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Gloria Estefan - Miss Little Havana Review
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Gloria Estefan's first English-language album targeted at the pop market since 2003's Unwrapped, Miss Little Havana is the singer's most energetic and youthful set in quite some time. Like 1998's all-... read more »
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Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan songsMost popular Gloria Estefan songs (see all 281 songs)
1Conga lyrics4,159
2Renacer lyrics-
3No Pretendo lyrics-
41, 2, 3 (Remix) lyrics-
5Keep On Trying lyrics-
6Solo Por Tu Amor lyrics-
7Atiendeme lyrics-
8No Me Dejes De Querer lyrics-
9Por Un Beso lyrics-
10Quiéreme lyrics-

Gloria Estefan albumsMost popular Gloria Estefan albums (see all 27 albums)
1Oye Mi Canto: Los Exitos (Spanish Version) [2006]2,405
2Greatest Hits [1992]3,885
3Alma Caribeña [2000]3,898
4Miss Little Havana [2011]-
5Original Album Classics [2010]-
6Mis Favoritas [2010]-
7Triple Feature [2009]-
8Karaoke: Gloria Estefan 2 - Latin Stars Karaoke [2008]-
990 Millas [2007]-
10Very Best Of [2006]-


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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35 Comments
30-09-2011 22:04 YTubeFanatic963
 
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@ Turn The Beat Around

not bad
01-02-2011 07:42 Rog
Rog
 
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@ Words Get In The Way

One the best songs perfomed by Gloria Estefan. She totally rocks!!
18-06-2010 03:06 megki
megki
 
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@ I See Your Smile

One of my favorite singers!! Good voice and she is beautiful
07-06-2010 15:39 idanosh6
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@ Hoy

07-12-2009 20:41 ranasallam
 
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@ Wrapped

LOOOOOOVE this song...No matter what mood i'm in, this song ALWAYS makes me wanna dance!!
01-12-2007 14:36 Petroviic
Petroviic
 
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@ Conga

Very fun song
17-04-2007 00:40 maleboy
 
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@ Conga

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'
23-03-2007 20:42 rashelle_adi
 
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@ You Can't Walk Away From Love

lovely song
02-10-2006 10:55 koichi
 
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@ Hoy

Hola chicos
Me encanta esa canción tambien. pero. ?Hay esa canción en inglés tambien y cómo se llama?
03-09-2006 05:40 libra1088
 
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@ Anything For You

Story of my life, at the moment.... le sigh.