The Info List - Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
(née Fajardo;[1] born September 1, 1957) is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She started off her career as the lead singer in the group called " Miami
Latin Boys" which was eventually known as Miami
Sound Machine. Estefan's breakthrough success with "Conga" in 1985 made her known worldwide. The song became Estefan's signature song and led to the Miami Sound Machine winning the grand prix in the 15th annual Tokyo Music Festival in 1986. In the middle of 1988, she and the band got their first number-one hit for the song "Anything for You". She is a contralto. In March 1990, Estefan had a severe accident in her tour bus. She made her comeback in March 1991 with a new world tour and album called Into The Light. Her 1993 Spanish-language album, Mi Tierra, won the first of her three Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
for Best Tropical Latin Album. It was the first number-one album on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, established when it was released. It was also the first Diamond album in Spain. Many of her songs like "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You", "1-2-3", "Get On Your Feet", "Here We Are", "Coming Out of the Dark", "Bad Boy", "Oye!", "Party Time" and a remake of "Turn the Beat Around" became international hits, with chart-topping scores. Estefan has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide, including 31.5 million in the United States alone, making her the second best selling Latin female artist in the country after Shakira. She has won three Grammy Awards. Estefan also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
and Las Vegas Walk of Fame. In 2015, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Presidential Medal of Freedom
for her contributions to American music and received the Kennedy Center Honors
Kennedy Center Honors
in December 2017 for her contributions to American Culture Life. Estefan also won an MTV Video Music Award, she was honored with the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, as well as being named BMI Songwriter of the Year. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame
and has received multiple Billboard Awards. She is also on the list of VH1
top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and in Billboard's Top 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time.


1 Early life and education 2 Career

2.1 Mid-1970s through the 1980s 2.2 1989: Cuts Both Ways

2.2.1 Tour bus collision

2.3 1991–1992: Into The Light and The Greatest Hits 2.4 1993: Mi Tierra
Mi Tierra
and Christmas Through Your Eyes 2.5 1994–1995: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me and Abriendo Puertas 2.6 1996–1997: Destiny 2.7 1998–2001: gloria! and Alma Caribeña 2.8 2003–2007: Unwrapped, 90 Miles and compilations 2.9 2008–2009 highlights 2.10 2010–2011: Miss Little Havana 2.11 2012–2015: The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep and The Standards

3 Other work

3.1 Stage musical 3.2 Film and television appearances 3.3 Books 3.4 Other business ventures and appearances

4 Personal life 5 Awards 6 Discography 7 Tours 8 Filmography 9 Videography 10 Bibliography 11 See also 12 References 13 External links

Early life and education[edit] Estefan was born in Havana, Cuba, to José Fajardo and Gloria García, a middle-class couple. Her maternal grandparents were Spanish immigrants to Cuba; her maternal grandfather, Leonardo García, immigrated to Cuba from Pola de Siero, Asturias, Spain, where he married Gloria's maternal grandmother, originally from Logroño, Spain.[2][3] Prior to the Cuban Revolution, her father was a Cuban soldier and a motor escort for the wife of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. The Fajardo family fled to Miami, Florida, as a result of the Cuban Revolution and settled there. Shortly after they moved to the United States, Gloria's father joined the US military and fought in the Vietnam War
Vietnam War
and moved to Houston
after his participation in the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion. Estefan was raised Catholic and attended St. Michael-Archangel School[4] and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy
Our Lady of Lourdes Academy
in Miami. Estefan's father became ill after returning from Vietnam and Gloria helped her mother, Gloria Fajardo, care for him. Her mother worked as a schoolteacher for the Dade County Public School system. Gloria Estefan graduated from college in 1979 with a BA in psychology, with a minor in French, from the University of Miami.[5][6] When she was studying at the university, Estefan worked as an English/Spanish/French translator at Miami
International Airport Customs Department and, because of her language abilities, was once approached by the CIA as a possible employee.[7][8] Estefan became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1974, under the name Gloria Garcia Fajardo, reflecting the switch from Spanish naming customs
Spanish naming customs
(father's surname then mother's surname) to English (mother's maiden name as middle name and father's surname last).[9] Career[edit] Mid-1970s through the 1980s[edit] Starting in 1977, Miami Sound Machine began recording and releasing various albums and 45s on the Audiofon Records label in Miami. The first album from 1977 was entitled Live Again/Renacer and was released with two different covers. After several more releases on the Audiofon label as well as the RCA Victor label and Miami
Sound Machine's own label MSM Records, the band was signed to Discos CBS International and released several albums, 45s, and 12"s beginning with the 1978 self-titled album Miami
Sound Machine. Growing in popularity in both the U.S. and around the world, the group would continue recording and issuing various works for Discos CBS International through 1985.[citation needed] In 1984, Miami Sound Machine released their first Epic/Columbia album, Eyes of Innocence, which contained the dance hit "Dr. Beat" as well as the ballad "I Need Your Love".[citation needed] Their more successful follow-up album Primitive Love
Primitive Love
was released in 1985 launching three Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Conga" (U.S. No. 10), "Words Get in the Way" (U.S. No. 5), and "Bad Boy" (U.S. No. 8), as well as "Falling in Love (Uh-Oh)" (U.S. No. 25) which became follow up hits in the U.S. and around the world. "Words Get in the Way" reached No. 1 on the US Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, establishing that the group could perform pop ballads as successfully as dance tunes. The song "Hot Summer Nights" was also released that year and was part of the film Top Gun.[citation needed] Their next album, 1987's Let It Loose, went multi-platinum, with three million copies sold in the US alone. It featured the following hits: "Anything for You" (No. 1 Hot 100), "1-2-3" (No. 3 Hot 100), "Betcha Say That" (No. 36 Hot 100), "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" (No. 5 Hot 100), and "Can't Stay Away from You" (No. 6 Hot 100). "Can't Stay Away From You", "Anything for You", and "1-2-3" were all No. 1 Adult Contemporary hits as well. In that same year, Estefan took top billing and the band's name changed to Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
and Miami
Sound Machine.[citation needed] In 1989, the group's name was dropped, and Estefan has been credited as a solo artist ever since.[10] In 1988, after the worldwide chart success of single "Anything for You", her Let it Loose album was repackaged as Anything for You.[citation needed] 1989: Cuts Both Ways[edit] In late 1989, she released her best-selling album to date, Cuts Both Ways. The album included the hit singles "Don't Wanna Lose You" (Hot 100 No. 1 hit), "Oye mi Canto", "Here We Are", "Cuts Both Ways" (No. 1 on the U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart), and "Get on Your Feet". Tour bus collision[edit] While touring in support of Cuts Both Ways
Cuts Both Ways
on March 20, 1990, near Scranton, Pennsylvania, Estefan was critically injured, suffering a fractured spine when a semi-truck crashed into the tour bus she was in during a snowstorm. Estefan was returning from a meeting with President George Bush to discuss participation in an anti-drugs campaign.[11] She was taken to Community Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit and the next day was flown by helicopter to New York City, where surgeons at the Hospital for Joint Diseases at NYU Langone Medical Center permanently implanted two titanium rods to stabilize her vertebral column. Her rehabilitation required almost a year of intensive physical therapy and one of her comments was that "there were times when the pain was so bad I prayed I'd pass out"—but she achieved a complete recovery and returned to an international tour ten months after the collision.[citation needed] 1991–1992: Into The Light and The Greatest Hits[edit]

