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Celia Cruz

Source: amoeba.com

Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003) was a Cuban singer and the most popular Latin artist of the 20th century, gaining twenty-three gold albums during her career. She received a star in the "Walk of Fame" in Hollywood. The U.S. President Bill Clinton awarded her the National Medal of Arts in 1994. She was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa", "La Guarachera de Cuba", as well as "The Queen of Latin Music".12

Fact file

  • Birth name: Úrsula Hilaria Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonso
  • Also known as: La Guarachera de Cuba
  • Born: October 21, 1925Havana, Cuba
  • Died: July 16, 2003 (aged 77)Fort Lee, New Jersey, US
  • Genres: Guaracha son bolero rumba salsa
  • Occupation(s): Singer actress
  • Years active: 1947–2003
  • Labels: Fania RMM Records & Video Sony Discos
  • Associated acts: Sonora Matancera Tito Puente Fania All-Stars

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2019 Latin Grammys Kick Off With Icon Tribute to Celia Cruz, Juan Gabriel, Joan Sebastian & Gustavo Cerati
Billboard, 2019-11-15 00:33:39
After a dazzling, star-studded red carpet, the 20th annual Latin Grammy Awards kicked off with a well-deserved tribute to some of Latin music’s...

Celia Cruz Fans to Gather For Cemetery Concert Near Her Place Of Rest
Billboard, 2018-09-26 13:39:21
When Celia Cruz died fifteen years ago this year, she was laid to rest in a white marble mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery in NYC's The Bronx....

Largest Celia Cruz Exhibition Set for Miami Run in October: Exclusive
Billboard, 2018-08-20 09:16:52
“Forever CELIA,” a new exhibition about Celia Cruz, is set to open at Miami’s American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora in October,...

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