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Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan (born September 1, 1957) is a Latin rock[?]-pop star, one of the few to achieve mainstream success in North America. Cuban-born Estefan was raised in Miami and formed the Miami Sound Machine with Merci Murciano[?] and Emilio Estefan[?]'s band, the Miami Latin Boys[?]. They soon gained a large fanbase and released an LP in 1979 (1979 in music); it was the first all-Spanish album from CBS International[?]. In 1985, Miami Sound Machine began recording in English with Primite Love[?] in 1985. "Conga", "Bad Boy" and "Words Get in the Way" were crossover hits, and the next LP, 1988s Let It Loose[?] was multi-platinum (see 1988 in music). While touring in support of it, Estefan was in a vehicle accident and injured her spine. She was recovering for over a year, but then returned to the charts with Into the Light[?] in 1991 (1991 in music). 1993's Mi Tierra[?] was a Spanish-language album and won a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album[?] (see 1993 in music). With the rise of Latin pop stars in the US in the late-1990s, Estefan appeared in a movie, Music of the Heart[?] and dueted with 'N Sync on the title track. Her next album, Alma Caribeņa[?] (2000 in music) won the first Latin Grammy[?] for Best Music Video[?] for "No Me Dejes de Querer".

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