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Estefan returned to the charts with a concept album, Into the Light, in 1991. She performed "Coming Out of the Dark" for the first time on the American Music Awards
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. Other popular singles were "Seal Our Fate" and "Live for Loving You". The album peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard album chart, becoming her highest debut; it also peaked at No. 2 on the British albums chart. Eventually the album went platinum in the UK and double platinum in the US.[12] She followed up Into the Light with her first greatest-hits album, Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
Greatest Hits. It was released in 1992, and included the U.S. hit ballads "Always Tomorrow" and "I See Your Smile" along with the international hit dance track "Go Away". Also in 1992, Estefan sang backup on fellow Cuban-American singer-songwriter Jon Secada's breakthrough single "Just Another Day".[13] 1993: Mi Tierra
Mi Tierra
and Christmas Through Your Eyes[edit] In June 1993, Estefan released Mi Tierra, her first Spanish-language album. It peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard album chart and No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart. The singles "Mi Tierra" and the romantic-tropical ballad "Con Los Años Que Me Quedan" and "Mi Buen Amor", climbed to No. 1 on the "Hot Latin Tracks" chart in the US. The album sold over eight million copies worldwide, went multiplatinum in Spain
(10 times;) and in the US (16 times; Platinum – Latin field), and won the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Tropical Latin Album. In September 1993, Estefan released her first Christmas album, Christmas Through Your Eyes, the first album from Estefan to not be produced by her husband Emilio Estefan
Emilio Estefan
Jr. The collection included the singles "This Christmas" and "Silent Night". The album went Platinum in the US. 1994–1995: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me and Abriendo Puertas[edit] Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, a cover album of some of Estefan's favorite songs from the 1960s and 1970s, was released in October 1994, including her remake of the disco hit "Turn The Beat Around". Her 1995 second Spanish-language album, Abriendo Puertas, earned Estefan her second Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Tropical Latin Album. It spun off two No. 1 dance hits, "Abriendo Puertas" and "Tres Deseos", and two No. 1 Latin singles, "Abriendo Puertas" and "Más Allá". 1996–1997: Destiny[edit] The platinum-selling album Destiny, released in 1996, featured "Reach", the official theme of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Estefan performed in the Summer Olympics closing ceremony, during which she performed the songs "Reach" and "You'll Be Mine".[citation needed] On July 18, 1996, Estefan embarked on her Evolution World Tour
Evolution World Tour
(her first tour in five years), which covered the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America, Australia and Asia.[14] 1998–2001: gloria! and Alma Caribeña[edit]

