Gloria Estefan is a Cuban American singer and songwriter. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and at the age of 16 months, she moved with her mother to Miami, Florida, following the Cuban Revolution. Named the "Queen of Latin Pop", she is in or near the top 100 of best selling music artists with over 90 million albums sold worldwide. With five Grammy Awards and several number one hits she is the most successful crossover performer in Latin music to date. In addition to her music career, Estefan has appeared in two movies, Music of the Heart (1999) and For Love or Country.
Gloria Estefan: I have to tell you that story because it is funny. When I met Perez, he came to do an MTV piece, it turns out he was a member of my fan club since he was eight years old. He went to one of the first shows that we had in Miami where we had first broken big with Dr. B, and we did the Dade County Auditorium which, to us, was a huge venue at the time, and he was there. He is a card carrying member of my fan club, which I am thankful for, very much, but he is a homeboy, too, you know, he is a Cuban guy, he, talk about opportunities on the net, he has created an amazing career, a very successful career, on his own, with his computer, sitting at a café. So that shows you the power of the net, and I am very fortunate that he is a big fan and he is very loyal. I am very thankful for that.
Recorded on: May 2 2008