Celia Cruz

~ Person

Legal name: Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso

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Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso also known by her stage name Celia Cruz (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003) was a Cuban singer of Latin music. The most popular Latin artist of the 20th century, she earned twenty-three gold albums and was a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. She was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa", "La Guarachera de Cuba", as well as The Queen of Latin Music.

She spent much of her career working in the United States and several Latin American countries. Leila Cobo of Billboard Magazine once said "Cruz is indisputably the best known and most influential female figure in the history of Cuban and Latin music".

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Su favorita Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera 5 2
1965 Cuba y Puerto Rico son... Tito Puente & Celia Cruz 2
1966 Son con Guaguanco Celia Cruz 1
1974 Celia & Johnny Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco 4
1975 Tremendo caché Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco 1
1976 Recordando el ayer Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, Justo Betancourt & Papo Lucca 2
1977 Only They Could Have Made This Album Celia Cruz & Willie Colón 2
1978 Eternos Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco 2
1979 La ceiba Celia Cruz y La Sonora Ponceña 3
1980 Celia, Johnny and Pete Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco & Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez 1
1981 Celia y Willie Celia Cruz & Willie Colón 1
1985 De nuevo Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco 1
1985 Homenaje a Beny More, Volume 3 Tito Puente & Celia Cruz 1
1987 The Winners Celia Cruz & Willie Colón 2
1990 La incomparable Celia Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera 1
1991 La tierna, conmovedora, bamboleadora Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera 5 2
1992 Celia Cruz con la Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera 1
1992 El merengue Celia Cruz 2
1992 Mambo del amor Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera 1
1992 Tributo a Ismael Rivera Celia Cruz 2
1993 Azúcar negra Celia Cruz 2
1994 Irrepetible Celia Cruz 1
1995 Double Dynamite Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco 1
1995 Madre Rumba Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera 1
1997 Celia's Duetos Celia Cruz 1
1998 Mi vida es cantar Celia Cruz 1
1998 Fania All Stars with Celia Cruz Fania All-Stars with Celia Cruz 1
1998 Frente a frente Celia Cruz & Oscar D'León 1
2000 Siempre viviré Celia Cruz 1
2001 La negra tiene tumbao Celia Cruz 3
2003 Ritmo en el corazón Celia Cruz 1
2003 Boleros eternos Celia Cruz 5 1
2003 Regalo del alma Celia Cruz 1
2004 Salsa divas Celia Cruz & India 1
2009 Historia de la salsa Celia Cruz 1
2011 Café con leche Celia Cruz 1
2011 La reina de la salsa Celia Cruz 5 1
¡La dinamica! Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera 1
Celia's Duets Celia Cruz 1
Cuba's Queen of Song (1950-1965) Celia Cruz 1
Irresistible Celia Cruz 1
La reina del ritmo cubano Celia Cruz 1
La Reine des Rythmes Tropicaux Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera 5 1
La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz 1
Mi diario musical Celia Cruz 1
Mis mejores boleros Celia Cruz 1
Quimbo Quimbumba Tito Puente & Celia Cruz 1
Ritmo en el corazón Celia Cruz & Ray Barretto 2
Son con Guaguanco / La excitante Celia Cruz 1
Tesoros musicales Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera 1
Tributo a Los Orishas Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 The 'brillante' Best of Celia Cruz Celia Cruz with the orchestras of Johnny Pacheco & Willie Colón 1
1988 Introducing... Celia Cruz Celia Cruz 1
1989 Canciones premiadas Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera 4 2
1994 Vamos a guarachar Celia Cruz 1
1997 The Best of Celia Cruz Celia Cruz 1
1999 Absolute Best: Salsa Celia Cruz 1
2000 Grande éxitos Celia Cruz 1
2000 La música latina: Grandes mitos del siglo XX, volumen 1: El país Celia Cruz 1
2001 Cocktail Hour Celia Cruz 1
2001 The Best of Celia Cruz Celia Cruz 1
2003 El carnaval de la vida Celia Cruz 1
2003 Exitos Eternos Celia Cruz 1
2004 A Proper Introduction to Celia Cruz: Havana Days Celia Cruz 1
2004 Lo Mejor Volumen 1 Celia Cruz 1
2004 21 grandes éxitos Celia Cruz 1
2004 Dios disfrute a la reina Celia Cruz 1
2004 Resumen musical Celia Cruz 1
2004 The Original Cuban All Stars Pérez Prado & Tito Puente & Celia Cruz 1
2005 The Rough Guide to Celia Cruz Celia Cruz 1
2007 [untitled] Celia Cruz 1
2008 Greatest Hits Celia Cruz 1
2009 Cubana Celia Cruz 1
2009 La reina y sus amigos Celia Cruz 1
2014 The Undisputed Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz 1
A su memoria Celia Cruz 1
Azucar en el cielo Celia Cruz 1
Carnaval de éxitos Celia Cruz 1
Cuban Queen Celia Cruz 1
Éxitos eternos Celia Cruz 1
Historia musical de Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera 1
Nostalgia tropical Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera 1
On Fire: The Essential Celia Cruz 1
Queen of Cuban rhythm Celia Cruz 1
The Best Celia Cruz 1
The Mambo King Meets the Queen of Salsa Tito Puente & Celia Cruz 1
The Very Best of Tito Puente and Celia Cruz Tito Puente & Celia Cruz 1
Tremendo trío! Celia Cruz, Ray Barretto & Adalberto Santiago 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
A Night of Salsa Celia Cruz & Friends 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Hits Mix Celia Cruz 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Hoy y ayer Celia Cruz 1
2010 ¡Azucar! Celia Cruz 1
21 exitos de oro con la Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz 1
Afro-Cubana Celia Cruz 1
Boleros Celia Cruz 1
Boleros Celia Cruz 1
Celia Cruz - Queen of the Rumba Celia Cruz 1
Celia in the house: classic hits remixed Celia Cruz 1
La Cuba Mia Celia Cruz 1
Lo mejor de Celia Cruz Celia Cruz 1

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