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On June 2, 1998, she released her eighth solo album, (twenty-first overall), gloria!. The album blended disco with Salsa music
Salsa music
percussion and Latin flavor. The album peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard 200. The album reached Gold certification. The single "Oye!" peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play
Hot Dance Music/Club Play
and the Hot Latin Tracks
Hot Latin Tracks
charts. The other major hit single releases were "Don't Let This Moment End", which peaked at No. 76 on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
and "Heaven's What I Feel", which peaked at No. 27 on the Hot 100. In 1999, Estefan performed with 'N Sync
'N Sync
on the single "Music of My Heart", which was featured in a film in which she also appeared, Music of the Heart. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard chart and was nominated for an Academy Award. She also released a Latin hit with the Brazilian group So Pra Contrariar called "Santo Santo", sang with Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti
in Pavarotti and Friends
Pavarotti and Friends
for Guatemala
and Kosovo. The next album Alma Caribeña
Alma Caribeña
(Caribbean Soul) was released in May 2000. It was her third Spanish language album with a focus on caribbean rhythms. The album featured several Latin Hits as "No Me Dejes De Querer", "Como Me Duele Perderte", "Por Un Beso". The album earned Estefan her third Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album in 2001. 2003–2007: Unwrapped, 90 Miles and compilations[edit] She also appeared in a performance with Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
at Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami
and sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at game three of the 2003 World Series
2003 World Series
in Miami
between the Florida Marlins
Florida Marlins
and New York Yankees.[15] In 2003, Estefan released Unwrapped, her first English-language CD in five years. To promote the CD, she toured Europe, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S.[citation needed] "Hoy" and "Tu Fotografía" both reached No. 1 on Billboard's Latin chart, and "I Wish You" reached the Adult Contemporary Charts top 20. The Live & Re-Wrapped Tour, was produced by Clear Channel Entertainment. It began in Hidalgo, Texas
Hidalgo, Texas
on July 30, 2004, and played in 26 cities. It featured Estefan's greatest hits.[citation needed] The final concert of the tour took place in Estefan's hometown of Miami
on the weekend of October 9 and 10[citation needed] On April 7, 2005, Estefan participated in " Selena
¡VIVE!", the tribute concert for Selena
Quintanilla-Pérez, the "Queen of Tejano", who was murdered in March 1995 on the brink of her attempt to cross over as an English-language performer. Estefan performed "I Could Fall in Love", one of Selena's posthumously released crossover hits. Also that year, Estefan appeared on the soundtrack for the television series Desperate Housewives, singing a song titled "Young Hearts Run Free". In late 2005, the club mash-up "Dr. Pressure" was released, which combined Mylo's No. 19 hit "Drop The Pressure" with the Miami
Sound Machine's "Dr. Beat". It reached No. 3 on the UK singles chart and No. 1 on the Australian dance chart.[citation needed]

Estefan performs at an event to celebrate the United Through Reading program aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier
Nimitz class aircraft carrier
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), September 14, 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. She released two additional similar compilation albums that year for other markets. The Very Best of Gloria Estefan
The Very Best of Gloria Estefan
was released in Europe and Mexico, and was similar to The Essential Gloria Estefan, but also included as a bonus track "Dr. Pressure". This compilation was certified GOLD in Ireland.[16] Oye Mi Canto!: Los Grandes Exitos, a collection of her Spanish-language hits was released in Spain.[citation needed] "90 miles", released to the market on September 18, 2007, is recorded entirely in Spanish. Produced by Emilio Estefan
Emilio Estefan
and Gaitan Bros (Gaitanes), and composed by Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Ricardo Gaitán and Alberto Gaitán. The title alludes to the distance between Miami
and Cuba. The first single called "No llores" came out on the market. The song was positioned in the United States in the Latin categories of Billboard. The album managed to position itself number in the Netherlands. In the United States it was ranked No. 25 on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
list, selling 25,000 units in its first week. In Spain he debuted at No. 3 and was awarded a gold record for his high sales.35 In 2008 they won 2 Latin Grammy. The first for Best Contemporary Album, and the second for Best Tropical Song, "Pintame de Colores". 2008–2009 highlights[edit]

