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Destiny (Gloria Estefan album)

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Destiny
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)
StudioCrescent Moon Studios, Miami
GenrePop
Length49:17 (U.S. Version)
76:57 (Special Edition)
LabelEpic
ProducerEmilio Estefan Jr.
Gloria Estefan chronology
Abriendo Puertas
(1995)
Destiny
(1996)
Best of Gloria Estefan
(1997)
Singles from Destiny
  1. "Reach"
    Released: April 1996
  2. "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)"
    Released: August 1996
  3. "I'm Not Giving You Up" / "Higher"
    Released: November 1996
  4. "No Pretendo"
    Released: July 22, 1997
  5. "Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart (Promotional Single)"
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[2]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[3]

Destiny is the seventh studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the nineteenth of her career overall. It was released in 1996.

Content

The first single from the album, "Reach", became a hit around the world and was the official theme of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. This album features a more ambient sound than previous Estefan albums, with only two songs: "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)" and "Higher" being up-beat.

The album included a bonus enhanced selection, in which Estefan talks about the album and the song "Reach" in particular. It also features an animated discography of Estefan.

The album ended at #116 on the Billboard Year-End chart and as of 2005 it sold 877,000 in United States according to Nielsen Soundscan.[4]

Track listing

Standard Track Listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Destiny"Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer, Diane WarrenEmilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer5:13
2."I'm Not Giving You Up"Gloria Estefan, Kike SantanderEmilio Estefan, Jr., Kike Santander4:20
3."Steal Your Heart"Gloria Estefan, Kike SantanderEmilio Estefan, Jr., Kike Santander3:47
4."The Heart Never Learns"Jorge Casas, Lawrence DermerEmilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Lawrence Dermer4:32
5."You'll Be Mine (Party Time)"Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer, Clay OstwaldEmilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer, Clay Ostwald4:50
6."Path Of The Right Love"Gloria EstefanEmilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:20
7."Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart"Diane WarrenEmilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer3:57
8."Along Came You (A Song For Emily)"Gloria EstefanEmilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Lawrence Dermer6:18
9."Higher"Lawrence DermerEmilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer3:49
10."I Know You Too Well"Gloria Estefan, Diane WarrenEmilio Estefan, Jr., Kike Santander4:55
11."Reach"Gloria Estefan, Diane WarrenEmilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer3:49
Brazil, Colombia & Mexican CD #1 Bonus Track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
12."No Pretendo" (Steal Your Heart – Spanish Version)Kike SantanderEmilio Estefan, Jr., Kike Santander3:47
Japan CD & MiniDisc Bonus Track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
12."Reach" (Gold Medal Single Edit)Gloria Estefan, Diane WarrenEmilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer, Pablo Flores, Javier Garza4:43
Mexican Special edition with bonus CD
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."No Pretendo" (Steal Your Heart – Spanish Version)Kike SantanderEmilio Estefan, Jr., Kike Santander3:47
Australian Limited Tour Edition Bonus CD [483932 9]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Reach" (Gold Medal Mix)Gloria Estefan, Diane WarrenEmilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer, Pablo Flores, Javier Garza6:46
2."Destiny" (Live from the 1996 "Evolution" World Tour)Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer, Diane Warren 5:22
3."Ballad Medley (Live from the 1996 "Evolution" World Tour)" (Cuts Both Ways / I See Your Smile / Words Get In The Way / Can't Stay Away From You)Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Miguel A. Morejon 7:12
4."I'm Not Giving You Up" (Single Remix)Gloria Estefan, Kike SantanderEmilio Estefan, Jr., Kike Santander, Tony Moran4:08
5."Turn The Beat Around" (Live from the 1996 "Evolution" World Tour)Peter Jackson, Gerald Jackson 4:52
European CD Reissue (1997) [EPC 483932 5] & Spain CD Reissue (2000) [EPC 483932 0]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."No Pretendo"Kike SantanderEmilio Estefan, Jr., Kike Santander3:47
2."Destiny"Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer, Diane WarrenEmilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer5:13
3."I'm Not Giving You Up"Gloria Estefan, Kike SantanderEmilio Estefan, Jr., Kike Santander4:20
4."Steal Your Heart"Gloria Estefan, Kike SantanderEmilio Estefan, Jr., Kike Santander3:47
5."The Heart Never Learns"Jorge Casas, Lawrence DermerEmilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Lawrence Dermer4:32
6."You'll Be Mine (Party Time)"Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer, Clay OstwaldEmilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer, Clay Ostwald4:50
7."Path Of The Right Love"Gloria EstefanEmilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:20
8."Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart"Diane WarrenEmilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer3:57
9."Along Came You (A Song For Emily)"Gloria EstefanEmilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Lawrence Dermer6:18
10."Higher"Lawrence DermerEmilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer3:49
11."I Know You Too Well"Gloria Estefan, Diane WarrenEmilio Estefan, Jr., Kike Santander4:55
12."Reach"Gloria Estefan, Diane WarrenEmilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer3:49

