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Alma Caribeña
Studio album by Gloria Estefan
Released May 11, 2000 (2000-05-11)
(see Release history)
Recorded Crescent Moon Studios, Miami
Genre Latin Pop
Length 52:32 (U.S. Version)
Label Epic Records
Producer Emilio Estefan Jr.
Professional reviews
Gloria Estefan chronology
Alma Caribeña'
Greatest Hits Vol. II

Alma Caribeña (English: Caribbean Soul) is the ninth studio solo album and third Spanish album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the twenty-second overall, released in 2000.


Album history

On the 2001 Grammy Awards the album won the Best Tropical Latin Performance field, giving Estefan her third win in this category. Also on the 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards the video for the first single "No Me Dejes de Querer", directed by Emilio Estefan Jr. & Gloria Estefan, won Best Music Video. The album became one of the biggest selling records of the year selling over 2.5 million copies worldwide.


# Title Date
1. "No Me Dejes de Querer" April 2000 (Europe) & August 2000 (U.S.)
2. "Como Me Duele Perderte" August 2000 (U.S.) & October 2000 (Europe)
3. "Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita" August 2000 (Europe) & September 2000 (Japan)
4. "Dame Otra Oportunidad" 2000 (only Spain)
5. "Tengo Que Decirte Algo" 2000 (only U.S.)
6. "Me Voy" 2000 (only Mexico)
7. "Por Un Beso" 2000 (only U.S. & Mexico)

Track listing

# Title Written by Time
1. "Por Un Beso" R. Blades 5:01
2. "Punto de Referencia" R. Blades, A. Chirino, E. Estefan Jr. 4:51
3. "Dame Otra Oportunidad" H. Mulet, R. Blades, G. Noriega, E. Estefan Jr. 4:04
4. "Como Me Duele Perderte" M. Flores 4:28
5. "Te Tengo a Tí" G. Noriega, R. Blades, E. Estefan Jr. 3:56
6. "Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita" Featuring (Celia Cruz) R.L. Toledo 4:18
7. "Nuestra Felicidad" R. Blades, S. Cuevas 3:00
8. "La Flor y Tu Amor" R.L. Toledo 4:23
9. "Me Voy" M. Flores 5:01
10. "Solo Por Tu Amor" R. Barlow 4:03
11. "Tengo Que Decirte Algo" (Duet with Jose Feliciano) R. Blades 3:18
12. "No Me Dejes de Querer" G. Estefan, E. Estefan Jr., R. Blades 3:37
13. "No Me Dejes de Querer" (Flores del Caribe Mix) G. Estefan, E. Estefan Jr., R. Blades 4:43

Japan Bonus Track

# Title Written by Time
14. "No Me Dejes de Querer" (Unplugged Version) G. Estefan, E. Estefan Jr., R. Blades 3:27

Release history

Region Date
Spain May 11, 2000 (2000-05-11)
Switzerland May 15, 2000 (2000-05-15)
World May 22, 2000 (2000-05-22)
Canada May 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)
United States

Chart performance

Chart (2000) Peak
Austria Top 100 Albums 50
France Top 100 Albums 41
Germany Top 100 Albums 18
Italian Top 100 Albums 11
Spain Top 50 Albums 1
Switzerland Top 100 Albums 9
UK Top 100 Albums 44
U.S. Billboard 200 Albums 50
U.S. Billboard Top 50 Latin Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Tropical/Salsa Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 15


Country Certification Sales
Mexico Gold 50,000
Spain 3x Platinum 300,000
United States Gold 500,000


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


Preceded by
Tito Puente
for Mambo Birdland
Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album
Succeeded by
Carlos Vives
for Dejame Entrar
Preceded by
Son By Four by Son By Four
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums number-one album
June 10, 2000 - July 21, 2000
Succeeded by
Son By Four by Son By Four


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