Estefan in February 2009

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.. The performance was recorded and was released at the American iTunes Store; the video of the performance reached No. 20 of the store's Top 100 videos.[citation needed] Estefan became the headliner of the new venue of the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino.[citation needed] She then headed to Canada to perform at the Casino Rama. In August, she started her "90 Millas World Tour". Estefan played concerts in London, Rotterdam, Belfast and Aruba. Estefan performed several concerts in Spain, specifically Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza and Tenerife. Two of these concerts, in Las Ventas, Spain,[17] and Rotterdam, The Netherlands, were free to the public. Back in the states, Estefan performed a special concert at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to raise funds for the Education of South Florida.[18] Estefan was a headliner for Bette Midler's "Annual Hulaween Gala" along with other special guests such as Kathy Griffin and a costume contest judged by Michael Kors. The event benefited the New York Restoration Project.[19] During the Thanksgiving season, Estefan appeared on Rosie O'Donnell's television special Rosie Live singing a duet with O'Donnell titled "Gonna Eat For Thanksgiving", an alternate version of "Gonna Eat For Christmas" from on O'Donnell's album A Rosie Christmas. In 2009, Estefan announced plans for her "farewell tour" of Latin America and South America. The tour continued with a concert at Guadalajara
in Mexico, as part of a program designed to improve tourism in Mexico,[20] and a series of appearances at music festivals throughout Europe, including headlining at the Summer Pops Music Festival in Liverpool on July 27, 2009.[21] The same year, Estefan opened the "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina 2009" with "No Llores". Also, at the end, Estefan together with Jennifer Lopez, Thalía, Marc Anthony, José Feliciano, performed a rendition of her Spanish-language classic, "Mi Tierra".[22] In 2009, three albums of Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
with Miami Sound Machine were re-released in Japan. The originals were all recorded in the early 1980s. These comprised Eyes of Innocence, Primitive Love
Primitive Love
and Let It Loose on a limited edition mini Lp CD.[citation needed] 2010–2011: Miss Little Havana[edit] 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". The song, written by Estefan and approved by Quincy Jones, was recorded, and premiered during El Show de Cristina on March 1, 2010.[23] All of the money from sales of the song went to Haitian relief.[24][25] 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).[26] Las Damas de Blanco is an opposition movement in Cuba that consists of wives and other female relatives of jailed dissidents. Since 2003, the women have protested the imprisonments by attending Mass each Sunday wearing white dresses and then silently walking through the streets in white clothing.[citation needed] Later that year, Estefan took part in Broadway's "24 Hour Plays" in which actors, writers, and directors collaborate to produce and perform six one-act plays within 24 hours to benefit the Urban Arts Partnership. She performed alongside actors Elijah Wood, Diane Neal, and Alicia Witt
Alicia Witt
in the play I Think You'll Love This One, written by the 20-year-old winner of the Montblanc writers' project, Elizabeth Cruz Cortes.[27] In Spring 2011, Sony Music Europe released part 2 of the Original Album Classics comprising 5 classic albums; Hold me, thrill me, Kiss me, Abriendo Puertas, Destiny, Gloria!
and Alma Caribena on mini LP CDS.[citation needed] 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
Bank United Center
for auditions.[28] In 2011, Estefan was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl
Hall of Fame along with Grammy and Emmy award winner Harry Connick Jr.
Harry Connick Jr.
Both singers performed at a special concert on June 17, 2011, with Thomas Wilkins as musical conductor. Proceeds from this event went to benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute's education programs.[29] 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.[30][31] Early on, Estefan had described the album as a project in the vein of her 1998 hit album gloria!; Collaborating with her on it were producers Pharrell Williams, Motiff, Emilio Estefan, and Drop Dead Beats.[32] One song from the album, "Wepa", premiered on May 31, 2011 at AmericanAirlines Arena in a special music video of the song for the Miami
Heat. The Heat video was released on YouTube on June 1.[33][34] The song went on sale for digital downloading at the iTunes Store on July 24.[35] Both "Wepa" and "Hotel Nacional" achieved No. 1 on Billboard Latin Songs and on Dance/Club Chart. 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. When asked if she was a supporter of gay marriage, she replied "Of course I am. I think everyone should be able to marry who they love, and it should just be." Estefan has also recorded a video for the It Gets Better campaign, an organization which aims to prevent homophobic bullying.[36] In November 2011, Estefan began hosting Gloria Estefan's Latin Beat, a seven-part series for BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 2
in the United Kingdom that explores the history of Latin music.[37] 2012–2015: The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep and The Standards[edit] Estefan started a reality show called The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep opposite Joe Jonas, Nelly and John Rich
John Rich
on the CW Network, where she, and the other three mentors are searched for the next big star, to record an album with Atlantic Records. Unlike other music reality shows, in this program, the mentors selected the "candidates" for the show, and trained them for a live performance, where they'd be voted for the best act of the day. The first season ended in October 2012, with musician Michael Ray, as the big finalist. This same year, Estefan appeared as a musical guest in Tony Bennett's compilation of duets with Latin-American musicians, Viva Duets
Viva Duets
with a rendition of the song, "Who Can I Turn To". Weeks later, she helped the American version of Teleton, releasing the charity single "Por Un Mundo Mejor" along with Mexican singer Lucero, Dominican rapper El Cata and Mexican pop band, Reik.[38] A video for the song was shot, with them recording the song, which was marked as the official hymn for the foundation. 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. That same month, in parts of Europe, Sony Music released a 2 CDs collection call The Dutch Collections, this compilation includes all of Gloria Estefan 32 hits including "Hot Summer Nights", never been released before on any of Estefan albums. In September 2013, Estefan released The Standards.[39] The album features some collaborations with artists like Laura Pausini, Dave Koz and Joshua Bell, and a selection of songs from the Great American songbook. The album reached No. 20 on the US Billboard 200
Billboard 200
chart marking her first top 20 album on the chart since 1994's Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me. The first single from the album was "How Long Has This Been Going On?". To promote the album, she appeared on CBS This Morning Saturday the week of its release and performed the song "Good Morning Heartache" in front of original author of the song Ervin Drake.[40] In April 2014, Gloria and her husband Emilio, were honored at the 2014 "Power of Love Event for Keep Memory Alive" in Las Vegas, where big names of the musical industry such as Queen Latifah, Ricky Martin, Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
and Gloria's friend, Carole King, offered the couple a tribute to their music.[41] Gloria joined Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana
on his new album Corazon in a song called "Besos de lejos." Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
teamed up with Dave Koz
Dave Koz
song for their Christmas cover, "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Also, she teamed up with Sheila E, 2GD and Wes Quave for a song called "I Take It Back." Gloria also teamed up with Joshua Bell
Joshua Bell
and Tiempo Librea in their cover of "Christmas Auld Lang Syne" and collaborated with Johnny Mathis song for "Mary's Boy Child".[citation needed] Estefan released Soy Mujer, on Sony Latin on June 23, 2015. The album consists of Estefan's greatest Spanish-language hits.[42] Other work[edit]

