Gloria Estefan Reunites With Sony Music Entertainment

            Gloria Estefan Reunites With Sony Music Entertainment

One of The Most Successful and Influential Global Recording Artists Returns to
Her Longtime Home

PR Newswire

MIAMI, April 3, 2013

MIAMI, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sony Music Entertainmentis proud to
announce the return of international superstar Gloria Estefan to her longtime
label home.

The globally renowned seven-time Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and
actress is resuming her incredibly successful, time-tested alliance with Sony
Music via a multi-album agreement to develop a diverse array of new projects.

Gloria Estefan has achieved worldwide sales of over 100 million units over the
course of her legendary career, and 38 #1 hits across the Billboard charts.
Her iconic hits, which include "Conga," "Turn The Beat Around," "Get On Your
Feet" and Spanish-language chart-toppers "Con Los Anos Que Me Quedan" and "Mi
Tierra," have made an indelible impression on generations of music fans. She
also has received countless achievements; including her Oscar nominated song
"Music of My Heart," a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an American
Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. Much of her storied music career has
been spent as a Sony Music recording artist, beginning with her years leading
Miami Sound Machine.

Welcoming Gloria back to Sony Music, Afo Verde, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music
Entertainment for the Latin Region, Spain and Portugal, said, "It only takes
one word to recognize her magnificent voice. Gloria is one-of-a-kind – in any
language, in any genre. She sings better every day! Dearest Gloria, welcome to
the place that always was and always will be your home, Sony Music. We are
honored, happy and thank you for your trust. The best is yet to come!"

Gloria Estefan expressed her enthusiasm about the alliance and announced her
new project: "I'm excited to join again with Sony, who I have happily worked
with for over 30 years," she said. "The Standards, a project which has been a
lifelong dream, will be the first of many more to come with my Sony family."

The expansive, multilingual project The Standards is produced by Gloria
herself. She personally selected songs with a deep connection to her life.
These include American standards "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. She also wrote "The Day You Say You Love Me," a
moving English version of the Carlos Gardel tango classic"El Dia Que Me
Quieras,"the only translation ever authorized by his estate. This gem is dear
to her heart as it was her wedding song. The Standards is co-produced by
Grammy Award-winning pianist, producer and arranger Shelly Berg, and Gloria's
husband, 19-time Grammy Award winner Emilio Estefan.

Gloria Estefan is already acclaimed for her skill at delightfully reinventing
timeless songs – her RIAA Double Platinum album Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss
Me(1994) featured remakes from the 1950s-1970s. Now, with The Standards, she
interprets these gorgeous classic songs in English, Spanish, Italian, French
and Portuguese, and invites world-renowned collaborators including Dave Koz,
Joshua Bell and Laura Pausini, The Standards,scheduled for a fall release,
furthers Gloria Estefan's reputation as an interpreterpar excellence.

AGloria Estefanalbum is an event because she always gives us more than we
expect – musically, visually and artistically. Her previous album, Miss Little
Havana (2011), kept her momentum going strong with the #1 dance club
hits"Hotel Nacional" and "Wepa." Furthermore, with "Hotel Nacional," Gloria
also became the first female artist to debut a song at #1 on Billboard's Hot
Latin Songs chart. Most recently, she performed withTony Bennetton his Top
10Viva Duetsalbum.

Bogdan Roscic, President of Sony Classical and Sony Masterworks said,
"Masterworks is thrilled to be a marketing partner with Sony Latin and Gloria
Estefan on this very special project. It represents another landmark in the
career of an artist who continues to be a creative inspiration in all styles
of popular music."

Nir Seroussi, Managing Director of Sony Music U.S. Latin said, "We're very
excited that Gloria – one of the greatest ambassadors of Latin music – has
returned to Sony, her home, with an extraordinary album that will surely be
embraced by her millions of fans."

With more projects on the way to dazzle and delight her fans, the legendary
Gloria Estefan will continue opening doors around the world as a premier
artist of theSony Music Entertainmentfamily.

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SOURCE Sony Music Entertainment

Contact: Ingrid Ruiz, Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment - US Latin,
ingrid.ruiz@sonymusic.com; or Angela Barkan, Sr. Director Marketing &
Publicity, Sony Music Masterworks, 212.833.8575, Angela.barkan@sonymusic.com;
or Ana Christina Ordonez, Director of Marketing & Media Relations, Estefan
Enterprises, Inc., ACOrdonez@Estefan.com
 
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