"Gloria Estefan" (born "Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo" on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American singer-songwriter-author, who began her career as lead vocalist for the Hispanic dance music band, "Miami Sound Machine", in 1975. They crossed over to mainstream popular success with English-speaking audiences with the international hit singles, "Dr. Beat" (1984) and "Conga" (1986).
Known as the "Queen of Latin Pop," Estefan is one of the world's most recognized popular music artists. With over 70 million albums sold worldwide, she is the single most successful crossover performer in Latin music history.
Cuban-born, Estefan's family moved to Miami, Florida when she was 16 months old, following the Cuban Revolution in 1959. Estefan's father José Fajardo, who in the 1950s was a personal bodyguard to then-Cuban president Fulgencio Batista's wife, was captured in the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion that attempted to overthrow the new communist government established by Fidel Castro. Estefan's father was held as a prisoner until an exchange was arranged by President John F. Kennedy.
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|Born||September 1, 1957|
|Genre||Latin Pop, Latin Music, Pop Music|