Estefan in Narciso Rodriguez

Stage musical[edit] A jukebox musical, On Your Feet!, about the life of Gloria and Emilio Estefan premiered on Broadway November 5, 2015.[43] The musical premiered at the Oriental Theater, Chicago, running from June 17, 2015 to July 5. Directed by Jerry Mitchell, the choreography is by Sergio Trujillo, book by Alexander Dinelaris. The cast features Ana Villafañe as Gloria and Josh Segarra
Josh Segarra
as Emilio.[44] The musical opened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on October 5, 2015 in previews, and officially on November 5.[45] Film and television appearances[edit] Estefan has appeared in two films, Music of the Heart
Music of the Heart
(1999) and For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000). Estefan made a cameo appearance with her husband in Marley & Me in 2008 Estefan was cast to star as Connie Francis, a U.S. pop singer of the 1950s and early 1960s, in Who's Sorry Now?, based on Francis' life. Filming supposedly began in late 2008, according to Parade magazine (March 23, 2008). Estefan, in an interview with www.allheadlinenews.com, stated the film would be released in 2009. As of December 2009, the film has been dropped as Connie Francis
Connie Francis
had irreconcilable differences with Estefan over the film's writer. Francis wanted to hire writer Robert L. Freedman, who had written the Emmy Award
Emmy Award
winning mini-series Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. Estefan (according to Francis) refused to consider him, which ended the project collaboration.[46] Estefan appeared in the ABC television special Elmopalooza, which aired February 20, 1998, in which she sang the song "Mambo, I, I, I". In April 2004, Estefan appeared on the Fox Broadcasting Company's program, American Idol
American Idol
as a guest mentor for the contestants Latin week.[47] After campaigning heavily for the part on her social media accounts, Estefan was invited to guest star on the Fox television series Glee, as the mother of cheerleader Santana Lopez
Santana Lopez
(Naya Rivera).[48] She also appeared as a mentor for the reality-series at CW Network, The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep. Books[edit] Estefan has written two children's books: The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog (2005) and Noelle's Treasure Tale (2006). The latter book spent a week at No. 3 on the New York Times Bestseller list for children's books.[49] She also collaborated on a cookbook with her husband entitled Estefan Kitchen, which was published in 2008. It contains 60 traditional Cuban recipes.[50] Other business ventures and appearances[edit]

The Cardozo hotel on Ocean Drive, in Miami
Beach, Florida.

Gloria and Emilio Estefan
Emilio Estefan
own several business establishments, including several Cuban-themed restaurants (Bongos Cuban Café, Larios on the Beach). The restaurants are located in Miami
Beach, downtown Miami
(part of the American Airlines Arena), at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, Walt Disney World's Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida, and in Miami
International Airport. They also own two hotels: Costa d'Este[51] in Vero Beach
Vero Beach
which opened in 2008,[52] and The Cardozo in Miami
Beach. Estefan was appointed to the board of directors for Univision Communications Inc. in 2007.[53] The Estefans' estimated net worth has been reported variously as between $500[54] and $700 million.[55] In June 2009, Estefan and her husband became the first Hispanics to buy a minor ownership stake in an NFL team, the Miami Dolphins.[56][57][58] She spoke at TEDx Via della Conciliazione, on April 19, 2013, on the theme "Religious freedom today".[59][60] Personal life[edit]

Gloria and Emilio Estefan
Emilio Estefan
at the 2014 Miami
International Film Festival

