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Gloria Estefan

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The most successful Latin American singer of the 1980s and 1990s, Estefan has sold more than 90 million albums worldwide. After moving from Cuba to Miami when she was just two, Estefan grew up singing and playing the guitar. She first found success as part of Miami Sound Machine, featuring Emilio Estefan whom she married in 1978, and the group's string of Spanish-language albums proved a hit across the US, Europe and in Latin America throughout the 1980s. Buoyed by the popularity of their female lead singer, the group renamed itself Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine in 1987, releasing some of their most successful singles shortly after; including Rhythm Is Gonna Get You and Anything For You. Estefan went solo two years later in 1989 with debut solo album Cuts Both Ways featuring the Number 1 US single Don't Wanna Lose You. She then disappeared from the music scene, after being involved in a road accident, until her 1991 album Into The Light. A brief move away from mainstream pop saw her release two Spanish-language albums, Mi Tierra and Abriendo Puertos, before she returned to English with Destiny in 1996, featuring Reach, the theme to the Olympic Games held in Atlanta that year. She rejoined Miami Sound Machine to sing on Gloria! and has continued to record in both Spanish and English.

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