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Gloria Estefan



Biography

International superstar Gloria Estefan is a 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. Billboard Magazine considers her the single most successful Latin crossover artist in music history.

She’s been awarded with seven Grammy Awards®, and Oscar®-nominated performance for the song "Music of My Heart," a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement,  an induction into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, an Ellis Island Medal of Honor, a National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress, among many others. Most recently, President Obama honored Emilio and Gloria Estefan with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the United States, to world peace, and to cultural endeavors.

On Your Feet! is the Tony Award®- nominated Broadway musical based on the lives and music of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. As Executive Producers, it is the story of two people who-through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream-showcased their talent, their music, and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Since opening, On Your Feet! has received rave critical reviews and nominations for Tony Awards®, Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Drama League Awards.

Having sold more than 100 million records worldwide, Gloria along with her husband Emilio, are successful entrepreneurs owning and operating several business, which include a globally recognized music publishing company and a hospitality division that includes seven restaurants and two hotels (the Cardozo Hotel on South Beach and Costa d'Este Beach Resort in Vero Beach). The Estefans are also the first Cuban American couple to own a minority share in a major NFL franchise, the Miami Dolphins.
Gloria Estefan