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Mayra Veronica

Mayra Veronica

Mayra Veronica (born Mayra Verónica Aruca Rodríguez August 20, 1980), is a Cuban-born, American-raised model and singer who acquired her fame in the United States. Verónica’s role on Univision’s Don Francisco Presenta brought her to the attention of FHM magazine’s US edition. After appearing in FHM she was included in its 2004 calendar and went on to do additional magazine work. She made appearances on many Spanish language television shows, as well as appearing in music videos and television commercials. She is noted for being a spokeswoman for USO.

 


Emy Reyes

Emy Reyes

Emy Reyes porn actress, need we say more?

Valerie Cruz

valerie cruz

Cuban actress, Valerie Cruz (Dexter, True Blood)is feeling like she’s on top of the world right now. Not only does the 34-year-old actress have a lead role in ABC’s highly anticipated medical drama, Off the Map (premiering January 12th from Executive Producer, Shonda Rhimes) she recently got engaged!

“It just kind of happened at Christmas,” an excited Cruz tells Latina.com exclusively. “You’re the first publication I’ve told!” Cruz says she’s thrilled to have a special guy in her life “for a change,” and says she’s learning a lot about his culture. “He’s English and he’s from London, so it’s an interesting journey,” she explains. “Cultural differences – they are definitely vast in some ways. But I think that Europeans in general have a more global view of the world because they are in such proximity to other countries that it enables them to travel and see other parts of the world.”

 

Christina Milian

Christina Milian

Christina Milian real name Christine Flores (born September 26, 1981) better known by her stage name Christina Milian is an American singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, and model born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Cuban parents. At the age of 19 Milian signed a contract with Def Jam which she then left to sign with Interscope. Milian is now signed to Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records.

In 2001 Christina Milian released her self-titled debut album, which featured the singles “AM to PM” and “When You Look at Me”; AM to PM charted with in the top 40 of the US Billboard and both peaked in the top three on the UK Singles Chart. In 2004 Milian released her second studio album It’s About Time which provided her first major US hit. “Dip It Low” which reached number 5 on the US Billboards, “Whatever U Want” was released has the albums second single, both singles charted within the top 10 of the UK charts. In 2006 Milian released her third studio album So Amazin’. The album produced one single only “Say I” which peaked in the top 30 of the US billboard. A month after the release of So Amazin’, Milian’s representative confirmed that she had left Island Records due to creative differences. Milian signed with Interscope Records in 2009. A single, ballad “Us Against the World”, was released in October 2008. In 2012 Milian signed to Young Money in which she will release her fourth studio album.

 

Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003) was a Cuban-American and was one of the most successful salsa performers of the 20th century, having earned twenty-three gold albums. She was renowned internationally as the “Queen of Salsa” as well as “La Guarachera de Cuba.”

She spent much of her career living in New Jersey, and working in the United States and several Latin American countries. Leila Cobo of Billboard Magazine once said “Cruz is indisputably the best known and most influential female figure in the history of Cuban music.”

 

Daisy Fuentes

Daisy Fuentes

Daisy Fuentes (born November 17, 1966 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban-American television host, model, and comedian. Daisy Fuentes broke barriers as MTV’s first Latina VJ (Signed to MTV US and MTV Latin America simultaneously), and as Revlon’s first Latina spokesperson to be signed to a worldwide contract.

Fuentes was born in Havana, Cuba to a Cuban father and Spanish mother. When Fuentes was three years old, her family fled the island due to political turmoil and moved to Madrid, Spain. Fuentes learned to speak English while watching I Love Lucy episodes. Soon thereafter, she moved with her family to Harrison, New Jersey, where she attended Harrison High School, was voted Homecoming Queen, and “BEST LOOKING”, and graduated class of ’84. Fuentes started modeling during her senior year in high school. An aspiring hairstylist, she enrolled in cosmetology school with dreams of opening her own salon. While studying communications at Bergen Community College, she was hired as the weather-girl for WNJU-TV, the Telemundo New York affiliate station. Shortly after, she moved on to New York’s Univision affiliate where she became the weather anchor and reporter for the evening news.

