International Chart-Topping Music Artist Gloria Estefan
In this episode, we interview international chart-topping music artist Gloria Estefan. A winner of three Grammy Awards, her amazing hits include “Conga”, “Rhythm is Gonna Get You”, “Cuts Both Ways”, “Get On Your Feet”, and “Don’t Wanna Lose You”. Her music sales surpass more than 75 million worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time and the most successful female Latin crossover artist ever.
In this interview Gloria discusses her recent album Brazil305, released last year (2020) and debuting #8 on the top worldwide album chart. She also talks about her upcoming movie with Andy Garcia, a new warm & funny incarnation of the classic “Father of the Bride” movie which just began filming earlier this month. We reflect on her performance 25 years ago at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics, as well as her incredibly inspirational recovery from the 1990 bus crash. Gloria also shares how she & her husband Emilio have celebrated more than 40 years of marriage.
In 2015, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contributions to American music and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2017 for her contributions to American Culture Life. Gloria’s still going strong–She recently released her 14th studio album: Brazil305 (play “Cuando Hay Amor”)
About Gloria Estefan
With worldwide sales of over 100 million records during her legendary career, Gloria Estefan has garnered 38 #1 Hits on the Billboard charts. She is a seven-time Grammy award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, author of two New York Times best-selling children's books, philanthropist and humanitarian. She is considered one of the world’s most recognizable and beloved performers and one of the most successful crossover artists in Latin music history. Emilio and Gloria Estefan were the first couple to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Gloria was the first Cuban American singer- songwriter to receive a Kennedy Center Honor. The couple was also honored with the prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the Library of Congress. In addition, the smash Broadway Tony Award-nominated musical ON YOUR FEET! is based on their lives and music.
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