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Gloria Estefan


Birth Place: Havana, Cuba
Nationality: Cuban-American

Gloria Estefan is one of the world’s best-selling artists, with more than 100 million records sold worldwide, and she has won seven Grammy Awards.

In 1975, Gloria met keyboardist Emilio Estefan, her future husband, who led the band, The Miami Latin Boys. Emilio asked Gloria to be their lead singer and the band was renamed to Miami Sound Machine. Gloria eventually became the main star of the band and the band became known as Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. The band made Top Ten charts in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1983, Gloria was the first Latina to get a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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