 

Pitbull | Rapper

Pitbull

pitbull

2011–present: Planet Pit

 

Pitbull released his highly anticipated follow-up English album, Planet Pit, on June 21, 2011. Pitbull collaborated with T-Pain on its first single, “Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)”. Pitbull announced he’s the spokesperson for Voli Vodka, in which he holds a majority equity stake. Pitbull has also collaborated with Jennifer Lopez on her single “On the Floor”. On March 22, 2011, Pitbull released his second single, “Give Me Everything” featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, and three months later, the song became Pitbull’s first single to top the Billboard Hot 100. On May 2, 2011, Pitbull and Mýa appeared on WWE Monday Night RAW to celebrate Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s birthday. Pitbull will be touring Australia as part of Iglesias’ “Euphoria” tour in July 2011. Pitbull appeared as musical guest on Conan on August 1, 2011. On August 22nd, 2011, Lindsay Lohan sued Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Afrojack in response to “Give Me Everything’s lyrics referencing her name.

 

In 2010, Pitbull performed the rap section in the Haiti benefit song “Somos El Mundo”, a Spanish version of “We Are the World”, that included a huge group of Latin artists led by Emilio and Gloria Estefan. He was also a featured guest on “Armada Latina”, the fourth single off the album Rise Up by Latin rap legends, Cypress Hill. The song was produced by Jim Jonsin and also features Marc Anthony. Pitbull then collaborated with Alexandra Burke on the single “All Night Long”. He was also featured on “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” by Usher.

 

Pitbull also released his full-length debut Spanish-language album titled Armando on November 2, 2010. Pitbull is also one of the most nominated artists of the upcoming Latin Billboard awards. He garnered 7 nominations for “Latin Rhythm Airplay, Song of the Year” for “Bon, Bon”; “Latin Rhythm Airplay, Artist of the Year, Solo Artist”; “Latin Rhythm Albums, Album of the Year” for Armando; “Latin Rhythm Albums, Artist of the Year, Solo Artist”; “Social 50, Latin Artist of the Year”; “Latin Digital Download of the Year” for “Bon, Bon” and “Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event” for the song “I Like It” alongside Enrique Iglesias. He also won Telehit’s award for “Most Popular Artist”.

 

2009–2010: Rebelution and Armando

 

For his fourth studio album Rebelution, Pitbull released “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” through Ultra Records after his former label TVT Records went out of business. “Krazy” peaked at No.30 on the Hot 100 and No.11 on the Hot Rap Tracks charts. “I Know You Want Me” peaked at No.2 on the Hot 100 and peaked within the top ten spots of charts in the UK, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands. The song reached No.1 in France and the European Hot 100 on the week ending August 29, 2009 according to Billboard magazine. On Dec. 11, 2009, Billboard announced their Year-End Canadian Update, placing “I Know You Want Me” at No.7 on the Hot 100 chart and No.2 on the CHR/Top 40 chart.] He later signed with Polo Grounds Music through Sony Music and created his own label Mr. 305 Inc. Other singles included “Blanco”, featuring Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes, and “Hotel Room Service”, which samples “Push the Feeling On” and which peaked at No.9 on the Hot 100. On their second collaboration since “Go Girl”, Pitbull appeared on the debut single of rapper David Rush (formerly Young Bo$$), “Shooting Star”, also with Kevin Rudolf and LMFAO. An amateur video of Pitbull punching a disruptive audience member at a Colorado concert leaked on the Internet in late May 2009. Pitbull explained to MTV News that it was because the fan kept throwing cash around the stage, and after Pitbull pulled him up to the stage, he threw a stash of money right in Pitbull’s face. He has been tapped by the Miami Dolphins to work alongside T-Pain & Jimmy Buffett to release a new fight song for the Dolphins. The city of Miami granted Pitbull a “Key to the City” honor on August 19.

 

In January 2006, he guest-starred in UPN’s South Beach. Also in 2006, he recorded “Nuestro Himno” in collaboration with Wyclef Jean, Carlos Ponce, and Olga Tañón.[21] On Listennn… the Album, the debut album by Terror Squad member and Miami radio personality DJ Khaled, Pitbull performed on three singles: “Holla At Me” and “Born-n-Raised” alongside other Southern based rappers.

 

El Mariel, Pitbull’s second album, was released in October 2006. The title was in reference to the town from which the Cuban refugees came to Florida in the movie Scarface. He dedicated the album to his father, who died that year in May. Along with the usual party-oriented tracks, Pitbull also included politically-themed tracks in El Mariel. The album was released on October 31, 2006, and included singles “Bojangles”, “Ay Chico (Lengua Afuera)”, “Fuego”, and duet with Puerto Rican singer Ken-Y, “Dime (Remix)”. El Mariel topped the Billboard independent albums chart and peaked at No.17 on the Billboard 200 and No.2 on the rap chart.