Estefan became romantically involved with the Miami
Sound Machine's band leader, Emilio Estefan, in 1976. As she later revealed, "he was my first and only boyfriend". They married on September 2, 1978 and 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. On June 21, 2012, the first Estefan grandchild was born: grandson Sasha Argento Coppola Estefan. Estefan said that “Sasha Argento,” which means “benefactor of mankind” in Arabic, was a possible name that she and Emilio thought about naming their son Nayib. Awards[edit] Main article: List of awards received by Gloria Estefan In addition to her three Grammy Awards, Estefan has received many other awards. In May 1993, she received the Ellis Island
Ellis Island
Congressional Medal of Honor, which is the highest award that can be given to a naturalized U.S. citizen. She has won the Hispanic Heritage Award, an MTV Video Music Award, and the 1993 National Music Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year award. She is the recipient of the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her husband, Emilio, a world-renowned music impresario, received a star adjacent to his wife's on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
in 2005. Estefan holds an honorary doctoral degree in music from the University of Miami, awarded in 1993. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami. In April 2014, Estefan was tapped into the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the University of Miami's highest honor society. In 2002, Barry University
Barry University
in Miami
bestowed upon her an honorary law degree. She and her husband received honorary doctoral degrees in music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2007. She delivered the commencement address to the 2007 graduating class. In 2002, she received the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Medallion of Excellence for Community Service. The singer was Musicares Person of the Year in 1994. She founded the Gloria Estefan Foundation, which promotes education, health and cultural development. She has been honored twice by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 1992, she served as a public member of the U.S. Delegation to the 47th Session of the United Nations' General Assembly Opening Plenary. Estefan received the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year
Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year
award at the Latin Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
in November 2008 in recognition of her twenty-five-year singing career. She is the first female singer to receive this award. She also received the Latin Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for "Best Traditional Tropical Album" for 90 Millas, and the Latin Grammy Award for "Best Tropical Song" for her single, "Píntame De Colores". This established the first occasion for Estefan to ever win the Grammy Award for a song (either Latin or non-Latin). On March 12, 2009, Estefan was honored as a BMI Icon at the 16th annual BMI Latin Awards. Her catalog includes 22 BMI Latin and Pop Awards, along with 11 BMI Million-Air Awards. In April 2010, Estefan and her husband received a star in the "Walk of Stars" in Las Vegas for their contribution to music industry. On April 28, 2011, at the Latin Billboard Awards, Estefan was honored with the Billboard Spirit of Hope Award for her philanthropic work. 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 November 2015, it was announced Estefan, along with her husband, would be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Presidential Medal of Freedom
by President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
for her contributions to American music. In 2017, Estefan became the first Cuban-American to be named as one of the Kennedy Center Honors. Discography[edit] Main articles: Gloria Estefan albums discography
Gloria Estefan albums discography
and Gloria Estefan singles discography

Live Again/Renacer (1977) Miami Sound Machine (1978) Imported (1979) MSM (1980) Otra Vez (1981) Rio (1982) A Toda Maquina (1984) Eyes of Innocence (1984) Primitive Love
Primitive Love
(1985) Let It Loose / Anything for You (1987) Cuts Both Ways
Cuts Both Ways
(1989) Into the Light (1991) Mi Tierra
Mi Tierra
(1993) Christmas Through Your Eyes
Christmas Through Your Eyes
(1993) Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (1994) Abriendo Puertas (1995) Destiny (1996) gloria! (1998) Alma Caribeña
Alma Caribeña
~ Caribbean Soul (2000) Unwrapped (2003) 90 Millas
90 Millas
(2007) Miss Little Havana
(2011) The Standards
The Standards

Tours[edit] Main article: List of Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
concert tours Filmography[edit]


Year Title Role Notes

1999 Music of the Heart Isabel Vazquez Debut acting performance

2000 Little Angelita Voice Narrator Animated Short Film

2003 Famous: The Making of Unwrapped Herself Album documentary

2007 90 Millas
90 Millas
Documentary Herself Album documentary

2007 Your Mommy Kills Animals Herself Documentary

2008 Marley & Me Herself Cameo appearance

2009 G-Force Juárez Voice in the Latin-American version of the film[61]

2010 Recording: The History Of Recorded Music Herself Documentary

2017 A Change of Heart Dr. Farjado


Year Title Role Notes

1986 Club Med

TV movie

1989 Postcard From... with Clive James Herself Episode: "Miami"

1993 The Hypnotic World of Paul McKenna Herself

1998 Blue's Clues Herself Episode: "Blue's Birthday"

2000 For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story Emilia Movie

2000 Frasier Maria Episode: "Something About Dr. Mary"

2005 A Capitol Fourth Herself

2006 The Chris Isaak Show Herself Episode: "A Little Help from My Friends"

2009 Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Herself Episode: "Rosie and Gloria and Griffin... Oh My!"

2010 The Marriage Ref Herself One episode

2011 The X Factor Herself 2 episodes

2012/15 Glee Mrs. Maribel Lopez Episodes: "Goodbye", "A Wedding"

2012 The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep Herself

2016 Jane the Virgin Herself


1986: Video Éxitos L.D.L Enterprises 1989: Homecoming Concert CMV (US: Platinum) 1990: Evolution CMV (US: Platinum) 1991: Coming Out of the Dark
Coming Out of the Dark
SMV 1992: Into The Light World Tour SMV (US: Platinum) 1995: Everlasting Gloria!
EMV (US: Gold) 1996: The Evolution Tour Live in Miami
EMV 1998: Don't Stop EMV 2001: Que siga la tradición EMV 2002: Live in Atlantis EMV 2003: Famous (Video journal about making-of Unwrapped LP; included in CD package) 2004: Live & Unwrapped EMV 2007: 90 Millas: the Documentary (Video journal about making-of 90 Millas LP; included in CD package)


2005: The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog. ISBN 0-06-082623-1[62] 2006: Noelle's Treasure Tale: A New Magically Mysterious Adventure ISBN 0060826231[63] 2008: Estefan's Kitchen ISBN 045122518X[64]

See also[edit]

Book: Gloria Estefan

Biography portal Cuba portal Hispanic and Latino Americans portal Latin music portal Pop music portal

List of best-selling music artists List of artists who reached number one on the Hot 100 (U.S.) List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. Dance chart Pop Latino


^ This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Fajardo and the second or maternal family name is García.

