Celia Cruz

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Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso also known by her stage name Celia Cruz (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003) was a Cuban singer of latin music. The most popular latin artist of the 20th century, she earned twenty-three gold albums and was a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. She was renowned internationally as the “Queen of Salsa”, “La Guarachera de Cuba”, as well as The Queen of Latin Music.

She spent much of her career working in the United States and several Latin American countries. Leila Cobo of Billboard Magazine once said “Cruz is indisputably the best known and most influential female figure in the history of Cuban and Latin music”.

Celia Cruz 1950's
She was renowned internationally as the “Queen of Salsa” as well as “La Guarachera de Cuba.
Celia Cruz 1950s
Celia Cruz & Tito Puente
Guantanamera (1967)
"Quimbara" Zaire (1974)
Celia Cruz & Willie Colon (1977)
"Usted abuso" Celia Cruz & Willie Colon (1979)
Celia Cruz & Tito Puente (1972) "Algo Especial Para Recordar"
Celia Cruz 1980's
Celia Cruz 1980's
Celia Cruz (1990) - Irrepetible
Green shoes with lightweight aluminum heels
Celia Cruz and her husband Pedro Knight. Spain (1999)
Marc Anthony & Celia Cruz
Celia Cruz "La vida es un carnaval" (2000)