 

Pitbull’s third album, titled The Boatlift, was released in November 2007, spawned by the single “Secret Admirer” featuring Lloyd on the chorus. Earlier, Pitbull announced that this album would have a more gangsta rap edge than his earlier albums. Subsequent singles included “Go Girl” featuring Trina, and “The Anthem” featuring and produced Lil Jon, that song sampling the hook from the song “El Africano” by Wilfrido Vargas and the beat from the song “Calabria” by Rune RK. “Go Girl” peaked at No.80 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No.36 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart; “The Anthem” No.36 on the Hot 100 and No.11 on the Hot Rap Tracks.

 

2006–08: El Mariel and The Boatlift

 

His variety show, Pitbull’s La Esquina, debuted May 2007 on the mun2 cable network. On December 21, 2007, Pitbull was arrested for drunk driving; he posted $1,000 on bail and pleaded not guilty. He was later acquitted from the charge. Pitbull also appeared on DJ Laz’ “Move Shake Drop” and DJ Felli Fel’s “Feel It”.

 

2004–05: M.I.A.M.I.

 

In 2004, Pitbull released his debut album M.I.A.M.I., with the lead single being “Culo” (“Ass” in English) produced by Lil Jon and the Diaz Brothers. It peaked at No.32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No.11 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. Other singles included “Dammit Man”, “Back Up”, “Toma”, and “That’s Nasty” (both featuring Lil Jon). He joined the Anger Management Tour, the 2000 hip-hop concert tour headlined by Eminem and 50 Cent. Pitbull also appeared on the Ying Yang Twins’ single “Shake”, which peaked at No.41 on the Hot 100 and No.12 on the rap chart, and Twista’s “Hit the Floor” (#94 Hot 100, No.20 Rap). Remix album Money Is Still a Major Issue was released in November 2007; it included new track “Everybody Get Up”, a duet with hip-hop/R&B group Pretty Ricky.

 

TVT Records, Pitbull’s label at the time, and Slip-N-Slide Records disputed over the release of Welcome to the 305, an unreleased album by Slip-N-Slide that Pitbull had recorded in 2001. A Miami judge ruled that Slip-N-Slide had a legal right to release the album as it was recorded when Pitbull was a Slip-N-Slide artist, and prior to him signing with TVT Records. A U.S. District Court judge affirmed the decision further. TVT was then ordered in March 2007 to pay Slip-N-Slide $9.1 million for attempting to block the album’s release to record stores and digital download entities.

 

2000-2003: Luke Records and TVT Records

 

In 2001 Pitbull was signed to Luther Campbell’s Luke Records by Jullian Boothe, then the label’s vice-president of A&R. In 2001 Pitbull was introduced to Robert Fernandez of Famous Artist Music & Management, an independent label and management company specialising in developing artists, by the Diaz Brothers, a producer duo signed to the company. Fernandez “saw the eagerness and hunger he had” and, with the Luke Records deal ending, began working to develop Pitbull. Together they focused on creating a more radio-friendly sound. Fernandez later told Hit Quarters: “At that time his music had a lot of verses and took a long time to get into the hook, and so we took time in getting the songs catchier and less on the rap side.” Pitbull recorded between 50 and 70 songs.

 

Fernandez introduced Pitbull to Lil Jon with a mind to trying to secure the rapper a small guest intro spot on Lil Jon’s upcoming album “Kings of Crunk”. According to Fernandez, Jon took a liking to Pitbull and went one better by offering him his own track on the album called “Pitbulls Cuban Ride Out”, a feature that would help raise the young rapper’s profile.

 

Armando Christian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer. His first recorded performance was from the Lil Jon album Kings of Crunk in 2002, after which he released his debut album in 2004 titled M.I.A.M.I. (short for Money Is a Major Issue) under TVT Records. Since then, he has released two other albums under the label, El Mariel in 2006 and The Boatlift in 2007. He then released Rebelution in 2009, which included singles “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” and “Krazy”. The latter peaked at No.30 on the Hot 100 and No.11 on the Hot Rap Tracks charts while “I Know You Want Me” peaked at No.2 on the Hot 100 and peaked within the top ten spots of charts in the UK, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands. The song reached No.1 in France and the European Hot 100 on the week ending August 29, 2009 according to Billboard magazine. He later signed with Polo Grounds Music through Sony Music and created his own label Mr. 305 Inc. Other singles from Rebelution included “Blanco” featuring Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes and “Hotel Room Service”, the latter of which peaked at No.8 on the Hot 100. Rebelution went on to sell over 7.5 million worldwide digital singles and albums combined

