Gloria Estefan

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An American singer born Gloria Maria Fajardo on 1-Sep-1957 in Havana, Cuba.

Annotation last modified on 2005-09-30 13:07 UTC.

Legal name: Gloria Maria Fajardo

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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. 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".

In March 1990, she had a severe accident in her tour bus. She made her comeback in March 1991 with a new world tour and album called Into The Light. Estefan became a worldwide inspiration after that. Her 1993 Spanish-language album Mi Tierra won the first of her three Grammy Awards for Best Tropical Latin Album. It was the first number-one album on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, established when it was released. It was also the first Diamond album in Spain. Many of her songs like Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, 1-2-3, Get On Your Feet, Here We Are, Coming Out of the Dark and Turn the Beat Around became an international hit, with chart-topping scores.

Estefan is one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time, with an estimated 100 million records sold worldwide, including 31.5 million of those in the United States alone. She is the most successful crossover to date.

She has won seven Grammy Awards. Estefan also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Las Vegas Walk of Fame . The Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor , which is the highest award that can be given to a naturalized U.S. citizen. Estefan also won the Hispanic Heritage Award, an MTV Video Music Award, two ACE Awards and the National Music Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year Award. She was also honored with the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement as well as being named BMI Songwriter of the Year. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has received multiple Billboard Awards for her many chart-topping hits.

She is also on the list of Vh1 (top 100 Greatest Artists of all time) and one of the Top 50 female Artists Who Will Never Be Forgotten, according to The Sun tabloid, UK. In 2015 she's been added in the list of (Now It Counts) as one of The Most Powerful Americans and in Billboard (Top 30 Most Influential Latin Artists Of All Time).

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Let It Loose (aka Anything for You) Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine 5
1989 Cuts Both Ways Gloria Estefan 3
1991 Into the Light Gloria Estefan 5
1993 Mi tierra Gloria Estefan 5 1
1993 Christmas Through Your Eyes Gloria Estefan 2
1994 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Gloria Estefan 3
1995 Abriendo puertas Gloria Estefan 3
1996 Destiny Gloria Estefan 4
1998 Gloria! Gloria Estefan 3 6
2000 Alma caribeña Gloria Estefan 1
2003 Unwrapped Gloria Estefan 2
2007 iTunes Originals Gloria Estefan 1
2007 90 millas Gloria Estefan 2
2011 Miss Little Havana Gloria Estefan 1
2013 The Standards Gloria Estefan 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Éxitos de Gloria Estefan Gloria Estefan 3
1992 Greatest Hits Gloria Estefan 2 6
1997 Best Of Gloria Estefan 1
2001 Greatest Hits Volume II Gloria Estefan 3
2004 Amor y suerte: Éxitos románticos Gloria Estefan 1
2006 The Essential Gloria Estefan Gloria Estefan 2
2006 The Very Best of Gloria Estefan Gloria Estefan 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Can’t Stay Away From You Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine 1
1989 Don't Wanna Lose You Gloria Estefan 1
1989 Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice) Gloria Estefan 2
1990 Coming Out of the Dark Gloria Estefan 1
1991 Remember Me With Love Gloria Estefan 1
1991 Seal Our Fate Gloria Estefan 1
1993 I See Your Smile Gloria Estefan 1
1994 Everlasting Love Gloria Estefan 3
1994 Turn the Beat Around Gloria Estefan 2
1995 Abriendo Puertas Gloria Estefan 1
1995 You'll Be Mine (Party Time) Gloria Estefan 2
1996 I'm Not Giving You Up / Higher Gloria Estefan 1
1996 You'll Be Mine Party Time - US MaxiCD Gloria Estefan 1
1997 No Pretendo Gloria Estefan 1
1999 Santo, Santo Só Pra Contrariar & Gloria Estefan 1
1999 Music of My Heart *NSYNC & Gloria Estefan 1 4
Go Away Gloria Estefan 1
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Gloria Estefan 1
Live for Loving You Gloria Estefan 1
Reach Gloria Estefan 1

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Destiny - Limited Oz Tour Bunus CD Gloria Estefan 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
!Bailando! Gloria Estefan 1
Gloria! Partytime! Gloria Estefan 1
Heaven's What I Feel Gloria Estefan 1
Oye mi canto (Los grandes exitos) Gloria Estefan 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 The Dutch Collection Gloria Estefan 1

Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 The 12" Mixes Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine 1
1989 The Best Remixes Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine 1

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