinum 60,000*
Colombia[15] 4× Platinum 250,000
Netherlands (NVPI)[16] Gold 50,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[10] 6× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[17] 6× Platinum (Latin) 600,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[18] Platinum 1,000,000*

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

Awards[edit]

Year Award Show Award
1996 Grammy Award Best Tropical/Salsa Album

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States September 26, 1995 (1995-09-26)
Canada October 3, 1995 (1995-10-03)
Europe September 25, 1995 (1995-09-25)
France November 13, 1995 (1995-11-13)
Japan October 19, 1995 (1995-10-19)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wesley Larkins. "Abriendo Puertas (1995)". Archived from the original on 2009-10-24. 
  2. ^ a b Abriendo Puertas at AllMusic
  3. ^ Sinclair, Tom (1995-10-27). "Abriendo Puertas Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  4. ^ "Lo Nuestro 1996 - Historia de Premio lo Nuestro". Univision. 2001-11-13. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  5. ^ Leila Cobo (11 October 2003). Language nor a barrier for Estefan's albums. Google Books. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Abriendo Puertas - Gloria Estefan | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Gloria Estefan – Abriendo Puertas" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gloria Estefan – Abriendo Puertas" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Abriendo Puertas". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  11. ^ "Gloria Estefan | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "Gloria Estefan – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Gloria Estefan. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  13. ^ "Gloria Estefan – Chart history" Billboard Top Latin Albums for Gloria Estefan. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  14. ^ "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. 
  15. ^ Latin Notas. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 27 January 1996. pp. 35–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  16. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Abriendo Puertas" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Abriendo Puertas". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH
  18. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1997". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2011-07-03.