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Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine

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Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine

It was the mega-hit single, "Anything for You" that would shoot Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine into the stratosphere of superstardom. But, it would also become a pivotal event in the life of the band that formed in 1977 as the Miami Latin Boys with Gloria Estefan.

"Anything for You" - released in 1987 was the #11 Billboard Hot 100 single that was included on the "Let it Loose" album that sold well over six million copies and was certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry of America Association. This album included four other singles that hit the Hot 100 and made the band internationally recognizable. This climatic album also preceded a new single billing and name change for the band. As the year 1989 came into view the Miami Sound Machine would no longer exist on the billing of the band.

Gloria Estefan would be the top billed performer from this time forward, even though most of the members of the Miami Sound Machine would still play as backup for her performances.

Gloria Estefan has won seven Grammy Awards, 1 MTV Video Music Award, 2 ACE Awards, and has received 2 honors from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Estefan became the recipient of the National Musician Foundation Humanitarian Award in 1993, and is also the recipient of the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement.

In 1990, Gloria Estefan was involved in a life-threatening bus accident while on tour. Her recovery was not complete for almost a year while she underwent brutal and extensive physical therapy. She returned to the stage in 1991. Gloria Estefan has established the Gloria Estefan Foundation to advance the cause of those who suffer with spinal cord injuries.

In 1993, Gloria Estefan became the recipient of the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor. This is the greatest honor that can be bestowed upon a naturalized citizen of the United States.

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It was the mega-hit single, "Anything for You" that would shoot Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine into the stratosphere of superstardom. But, it would also become a pivotal event in the life of the band that formed in 1977 as the Miami Latin Boys with Gloria Estefan.

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