Song:Anything For You
Cuban immigrants Gloria Estefan and husband Emilio Estefan started out as leaders of Miami Sound Machine. They had success first in the Latin market and then in English in the 80s. Anything For You was their first number one pop hit in 1987 and it was soon after that Emilio dropped the band and Gloria has been a solo artist ever since. She was born Sept. 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba. Her family moved to Miami in the mid-60s. She met Emilio in 1975 and they married in 1978 after starting Miami Sound Machine in 1977. Gloria has a BA in psychology from the University of Miami and and she worked as a translator at the Miami airport. The early Miami Sound Machine albums were in Spanish on their own MSM label. They signed with CBS International in 1979. Their first English album was Eyes of Innocence in 1984. Dr. Beat scored on the dance charts. The 1985 album Primitive Love was much bigger. It was certified 3XPlatinum and Conga, Words Get In The Way and Bad Boy were all top ten pop hits. For the 1987 album Let It Loose, they were now billed as Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine. The ballad Anything For You was their first number one pop hit. By this time, Emilio had stopped performing with Miami Sound Machine and was strictly a producer. The band was falling apart anyway so he ended Miami Sound Machine and Gloria would be a solo artist on all future albums. On her 1989 album Cuts Both Ways, Gloria scored a number one hit with Don't Wanna Lose You. Then she almost died when her tour bus crashed in 1990 near Scranton, PA. Gloria returned with her 1991 chart topper Coming Out Of The Dark. This was probably her biggest hit and you can get all her hits on this budget comp. Coming Out Of The Dark was Gloria's final number one pop hit though she continues to tour and record. Her latest CD The Standards was released in 2013. Here's the video for Anything For You by Gloria Estefan.