Gloria Estefan

Musician Gloria Estefan

Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan, known professionally as Gloria Estefan is a Cuban-born American singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur. 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 four Latin Grammys, and is the most successful crossover performer in Latin music to date.
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Kennedy Center Honors Recognize LL Cool J, Gloria Estefan & Lionel Richie, Skip Drama - Billboard
Google News - 3 months
Billboard Kennedy Center Honors Recognize LL Cool J, Gloria Estefan & Lionel Richie, Skip Drama Billboard From left to right back row: LL Cool J and Lionel Richie; Front row, left to right: Carmen de Lavallade, Norman Lear and Gloria Estefan. The five recipients of the 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors pose for a group photo following a dinner hosted by ... No Trumps, no problems at 2017 Kennedy Center HonorsUSA TODAY The Kennedy Center Honors Were a Happy, Trump-less CelebrationVulture Trump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politicsThe Hill (blog) PEOPLE.com -NPR -TMZ.com -WTOP all 131 news articles »
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In Gloria She Trusts: A Two-Year Broadway Run Ends
Wall Street Journal - 7 months
Broadway newcomer Ana Villafañe is winding down her nearly two-year turn as Gloria Estefan in a jukebox musical about the performer’s life.
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Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan lead 2017 Kennedy Center honorees
Reuters.com - 7 months
The entertainers will be honored for their lifetime achievements through the performing arts. Alicia Powell reports.
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‘On Your Feet!’ to Close in August and Embark on National Tour
NYTimes - 9 months
“On Your Feet!,” the musical based on the life of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, will reach 60 cities by 2019, including Miami, Boston and Detroit.
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Juniper Road And Beyond: A Conversation With Dishwalla And Chatting With The Shift/FSP's Frankie Stephens
Huffington Post - 10 months
A Conversation with (Almost All Of) Dishwalla Mike Ragogna: Rodney and Scot, it took ten years but Dishwalla finally has a new album, Juniper Road. What took you guys so long? Rodney Browning Cravens: After taking a break and getting a new band member, it just took some time to get everything together and we wanted to make sure we did everything right. We were out reconnecting with our fans on tour and getting to know our new "sound" as Dishwalla. George Pendergast: Timing, really. The band had been writing as a group and independently for years but it seemed like now was a good time to get everything percolating that had been brewing for a while and say this is who we are right now. When we had the opportunity to take a few weeks and lock ourselves down, everything clicked and came out way better than even imagined. Jim Wood: In the years since the last album, everyone has relocated to different states, built successful businesses, and expanded their families. It’s not ...
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Latin Superstar From The '90s Shares His Powerful Immigrant Story
Huffington Post - about 1 year
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Singer/songwriter Jon Secada rose to fame in the United States during the ‘90s, with memorable hits like “Just Another Day” and “If You Go,” but his story begins two decades earlier in a different country. Born in Cuba in 1961, Secada spent his youth in Havana before immigrating to the States ― an experience he looks back upon during an interview with “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” “Being raised in Cuba still carries some very interesting memories for me,” ...
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Tennis legend Roger Federer playing a pair of 'air bongos' is pure dorky joy
Yahoo News - about 1 year
When you're a legend of the game, like tennis player Roger Federer, you can do anything you want without feeling like a dork. Even on the very public and potentially embarrassing "Bongo Cam" at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia.  SEE ALSO: Serena Williams trolls fans with a taco engagement ring It's your standard fan cam, but with a pair of superimposed graphic bongos that the crowd can pretend to play with. Federer is of course more than happy to play along, as Gloria Estefan's "Conga" blasts in the background.  It's one of those moments that's ordinarily kinda lame, but because he's a 17-time Grand Slam winner — it's actually the best thing ever.  At least we know what Federer will now be doing if the whole tennis thing doesn't work out. At least I have a backup career as a bongo player  pic.twitter.com/C8xl0pW9Pu — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) January 4, 2017 Federer's dad is down with it though. He apparently texted him, telling him to stop with the air bongo antics. Glorious ...
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The Only Times Square Live Stream You'll Need On New Year's Eve
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Nearly 2 million people will ring in the new year standing in a relatively balmy Times Square on Saturday night, as countless others all over the world watch from afar. The Times Square Alliance will stream a live webcast of the festivities from 6 p.m. Eastern until 12:15 a.m as host Jonathan Bennet of “Mean Girls” fame chats with guests and revelers to mark the end of 2016. Silento, Gloria Estefan and Gavin DeGraw are among the entertainers scheduled to perform. This year’s New Year’s Eve ball, designed around the theme “The Gift of Kindness,” is 12 feet in diameter and will sparkle with more than 2,000 Waterford crystal triangles. It’ll make the quick descent from the top of One Times Square in the last minute of the year, setting off a fireworks display and the famed hurricane of confetti. Watch the feed above, which will feature a 10-second countdown at the top of every hour until the ultimate event at midnight. -- This feed and its contents are the prop...
