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Gloria Estefan
Background information
Birth nameGloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García
Born (1957-09-01) 1 September 1957 (age 66)
Havana, Cuba
OreiginMiami, Florida, Unitit States
GenresLaitin pop, dance-pop, pop, dance, EDM
ThriftSangster-sangwriter, actress, hotelier, restauranteur, writer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, percussion
Years active1977–present
LabelsEpic (1977–2006)
Burgundy (2007–2010)
Crescent Moon / Verve Forecast (2011–present)
Associate actsEmilio Estefan
Miami Sound Machine

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 tap 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 successfu crossover performer in Latin music tae date.

Early life

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Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo wis born September 1,1957,in Havana, Cuba, tae Jose an Gloria Fajardo. Her maternal grandfather, Leonardo García, immigrated tae Cuba frae Pola de Siero, Asturias, Spain, whaur he mairit Gloria's maternal grandmother, oreeginally frae Logroño, Spain.[7][8] Prior tae the Cuban Revolution, her faither wis a Cuban soldier an a bodyguard tae Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. The Fajardo faimily fled tae Miami, Florida as a result of the Cuban Revolution an settled doun thare. Shortly efter thay moved tae the United States, Gloria's faither joined the US military an focht in the Vietnam War an moved tae Houston, Texas, haein participated in the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. Gloria attended St. Michael-Archangel School[9] an Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami. Her faither became ill efter returning frae Vietnam an Gloria helped her mither, Gloria Fajardo, care for him. Her mither worked as a schuilteacher for the Dade County Public School seestem. Gloria Estefan graduated frae college in 1979 wi a B.A. in psychology, wi a minor in French, frae the University of Miami.[10][11] Whan she wis studyin at the varsity, she worked as an Inglis/Spaingie/French translator at Miami International Airport Customs Department an, acause of her d abilities, wis ance approached bi the CIA as a possible employee.[12][13] Estefan wis raised Catholic.[14]


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Gloria Estefan receivin flouers for her birthday at her shaw 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] Thay hae a son, Nayib (born 2 September 1980) an a dochter, Emily Marie Consuelo (born 5 Dizember 1994).[17] The faimily 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]


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Albums discografie

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Studio albums

Release date Title
Eyes of Innocence
Primitive Love
Let It Loose / Anything for You
Cuts Both Ways
Into The Light
Mi Tierra
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Abriendo Puertas
Alma Caribeña
90 Millas
Miss Little Havana

Singles discografie

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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
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 Hersel Cameo Miami Auditions
2012 Glee Mrs. Maribel Lopez Episode: "Goodbye"
The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep Hersel


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  • 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
  • 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)

See also

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  1. "Gloria Estefan - Latin Pop Superstar". Latinmusic.about.com. 24 August 2007. Archived frae the original on 24 October 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  2. "Gloria Estefan - Queen of Latin Pop". Wow! Miami. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  3. "everlastinggloriaestefan : Gloria Estefan: The Queen of Latin / Pop". Launch.groups.yahoo.com. 20 August 2000. Archived frae the original on 29 Juin 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  4. [https://archive.today/20130216091134/http://www.latingrammy.com/en/press-release/gloria-estefan-be-honored-2008-latin-recording-academy-person-year Archived 2013-02-16 at Archive.today Gloria Estefan to be Honored as 2008 Latin Recording Academy® Person of the Year Latin Grammy Award (Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences)
  5. [1] Archived 2012-03-09 at the Wayback Machine, Miami GuitarTown, Gibson Guitar Corporation, March 17, 2009
  6. ""Top Selling Artists" list at RIAA site". Riaa.com. Archived frae the original on 25 Julie 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  7. "Gloria Estefan Biography on Family Roots (Spanish)". Lne.es. Archived frae the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  8. "Gloria Estefan Interview.(Spanish)" (in (in Spaingie)). Ar-revista.com. Archived frae the original on 7 Februar 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2011.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  9. "Sister Ann Christine Charron, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary|IHM" Archived 2012-04-01 at the Wayback Machine, 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" Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Florida
  11. "Gloria Estefan Biography on". Biography.com. 1 September 1957. Archived frae the original on 26 Januar 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  12. "Gloria Estefan Could Have Been a Spy" Archived 2012-09-14 at the Wayback Machine, People magazine, March 4, 2009
  13. "Gloria Estefan: 'La CIA me propuso ser espía'", People en Español, March 3, 2009.
  14. "Golden Girl" Check |url= value (help). Miami Herald. 30 Mey 1998.
  15. "Gloria Estefan biography". Archived frae the original on 11 Julie 2011. Retrieved 27 Februar 2013.
  16. a b "Emilio Estefan biography". Superiorpics.com. Retrieved 30 December 2011.[deid airtin]
  17. "Emily My Miracle Baby". Archived frae the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 27 Februar 2013.
  18. "Gloria Estefan's Miami Beach, Florida home", Celebrity Detective
  19. "Gloria Estefan - Biography of a Latin Superstar". Latinmusic.about.com. 1 September 1957. Archived frae the original on 24 October 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  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". Archived frae the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 27 Februar 2013.
  23. "Gloria Estefan Is First Time Grandmother". Archived frae the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 27 Februar 2013.
  24. "Eerste kleinkind Gloria Estefan". De Telegraaf. 21 Juin 2012. Retrieved 21 Juin 2012.
  25. G-Force review. "GLORIA ESTEFAN MÉXICO" Archived 2012-07-25 at the Wayback Machine Gloria Estefan Mexico web site (in Spanish)

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