Personnel

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  • Davnda Afaolbi – vocals
  • Davonda Afolabi – choir
  • Gloria Agostini – harp
  • Donna Allen – vocals (background)
  • Marcelo Anez – engineer
  • Julien Barber – viola
  • Diane Barere – cello
  • Elena Barere – violin
  • Randy Barlow – trumpet
  • Mike Bassie – rap
  • John Beale – violin
  • Carol Becker – vocals
  • Joseph Bongiorno – bass
  • Edwin Bonilla – percussion
  • Francisco Anthony Del - drum programming
  • April Brown – violin
  • Avril Brown – violin
  • Ed Calle – saxophone
  • Jorge Casas – bass, guitar, arranger, producer, chant, mandocello, tres, orchestration, production coordination, muted banjo
  • Sean Chambers – engineer
  • David Chappell – strings
  • Huifang Chen – strings
  • Charles Christopher – vocals (background)
  • Tony Concepcion – trumpet
  • Mike Couzzi – engineer
  • Sal Cuevas – bass
  • Matt Curry – assistant
  • Jill Dell'Abate – contractor
  • Lawrence Dermer – guitar, percussion, piano, arranger, keyboards, organ (hammond), vocals (background), producer, bata, fender rhodes, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Sharon Diacheysn – vocals
  • John DiPuccio – strings
  • Nancy Donald – art direction
  • Charles Dye – engineer
  • Emilio Estefan, Jr. – arranger, producer, executive producer
  • Gloria Estefan – arranger, vocals (background)
  • Mary Helen Ewing – viola
  • Joan Faigen – strings
  • Chembo Febles – percussion, percussion (African), chant
  • John Feeney – violin
  • Guillermo Figueroa – violin
  • Narcisco Figueroa – violin
  • Guillermo Figueron – violin
  • Barry Finclair – bass, violin
  • Shaun Fisher – vocals
  • Pablo Flores – mixing
  • Cecelia Hobbs Gardner – violin
  • Crystal Garner – viola
  • Hector Garrido – conductor, director, organ (hammond), orchestration
  • Javier Garza – engineer
  • Andy Goldman – guitar
  • Paolo Gualano – percussion, drums, surdo, drums (snare)
  • Joyce Hammann – violin
  • Kate Harrington – hair stylist
  • Kris Kello – arranger, keyboards, vocals (background)
  • Bakithi Khumalo – bass
  • Sebastián Krys – engineer
  • Bakithi Kumalo – bass, chant
  • Phil Lakofsky – strings, cello
  • Carol Landon – viola
  • Jeanne LeBlanc – cello
  • Charles Libove – violin
  • Mei Mei Lin – strings
  • Richard Locker – cello
  • Daniel Lopez – percussion, handclapping
  • Dante Luciani – trombone
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Juan R. Marquez – classic guitar
  • Nancy McAlhany – violin
  • Andrew Melick – photography
  • Rick Melverne – vocals
  • Homer Mensch – bass
  • Heidi Modr – violin
  • Sarah Moore – vocals
  • Richard Morris – vocals
  • Rick Morris – choir
  • Doug Mountain – digital mixing
  • Eugene J. Moye – cello
  • Jan Mullen – violin
  • Craig Mumm – viola
  • David Nadien – violin
  • Jorge Noriega – vocals (background)
  • Mario Ochoa – percussion
  • Alfredo Oliva – strings
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Clay Ostwald – arranger, keyboards, producer, chant
  • Caryl Paisner – cello
  • Sandra Park – violin
  • Paul Peabody – violin
  • Scott Perry – engineer
  • Freddy Piñero, Jr. – programming, engineer, assistant
  • John Pintavalle – violin
  • Cheito Quinonez – vocals (background), guiro
  • Serena Radaelli – hair stylist
  • Dave Reitzas – engineer, mixing
  • Herb Ritts – photography
  • Robert Rozek – strings
  • Kike Santander – bass, guitar, percussion, arranger, keyboards, handclapping, producer, horn arrangements, vocal effect
  • Mike Scaglione – saxophone
  • Eric Schilling – engineer
  • Mark Orrin Schuman – cello
  • Laura Seaton – violin
  • Richard Sortomme – violin
  • Debbie Spring – viola
  • Steve Svensson – strings
  • Marti Sweet – bass
  • Ron Taylor – engineer
  • Ron Taylor – engineer
  • Dana Teboe – trombone
  • Donna Tecco – violin
  • Rene Toledo – guitar
  • Alberto Tolot – photography
  • Francesca Tolot – make-up
  • Michelle Vandenbos – choir
  • Deborah Waknin – hair stylist
  • Ellen Westerman – cello
  • Eric Wyric – violin
  • Joe Zeytoonian – saz, oud

Chart positions

Weekly charts

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 13
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 24
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 47
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 20
Canada Albums (RPM)[9] 29
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[10] 17
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 34
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 56
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 35
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[14] 10
Spanish Albums (Promusicae)[15] 5
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 57
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 15
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 12
US Billboard 200[19] 23
U.S. The Billboard 200 (Year-End 1996) 116

Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[20] Gold 30,000^
Australia (ARIA)[21] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[22] Gold 50,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[23] Gold 100,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[24] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[26] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history

Region Date
U.S. June 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)
Canada June 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)
Europe, Latin America & Asia June 3, 1996 (1996-06-03)
Japan May 30, 1996 (1996-05-30)
Europe (Reissue EPC 483932 5) June 23, 1997 (1997-06-23)

References

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  2. ^ Woodard, Josef (1996-06-07). "Destiny Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
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  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gloria Estefan – Destiny" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Gloria Estefan: Destiny" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Destiny". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Gloria Estefan – Destiny" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Destiny". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  15. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
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  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Destiny". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  18. ^ "Gloria Estefan | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  19. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  20. ^ "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.
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1997 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 10 August 2020.
  22. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Destiny". Music Canada.
  23. ^ "Japanese album certifications – グロリア・エステファン – Destiny" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Select 1997年02月 on the drop-down menu
  24. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1996–1999". Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano.
  25. ^ "British album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Destiny". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Destiny in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  26. ^ "American album certifications – Estefan, Gloria – Destiny". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
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