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Gloria Estefan
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Birth name Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García
Born 1 September 1957 (1957-09-01) (age 56)
Havana, Cuba
Oreegin Miami, Florida, Unitit States
Genres Laitin pop, dance-pop, pop, dance, EDM
Occupations Sangster-sangwriter, actress, hotelier, restauranteur, writer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, percussion
Years active 1977–present
Labels Epic (1977–2006)
Burgundy (2007–2010)
Crescent Moon / Verve Forecast (2011–present)
Associatit acts Emilio Estefan
Miami Sound Machine
Wabsteid gloriaestefan.com

Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan, kent profeesionally as Gloria Estefan (born 1 September 1957) is a Cuban American sangster, sangwriter, actress an entrepreneur. Kent as the "Queen o Laitin Pop",[1][2][3] she is in the top 100 best sellin muisic airtists wi an estimatit 90 million records sauld warldwide,[4][5] 31.5 million o those in the Unitit States alane.[6] She haes wan three Grammy Awards an fower Latin Grammys, an is the maist successful crossover performer in Latin music tae date.

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo was born September 1,1957,in Havana, Cuba, to Jose and Gloria Fajardo. Her maternal grandfather, Leonardo García, immigrated to Cuba from Pola de Siero, Asturias, Spain, where he married Gloria's maternal grandmother, originally from Logroño, Spain.[7][8] Prior to the Cuban Revolution, her father was a Cuban soldier and a bodyguard to Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. The Fajardo faimily fled to Miami, Florida as a result of the Cuban Revolution and settled down there. Shortly after they moved to the United States, Gloria's father joined the US military and fought in the Vietnam War an moved to Houston, Texas, having participated in the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. Gloria attended St. Michael-Archangel School[9] an Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami. Her father became ill after returning from Vietnam an Gloria helped her mother, Gloria Fajardo, care for him. Her mother worked as a schoolteacher for the Dade County Public School system. Gloria Estefan graduated from college in 1979 with a B.A. in psychology, with a minor in French, from the University of Miami.[10][11] Whan she was studying at the university, she worked as an English/Spanish/French translator at Miami International Airport Customs Department and, because of her d abilities, was once approached by the CIA as a possible employee.[12][13] Estefan was raised Catholic.[14]

Marriage[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gloria Estefan receivin flouers for her birthday at her show in the Ahoy Rotterdam, 1 September 2008

Gloria became romantically involvit wi the Miami Sound Machine's baund leader, Emilio Estefan, in 1976. As she later revealed, "he wis ma first an anerlie boyfriend." She an Emilio marriet on 1 September 1978.[15][16] They hae a son, Nayib (born 2 September 1980) an a dochter, Emily Marie Consuelo (born 5 Dizember 1994).[17] The family lives in the Star Island section of Miami Beach, Florida.,[16][18][19] On 5 Juin 2010 Nayib marriet Miami nichtclub promoter Lara Diamante Coppola[20][21] in the backyard of his parents mega mansion.[22] On 21 Juin 2012 the first Estefan grandbairn wis born: grandson Sasha Argento Estefan Coppola.[23][24]

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Albums discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Gloria Estefan albums discografie

Studio albums

Release date Title
1984
Eyes of Innocence
1985
Primitive Love
1987
Let It Loose / Anything for You
1989
Cuts Both Ways
1991
Into The Light
1993
Mi Tierra
1994
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
1995
Abriendo Puertas
1996
Destiny
1998
gloria!
2000
Alma Caribeña
2003
Unwrapped
2007
90 Millas
2011
Miss Little Havana

Singles discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Gloria Estefan singles discografie

Filmografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1999 Music of the Heart Isabel Vazquez Debut actin performance
2000 Little Angelita Voice Narrator Animatit Short Film
For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story Emilia Televeesion film
2003 Famous: The Making of Unwrapped Hersel Album documentar
2007 90 Millas Documentary Hersel Album documentar
Your Mommy Kills Animals Hersel Documentar
2008 Marley & Me Hersel Cameo appearance
2009 G-Force Juárez Voice in the Laitin-American version o the film[25]
2010 Recording: The History Of Recorded Music Hersel Documentar
Televeesion
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Club Med - Ane episode
1989 Postcard From Miami with Clive James Hersel Ane episode
1993 The Hypnotic World of Paul McKenna Hersel
2000 Frasier Maria Ane episode: "Something About Dr. Mary"
2005 A Capitol Fourth Hersel
2009 Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Hersel Ane episode: "Rosie and Gloria and Griffin... Oh My!"
2010 The Marriage Ref Hersel Ane episode
2011 The X Factor Herself Cameo Miami Auditions
2012 Glee Mrs. Maribel Lopez Episode: "Goodbye"
The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep Hersel

Videografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Video Éxitos (1986) L.D.L Enterprises
  • Homecoming Concert (1989) CMV
  • Evolution (1990) CMV
  • Coming Out Of The Dark (1991) SMV
  • Into The Light World Tour (1992) SMV
  • Everlasting Gloria! (1995) EMV
  • The Evolution Tour Live In Miami (1996) EMV
  • Don't Stop (1998) EMV
  • Que siga la tradición (2001) EMV
  • Live In Atlantis (2002) EMV
  • Famous (2003) (Video journal about making-of Unwrapped LP; included in CD package)
  • Live & Unwrapped (2004) EMV

Beuks[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog (2005) ISBN 0-06-082623-1.
  • Noelle's Treasure Tale: A New Magically Mysterious Adventure (2006)
  • Estefan's Kitchen (2008)

Tours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Leet o Gloria Estefan concert tours

See also[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Gloria Estefan - Latin Pop Superstar". Latinmusic.about.com. 2007-08-24. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  2. "Gloria Estefan - Queen of Latin Pop". Wow! Miami. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  3. "everlastinggloriaestefan : Gloria Estefan: The Queen of Latin / Pop". Launch.groups.yahoo.com. 2000-08-20. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  4. [http://www.latingrammy.com/en/press-release/gloria-estefan-be-honored-2008-latin-recording-academy-person-year Gloria Estefan to be Honored as 2008 Latin Recording Academy® Person of the Year Latin Grammy Award (Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences)
  5. "Celebrity Counsel For Miami GuitarTown Gloria Estefan Autographs Gibson Les Paul Sculpture 'Gateway to the Americas'", Miami GuitarTown, Gibson Guitar Corporation, March 17, 2009
  6. ""Top Selling Artists" list at RIAA site". Riaa.com. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  7. "Gloria Estefan Biography on Family Roots (Spanish)". Lne.es. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  8. "Gloria Estefan Interview.(Spanish)" (in (Spainyie)). Ar-revista.com. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  9. "Sister Ann Christine Charron, IHM", IHM Sisters – Then and Now, January 2010, Sister Ann Christine Charron, IHM., who had mentored Gloria Estefan at St. Michael-Archangel School.
  10. "Gloria Estefan", South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Florida
  11. "Gloria Estefan Biography on". Biography.com. 1957-09-01. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  12. "Gloria Estefan Could Have Been a Spy", People magazine, March 4, 2009
  13. "Gloria Estefan: 'La CIA me propuso ser espía'", People en Español, March 3, 2009.
  14. "Golden Girl". Miami Herald. May 30, 1998. 
  15. Gloria Estefan biography[deid airtin]
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Emilio Estefan biography". Superiorpics.com. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  17. Emily My Miracle Baby
  18. "Gloria Estefan's Miami Beach, Florida home", Celebrity Detective
  19. "Gloria Estefan - Biography of a Latin Superstar". Latinmusic.about.com. 1957-09-01. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  20. Selecta Magazine: Nayib Estefan's Wedding
  21. Q&A: Lara Diamante Coppola Estefan :: Articles :: Ocean Drive Magazine. Oceandrive.com. Retrieved on 2012-12-17.
  22. Lara Coppola Dock Marriage
  23. Gloria Estefan Is First Time Grandmother
  24. "Eerste kleinkind Gloria Estefan". De Telegraaf. 2012-06-21. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  25. G-Force review. "GLORIA ESTEFAN MÉXICO" Gloria Estefan Mexico web site (in Spanish)

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