“Gloria Estefan Makes History as the First Latina Inductee into the Hall of Fame”

By: MRT Desk

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With a 50-year career, Gloria Estefan becomes the first Latina woman to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF).

The First Latina Woman in SHOF

“Gloria is the first Latina woman to be incorporated into SHOF,” Linda Moran, president and CEO of the organization, confirmed to Billboard. For her part, the singer also expressed her emotion at this honor.

Living Her Passion

“It still makes me very happy to compose and it’s always a surprise when something comes along,” Estefan told Billboard Español. “It’s nice that it’s happened so many times and that I’m receiving such a great honor. As long as I have something to say, they’re going to listen to me.”

A Lifeline and Privilege

Years later, she began her solo career, which continues to this day. “There is the freedom in this country to be able to achieve whatever dream you have,” he warned. “For me lyrics and music have been something that I would sit with the records and read who wrote it all, read the lyrics, soaked it up! It helped me through some very difficult times. So as a musician girl back then, other people’s music was my lifeline in difficult times with my father, the disease,” she continued. “Music has always been the most beautiful thing in my life, so for my songs to be that for other people is something really special, it’s a privilege that I don’t take lightly.”

Award-Winning Success

According to Billboard, the star has positioned 29 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 list; three of these “Anything for you” (1998), “Don’t Wanna Lose You” (1989) and “Coming Out of the Dark” (1991) have topped the list. In addition, 30 of her songs have appeared on the Hot Latin Songs ranking, including “No me vuelvo a enamorar” and “Hotel Nacional”.

Gala Event

To receive this award, Gloria Estefan will attend a gala event that will take place this Thursday, June 15, 2023, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

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