Gloria Estefan


Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan, known professionally as Gloria Estefan is a Cuban-born American singer, songwriter, and actress. Known as the "Queen Of Latin Pop", she is in the top 100 best selling music artists with over 100 million albums sold worldwide, 31.5 million of those in the United States alone. She has won three Grammy Awards, and 4 Latin Grammys, and is the most successful crossover performer in Latin music to date.… Read More

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1957 Birth Born on September 1, 1957.


1974 16 Years Old She became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1974, under the name Gloria Garcia Fajardo, reflecting the switch from Spanish naming customs (father's surname then mother's surname) to English (mother's maiden name as middle name and father's surname last).
1976 18 Years Old Gloria became romantically involved with the Miami Sound Machine's band leader, Emilio Estefan, in 1976. … Read More


1978 20 Years Old She and Emilio married on September 2, 1978. They have a son, Nayib (born September 2, 1980) and a daughter Emily (born December 5, 1994). The family lives on Star Island. On June 5, 2010 Nayib married Lara Diamante Coppola in the backyard of his parents' house. … Read More


1988 - 1990 3 More Events
1991 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Estefan returned to the charts with a concept album, Into the Light, in 1991.
1992 34 Years Old Also in 1992, Estefan sang backup on fellow Cuban-American singer-songwriter Jon Secada's breakthrough single "Just Another Day".
…  Her 1993 Spanish-language album Mi Tierra won the first of her three Grammy Awards for Best Tropical Latin Album. … Read More
1994 - 1995 2 More Events
1996 38 Years Old On July 18, 1996, Estefan embarked on her Evolution World Tour (her first tour in five years), which covered the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America, Australia, South Africa and Asia.


1998 - 2001 3 More Events
2003 45 Years Old In 2003, Estefan released Unwrapped, her first English-language CD in five years. … Read More
2005 47 Years Old On April 7, 2005, Estefan participated in "Selena ¡VIVE! … Read More
2006 48 Years Old In October 2006, Sony released a 2-CD compilation The Essential Gloria Estefan, featuring her hits from 1984 to 2003, Estefan made several radio and television appearances to promote The Essential Gloria Estefan. … Read More


2008 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Estefan appeared during the seventh season of American Idol, in the special charity episode "Idol Gives Back", performing her song "Get on Your Feet" along with Sheila E.. … Read More
…  In 2009, Estefan announced plans for her "farewell tour" of Latin America and South America. … Read More
Estefan began 2010 with a charity single: she and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, Jr., invited artists to record "Somos El Mundo", a Spanish-language version of Michael Jackson's song "We Are The World".
…  On April 7, 2011, Estefan made an unannounced appearance at auditions for The X Factor in Miami, and gave encouragement to the 7,500 participants gathered outside the Bank United Center for auditions.
She spoke at TEDx Via della Conciliazione, on April 19, 2013, on the theme "Religious freedom today". … Read More
2014 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2014, Estefan was tapped into the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the University of Miami's highest honor society. … Read More
She has won seven Grammy Awards. Estefan also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Las Vegas Walk of Fame. In 2015, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contributions to American music. … Read More
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