Famous Cuban Singers

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Gloria Estefan
(Latin Pop Singer Who Earned Worldwide Success With "Conga" in 1985)
Gloria Estefan
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Birthdate: September 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Three-time Grammy-winner Gloria Estefan was named one of Billboard’s Top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The Miami Sound Machine singer is known for her hits Rhythm Is Gonna Get You and Don't Wanna Lose You. One of the best-selling Latin artists, she has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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Celia Cruz
(One of the Most Popular Latin Artists of the 20th Century)
Celia Cruz
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Birthdate: October 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: July 16, 2003

Celia Cruz was a Cuban-American singer who achieved popularity in Cuba as a singer of guarachas during the 1950s. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most famous Latin artists, Cruz was nicknamed the Queen of Salsa. She is also revered for popularizing Latin music in the USA. Celia Cruz also won numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards. 

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Al Jourgensen
(Singer, Music executive, Banjoist, Composer)
Al Jourgensen
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Birthdate: October 9, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Havana

Al Jourgensen is a Cuban-American singer, music producer, and musician. He is best known for founding the popular industrial metal band Ministry where he serves as the lyricist and frontman. Over the course of his four-decade-long musical career, Al Jourgensen has collborated with numerous other artists like Iggy Pop and Jello Biafra. He has also influenced numerous other musicians.

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Xavier Cugat
(Conductor, Composer, Jazz musician, Singer, Bandleader)
Xavier Cugat
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Birthdate: January 1, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Girona
Died: October 27, 1990

Xavier Cugat was a Spanish musician and bandleader. He studied classical violin as a child and began working in silent films to support his family. He grew up to become a successful musician and played a leading role in the spread of Latin music. Besides music, he was also a cartoonist and a restaurateur. He was married five times. 

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Konnan
(Professional wrestler and Podcaster)
Konnan
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Birthdate: June 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba Province, Cuba

Konnan is an American Cuban former professional wrestler who wrestled for national and independent promotions in Mexico and the USA. He held 15 title belts in nine promotions during an illustrious career that spanned almost 30 years. Konnan is also known for his involvement in the creation of Lucha Underground.

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La Lupe
(Cuban Soul Singer Known for Her Energetic, Sometimes Controversial Performances)
La Lupe
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Birthdate: December 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: February 29, 1992

La Lupe was a Cuban singer best remembered for her energetic and controversial live performances. She had a prolific and successful career throughout the 1960s and 1970s, during which she was one of the most acclaimed Latin singers in the United States. One of La Lupe's recordings was featured in the 1996 American comedy film The Birdcage.

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Compay Segundo
(Cuban Trova Guitarist, Singer and Composer)
Compay Segundo
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Birthdate: November 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Siboney, Cuba
Died: July 13, 2003
Compay Segundo was a Cuban singer, guitarist, and composer. He is credited with inventing a musical instrument called armónico, which is a guitar-like instrument with seven strings. Compay Segundo is best remembered for forming a popular duo called Los Compadres alongside Lorenzo Hierrezuelo. The duo garnered international fame and won several Grammy Awards. 
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Ibrahim Ferrer
(Cuban singer)
Ibrahim Ferrer
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Birthdate: February 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Luis
Died: August 6, 2005

Ibrahim Ferrer was a Cuban singer best remembered for his association with Los Bocucos. Apart from performing with the band for nearly 40 years, Ferrer also collaborated with other popular musical groups like Chepín y su Orquesta Oriental and Conjunto Sorpresa.

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Omara Portuondo
(Cuban singer)
Omara Portuondo
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Birthdate: October 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Omara Portuondo is a Cuban dancer and singer best known as one of the founding members of a vocal group called Cuarteto d'Aida. Renowned for her versatality, Portuondo has experimented with various styles from boleros to jazz. In 2009, she received the prestigious Latin Grammy Award. In 2019, Omara Portuondo was honored with a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Niurka Marcos
(Singer, Dancer, Actress)
Niurka Marcos
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Birthdate: November 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Niurka Marcos is a Cuban singer, actress, dancer, and vedette. She is best known for her portrayal of Karicia in a Mexican soap opera titled Salomé, which earned her a TVyNovelas Award in 2002. Niurka Marcos became a household name in Cuba and Mexico after appearing in the popular TV show Big Brother México in 2004.

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Tomas Milian
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Birthdate: March 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: March 22, 2017

Tomas Milian was a Cuban-born singer and actor best remembered for starring in European genre films. He also played important roles in non-genre films like La Luna, which earned him the Nastro d'Argento under the Best Supporting Actor category. Tomas Milian is also remembered for appearing in many Spaghetti Western films in the late-1960s and early-1970s. 
 

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Lisette Oropesa
(Opera singer)
Lisette Oropesa
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Birthdate: September 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Lisette Oropesa is an American operatic soprano who has a wide range of repertoire that includes works from Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, and Gluck. Oropesa has performed numerous roles in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian. She is best known for her portrayal of Susanna from The Marriage of Figaro and Lucia from Lucia di Lammermoor.

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Raquel Olmedo
(Actress, Singer)
Raquel Olmedo
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Birthdate: December 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: CaibariƩn, Las Villas, Cuba

Raquel Olmedo is a Cuban-born Mexican actress who achieved popularity during the last few years of Mexican cinema's Golden Age. She is best known for her portrayal of Doña Ramona González in the telenovela Abismo de pasión, which earned her the TVyNovelas Award. In 1984, Olmedo was inducted into the Paseo de las Luminarias for her television work.
 

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Olga Guillot
(Singer)
Olga Guillot
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Birthdate: October 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: July 12, 2010

Olga Guillot was a Cuban singer best remembered as an exponent of bolero music. Nicknamed the queen of bolero, Guillot was honored with the Golden Palm Award in 1963 under the best bolero singer of Latin America category. The following year, Olga Guillot became the first Latin singer to perform in the famed Carnegie Hall.

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Malu Trevejo
(Cuban Singer and Dancer)
Malu Trevejo
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Birthdate: October 15, 2002
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Malu Trevejo is a Cuban-born American singer and social media star. She achieved international recognition as a TikTok star, which paved the way for a career in music. Her popularity increased after the release of her song Luna Llena, which has gathered more than 100 million views on YouTube. Malu Trevejo is currently signed to Atlantic Records.