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Gloria Estefan Reacts to Fidel Castro's Death
abc News - about 1 year
"May the hope for freedom be ... renewed in the heart of every Cuban," she says.
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Gloria Estefan Pens A Powerful Response To Fidel Castro's Death
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Gloria Estefan’s family fled Cuba after Fidel Castro rose to power over 50 years ago. The singer, who was a toddler when she arrived in the U.S., has frequently spoken out against the Castro regime’s human rights abuses and policies.  When news of the death of Cuba’s former leader broke late Friday, hundreds of Miami residents flooded the streets of Little Havana yelling “freedom!” and “the tyrant has died!” Estefan, who lives in South Florida, joined fellow Cuban-Americans in commemorating the end of an era via Instagram. Although the death of a human being is rarely cause for celebration, it is the symbolic death of the destructive ideologies that he espoused that, I believe, is filling the Cuban exile community with renewed hope and a relief that has been long in coming. And although the grip of Castro's regime will not loosen overnight, the demise of a leader that oversaw the annihilation of those with an opposing view, the indiscriminate jailing of innocents, ...
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40 Under 40: Latinos In Sports
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The 2016 sports season was filled with countless story lines ranging from redemptions, to walk off retirements and dramatic Olympic performances. And in the center of these were many influential Latinos. However, even though Latinos have made great strides in sports, the community still faces multiple barriers to entry. This can be seen in becoming a professional, and Olympic athlete, as well as in the disproportionate amount of diversity in management, journalism and ownership positions vis-a-vis to the constantly evolving percentage of players of color in the NFL, NBA, and MLB to name a few. Yet despite these obstacles various role models have cracked into this sector and have paved the way for many. Armando Salguero (Miami Herald) and Dan Le Batard (ESPN), Mauricio Sulaiman (WBC), Jose de Jesus Ortiz (St. Louis Dispatch), Tony Gonzalez (CBS), Jesse Sanchez (MLB), Angel Rodríguez (LA Times), Arturo "Artie"Moreno (Owner of LA Angels), Linda Alvarado (Owner of Colorado Rock...
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What Gloria Estefan Did When She Was Told She Might Never Walk Again
Huffington Post - over 1 year
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); More than 25 years ago, Gloria Estefan defied the odds when she walked onto the American Music Awards stage. That emotional 1991 performance came less than a year after the singer had been left “paralyzed” by a horrific bus accident ― by medical standards, it was basically a miracle. Estefan sat down with HuffPost Live on Monday and opened up about the accident, which is featured prominently in “On Your Feet!,” the hit Broadway musical based on her and her husb...
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Kid Creole's Alter-Ego Mounts a NY Musical
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
August Darnell a/k/a Kid Creole The breakout hit from the first Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band album in 1976 was "Cherchez la Femme," a sublime dance hit that even appealed to people who hated disco. Forty years later, the songwriter August Darnell (later of Kid Creole and the Coconuts fame, always a huge UK draw) is staging a lifelong dream with Cherchez la Femme The Musical at Manhattan's famed La Mama Theater in the East Village. Incorporating songs from both the Dr. Buzzard and Kid Creole catalogues, the show opened last Friday night and runs through June 12. He hopes to bring the show, which is somewhat but not entirely based on his experiences as a band leader, in the future to the West End. The New York Times called the show "more screwball comedy than band saga." Darnell has been living in Europe and more recently Maui, Hawaii, since the early 1990s when he "escaped" New York City. "Now when I come back I see what attracted me to the place in the firs...
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Night Out: Gloria Estefan Congas Her Way Through a Night in Her Honor
NYTimes - almost 2 years
The Cuban-born singer, featured in the Broadway musical “On Your Feet!,” is celebrated along with her husband, Emilio Estefan.
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Star of 'On Your Feet!' on Playing Gloria Estefan
Wall Street Journal - about 2 years
Ana Villafañe, star of the hit Broadway musical "On Your Feet!," joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero to discuss her starring role and the challenges of portraying singer Gloria Estefan. Photo: Get On Your Feet!
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gloria Estefan
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    In November 2015, it was announced Estefan, along with her husband, would be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama for her contributions to American music.
