The Essential Gloria Estefan

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The Essential Gloria Estefan
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Greatest hits album by Gloria Estefan
Released October 3, 2006 (2006-10-03)
(see Release history)
Recorded 1982-2006
Genre Pop
Label Epic, Legacy Records
Producer Emilio Estefan Jr.
Gloria Estefan chronology
The Very Best of Gloria Estefan
The Essential Gloria Estefan
90 Millas

The Essential Gloria Estefan is the seventh compilation album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the twentieth-eighth album overall, released in 2006. It is part of Sony BMG's The Essential series.

The album included a special bonus interview by Internet, in which Estefan's talks about every song of the album.

On August 31, 2010, the album was reissued with a bonus disc and retitled "Essential 3.0". The 3rd (bonus) disc contains 8 songs including "Betcha Say That" (the especially rare 3:37 single edit).

Track listing[edit]

Release history[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [3]
Region Date
Worldwide October 3, 2006 (2006-10-03)
Australia October 9, 2006 (2006-10-09)
South Africa October 16, 2006 (2006-10-16)
Philippines October 30, 2006 (2006-10-30)
Spain July 2, 2007 (2007-07-02)
United States (Version 3.0) August 31, 2010 (2010-08-31)

Chart performance[edit]

As this compilation is a budget release, the album was ineligible to chart in the US, however in Switzerland the compilation entered at number ninety-nine, charting for a week. It was the only country in which this happened, probably due to its strong sales there. Later, the compilation charted within the Top 100 on the Dutch, Belgian and Italian charts.

Chart (2006) Peak
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[4] 63
Italian Albums Chart 91[5]
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 81
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 99


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  4. ^ "Gloria Estefan – The Essential" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  5. ^ Gloria Estefan - The Essential - Music Charts
  6. ^ "Gloria Estefan – The Essential" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Gloria Estefan – The Essential". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 June 2012.

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