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Albums Singles Awards Tours

Studio albums

with Miami
Sound Machine:

Live Again/Renacer (1977) Miami Sound Machine (1978) Imported (1979) MSM (1980) Otra Vez (1981) Rio (1982) A Toda Maquina (1984) Eyes of Innocence (1984) Primitive Love
Primitive Love
(1985) Let It Loose / Anything for You (1987)

Cuts Both Ways
Cuts Both Ways
(1989) Into the Light (1991) Mi Tierra
Mi Tierra
(1993) Christmas Through Your Eyes
Christmas Through Your Eyes
(1993) Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (1994) Abriendo Puertas (1995) Destiny (1996) gloria! (1998) Alma Caribeña
Alma Caribeña
~ Caribbean Soul (2000) Unwrapped (2003) 90 Millas
90 Millas
(2007) Miss Little Havana
(2011) The Standards
The Standards


Hits (1988) Éxitos de Gloria Estefan
Éxitos de Gloria Estefan
(1990) Greatest Hits (1992) Best of Gloria Estefan
Best of Gloria Estefan
(1997) Greatest Hits Vol. II (2001) Amor y Suerte: Éxitos Romanticos / The Spanish Love Songs (2004) Oye Mi Canto!: Los Éxitos / Los Grandes Éxitos (2006) The Very Best of Gloria Estefan
The Very Best of Gloria Estefan
(2006) The Essential Gloria Estefan
The Essential Gloria Estefan
(2006) iTunes Originals (2007) Playlist: The Very Best of Gloria Estefan
The Very Best of Gloria Estefan
(2009) Mis Favoritas (2010) Essential Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
(UK) [2010] The Dutch Collection (2013) Soy Mujer (2015)


The 12" Mixes (1988) The Best Remixes (1989) Twelve Inch Mixes (1993) Bailando!
(1998) Partytime!
(1998) Unwrapped: Remixes (2004)


Music of the Heart
Music of the Heart
(1999) For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)


Primitive Love
Primitive Love
Tour (1985/86) Let It Loose World Tour (1987/88) Get On Your Feet
Get On Your Feet
Tour (1989/90) Into the Light World Tour (1991/92) Evolution World Tour
Evolution World Tour
(1996/97) Live & Re-Wrapped Tour (2004) 90 Millas World Tour
90 Millas World Tour

Notable concerts

Vh1 Divas Live (1998) The Millennium Concert (1999) The Atlantis Concert (2000) One Night Only at the Mandalay Bay (2001) Live & Unwrapped (2003) She's Got a Friend (2009)


The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog (2005) Noelle's Treasure Tale: A New Magically Mysterious Adventure (2006) Estefan's Kitchen (2008)

Related content

Emilio Estefan
Emilio Estefan
Jr. Lili Estefan Miami
Sound Machine Pablo Flores The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep Latin pop

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Gloria Estefan

Eyes of Innocence

"Dr. Beat" "Prisoner of Love" "I Need a Man"

Primitive Love

"Conga" "Bad Boy" "Words Get in the Way" "Falling in Love (Uh-Oh)"

Let It Loose/Anything for You

"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" "Betcha Say That" "Can't Stay Away from You" "Anything for You" "1-2-3"

Cuts Both Ways

"Don't Wanna Lose You" "Get on Your Feet" "Here We Are" "Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)" "Cuts Both Ways"

Exitos de Gloria Estefan


Into the Light

"Coming Out of the Dark" "Seal Our Fate" "Remember Me with Love" "Can't Forget You" "Nayib’s Song (I Am Here for You)" "Live for Loving You"

Greatest Hits

"Always Tomorrow" "Megamix" "I See Your Smile" "Go Away"

Mi Tierra

"Mi Tierra" "Con Los Años Que Me Quedan" "Tradición" "Montuno "¡Sí Señor!..."" "Mi Buen Amor" "Ayer"

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me

"Turn the Beat Around" "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" "Everlasting Love" "It's Too Late" "Cherchez La Femme"

Abriendo Puertas

"Abriendo Puertas" "Más Allá" "Tres Deseos" "Dulce Amor" "La Parranda" "Lejos De Ti" "Felicidad" "Abriendo Puertas A La Navidad"


"Reach" "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)" "I'm Not Giving You Up" "Higher" "Show Me the Way Back to Your Heart" "No Pretendo"


"Heaven's What I Feel/Corazón Prohibido" "Oye!" "Cuba Libre" "Don't Let This Moment End" "Don't Stop"

Alma Caribeña
Alma Caribeña
- Caribbean Soul

"No Me Dejes de Querer" "Como Me Duele Perderte" "Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita" "Tengo Que Decirte Algo" "Me Voy" "Por Un Beso"

Greatest Hits Vol. II

"You Can't Walk Away from Love" "Out of Nowhere" "Y-Tu-Conga"


