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Gloria Estefan is one of Cuba's great artists. Photo: Getty Images.

Gloria Estefan to enter the Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Cuban-born singer is an icon for her career.

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The ceremony that will Gloria Estefan inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame scheduled for June 15 in New York, where other artists such as Sade Adu and Snoop Dogg will also be honored to be part of this year's class. 

"Thank you so much to my incredible fans who, by listening to my music, have made it possible for me to receive this great honor!" the singer-songwriter wrote on Instagram.  

Estefan is known for successfully popularizing Latin rhythms in the U.S. market with songs such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" and "Let's Get Loud."

Through a press release, the Hall of Fame highlighted that Estefan has sold more than 100 million records, won eight Grammy Awards and an Oscar nomination for her performance of "Music of My Heart," written by Diane Warren, for the film of the same title, making her worthy of the latest recognition. 

"The music industry doesn't exist without songwriters delivering great songs first. Without them there is no recorded music, no concert business, nothing. It all starts with the song and the songwriter," said Nile Rodgers, president of the organization, in a statement. 

Along with Estefan, seven other artists will also be inducted, including rapper Snoop Dogg, Sade, Jeff Lynne, Glen Ballard, Teddy Riley and Liz Rose. 

The 2023 group "represents not only iconic songs, but also diversity and unity across musical genres, ethnic backgrounds and genders, songwriters who have enriched our lives, in turn, literally transformed music and the lives of billions of listeners around the world," said Rodgers.

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