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.
Having sold over 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, 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.
She’s been awarded with 7 Grammy Awards, an 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 US Congress, among many others. President Obama honored Emilio & 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. Most recently, Gloria was the first Cuban-American, singer-songwriter to receive The Kennedy Center Honors which spotlights the extraordinary careers of artists whose talent and ingenuity have enriched and shaped cultural life in America. Kennedy Center Honors recipients are recognized for their lifelong contributions to the performing arts and February 2018, Gloria will receive the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts awarded by the King and Ministry of Culture of Spain to individuals excelling in artistic or cultural creation, and to those that have provided valuable services in the promotion of art and culture and conservation of artistic heritage.
ON YOUR FEET!, the Tony Award nominated Broadway musical based on the lives and music of Emilio & 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.
She is the founder of the Gloria Estefan Foundation whose mission is to support charitable programs for disadvantaged children, and empower young people through education and opportunity. The Foundation also supports spinal cord research through the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.« GO BACK