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Estefan is a seven-time Grammy Award winner, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, and has been named one of the Top 100 greatest artists of all time by both VH1 and Billboard. Estefan's record sales exceed 75 million worldwide, making her the second best selling female latin artist in history and one of the best-selling female singers of all-time.

A contralto, Estefan started her career as lead singer of Miami Latin Boys, which was later renamed Miami Sound Machine. She and Miami Sound Machine earned worldwide success with their 1985 single "Conga", which became Estefan's signature song and led to Miami Sound Machine winning the 15th annual Tokyo Music Festival's grand prix in 1986. In 1988, she and Miami Sound Machine achieved their first number-one hit with "Anything for You". Estefan is credited with breaking down barriers and opening doors for Latin musicians, including Selena, Jon Secada, Shakira and Ricky Martin.

In March 1990, Estefan sustained a life-threatening cervical vertebrae fracture when her tour bus was involved in a serious accident near Scranton, Pennsylvania. She underwent an emergency surgical stabilization of her cervical spine and post-surgical rehabilitation that lasted almost a year, but made a full recovery. A year later, in March 1991, Estefan launched her comeback with a worldwide tour and album, Into the Light.

Estefan's 1993 Spanish-language album Mi Tierra won the first of her three Grammy Awards for Best Tropical Latin Album. Mi Tierra immediately soared to the top of the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart upon its release. The album was also the first Diamond album in Spain.

Many of Estefan's songs, including "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You", "1-2-3", "Don't Wanna Lose You", "Get On Your Feet", "Here We Are", "Coming Out of the Dark", "Bad Boy", "Oye!", "Party Time" and a remake of "Turn the Beat Around," became international chart-topping hits.

In addition to winning three Grammy Awards and being the 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Estefan has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Las Vegas Walk of Fame, and was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient in 2017 for her contributions to American cultural life. Estefan also won an MTV Video Music Award, was honored with the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, and has been named BMI Songwriter of the Year. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has received multiple Billboard awards.

Billboard has listed Estefan as the third Most Successful Latina and 23rd Greatest Latin Artist of all time in US, based on both Latin albums and Latin songs chart. Hailed as the "Queen of Latin Pop" by the media, she has amassed 38 number one hits across Billboard charts, including 15 chart-topping songs on the Hot Latin Songs chart. Rolling Stone has ranked her 1985 hit "Conga" the 11th Greatest Latin Pop Songs of all time. Richard Blanco, the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Poet, told The Boston Globe in 2020 that Estefan is among the Latin singers who helped him gain ground "in the musical poetry of my culture and rejuvenate my spirits".

Gloria Estefan Photos

Gloria Estefan STAGE CREDITS

[Regional (US)]
Concert Reading, 1988

Gloria Estefan Productions

[West End, 2019]
[Broadway, 2015]
Music, Lyrics, Orchestration


Music, Lyrics

Gloria Estefan Movies

[1999]Music of the Heart Isabel

[2017]A Change of Heart Dr. Fajardo

[2021]Vivo Marta Sandoval

[2022]Father of the Bride Ingrid Herrera

Gloria Estefan TV Shows

Glee Maribel Lopez

One Day at a Time Mirtha, Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan Videos

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Miller Auditorium is Launching Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Sale  

Don't miss out on Miller Auditorium's annual Black Friday sale! Save on tickets for the remaining shows in the 2023-24 Season. Sale continues through Cyber Monday. Visit for more details.

Kennedy Center Honors Sets CBS Air Date In December

The Honorees include actor and comedian Billy Crystal; acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming; British singer-songwriter, producer, and Bee Gees member Barry Gibb; rapper, singer, and actress Queen Latifah; and singer Dionne Warwick. Additionally, former Kennedy Center Honoree (2017) Gloria Estefan returns as host,

Review: Colombian Daniel Gutierrez: Leading the Rhythm of 'On Your Feet' National Tour at On Your Feet! National Tour


Rubicon Theatre Company to Present Kander & Ebb Musical Revue THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Directed By Wren T. Brown

Rubicon Theatre Company will present 'THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND,' a Kander & Ebb Musical Revue directed by Wren T. Brown. Get all the details about the opening night on December 9th at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura!

How Often Are Broadway Musicals About Real People?

