Gloria Estefan Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

13th June 2016

Fact: Gloria Estefan took the stage with the cast of her autobiographical musical On Your Feet! as they performed a medley of her greatest hits at the Tony Awards on Sunday (12Jun16). The Latin superstar sang alongside actress Ana Villafane, who plays Gloria in the show, as they sang her songs such as Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Conga, Turn the Beat Around and On Your Feet.

7th February 2014

Fact: Gloria Estefan is to join opera star Andrea Bocelli onstage in Florida next week (14Feb14) for a special Valentine's Day performance. The two singers will perform together at the Bb&T Center in Sunrise next Friday.

31st December 2013

Fact: Superstars Beyonce and Jay Z posed for pictures with Gloria Estefan over the weekend (28-29Dec13) after running into the Latin icon and her family while dining at the Sea Salt & Pepper restaurant in Miami, Florida.

4th October 2013

Quote: "She stayed at our guest house in Miami Beach and she ran topless towards the paparazzi and the cruise ships and blinded them because she's very pale." Gloria Estefan on her one-time house guest, comedienne Kathy Griffin.

5th August 2013

Quote: "I don't have to have hamburger to know that I have filet mignon at home." Gloria Estefan on never having dated another man other than her husband Emilio Estefan.

1st August 2013

Quote: "There are so many storylines. It's a universal story, it's an immigrant story, and it's a love story." Gloria Estefan on her upcoming Broadway musical Coming Out Of The Dark, which will be based on her life story.

1st August 2013

Quote: "They wanted her just to throw a couple of songs in English on a Latin record and I fought hard. I said, 'Listen. This is her shot. You can't do it halfway... An American audience is not gonna get a record that's mostly Spanish because there's a couple of English cuts on it. They're gonna want to hear the whole thing. This is gonna work.' I fought hard for her... and she sold, like, 13 million (copies) of that album." Gloria Estefan fought record company bosses over Shakira's first English-language album.

2nd July 2013

Fact: Latina superstar Gloria Estefan is set to perform for her British fans with a one-night special at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall on 17 October (13). The singer will play tracks from her new album, The Standards, a compilation of classics from the Great American Songbook.

20th May 2013

Tweet: "Congratulations, babygirl, @Keishamaiash who graduates today with honors and has made us prouder than we could have ever dreamed! Love U!" Gloria Estefan celebrates her daughter, Emily, graduating from university.

5th March 2013

Tweet: "Happy birthday to the love of my life, Emilio Estefan Jr, who, like fine wine, has gotten better with age! I love you, baby! 38 birthdays shared!" Latin superstar Gloria Estefan sends her love to husband Emilio Estefan, Jr., who turned 60 on Monday (04Mar13).

4th October 2011

Quote: "That is a tough, tough gig... I could never do any of those, like, (American) Idol or The Voice or X Factor. I would have been curled up in a foetal position on the floor after the first onslaught of criticism. I was too shy. I would have died." Gloria Estefan insists she would never have made it as a wannabe on a U.S. TV talent show.

3rd October 2011

Quote: "He got the last virgin in the 70s... He's the only man I've been with." Gloria Estefan on falling for her husband of 33 years, Emilio Estefan, when she was a teenager.

24th July 2011

Quote: "Right from the get go Pharrell was so easy to work with. Within days we were recording new material. It's full of dance and typical of me but very ­modern." Gloria Estefan has teamed up with N.E.R.D. star Pharrell Williams for her new album.

7th April 2011

Tweet: "I can't tell u how much I've enjoyed working with @NeRdArMy! It's truly been a magical experience and a wonderfully natural process." Gloria Estefan confirms reports she has teamed up with hip-hop super-producer and artist Pharrell Williams for her new album.

8th April 2010

Fact: Celine Dion, Leann Rimes and Gloria Estefan are all performing as part of a TV special honouring the career of singer/songwriter DIANE WARREN. The Grammy-winning writer penned Dion's Because You Love Me and Rimes' How Do I Live. The special will air in U.S. on 8 June (10).

17th December 2009

Fact: Gloria Estefan landed a tour of the White House from U.S. President Barack Obama when she hosted Christmas special Nuestra Navidad on Spanish-language TV network Univision.

30th September 2009

Quote: "My daughter - she plays drums, piano, guitar, and now she picks up the sax (saxophone) and she's soloing with it, (now she plays) bass. She loves it. That's all she does all day." Latina pop legend Gloria Estefan predicts her 13-year-old daughter EMILY MARIE will follow in her footsteps with a musical career.

2nd September 2009

Fact: Gloria Estefan was rocketed into space on her 52nd birthday (01Sep09). Her hit MI TIERRA was transmitted to the Discovery space shuttle by NASA as a special tribute to the Cuban star.

26th August 2009

Fact: Sporting sisters VENUS and Serena Williams have joined Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan as partners in American football team the Miami Dolphins.

12th November 2008

Fact: Gloria Estefan's great-grandfather served as a personal chef for two Cuban presidents.

11th October 2008

Fact: Gloria Estefan is to be honoured as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year at a concert in Houston, Texas on 12 November (08).

2nd October 2008

Quote: "I try to open all my chakras and I think of all my points of communication. I do a prayer that everything comes out the best it can, and we exchange energy. I imagine a point in the top of my head, in my hands, in my solar plexus." Singer Gloria Estefan follows a spiritual routine before performing on stage.

28th August 2008

Quote: "I'd have never made it past the first audition. My nerves would have killed me and I would have shriveled at Simon Cowell's comments. He's so scary." Gloria Estefan doesn't think she could hack it on The X Factor.

12th November 2007

Quote: "Oh, what a surprise. I think we guessed that. Either that or she swallowed a basketball." Gloria Estefan attempts to hide her surprise after pal Jennifer Lopez confirmed long-running rumours she's pregnant.

20th September 2007

Fact: Gloria Estefan has made history in Holland by becoming the first Latino artist to debut an album at the top of the country's charts.

20th September 2007

Quote: "I was in a bullring and, boy, could I smell that!" Gloria Estefan on performing recently for 40,000 fans at a bullring in Spain.

15th June 2007

Fact: Gloria Estefan's new Spanish-language album features a reminder of her Cuban roots on NO LLORES. The track is a collaboration between the singer and Latino superstars Carlos Santana, Jose Feliciano and drummer SHEILA E.

5th September 2006

Fact: Latina pop star Gloria Estefan has signed up to play 1950s singer Connie Francis in a new biopic of the WHO'S SORRY NOW star.

6th June 2006

Fact: Gloria Estefan's pop hits are set to be given the choral treatment when the MIAMI GAY MEN'S CHORUS present her songs in new show MIAMI: A MUSICAL MOSAIC at the Colony Theater in Florida later this month (16-17JUN06).

14th December 2005

Quote: <p>"If Michael Jackson could write a song for a rat I could write a song for NOELLE." Gloria Estefan defends her decision to write a ballad dedicated to her beloved bulldog. </p>

11th October 2005

Fact: <p>Pop superstar Gloria Estefan has penned a new children's book, NOELLE THE BULLDOG, based on the life of her own pet pooch. </p>

12th September 2005

Fact: <p>Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada and Andy Garcia have joined a team of Hispanic-American entertainers heading for Louisiana and Mississippi today (12SEP05) to hand out gifts and supplies to victims of Hurricane Katrina. </p>

28th August 2005

Fact: <p>Gloria Estefan and American Idol judge Randy Jackson will be among the music stars marching on Washington, DC's Capitol Hill to discuss music's cultural significance with politicians as part of the first Recording Arts Day. </p>

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