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Gloria Estefan Fought Hard For Shakira's Career!

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Is this woman not totally PERFECTO?!

Gloria Estefan is about to get real with Oprah on how she paved the way for many Latin artists and their careers, including Shakira!

The music legend will sit down with Queen O for an in-depth interview covering the singers extraordinary career, struggles, and how she guided many of the most popular Latin cross over artists to success!

The seven-time Grammy Awards winner explained to Oprah how she fought with executives to release Shaky's first (and now super popular) English-language album:

"They wanted her just to throw a couple of songs in English on a Latin record and I fought hard. I said, 'Listen. This is her shot. You can't do it halfway, you know’? An American audience is not gonna get a record that's mostly Spanish because there's a couple of English cuts on it. They're gonna want to hear the whole thing. This is gonna work. I fought hard for her. Fought hard. And she sold like 13 million of that album."

The inspiring episode is set to air August 4 at 9 p.m.!!!

Ch-ch-check out a sneak peek of the OWN interview…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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One comment to “Gloria Estefan Fought Hard For Shakira's Career!”

  1. Molly says – reply to this


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    Shakira is very thankful with Gloria Stefan.