Alma Caribeña

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Alma Caribeña ~ Caribbean Soul
Alma Caribeña ~ Caribbean Soul (Cover Art).jpeg
Studio album by Gloria Estefan
Released May 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)
Studio Crescent Moon Studios, Miami
Genre Latin pop
Length 54:44
58:13 (Japanese Version)
Label Epic
Producer Emilio Estefan Jr.
Gloria Estefan chronology
gloria!
(1998)gloria!1998
Alma Caribeña ~ Caribbean Soul
(2000)
Greatest Hits Vol. II
(2001)Greatest Hits Vol. II2001
Singles from Alma Caribeña ~ Caribbean Soul
  1. "No Me Dejes De Querer"
    Released: April 17, 2000
  2. "Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita"
    Released: August 8, 2000
  3. "Como Me Duele Perderte"
    Released: August 22, 2000
  4. "Dame Otra Oportunidad (Promotional Single"
  5. "Por Un Beso"
    Released: May 2001
  6. "Tengo Que Decirte Algo (Promotional Single"
  7. "Me Voy (Promotional Single"

Alma Caribeña ~ Caribbean Soul is the ninth studio solo album and third Spanish album released by American singer Gloria Estefan. It also is the twenty-second overall, released in 2000.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A–[2]

At the 2001 Grammy Awards, the album won the Best Traditional Tropical Album field, giving Estefan her third win in this category. Also at the 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards the video for the first single “No Me Dejes de Querer”, directed by Emilio Estefan Jr. and Gloria Estefan, won Best Music Video. The album sold more than 1 million copies outside the USA.[3] It was nominated for Pop Album of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards of 2001.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Worldwide Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Por Un Beso" Robert Blades 5:01
2. "Punto De Referencia" Robert Blades, Angie Chirino, Emilio Estefan Jr. 4:51
3. "Dame Otra Oportunidad" Hernan "Teddy" Mulet, Robert Blades, George Noriega, Emilio Estefan Jr. 4:04
4. "Como Me Duele Perderte" Marco Flores 4:28
5. "Te Tengo A Tí" George Noriega, Robert Blades, Emilio Estefan Jr. 3:56
6. "Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita" (Duet with Celia Cruz) Rene L. Toledo 4:18
7. "Nuestra Felicidad" Robert Blades, Sal Cuevas 3:00
8. "La Flor y Tu Amor" Rene L. Toledo 4:23
9. "Me Voy" Marco Flores 5:01
10. "Solo Por Tu Amor" Randall Barlow 4:03
11. "Tengo Que Decirte Algo" (Duet with Jose Feliciano) Robert Blades 3:18
12. "No Me Dejes De Querer" Gloria M. Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr., Robert Blades 3:37
13. "No Me Dejes De Querer" ("Flores" Del Caribe Mix - Radio Edit) Gloria M. Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr., Robert Blades 4:43

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 50
French Albums (SNEP)[6] 41
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[7] 18
Italian Albums (FIMI)[8] 11
Spanish Albums (Promusicae)[9] 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 9
UK Albums (OCC)[11] 44
US Billboard 200[12] 50
US Top Latin Albums (Billboard)[13] 1
US Tropical Albums (Billboard)[14] 1
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 15

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[15] Platinum 60,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[16] Gold 75,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[9] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[17] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Awards[edit]

Year Award Show Award
2000 Latin Grammy Award Best Music Video, “No Me Dejes de Querer
2001 Grammy Award Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
2001 Billboard Latin Music Award Best Tropical/Salsa Album

Release history[edit]

Region Date
U.S. May 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)
Canada
Europe May 15, 2000 (2000-05-15)
France May 9, 2000 (2000-05-09)
U.K. May 15, 2000 (2000-05-15)
Japan May 24, 2000 (2000-05-24)
Australia June 9, 2000 (2000-06-09)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r479669
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review (2000)
  3. ^ Leila Cobo (11 October 2003). Language nor a barrier for Estefan's albums. Google Books. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Premios Lo Nuestro: Votación 2001". Univision. Univision Communications Inc. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Gloria Estefan – Alma Caribeña / Caribbean Soul" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Alma Caribeña / Caribbean Soul". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Gloria Estefan – Alma Caribeña / Caribbean Soul" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Alma Caribeña / Caribbean Soul". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ a b Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Alma Caribeña / Caribbean Soul". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  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. ^ "Gloria Estefan – Chart history" Billboard Tropical Albums for Gloria Estefan. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  15. ^ "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. 
  16. ^ "Certificaciones 2000". AMPROFON (in Spanish). Facebook. 2000. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Alma Caribena". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH