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Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan at the 1990 Grammy Awards cropped
Gloria Estefan at the 1990 Grammy Awards cropped
Background information
Birth name Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García
Born September 22, 1961 (1961-09-22) (age 46) Havana, Cuba
Origin Miami, Florida
Genre(s) Pop music, rock music, pop rock, dance-pop, Latin pop, dance music
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress, writer
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar, percussion
Years active 1977—present
Label(s) SonyBMG/Epic
Associated
acts
Emilio Estéfan, Jr.
Miami Sound Machine
Website gloriaestefan.com

Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Fajardo on September 22, 1961 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. Her single "Don't Wanna Lose You" (1989) was certified Platinum in the U.S. and reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100. Gloria also has number one hits on the pop, dance, adult contemporary, latin and salsa charts. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of Cuba. ... Miami redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... Dance-pop is a subgenre of pop music that evolved from disco, circa the early 1980s, that combines dance beats with a pop song structure. ... Ritchie Valens album cover Latin Pop (Pop Latino, in Spanish) is pop music from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Hispanic American artists who sing in languages spoken in Latin America, mainly Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Emilio Estefan, Jr. ... Gloria, Live & Re-wrapped Tour Promo Poster Gloria Estefan (birth name Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo, born September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba), is a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, who began her career as lead vocalist for the then exclusively Spanish-language band, Miami Sound Machine, in... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of Cuba. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Cuban-American is an immigrant to the United States from Cuba. ... Dont Wanna lose you is a single by Gloria Estefan. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... General Name, Symbol, Number platinum, Pt, 78 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 6, d Appearance grayish white Standard atomic weight 195. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Look up salsa on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Known as the “Queen of Latin Pop”, Estefan is one of the world’s most recognized popular music artists. With over 90 million albums sold worldwide,[1] she is the single most successful crossover performer in Latin music history. She is one of the Best selling music artists of all time. Gloria was labeled as "a hardworking singer that we're all lucky to know".[2] This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ...

Contents

Early life

Fleeing Cuba

Cuban-born, Gloria and her mother moved to Miami, Florida when she was 16 months old, following the Cuban Revolution in 1959. Gloria’s father José Fajardo, who in the 1950s was a personal bodyguard to then Cuban president Fulgencio Batista's wife, was taken prisoner by Castro's forces when they invaded the palace on January 1, 1959. Fajardo was held as a political prisoner for 5 months before he was released and joined his wife and daughter in Miami, Estefan told "Reader's Digest" (September 2007). Two years later, he was captured in the ill-fated Bay of Pigs Invasion that attempted to overthrow the new communist government established by Fidel Castro. Gloria’s father was held as a prisoner until an exchange was arranged by President John F. Kennedy. This article is about the city in Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... The Cuban Revolution refers to the revolution that led to the overthrow of General Fulgencio Batistas regime on January 1, 1959 by the 26th of July Movement and other revolutionary elements within the country. ... General Fulgencio Batista (pronounced or ) y Zaldívar (January 16, 1901 – August 6, 1973) was a Cuban military officer and politician. ... Combatants Cubans trained by Soviet advisors Cuban exiles trained by United States Commanders Fidel Castro José Ramón Fernández Ernesto Che Guevara Francisco Ciutat de Miguel Grayston Lynch Pepe San Roman Erneido Oliva Strength 51,000 1,500 Casualties various estimates; over 1,600 dead[1] to 5,000... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ...


Parents

Gloria’s father Jose Fajardo was a proud anti-communist, who served for multiple tours as an officer in the United States Army in Vietnam. He is thought to have been exposed to Agent Orange, a defoliant used extensively during the Vietnam war to clear combat areas. He later developed multiple sclerosis, and was nursed by his daughter for many years. He died in 1980. For other uses, see Agent Orange (disambiguation). ... A defoliant is any chemical sprayed or dusted on plants to cause its leaves to fall off. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


Gloria’s mother, Gloria García Pérez de Fajardo, now living in Miami, ran a school in Cuba in the 1950s for kindergarten students. For other uses, see Kindergarten (disambiguation). ...


University of Miami

Gloria was raised primarily in Miami (though she accompanied her mother, father and younger sister, Becky, to several military bases in the 1960s during her father’s military service). Gloria graduated from the Catholic high school, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in 1974. She attended the University of Miami. As a student there, she also worked as a Spanish and French translator at Miami International Airport's Customs Department. She graduated in 1978 with a degree in communications and psychology (with a minor in French). Since graduating, she has been a prominent advocate for the university and a member of its Board of Trustees. She has appeared in national television advertisements for the university and is one of several highly prominent University of Miami alumni. Our Lady of Lourdes Academy is a Roman Catholic, all-girls high school in Miami, Florida. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... , Destinations with direct service from Miami Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA, FAA LID: MIA) is a public airport located eight miles (13 km) northwest of the central business district of Miami, in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Psychological science redirects here. ...


Estefan’s first public musical performance was at a large Cuban wedding when her future husband, Emilio Estefan, Jr. asked her to join what was then called "The Miami Latin Boys." With the addition of Estefan, the band's name was change to Miami Sound Machine. Emilio Estefan (born April 3, 1953) is a Cuban musician and producer. ... Gloria, Live & Re-wrapped Tour Promo Poster Gloria Estefan (birth name Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo, born September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba), is a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, who began her career as lead vocalist for the then exclusively Spanish-language band, Miami Sound Machine, in...


"Words Get in the Way” became follow up hits in the US and around the world. “Words Get In The Way” reached #1 in the US Adult Contemporary chart, establishing that the group could perform pop ballads equally as well as dance tunes. The song “Hot Summer Nights” was also released that year and was part of the blockbuster movie Top Gun. Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Top Gun is a 1986 American film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in association with Paramount Pictures. ...


Estefan’s next album, 1987’s Let It Loose, went multi-platinum, with six million copies sold in the US. It featured the following hits: “Anything For You” (#1 Pop), “1,2,3” (#3 Pop), “Betcha Say That” (#36 Pop), “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” (#5 Pop), and “Can’t Stay Away From You” (#6 Pop). “Can’t Stay Away From You,” “Anything For You” and “1-2-3” were all #1 Adult Contemporary hits as well.


In 1988, Estefan took top billing as the band’s name changed to Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine. Beginning in 1989, the group's name was dropped altogether along with the firing of the miami sound machine band members. After ten years, Emilio came in one day and told everyone they were fired. Estefan was credited as a solo artist, though the ever-changing line-up of Miami Sound Machine continues as her backing band to this day.


In 1989, after the worldwide chart success of single Anything For You, their Let It Loose album was repackaged as Anything For You. It became the band's first UK #1 album, selling over a million copies. It was the biggest selling album of the year in The Netherlands, staying at #1 for 22 weeks. The album also took top honors in Australia and Canada, launching Estefan to superstar status.


Cuts Both Ways

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" (a Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit), "Oye mi Canto (Hear my Voice)", "Here We Are", "Cuts Both Ways" (#1 on the U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart) and "Get on Your Feet." Cuts Both Ways went platinum within its first month of release in the U.S. Success followed in the UK where it debuted at #1, with Gloria being the first act in 10 years to have two # 1 albums on the UK albums chart in one year. Cuts Both Ways then shot to #1 in Australia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, and other countries, selling over ten million copies worldwide. Cuts Both Ways is the first studio album released by Gloria Estefan as a solo artist, but is the twelfth overall, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... Dont Wanna lose you is a single by Gloria Estefan. ... Oye mi Canto (Hear My Voice) is a single by Gloria Estefan. ... Here we Are is a single by Gloria Estefan. ... Cuts Both Ways is a single by Gloria Estefan. ... The Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles and only Adult Contemporary) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... Get on Your Feet is a single by Gloria Estefan. ... Cuts Both Ways is the first studio album released by Gloria Estefan as a solo artist, but is the twelfth overall, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... Cuts Both Ways is the first studio album released by Gloria Estefan as a solo artist, but is the twelfth overall, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain...


Marriage and children

Gloria became romantically involved with the Miami Sound Machine's band leader, Emilio Estefan, in 1976. She and Emilio married on September 2, 1978. They have a son, Nayib (born September 2, 1980) and a daughter, Emily Marie (born December 5, 1994). Emilio Estefan (born March 4, 1953) is a Cuban musician of Lebanese ancestry and producer. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


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 tractor trailer crashed into her tour bus. She was flown by helicopter to New York City, where surgeons at the Hospital for Special Surgery permanently implanted two titanium rods to stabilize her spinal column. Her grueling rehabilitation required almost a year of intensive physical therapy, but she achieved a complete recovery. She returned to an international tour ten months after the accident. Cuts Both Ways is the first studio album released by Gloria Estefan as a solo artist, but is the twelfth overall, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Scranton redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “Surgeon” redirects here. ... The Hospital for Special Surgery is a hospital in New York City. ... An implant is an artificial device made to replace and act as a missing biological structure. ... General Name, symbol, number titanium, Ti, 22 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 4, 4, d Appearance silvery metallic Standard atomic weight 47. ... The spinal cord is a part of the vertebrate nervous system that is enclosed in and protected by the vertebral column (it passes through the spinal canal). ... Physical therapy (or physiotherapy[1]) is the provision of services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. ...


Comeback: Into The Light, Mi Tierra, and Abriendo Puertas

Estefan returned to the charts with a concept album, Into the Light in 1991. “Coming Out of the Dark” was performed publicly for the first time on the American Music Awards in January 1991 receiving a standing ovation as she took stage. "I was worried so much about crying before I finished that I completely didn't prepare for crying before I started.", Estefan said backstage after the performance. Out of the Dark reached #1 in the U.S. as a single a few months later. The Into the Light World Tour covered 100 cities in nine countries and was seen by more than 10 million people worldwide. She followed up Into the Light with her first greatest-hits album in 1992, which included the U.S. hit ballads “Always Tomorrow” and “I See Your Smile” and the international hit dance track “Go Away”. Also in 1992, Estefan helped contribute to the mainstream success of fellow Cuban-American singer-songwriter Jon Secada, including singing backup on his breakthrough hit, “Just Another Day.” Estefan spent much of the latter half of the year in Miami, helping with relief from the devastation of Hurricane Andrew. In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... Into the Light is a concept album, the third studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the fourteenth overall, released in 1991 (see 1991 in music). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... Into the Light is a concept album, the third studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the fourteenth overall, released in 1991 (see 1991 in music). ... Always Tomorrow is a single by American singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan. ... I See your Smile is a single by American singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan. ... hi now go away heather crawford you stinky old man with a green finger up your bum ... Jon Secada (born Juan Secada, 4 October 1961, Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter. ... Pee-wee and Curtis Just Another Day is the fifth episode of Pee-wees Playhouse. ... Lowest pressure 922 mbar (hPa; 27. ...


1993’s Mi Tierra saw Estefan return to her Cuban roots with a Spanish-language album, for which she won a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album. Mi Tierra was a successful album worldwide, with over eight million copies sold. In Spain, Mi Tierra became the country’s best selling international album ever. Mi Tierra is the fifth studio solo album and first Latin album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the fifteenth overall, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Hold me, Thrill me, Kiss me a cover album of some of Estefan’s favorite 1960s and 1970s songs (including the title song, the Classics IV’s “Traces,” and Blood, Sweat & Tears' “You've Made Me So Very Happy,” among others), 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 and also featured in the Sharon Stone movie The Specialist. “Everlasting Love” (the 1967 Robert Knight and 1974 Carl Carlton classic) was a successful club and pop hit, and a third single, a remake of Carole King’s signature song “It's Too Late,” did well on Adult Contemporary radio. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me is a popular song. ... Traces Classics IV (1969) Classics IV were a pop rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1965. ... This article is about the band. ... Turn The Beat Around is a disco song written by Gerald Jackson and Peter Jackson and popularized by Vicki Sue Robinson (1954-2000) in 1976, originally appearing on her debut album, Never Gonna Let You Go. ... Vicki Sue Robinson (May 31, 1954 - April 27, 2000) was a US theatre and film actress and singer, most closely associated with the disco era of late 1970s pop music. ... Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model. ... For the modification for the game Half-Life, see The Specialists. ... Everlasting Love is a song first made famous by Love Affair, an English pop group. ... Daniel Robert Knight is an Australian politician. ... Not to be confused with The Simpsons character Carl Carlson or the German band Carl Carlton and the Songdogs. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Its Too Late is a song from Carole Kings 1971 album, Tapestry. ...


1995’s Spanish-language album Abriendo Puertas earned Estefan her second Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album. It spun off two #1 Dance hits, “Abriendo Puertas” and “Tres Deseos”, and two #1 Latin singles, “Abriendo Puertas” and “Más Allá”. The Miami Herald called Abriendo Puertas “a danceable pan-Latin American fusion, brilliantly built on improbable instrumental combinations and layers of styles and rhythms”. Abriendo Puertas is the sixth studio solo album and second Spanish album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the eighteenth overall, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... Alternate cover Alternate Single Cover Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors) was the first single released by Gloria Estefan on her second Spanish album Abriendo Puertas. ... Tres Deseos (Three Wishes) was the first promotional and third overall single released by Gloria Estefan on her second Spanish album Abriendo Puertas. ... Alternate cover Alternate Single Cover Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors) was the first single released by Gloria Estefan on her second Spanish album Abriendo Puertas. ... Más Allá (Beyond) was the second single released by Gloria Estefan on her second Spanish album Abriendo Puertas. ... The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company. ...


Anti-communism

Estefan is an ardent opponent of communism, who has spoken often of her desire for a "free" Cuba. In 1995, she sang the Billboard Latin #1 song “Más Allá” for Pope John Paul II as part of the celebration of his 50th anniversary in the priesthood. She was the first pop star invited to perform for the Pope. At their meeting, Estefan, an anti-communist, asked the Pope to pray for a "free" Cuba. She has been an active opponent of Fidel Castro’s government, and supported the unsuccessful effort to keep young Elián González in the United States. Más Allá (Beyond) was the second single released by Gloria Estefan on her second Spanish album Abriendo Puertas. ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan PaweÅ‚ II) born   []; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) reigned as the 264th Pope of... Anti-communism is opposition to communist ideology, organization, or government, on either a theoretical or practical level. ... Elián González (born December 6, 1993) was at the center of a heated custody and immigration battle in 2000 involving the Cuban and United States governments, his father, his Miami and Cuban relatives, and the Cuban American community of Miami. ...


1996 Summer Olympics

The platinum selling album Destiny released in 1996, featured "Reach", the official theme of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Estefan performed in the closing ceremony, in front of an audience of two billion people worldwide. Televised ceremonies included Estefan singing both "Reach" and "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)" from the Destiny album. Destiny is the seventh studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the nineteenth overall, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). ... Reach was the Atlanta 96 official song, originally performed by Gloria Estefan. ... The 1996 Summer h Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... Alternate cover Alternate Single Cover Youll Be Mine (Party Time) was the second single released by Gloria Estefan on her seven studio album Destiny. ... Destiny is the seventh studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the nineteenth overall, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). ...


Back to dance: Gloria!

On June 2, 1998, Estefan released her eighth album, (twenty-first overall), Gloria!. The album is highly influenced by Disco music, some blended with Salsa music percussion and Latin flavour. While it became her first album during the 1990s not to hit Platinum status, it sold into the higher end of Gold certification and was well received. Estefan successfully rode the wave of the Disco revival in the U.S. during the late 1990s. The album peaked at #23 on the The Billboard 200. The single, "Oye!", peaked at #1 the Hot Dance Music/Club Play and the Hot Latin Tracks charts. The other major hit single releases were "Don't Let This Moment End", which peaked at #76 on the Billboard Hot 100 and "Heaven's What I Feel", which peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100. The latter song also became a Latin chart hit. The album's other singles are "Cuba Libre" and "Don't Stop". One of the album's highlights is "Don't Release Me", with Wyclef Jean. To promote Gloria!, Estefan performed at the famed New York City discoteque, Studio 54. is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Gloria! is the eight studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the twentieth first overall, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). ... Discothèque redirects here. ... Salsa music is a diverse and predominantly Spanish Caribbean genre that is popular across Latin America and among Latinos abroad. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ... Oye! (Hey!) was the second single released worldwide by Gloria Estefan on her eight studio album Gloria!. // Oye! is the most clubbiest song of the entire album and probably the one who become most popular with this release. ... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of what songs are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... The Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart is the most important music chart for Spanish language singles in the American music market. ... Dont Let This Moment End was the second single to U.S., the third single to UK and the fourth single to the rest of the world released by Gloria Estefan on her eight studio album Gloria!. // Dont Let This Moment End was a kind of ballad with... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Alternate cover Alternate Single Cover Heavens What I Feel was the first single released by Gloria Estefan on her eight studio album Gloria!. // This song is a beautiful ballad with a dance background which was first offered and recorded by Celine Dion but she turned down and at last... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Cuba Libre (Free Cuba) was the third single released by Gloria Estefan on her eight studio album Gloria!. // This song was the second consecutive single to not be released at Estefans home country U.S., but was released at Europe. ... Dont Stop may refer to: Dont Stop (album), Billy Idols first solo release. ... Nelust Wyclef Jean (IPA: ) (born October 17, 1972) is a Haitian-American rapper, guitarist, producer, and member of the hip hop trio The Fugees. ... Gloria! is the eight studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the twentieth first overall, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A discothèque is an entertainment venue or club with recorded music, played by Discaires (Disk jockeys), rather than an on-stage band. ... The original Studio 54 logo. ...


Other notable performances

On July 18, 1996, Estefan embarked on her Evolution World Tour (her first tour in five years), which covered the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Australia, South Africa and Asia. is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


Estefan appeared in a movie, Music of the Heart (1999) and duetted with *NSYNC on the Billboard #2 and Academy Award-nominated "Music Of My Heart". She also released a Latin hit with the Brazilian group So Pra Contrariar called "Santo Santo", sang with Luciano Pavarotti in “Pavarotti and Friends for Guatemala and Kosovo,” released the benefit album “A Rosie Christmas,” and sang with Stevie Wonder at Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami. Estefan is the only artist to perform twice at the Super Bowl. Estefan also sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” before game 3 of the 2003 World Series which was played in Miami between the Florida Marlins and New York Yankees and in Super Bowl XLI (2007), also played in Miami between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears. Music of the Heart is a 1999 dramatic film. ... *NSYNC is a five-part pop music vocal group, sometimes referred to as a boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida, USA. The group members are Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Justin Timberlake. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... *NSYNC singles chronology Happy Holidays (1998) Music Of My Heart (1999) Bye Bye Bye (2000) Music Of My Heart was the first single released by Gloria Estefan and *NSYNC on the soundtrack of the movie Music of the Heart // This collaboration between Gloria Estefan and the pop youth sensation *NSYNC... Santo Santo (Saint Saint) was the first single released by Só Pra Contrariar on their album Juegos de Amor. ... Luciano Pavarotti performing on June 15, 2002 at a concert in the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (October 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007) was a celebrated Italian tenor in operatic music, who successfully crossed into popular music becoming one of the most... For other uses, see Kosovo (disambiguation). ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. ... Date January 31, 1999 Stadium Pro Player Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP John Elway, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 7 1/2 National anthem Cher Coin toss Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti, Frank Gifford, Roosevelt Brown, Don Maynard, Sam Huff, Tom Landry Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States. ... Dates October 18, 2003–October 25, 2003 MVP Josh Beckett (Florida) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Randy Marsh, Tim Welke, Larry Young, Ed Rapuano, Jeff Kellogg, Gary Darling The 2003 World Series marked the 99th baseball World Series event. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football...


Alma Caribeña and Greatest Hits Volume II

Estefan's next album, 2000’s Alma Caribeña won the first Latin Grammy for Best Music Video for "No Me Dejes de Querer". The album reached number one in Spain, the United States and several South American countries. It also won a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Album. That year, she also won the American Music Awards, Award of Merit. It also made the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #77. Also was released "Como Me Duele Perderte" and "Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita" with Celia Cruz at Spain. Alma Caribeña-Caribbean Soul is the ninth studio solo album and third Spanish album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the twentieth second overall, released in 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... No Me Dejes de Querer (Dont Stop Loving Me) was the first single released by Gloria Estefan on her third Spanish album Alma Caribeña. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Como Me Duele Perderte (How It Hurts To Lose You) was the second single overall released from Glorias third Spanish album Alma Caribeña. ... Celia Cruz singles chronology {{{This album}}} Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita (Three Drops of Holy Water) was the third single overall released from Glorias third Spanish album Alma Caribeña. ... Celia Cruz (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003) was a three-time Grammy Award and four-time Latin Grammy winning Afro-Cuban-American salsa singer who spent most of her career living in New Jersey, and working in the United States and several Latin American countries. ...


Greatest Hits Vol. II was released in 2001. It contained hits from 1993 to 2000, three new songs and a remix of her first hit “Conga” now called “Y-Tu-Conga”. The album featured the hit "Out of Nowhere" which was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category for Best Dance Recording: a saucy R&B song called "I Got No Love", probably the only one on this style of Estefan's career, and a passionate song called "You Can't Walk Away from Love", which was featured in the movie Original Sin. Greatest Hits Vol. ... Conga was the first major hit single for Cuban-born singer Gloria Estefan, although the actual name on the single read Miami Sound Machine. ... Y-Tu-Conga was the third and last and second promotional single released by Gloria Estefan on her third compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. ... Out of Nowhere was the first single released by Gloria Estefan, but two overall on her third compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording has been awarded since 1998. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... You Cant Walk Away from Love was the first promotional single released by Gloria Estefan and first overall on her third compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. ... This article is about the 2001 film. ...


Unwrapped

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 United States. The CDs first video, for the single “Hoy/Wrapped,” was shot in Machu Picchu, Peru. “Hoy” and the next single, “Tu Fotografía”, were #1 on Billboard’s Latin chart, and “I Wish You” reached the AC top 20. Unwrapped is the tenth studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the twenty-fourth album overall, released in 2003. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Hoy is a single by Gloria Estefan, with lyrics written by Gianmarco Zignago. ... Wrapped was the first single released by Gloria Estefan on her tenth studio album Unwrapped. ... Machu Picchu (Quechua: Machu Pikchu Old Peak) is a pre-Columbian Inca city located at 2,430 m (7,970 ft) altitude[1] on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 70 km (44 mi) northwest of Cusco. ... Tu Fotografia was the fifth and final single released by Gloria Estefan on her tenth studio album Unwrapped. ... I Wish You was the third single released by Gloria Estefan on her tenth studio album Unwrapped. ...


In April 2004, Estefan appeared on the Fox Broadcasting Company’s program, American Idol, but she declined an offer to be an official judge because, she said publicly, she does not like to “judge” others. On July 28, 2004, at the Trump Tower Building, in a press conference hosted by Donald Trump, Estefan announced that her then-upcoming tour would be her final one. The Live and Re-Wrapped Summer/Fall 2004 Tour, her first tour in eight years was produced by Clear Channel Entertainment. The tour featured Estefan’s greatest hits, along with new material from Unwrapped. It began in McAllen, Texas on July 30, 2004, and played in 28 cities. Gloria finished her final concert tour in her home town of Miami on the weekend of October 9 and 10, a finale in a sold-out American Airlines Arena that was delayed for two weeks by a hurricane. FOX redirects here. ... American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other buildings of the same name see Trump Tower Trump Tower The Trump Tower viewed from the 5th avenue Trump Tower Trump Tower is a 58-story skyscraper in New York City located at 725 Fifth Avenue (Manhattan), at the corner of 56th Street. ... Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. ... Clear Channel Communications is a media company based in the United States of America. ... McAllen is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Airlines Arena is an arena located in downtown Miami, Florida along Biscayne Bay and is used for basketball games and concerts. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ...


Mash-up hit with Mylo

In late 2005, after being absent from the UK charts for five years, Estefan had her biggest hit single there when the popular club mash-up Dr. Pressure (combining Mylo’s Number 19 hit “Drop The Pressure” with the Miami Sound Machine’s “Dr. Beat”) reached #3 on the UK singles chart. In Australia the single peaked at #1 on the dance chart, providing Gloria with her first top 40 hit and commercial radio airplay since 1996. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Dr. Pressure was the a mash-up between the song Drop The Pressure from Mylo and Miami Sound Machine Dr. Beat. ... For other uses, see Mylo (disambiguation). ...


Dionne Warwick tribute

Along with dozens of other prominent singers in early 2006, Estefan performed in Los Angeles at a tribute to singer Dionne Warwick’s 45-year career. Estefan sang “Walk On By,” one of Warwick’s signature songs that helped launch Warwick’s career in the mid 1960s. Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an acclaimed five-time Grammy Award-winning African American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ...


Selena tribute concert

Estefan performing in September 2006.
Estefan performing in September 2006.

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. Gloria performed "I Could Fall in Love," one of Selena's posthumously released crossover hits. Image File history File links GloriaEstefan. ... Image File history File links GloriaEstefan. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Opening by Jennifer Lopez. ... For the movie based on the life of the singer, see Selena (film). ...


UK promo tour

On December 9, 2006, Estefan appeared on ITV’s The X Factor, and performed a medley of her greatest hits, accompanied by her band, The Miami Sound Machine. She also appeared on several radio shows and The New Paul O'Grady Show. This tour has been to help promote her greatest hits album in the run up to Christmas. is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... For the current series, see The X Factor (UK series 4). ... The Paul OGrady Show is a British comedy chat show on Channel 4, formerly aired on ITV1. ...


2006 compilations

In October 2006, Sony released a 2-CD compilation The Essential Gloria Estefan featuring most of her biggest hits from 1984 to 2003. The album features an uptempo disc and a second disc of ballads. This compilation also includes a special-internet view interview with Gloria in which she talks about every song featuring on the album. The Essential Gloria Estefan is the seventh compilation album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the twentieth-eighth album overall, released in 2006. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Oye Mi Canto!: Los Grandes Exitos was released at October 2006 too, and there released all her Spanish greatest hits, in difference to her Amor y Suerte: Exitos Romanticos in where only released love songs, here she included all her biggest Spanish hits, but it were notorious some absents song such as "Tradición" featured at the 1993 smash album Mi Tierra and "En El Jardín" a #1 Hot Latin Track topper which sung as duet with Mexican superstar Alejandro Fernandez. Tradición (Tradition) was the third single released by Gloria Estefan on her first Spanish album Mi Tierra. ... Mi Tierra is the fifth studio solo album and first Latin album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the fifteenth overall, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... En El Jardín (At The Garden) is a single released by Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez in which duetted with American singer Gloria Estefan. ... The Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart is the most important music chart for Spanish language singles in the American music market. ... This is about the Arabic television series. ... Alejandro Fernandez is a Mexican singer. ...


Also at Europe and at Mexico Gloria released an additional compilation, The Very Best of Gloria Estefan similar to The Essential Gloria Estefan in which she included all her hits on her career, and included a bonus track "Dr. Pressure", who was released as a single at Europe and become a biggest hit after all in clubs, reaching several number ones throughout all Europe at dance charts. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Very Best of Gloria Estefan is the sixth compilation album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the twentieth-seventh album overall, released in 2006. ... The Essential Gloria Estefan is the seventh compilation album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the twentieth-eighth album overall, released in 2006. ... Dr. Pressure was the a mash-up between the song Drop The Pressure from Mylo and Miami Sound Machine Dr. Beat. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ...


90 Millas

In anticipation of the release of Estefan's 90 Millas album, a special edition English and Spanish language versions of iTunes Originals were released on June 2, 2007. 90 Millas (90 Miles) is the eleventh studio solo album and fourth Spanish album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the twenty-ninth overall, to be released at 2007. ... iTunes Originals is a series of digital releases available exclusively through the iTunes Store. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Gloria's new Spanish-language album, 90 Millas featuring original songs inspired by her native Cuba and was released on September 18, 2007 on Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Burgundy Records. On this upcoming album she collaborates with many Latin music greats, such as Jose Feliciano, Carlos Santana, Arturo Sandoval, Andy Garcia, Chocolate, La India, Cachao and other prominent Cuban musicians. Her inclusion of Carlos Santana as one of the artists contributing to 90 Millas stirred a controversy among a tiny minority of the Cuban exile community in the U.S., who alleged Mr. Santana was sympathetic to the Fidel Castro regime and Che Guevara. 90 Millas (90 Miles) is the eleventh studio solo album and fourth Spanish album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the twenty-ninth overall, to be released at 2007. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... Burgundy Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Sony BMG. // History In January 2006 the Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group (SMG) announced the launch of its new record label, Burgundy Records. ... José Montserrate Feliciano (born September 10, 1945 in Lares, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican singer. ... Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947), is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. ... Arturo Sandoval (born November 6, 1949) is a jazz trumpeter and pianist. ... Andy Garcia at the Incirlik hospital, Incirlik Air Base, December 7, 2001 Andy García (born April 12, 1956) is a Cuban-American actor. ... La India (born Linda Viera Caballero on March 9, 1970 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a noted singer of salsa also known as the Princess of Salsa. La India Lindas parents decided to move to New York soon after her birth. ... Israel Cachao López (born 1918 in Havana, Cuba), often known just as Cachao (pronounced kah-CHOW) is a Cuban mambo musician and composer, who has helped bring mambo music to popularity in the United States of America in the early 1950s. ... Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947), is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. ... 90 Millas (90 Miles) is the eleventh studio solo album and fourth Spanish album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the twenty-ninth overall, to be released at 2007. ... Cuba is 90 miles (145 kilometres) south of Florida in the US The term Cuban exile refers to the many Cubans who have sought alternative political or economic conditions outside the island, dating back to the Ten Years War and the struggle for Cuban independence during the 19th century. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ... Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (June 14,[1] 1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara, El Che or just Che was an Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary, medical doctor , political figure, and leader of Cuban and internationalist guerrillas. ...


Emilio and Gloria issued a joint statement at the end of March, 2007, addressing the controversy. "For the past 32 years of our career our position against the Castro regime has been crystal clear . . . we have expressed our disagreement with the Cuban dictatorship and have spoken worldwide of the pain of the Cuban people. We have never nor would we ever collaborate with anyone who supports the Cuban dictatorship or Che Guevara. This should be apparently clear due to our trajectory," the statement said. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


The first single from the album "No Llores" was released digitally at June 19, 2007 at the iTunes Store, a physical single was set only at Europe on August 23, 2007 but at last time this was cancelled and was released the second single from the album, "Me Odio". "No Llores" rose to #1 on Billboard's Latin singles chart. ‹ The template below (CurrentSingles) is being considered for deletion. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The iTunes Store is an online business run by Apple Inc. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... {| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Me Odio (I Hate Myself) is will be the second single released by Gloria Estefan for her eleventh studio album 90 Millas. ...


To promote the album, Gloria will do a new international tour and made special performances at Europe such as her free-performance at Las Ventas, Spain.[3] Gloria also appeared in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on September 8, 2007. Her performance included new songs, along with a collection of old hits. The performance was free and open to members of the public, and was part of the "Wereld Havens Dagen" (World Harbour Days), commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Port of Rotterdam. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Las Ventas bullring Las Ventas is a famous bullring in Madrid. ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Province Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - Total 319 km² (123. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... port of Rotterdam lay-out and evolution The Waalhaven by night Europe Container Terminals The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, located in the city of Rotterdam, South Holland, the Netherlands. ...


Estefan debuted 90 Millas at # 1 in Holland. Her last #1 album at The Netherlands was nineteen years ago with "Anything for You," which racked up 22 weeks at top spot in 1988. 90 Millas (90 Miles) is the eleventh studio solo album and fourth Spanish album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the twenty-ninth overall, to be released at 2007. ... This article is about a region in the Netherlands. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


Additionally, Estefan is working on co-writing songs on singer, Alex Vera, new album due out later this year.[4]


