Celia Cruz

Ursula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso

Also known as C. Cruz, C.Cruz, Celia, Cella Cruz, Cruz
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.celiacruzonline.com, http://www.celiacruzvideos.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celia_Cruz, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0190272

Discography of Celia Cruz:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Ella Tiene Fuego (Remixes) 7 Audio 2004 Sony Discos
2 Rie Y Llora (The Remixes) 5 Audio 2003 Sony Discos
3 Celia Cruz In The House (The Ultimate Classic Hits Remix Collection) 4 Audio 2003
4 Son De La Loma (Norty Cotto Remix) 2 Audio 2004 Universal Music Latino
5 Irrepetible 9 Audio 1994 RMM Records
6 La Negra Tiene Tumbao 10 Audio 2001 Sony Discos
7 Hits Mix 10 Audio 2002 Sony Latin
8 Regalo Del Alma 12 Audio 2003 Sony Discos
9 100% Azucar! The Best Of Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera 19 Audio 1997 Rhino Entertainment Company
10 Éxitos Eternos 15 Audio 2003 Universal Records
11 Mi Vida Es Cantar 9 Audio 1998 RMM Records
12 Éxitos Eternos II 14 Audio 2003
13 Celia Cruz In The House (The Ultimate Classic Hits Remix Collection) 13 Audio 2003
14 A Proper Introduction To Celia Cruz - Havana Days 20 Audio 2004 Proper Records Ltd.
15 Celia & Johnny 10 Audio 1974 Vaya Records
16 Boleros Eternos 16 Audio 2003-06-10
17 Cuba Libre 9 Audio 2005 Roton
18 Queen Of Cuban Rhythm 24 Audio 1995 Music Club
19 Homenaje A Los Santos 11 Audio 1975 Seeco Records
20 Celia & Johnny 10 Audio 1975 Discophon
21 Su Favorita 12 Audio 1999-00-00 Seeco Tropical
22 Son Con Guaguanco / La Excitante 24 Audio 2001 Nascente
23 Alma Con Alma (The Heart & Soul Of Celia Cruz & Tito Puente) 10 Audio Tico Records
24 The Brillante - Best Of Celia Cruz 9 Audio 1978 Vaya Records
25 Celia & Johnny 10 Audio Areito
26 Cucala / De La Verdegue 2 Audio 1975 Vaya Records
27 Introducing ...... 9 Audio 1988 Caliente (2)
28 Lo Mejor De Celia Cruz 10 Audio 1993-10-22 Tico Records
29 La Ceiba 8 Audio Vaya Records
30 Inigualable 16 Audio 1994-00-00 Manzana
31 Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita (Remixes) 10 Audio 2000
32 Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita 4 Audio 2000-09-06
33 The Winners 8 Audio 1987 Caliente (2)
34 Azucar Negra 10 Audio 1993
35 Celia & Johnny 10 Audio 2010 Fania Records
36 Greatest Hits 16 Audio 2010 Fania Records
37 Celia's Oye Cómo Va 4 Audio 2000 Epic
38 La Ceiba 8 Audio 1979 Vaya Records
39 ¡azucar! 32 Audio 2010 Fania Records
40 Cuba's Queen Of Rhythm 12 Audio 1958 Seeco Records
41 Grandes Exitos De Celia Cruz 12 Audio 1958 Seeco Records
42 La Tierna, Conmovedora, Bamboleadora 11 Audio 1962 Seeco Records
43 Canciones Que Yo Queria Haber Grabado Primero 12 Audio 1964 Seeco Records
44 Homenaje A Los Santos Vol. 2 12 Audio 1975 Seeco Records
45 Festejando Navidad Con Celia Cruz 10 Audio 1971 Seeco Records
46 Quimbo Quimbumbia 10 Audio Tico Records
47 Irrepetible 9 Audio 1997 RMM Records
48 Eternos 9 Audio 1978 Vaya Records
49 Celia Y Willie 10 Audio 1981 Vaya Records
50 Only They Could Have Made This Album 10 Audio 1977 Vaya Records


The "Queen Of Salsa":

Born : October 21, 1925 (for some sources : 1924 or 1929) in Havana, Cuba.

Died : July 16, 2003 in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

The voice, charisma and talent of Celia Cruz have created one of the most impressive careers in all of music. Merely listing her accomplishments would require a book. Her more than 70 albums have yielded an unending harvest of gold and platinum records, and she has received more than a hundred awards from prestigious institutions around the world.

She received the first of her five Grammy Awards in 1989, and also won two Latin Grammy Awards. She received three doctorates Honoris Causa from Yale, Florida International University and Miami University.

Also appearing in 10 movies, most recently including "The Mambo Kings" and "The Perez Family".

Celia Cruz began singing in amateur contests at the age of 14, in her home city of Havana, Cuba. She studied music theory, piano and voice at the National Music Conservatory.

In 1950 she began singing with the conjunto La Sonora Matancera, and with that group she was a central figure in some of the most glorious chapters of Afro-Cuban music, recording a number of legendary songs, including "Yembe Laroco", "Yerbero Moderno", "Burundanga", and "Caramelo" by the end of the 1950's La Sonora Matancera was the most popular group in Cuba. Celia's alliance with them took her beyond the coast of Cuba and exported her talent to the world. While in the group she met Pedro Knight, at the time one of the band's two trumpeters. This relationship culminated in matrimony and lasted 42 years.


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