-->"''Come on, shake your body baby, do the conga\\
I know you can't control yourself any longer\\
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger\\
Don't you fight it 'til you tried it, do that conga beat''"

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'''Gloria Estefan''' (b. Gloria Fajardo in 1957) is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}} Cuba]]n-born American singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. She has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is Latin music's most successful crossover performer. She is best known for her song "Conga."

As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Estefan The Other Wiki]].


!!! "Tropes get in the way":
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: "Bad Boys," of course.
* UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball: She and her husband Emilio became in June 2009 the first Hispanics to buy a minority ownership stake in an [=NFL=] team, namely, the Miami Dolphins.
* ChristmasSongs: 1993's ''Christmas Through Your Eyes''
* CoverAlbum: 1994's ''Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me'' and 2013's ''The Standards''.
* DanceSensation: "Conga," of course.
* GameBreakingInjury: Nearly left paralyzed by a bus crash in 1990.
* GraspTheSun: "Reach," her song for the 1996 OlympicGames.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: Several. Her first was 1990's all-Spanish ''Exitos De Gloria Estefan.'' Her first in English was 1992's ''Greatest Hits.''
* UsefulNotes/{{Miami}}: Well, yes. It was in her band's ''name'', after all.
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: "Dr. Beat"
** As a RealLife example: She has honorary Doctorates in Music from Berklee College of Music and the University of Miami.
* {{Omniglot}}: Speaks Spanish, English and French. Has claimed that while she was working as a translator at Miami International Airport, the [=CIA=] once approached her about making her a spy.
* RecordProducer: Emilio and the Jerks.
* SesameStreetCred: Appeared on the 1998 ''[=Elmopalooza=]'' special.
* SillyLoveSongs: MANY. "Words Get in the Way," "I Can't Stay Away From You," "1-2-3," etc.
* SongStyleShift: "Oye Mi Canto" abruptly changes from [=AOR=] to a breezy latin number halfway through.
* SpotlightStealingTitle: The group started as the Miami Sound Machine. Then it became Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. Finally, the band's name disappeared altogether.