This time, the reader question was: With Harmony sharing the real story of The Comedian Harmonists, I’m wondering- how often are Broadway musicals about real people who actually existed?

Joe Posa to Celebrate Joan Rivers' 90th Birthday With JOAN RIVERS (A)LIVE at The Green Room 42

Join Joe Posa as he pays tribute to comedy icon Joan Rivers on her 90th birthday with a special NYC show at The Green Room 42 on November 25th. Don't miss this unforgettable celebration filled with laughter and entertainment..

Blanche Ely House Museum to Present Living Room Concert Series

Experience an intimate concert series at the Blanche Ely House Museum, featuring local musicians and vocalists from South Florida. Tickets are $10.

MADALENA ALBERTO ofrece un concierto en Barcelona

El próximo 24 de noviembre la estrella del West End londinense Madalena Alberto regresa a Barcelona con un concierto íntimo en el nuevo espacio cultural ENCUENTRO a las 20.00h.

MEAN GIRLS Comes to The FIM Whiting Auditorium Stage

The ferociously funny new musical Mean Girls from Tina Fey takes the stage at FIM Whiting Auditorium Nov. 10 and 11 as part of the FIM Presents Broadway series. Tickets are on sale now for $29 to $84.

Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott Talks A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at A Noise Within on Bob Barth's One Night Stand

Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott discusses her stunning new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at A Noise Within in Pasadena. Tune in to Bob Barth's One Night Stand for exclusive insights and behind-the-scenes details.

Review: The Scorching-Hot Rhythm of ON YOUR FEET! Is Gonna Get You at La Mirada

La Mirada Theatre’s new production of the Estefans’ aspirational life story reverberates with high-octane, vivacious Latin rhythms presented via enthusiastically-performed dance numbers and beautifully-sung songs—elevated by its terrific, talented ensemble. This engaging production (going on tour soon) is undeniably lively and electric.

Sergio Trujillo, Joan Marcus, and Carol Rosegg Join Lineup For The Broadway Cruise 2

The 2nd annual sailing of The Broadway Cruise will take off in 2024! Find out who has joined the lineup for the cruise here!

Photos: First Look at ON YOUR FEET! THE STORY OF EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Check out production photos from ON YOUR FEET! THE STORY OF EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts!

Gloria Estefan Teams Up With Michael Greif, Alex Lacamoire, Emily Estefan and Karen Zacarías On New Musical FIVE NOTES

Music icon Gloria Estefan has revealed that she is currently at work on a new original musical with her daughter, Emily Estefan. 

Harris Center For The Arts Presents ON YOUR FEET!

Get ready to dance to the rhythm of ON YOUR FEET! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan at the Harris Center for the Arts. Running from November 2 to November 5, 2023. Don't miss this incredible show!

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Tour Comes to Flint Institute of Music This Month

Jesus Christ Superstar kicks off the 2023-24 FIM Presents series with several top-tier shows. Learn more about the upcoming production and find out how to get tickets here!

Ballet Hispánico Will Perform at the Paramount Theater

Ballet Hispánico has announced a 2023-24 Season tour stop at Paramount Theater. Learn more about the upcoming performance here!

Cast Set For ON YOUR FEET at La Mirada

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts has announced full casting for the Southern California regional premiere of a brand-new production of the smash-hit musical, ON YOUR FEET! THE STORY OF EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN. Find out who is starring in the show here!

RIAA Honors Gloria Estefan, Sebastián Yatra, Emilio Estefan, Maria Fernandez, Congresswomen María Elvira Salazar & Veronica Escobar

The Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA) celebrated an incredible group of artists who have impacted music. The star-studded annual RIAA Honors highlighted Latin music elites – Gloria Estefan, Sebastián Yatra, Emilio Estefan, Sony Music Latin’s Maria Fernandez alongside Congresswomen María Elvira Salazar and Veronica Escobar.

Single Tickets to Four Shows in the 23-24 Broadway at the Buddy Holly Hall Series Available This Week

The American Theatre Guild has announced that single tickets to four shows in the  23–24 BROADWAY AT THE BUDDY HOLLY HALL SERIES will go on-sale Friday, September 22, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Learn more about the full season lineup here!


Gloria Estefan has written 1 shows including On Your Feet (Music, Lyrics).

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