"Wrapped/Hoy" "I Wish You" "Te Amaré" "Tu Fotografía"

90 Millas

"No Llores" "Me Odio" "Píntame De Colores"

Miss Little Havana

"Wepa" "Hotel Nacional"

Other notable songs & Collaborations

"En El Jardín" "Santo Santo" "Music of My Heart" "What More Can I Give "Dr. Pressure" "Somos El Mundo"

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Kennedy Center Honorees (2010s)


Merle Haggard Jerry Herman Bill T. Jones Paul McCartney Oprah Winfrey


Barbara Cook Neil Diamond Yo-Yo Ma Sonny Rollins Meryl Streep


Buddy Guy Dustin Hoffman David Letterman Led Zeppelin Natalia Makarova


Martina Arroyo Herbie Hancock Billy Joel Shirley MacLaine Carlos Santana


Al Green Tom Hanks Patricia McBride Sting Lily Tomlin


Carole King George Lucas Rita Moreno Seiji Ozawa Cicely Tyson


Martha Argerich Eagles Al Pacino Mavis Staples James Taylor


Carmen de Lavallade Gloria Estefan LL Cool J Norman Lear Lionel Richie

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Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

Emilio Estefan
Emilio Estefan
(2000) Julio Iglesias
Julio Iglesias
(2001) Vicente Fernández
Vicente Fernández
(2002) Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
(2003) Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana
(2004) José José
José José
(2005) Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin
(2006) Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra
(2007) Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
(2008) Juan Gabriel
Juan Gabriel
(2009) Plácido Domingo
Plácido Domingo
(2010) Shakira
(2011) Caetano Veloso
Caetano Veloso
(2012) Miguel Bosé
Miguel Bosé
(2013) Joan Manuel Serrat
Joan Manuel Serrat
(2014) Roberto Carlos (2015) Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony
(2016) Alejandro Sanz
Alejandro Sanz

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MusiCares Person of the Year

David Crosby
David Crosby
(1991) Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1992) Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1993) Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
(1994) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
(1996) Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1997) Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti
(1998) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1999) Elton John
Elton John
(2000) Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(2001) Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(2002) Bono
(2003) Sting (2004) Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
(2005) James Taylor
James Taylor
(2006) Don Henley
Don Henley
(2007) Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
(2008) Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
(2009) Neil Young
Neil Young
(2010) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(2011) Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(2012) Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2013) Carole King
Carole King
(2014) Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2015) Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(2016) Tom Petty
Tom Petty
(2017) Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

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Florida Women's Hall of Fame administered by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women



Mary McLeod Bethune Helene S. Coleman Elaine Gordon Wilhelmina Celeste Goehring Harvey Paula Mae Milton Barbara Jo Palmer


Roxcy O’Neal Bolton Barbara Landstreet Frye Lena B. Smithers Hughes Zora Neale Hurston Sybil Collins Mobley Helen Muir Gladys Pumariega Soler Julia DeForest Sturtevant Tuttle


Annie Ackerman Rosemary Barkett Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry Dorothy Dodd Marjory Stoneman Douglas Elsie Jones Hare Elizabeth McCullough Johnson Frances Bartlett Kinne Arva Moore Parks McCabe Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Florence Barbara Seibert Marilyn K. Smith Eartha M. M. White



Jacqueline Cochran Carrie P. Meek Ruth Bryan Owen


Betty Skelton Frankman Erde Paulina Pedroso Janet Reno


Nikki Beare Betty Mae Jumper Gladys Nichols Milton


Evelyn Stocking Crosslin JoAnn Hardin Morgan Sarah Brooks Pryor


Marjorie Harris Carr Betty Castor Ivy Julia Cromartie Stranahan


Alicia Baro Carita Doggett Corse M. Athalie Range


Helen Gordon Davis Mattie Belle Davis Christine Fulwylie-Bankston


Althea Gibson Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin Dessie Smith Prescott



Chris Evert Paula Fickes Hawkins Marianne Mathewson-Chapman


Jessie Ball duPont Lenore Carrero Nesbitt Lynda Keever


Victoria Joyce Ely Toni Jennings Frances Langford
Frances Langford


Sarah Ann Blocker Gloria Estefan Mary R. Grizzle


Shirley D. Coletti Judith Kersey Marion Hammer


Caridad Asensio Tillie Fowler Lucy W. Morgan


Maryly VanLeer Peck Peggy A. Quince


Barbara J. Pariente Pallavi Patel Ileana Ros-Lehtinen


Louise H. Cortelis Gwen Margolis Betty Schlesinger Sembler


Eugenie Clark Claudine Dianne Ryce Dara Grace Torres



Mary Brennan Karl Anna I. Rodriguez


Ruth H. Alexander Elizabeth "Budd" Bell Vicki Bryant Burke


Clara C. Frye Aleene Pridgen Kidd MacKenzie Lillie Pierce Voss


Susan Benton Louise Jones Gopher Dottie Berger MacKinnon


Mary Lee Farrior Evelyn Cahn Keiser Charlotte Edwards Maguire


Carol Jenkins Barnett Helen Aguirre Ferré Elmira Louise Leto


Mary Lou Baker Kathleen Scott Robertson Katherine Fernandez Rundle

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