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Gloria Estefan

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Gloria Estefan in 2012

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Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan (born September 1, 1957), known professionally as Gloria Estefan, is a Cuban American singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. She Started off her career as the leading vocalist in the group called "Miami Latin Boys" which was eventually known as Miami Sound Machine. Her breakthrough success with Conga in 1985 made her known worldwide. It won the grand prix in the 15th annual Tokyo Music Festival in Japan. This is also her signature song. In the summer of 1988 she and the band got their first number one for the song Anything For You. She has a Contralto vocal range. She garnered honorific nicknames such as "The Queen of Latin Pop".

Fact file

  • Birth name: Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García
  • Born: September 1, 1957 (age 57) Havana, Cuba
  • Origin: Miami, Florida, U.S.
  • Genres: Latin pop, dance-pop, pop, dance, EDM
  • Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, actress, hotelier, restaurateur, writer
  • Instruments: Vocals, guitar, drums, percussion
  • Years active: 1977–present
  • Labels: Epic, Burgundy, Crescent Moon, Verve Forecast, Sony Masterworks
  • Associated acts: Emilio Estefan, Miami Sound Machine

Read more about Gloria Estefan at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1991, Gloria Estefan's 'Coming Out of the Dark' Hit No. 1 on the Hot 100
Billboard, 2019-03-25 12:05:00
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. March 25, 198930 years ago: Mike + the...

Gloria Estefan on Grammys diversity controversies: Voters are 'majority' male
USA Today Music, 2019-02-01 20:12:57
Three-time Grammy winner Gloria Estefan discusses the recent controversies plaguing the award show and why women of color aren't getting winning.         

Jorge Casas, Gloria Estefan's Musical Director, Dies at 69
Billboard, 2019-01-31 22:19:19
Grammy Award winner Jorge Casas has died at age 68. The bass player was born in Havana, Cuba, and since 1986 he was the regular bassist, musical...

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