Entrepreneur

In addition to her musical success, Estefan and her husband are entrepreneurs. They own a number of business establishments including seven Cuban-themed restaurants (Bongos Cuban Café). The restaurants are located in Miami; Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, part of the American Airlines Arena; Disney World’s Downtown Disney in Orlando; Mexico City; and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They also own two hotels: a hotel in Vero Beach, which was destroyed by Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in September 2004 (which will be renamed "Costa d'Este" and reopen in January 2008, according to a news release from Benchmark Hospitality), and The Cardozo in Miami Beach. Estefan was appointed to the board of directors for Univision Communications Inc. in 2007, according to Hispanic Market Weekly. The Estefans' current estimated net worth is approximately $500 million, according to an article in People En Espanol magazine (February 2007). Miami Beach is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, three water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... There is also an area called Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California; see Downtown Disney (California). ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... Mexico City (in Spanish: Ciudad de México, México, D.F. or simply México) is the capital city of Mexico. ... Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican resort city situated on the Pacific Oceans Bahía de Banderas. ... Vero Beach has been the Spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1948 Vero Beach is a city located in Indian River County, Florida. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2004; for other storms of the same name, see Hurricane Frances (disambiguation) Lowest pressure 935 mbar (hPa; 27. ... This article deals with the 2004 Hurricane Jeanne. ...


Awards

In addition to her five Grammys, Estefan has received a number of other awards. In May 1993, she received the 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, two cable television ACE Awards and the 1993 National Music Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year award. The singer 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 in 2005. Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, was at one time the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States from January 1, 1892 until November 12, 1954. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... The Cable ACE Awards was an awards show that ran from 1978 to 1997 that honored excellence in cable television programing. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Estefan holds an honorary doctoral degree in music from the University of Miami, awarded in 1993. In 2002, Barry University in Miami bestowed upon her an honorary law degree. Along with her husband, Emilio, Estefan received an honorary doctoral degree in music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2007. She also delivered the commencement address to the 2007 graduating class. An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... Barry University is a private Catholic university, which was founded in 1940 in Miami Shores, Florida, a suburb northeast of Miami, Florida. ...


She has scores of encomiums for her musical accomplishments, humanitarian and philanthropic work. 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. Gloria also founded the Gloria Estefan Foundation whose goal is to help those with spinal cord injuries. Philanthropy is the act of donating money, goods, time, or effort to support a charitable cause, usually over an extended period of time and in regard to a defined objective. ... The MusiCares Foundation, Inc. ...


She has been honored twice by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 1992, she served as a public member of the United States Delegation to the 47th General Assembly to the United Nations. UN and U.N. redirect here. ...


Recent work

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Acting career

In addition to her music career, Estefan has appeared in two movies, Music of the Heart (1999) and For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000). She is slated to star as Connie Francis, a U.S. pop singer whose peak commercial success was in the late 1950s and early 1960s, in Who's Sorry Now?, based on Francis’ life. The "long-gestating biopic" will begin pre-production within a few months, according to a story published in March of 2007 in The [San Francisco] Bay Area Reporter. Music of the Heart is a 1999 dramatic film. ... For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story is a film starring Arturo Sandoval. ... Connie Francis (born December 12, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop singer best known for international hit songs such as Whos Sorry Now?, Where The Boys Are, and Everybodys Somebodys Fool. She is known to have one of the most distinct voices in the...


Discography

Main article: Gloria Estefan A discography for Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine. ...

Awards

Main article: Gloria Estefan Awards

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Filmography

  • Music Of The Heart (1999)
  • For Love Or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)

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Videography

  • Homecoming Concert (1989 CMV)
  • Evolution (1990 CMV)
  • Coming Out Of The Dark (1991 SMV)
  • Into The Light World Tour (1992 SMV)
  • Everlasting Gloria! (1995 SMV)
  • The Evolution Tour Live In Miami (1996 SMV)
  • Don't Stop (1998 SMV)
  • Que siga la tradición (2001 SMV)
  • Live In Atlantis (2002 SMV)
  • Live & Unwrapped (2004 SMV)

Books

  • The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog (2005) ISBN 0-06-082623-1.
  • Noelle's Treasure Tale: A New Magically Mysterious Adventure (2006)

Tours

  • Conga Tour (1985–1986) US and Japan
  • Let It Loose Tour (1987–1988) US, Japan, Southeast Asia, Canada
  • Get On Your Feet World Tour (1989–1990)US, Canada, Japan, UK. Planned dates for US and Australian leg of tour missed due to accident.
  • Into The Light World Tour (1991–1992)US, UK, Japan, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Latin America.
  • Evolution World Tour (1996–1997)US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Japan, Australia, South Africa.
  • Live & Re-wrapped Tour (2004) US
  • Upcoming World Tour (2007) Europe

References

See also

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Gloria Estefan (birth name Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo, born September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-author, who began her career as lead vocalist for the Hispanic dance music band, Miami Sound Machine, in 1975, and crossed over to mainstream popular success with English-speaking audiences with the international hit singles, Dr.
Estefan's father Jose Fajardo, who in the 1950s was a personal bodyguard to then-Cuban president Fulgencio Batista's wife, was captured in the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion that attempted to overthrow the new communist government established by Fidel Castro.
Estefan graduated from the University of Miami in 1978 with a degree in communications and psychology (with a minor in French).
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