 

Pérez is also the host of his own Spanish-language program on the cable channel Mun2 titled La Esquina (Spanish for The Corner)

 

In 2005 Pérez and rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs co-founded Bad Boy Latino, a subsidiary of Combs’ Bad Boy Records label. It primarily focuses on Latin Rap, Latin Soul and Tropical music, and has offices in Miami and New York. Along with co-founding it, Pérez currently heads the A&R division of the label.

 

Popular rhyme found in three Pitbull songs “headlock”

 

Pérez has become a product endorser, representing alongside Drake, Rihanna, and Trey Songz the “So Kodak” campaign for the Kodak brand and embarking on a partnership with the soda giant Dr Pepper as part of the campaign “Vida 23” for which he recorded the song specifically for it that was also featured on his album Armando

 

Early life

 

Pitbull was born to Cuban immigrant parents who made him recite the works of poet José Martí He encountered problems early in his career as a rapper because he was blue-eyed and Cuban American. He was also influenced by the Miami bass genre of hip hop music and has cited Celia Cruz and Willy Chirino as sources of inspiration for his music[ Perez’s parents separated when he was young, and he was raised by his mother. He later spent time with a foster family in Roswell, Georgia. At age 16, his mother kicked him out of their house after he became a drug dealer. He then graduated from Miami Coral Park High School and focused his career in rapping.

 

Pitbull explained the reason behind choosing his stage name, saying about the dog “they bite to lock. The dog is too stupid to lose. And they’re outlawed in Dade County. They’re basically everything that I am. It’s been a constant fight” After meeting Lil Jon in Miami, Pitbull was featured on Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz’ album Kings of Crunk in 2002. Pitbull’s song “Oye” was featured on the soundtrack to the film 2 Fast 2 Furious the following year. In addition, Pitbull also released several mixtapes, composed of freestyles and remixes of popular rap music. Campbell featured Pitbull in his single “Lollipop.

 

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Sagia Castaneda | Model

Sagia Castaneda

Sagia Castaneda

Cuba American Sagia Castaneda born 1984, 5ft 2in (157cm), began her modeling career with shoots for Lowrider Magazine and Super Streetbike Magazine, after which she appeared as a background dancer in several rap and hip-hop videos.

In 2009 Sagia Castaneda was featured on the Pitbull’s cover of his latest album “Rebelution”.

Cuban American model Sagia Castaneda has a net worth of $500 thousand. Sagia Castaneda acquired that wealth by establishing herself as a model and music video vixen. She is well known for her 2nd role in one of Pitbull’s music videos “I Know You Want Me.”

 

“Sagia Castaneda began modelling on motorcycles”

Therefore, Sagia Castaneda is now immensely famous and popular, the web is full of photos and apparently her modeling career continues to climb, it is now that she´s more in demand than ever. In fact after “I Know You Want Me” she participated in other Pitbull videos like “Hotel Room Service” Sagia Castaneda has been a success and the some!. Sagia Castaneda also appeared in the movie “Fast and Furious 4” (Fast and the Furious 4), among many other things.

 

Sagia Castaneda

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Gloria Estefan

gloria estefan

Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan, known professionally as Gloria Estefan (born September 1, 1957) is a Cuban-born American singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur. Known as the “Queen Of Latin Pop she is in the top 100 best selling music artists with over 100 million albums sold worldwide 31.5 million of those in the United States alone She has won three Grammy Awards, and 4 Latin Grammys, and is the most successful crossover performer in Latin music to date.

Cristina Maria Saralegui

Cristina Saralegui

Cristina Maria Saralegui was born to Francisco Rene Saralegui, Jr., and his wife, Cristina Santamarina. In 1960, following the Cuban Revolution, Saralegui and her family fled to Miami and settled in Key Biscayne.

After graduating from the Academy of the Assumption in 1966, Saralegui enrolled at the University of Miami. In 1973, she began an internship at the magazine Vanidades. This allowed her to improve her written Spanish to the level of her spoken language. By 1979, Saralegui was editor of the Spanish version of Cosmopolitan magazine. She continued in this role through most of the 1980s.

 

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