    A jukebox musical, On Your Feet!, about the life of Gloria and Emilio Estefan premiered on Broadway November 5, 2015.
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    Estefan released Soy Mujer, on Sony Latin on June 23, 2015.
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    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.
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  • 2014
    In 2014, Estefan and her husband received a Caribbean American Mover and Shakers Lifetime Achievement Award, for their contributions to the Hispanic, and multicultural community.
    In April 2014, Estefan was tapped into the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the University of Miami's highest honor society.
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  • 2013
    In September 2013, Estefan released The Standards.
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    In May 2013, she appears doing another duet with the song "Think I'm in Love Again" as part of the albums Duets released by Paul Anka.
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    She spoke at TEDx Via della Conciliazione, on April 19, 2013, on the theme "Religious freedom today".
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  • 2011
    In November 2011, Estefan began hosting Gloria Estefan's Latin Beat, a seven-part series for BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom that explores the history of Latin music.
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    In the fall of 2011, during an interview to promote Miss Little Havana, Estefan expressed her views on gay rights and gay marriage and revealed that she was a strong supporter of both.
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    Estefan's new dance-oriented studio album, Miss Little Havana, was released in the U.S. on September 27, 2011, with the physical CD available exclusively at Target.
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    In 2011, Estefan was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame along with Grammy and Emmy award winner Harry Connick Jr. Both singers performed at a special concert on June 17, 2011, with Thomas Wilkins as musical conductor.
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    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.
  • 2010
    On March 24, 2010, Estefan led a march down Miami's Calle Ocho in support of Cuba's Las Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White).
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    The song, written by Estefan and approved by Quincy Jones, was recorded, and premiered during El Show de Cristina on March 1, 2010.
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    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".
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In 2009, three albums of Gloria Estefan with Miami Sound Machine were re-released in Japan.
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    The same year, Estefan opened the "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina 2009" with "No Llores".
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    In 2009, Estefan announced plans for her "farewell tour" of Latin America and South America.
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  • 2008
    Estefan received the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year award at the Latin Grammy Awards in November 2008 in recognition of her twenty-five-year singing career.
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    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..
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  • 2006
    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.
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  • 2005
    On April 7, 2005, Estefan participated in "Selena ¡VIVE!
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  • 2003
    In 2003, Estefan released Unwrapped, her first English-language CD in five years.
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  • 2001
    The album earned Estefan another Grammy Music Award in the category Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album in 2001.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    In 1999, Estefan performed with 'N Sync on the single "Music of My Heart", which was featured in a film in which she also appeared, Music of the Heart.
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  • 1998
    On June 2, 1998, she released her eighth solo album, (twenty-first overall), gloria!
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  • 1996
    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.
  • 1995
    1995's Spanish-language album Abriendo Puertas earned Estefan her second Grammy Award for "Best Tropical Latin Album".
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  • 1994
    Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, a cover album of some of Estefan's favorite songs from the 1960s and 1970s, was released in 1994. "Turn the Beat Around", the first single and a remake of Vicki Sue Robinson's 1976 disco classic, became another international hit, certified gold in the US.
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  • 1993
    Also in 1993, Estefan collaborated with Frank Sinatra on his album Duets with the song "Come Rain or Come Shine".
    In 1993, Estefan released the album Mi Tierra, her first Spanish-language album.
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    Her 1993 Spanish-language album Mi Tierra won the first of her three Grammy Awards for Best Tropical Latin Album.
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  • 1992
    Also in 1992, Estefan sang backup on fellow Cuban-American singer-songwriter Jon Secada's breakthrough single "Just Another Day".
  • 1991
    She performed "Coming Out of the Dark" for the first time on the American Music Awards in January 1991, receiving a standing ovation as she took the stage. "Coming Out of the Dark" reached No. 1 in the U.S. as a single a few months later.
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    Estefan returned to the charts with a concept album, Into the Light, in 1991.
  • 1990
    While touring in support of Cuts Both Ways on March 20, 1990, near Scranton, Pennsylvania, Estefan was critically injured, suffering a fractured spine when a speeding semi-truck crashed into the tour bus she was in during a snowstorm.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    In late 1989, she released her best-selling album to date, Cuts Both Ways.
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  • 1988
    In 1988, after the worldwide chart success of single "Anything for You", her Let it Loose album was repackaged as Anything for You.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    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.
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  • 1976
    Gloria became romantically involved with the Miami Sound Machine's band leader, Emilio Estefan, in 1976.
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  • 1974
    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).
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  • 1957
    Born on September 1, 1957.
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