For The Record: Celebrating Cuban Sensation & Queen Of Salsa Celia Cruz
Recount the remarkable story of GRAMMY-winning legend and Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz in the latest episode of GRAMMY.com's For The Record.
Born in 1925 in Havana, Cruz' big break came in 1950 when she joined the popular Afro-Cuban group La Sonora Mantancera. Cruz brought Salsa music to the world, moving to the United States in 1961 after being barred from Cuba after the Cuban revolution for performing abroad. Her illustrious recording and performing career yielded Cruz over 80 albums and songs, four GRAMMY wins, three Latin GRAMMY wins and the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, which she receievd posthumously in 2016.