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    Gloria Estefan

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    Genre:Dance, Latin, Pop
    Rank:386 history »
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    Albums:27
    Songs:289

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1
    8,444 3.2/5
    Hoy lyrics
    2
    5.0/5
    Por Un Beso lyrics
    3Quiéreme lyrics
    4Atiendeme lyrics
    51, 2, 3 (Remix) lyrics
    6Renacer lyrics
    7No Pretendo lyrics
    8Keep On Trying lyrics
    9No Me Dejes De Querer lyrics
    10Solo Por Tu Amor lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1
    3,753
    Hoy [2003]
    2
    4,835 5.0/5
    Unwrapped [2003]
    3
    8,542
    Mi Tierra [1993]
    4Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me [1994]
    5
    5.0/5
    Greatest Hits [1992]
    6Into The Light [1991]
    7Cuts Both Ways [1989]
    8The Standards [1991]
    9The Dutch Collection
    10Christmas Through Your Eyes [1993]

    Biography

    Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Fajardo, September 1, 1957, in Havana, Cuba) is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, actress and social activist. Known as the "Queen of Latin Pop", she in the top 100 best-selling music artists with over 100 million albums sold worldwide, 31.5 million of those in the United States. Estefan is the most successful crossover performer in Latin music to date.

    Beginning her career in 1975 as lead vocalist for the then exclusively Spanish-language band, Miami Sound Machine, before crossing over to mainstream pop success with the international hit singles "Dr. Beat" (1984) and "Conga" (1986), Estefan emerged as one of the biggest new stars in the mid-'80s, predating the still nascent Latin pop explosion by a decade, and scoring a series of propulsive dance hits rooted in the rhythms of her native Cuba, before shifting her focus to softer, more ballad-oriented fare.

    Born in Havana, Cuba, the young Gloria Fajardo was raised primarily in Miami, FL, after her father, a bodyguard of Cuban president Fulgencio Batista, was forced to flee the island following the 1959 coup helmed by Fidel Castro. In the fall of 1975, Fajardo and her cousin Merci Murciano auditioned for the Miami Latin Boys, a local wedding band headed by keyboardist Emilio Estefan. With their addition, the group was rechristened Miami Sound Machine and four years later, Fajardo and Estefan were wed. As Miami Sound Machine began composing their own original material, their fusion of pop, disco, and salsa earned a devoted local following, and in 1979 the group issued their first Spanish-language LP on CBS International. Despite a growing Hispanic fan base, they did not cross over to non-Latin audiences until "Dr. Beat" topped European dance charts in 1984.

    With 1985's Primitive Love, Miami Sound Machine recorded their first English-language effort, scoring three Top Ten pop hits in the U.S. alone with the infectious "Conga", "Bad Boy", and "Words Get in the Way". Following 1987's triple-platinum Let It Loose, Estefan took top billing and the group changed its name to Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine in 1988, reeling off four Top Ten hits - "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You", "Can't Stay Away from You", the chart-topping "Anything for You", and "1-2-3". 1989's Cuts Both Ways was credited to Estefan alone and generated her second #1 hit, "Don't Wanna Lose You". However, on March 20, 1990, while touring in support of the album, her bus was struck by a tractor trailer. Estefan suffered a broken vertebra that required extensive surgery and kept her off the road for over a year. Her husband Emilio and the couple's son were injured in the crash as well, but all three recovered. Estefan resurfaced in 1991 with Into The Light, again topping the charts with "Coming Out of the Dark", a single inspired by her near-fatal accident. Two more cuts from the album, "Can't Forget You" and "Live for Loving You", secured her foothold on the adult contemporary charts.

    With 1993's Mi Tierra, Estefan returned to her roots, recording her first Spanish-language record in nearly a decade and earning a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album; on the follow-up 1994 covers collection, Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, she also recalled her dance-pop origins with a rendition of the Vicki Sue Robinson disco classic, "Turn the Beat Around". Another all-Spanish effort, Abriendo Puertas (1995), earned her a Grammy as well, while DESTINY featured "Reach", named the official theme of the 1996 Summer Olympics. As Latin pop made new commercial headway, thanks to the efforts of acts like Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias, Estefan reigned as the most successful crossover artist in Latin music history, with international record sales close to the 50 million mark. In 1999, she also made her feature film debut alongside Meryl Streep in Music of the Heart, recording the film's title song as a duet with *NSYNC, and scoring both a massive pop hit and an Oscar nomination in the process. A new Spanish-language album, Alma Caribeña, followed in the spring of 2000. Several months later, Estefan was awarded a Grammy for Best Music Video for "No Me Dehes de Querer" at the inaugural annual Latin Grammy Awards. Her husband, Emilio, won for Producer of the Year. - Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

    Appearances and tours
    In April 2004, Estefan appeared on the Fox Broadcasting Company's program, American Idol, but declined an offer to be an official judge, saying she did not like to "judge" others.

    On July 28, 2004, in a press conference hosted by Donald Trump at the Trump Tower, 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.

    In December 2006, Estefan appeared as a special guest singer on the UK talent show The X Factor.

    Gloria's 11th studio album,Miss Little Havana. The first nine tracks tells the tale of a young girl who hooks up with the wrong guy in Miami after moving there from Cuba. All of these tracks were written or co-written by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes. It is described by Estefan as a project in the vein of her 1998 hit album gloria!.

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      Like 030-09-2011 22:04
       
       Rog says:
      Like 001-02-2011 07:42
       
      One the best songs perfomed by Gloria Estefan. She totally rocks!!
       megki says:
      Like 018-06-2010 03:06
       
      One of my favorite singers!! Good voice and she is beautiful
       idanosh6 says:
      Like 007-06-2010 15:39
       
      @ Hoy
       ranasallam says:
      Like 007-12-2009 20:41
       
      LOOOOOOVE this song...No matter what mood i'm in, this song ALWAYS makes me wanna dance!!
       Petroviic says:
      Like 001-12-2007 14:36
       
      Very fun song
       maleboy says:
      Like 017-04-2007 00:40
       
      1-RHYTHM AND MELODY- IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE LATIN BUT IS A KIND OF ROCK. IT HAS SOME LATIN THINGS.
      2-LYRICS- ........CONGA...............LONGA'.........CONGA.............LONGA'
       rashelle_adi says:
      Like 023-03-2007 20:42
       
       koichi says:
      Like 002-10-2006 10:55
       
      @ Hoy
      Hola chicos
      Me encanta esa canción tambien. pero. ?Hay esa canción en inglés tambien y cómo se llama?
       libra1088 says:
      Like 003-09-2006 05:40
       
      Story of my life, at the moment.... le sigh.
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