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Gloria Estefan Returns to Sony Music With New Album of Standards (Video)

Gloria Estefan June 18 2011
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The Latin superstar was signed to the company for 30 years both as a solo artist and with the Miami Sound Machine. In 2011, she released a one-off, "Miss Little Havana," via Universal.

Global star Gloria Estefan has returned to her longtime label, Sony Music Entertainment, for a multi-album agreement that begins with the release of her upcoming English-language album, The Standards, due out this Fall.

As its name implies, the album is a set of American standards, but the repertoire included has special significance to Estefan, beginning with “The Way You Look Tonight” and “Good Morning Heartache,” which she performed at her very first Tonight Show appearance in 1985 with Miami Sound Machine.

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Estefan spent 30 years in Sony, releasing albums in both English and Spanish, both as a soloist and with Miami Sound Machine. Then, in 2011, she took a hiatus and released Miss Little Havana via a worldwide distribution and marketing deal with Verve Forecast and Universal Music Group. In the U.S., the physical album was sold exclusively through Target. Now, Estefan has returned to Sony and will be worked through both its Latin and Masterworks arms.

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“Gloria is one-of-a-kind -- in any language, in any genre,” said Afo Verde, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment for the Latin Region, Spain and Portugal. “Masterworks is thrilled to be a marketing partner with Sony Latin and Gloria Estefan on this very special project,” added Bogdan Roscic, President of Sony Classical and Sony Masterworks. “It represents another landmark in the career of an artist who continues to be a creative inspiration in all styles of popular music.”

Estefan will discuss her multiple projects during an exclusive Q&A session at the Billboard Latin Music Conference.

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