He's the recipient of The Presidential Medal of Freedom, The Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His name? Emilio Estefan.
We had the privilege of sitting down with the 19-time-Grammy-award-winning musician and producer. Emilio had this to say about what he is continuing to accomplish after decades in the music business:
"I just got my 44th nomination for the Grammy's so I'm so happy with Brazil305. I mean, it's a blessing it's a blessing and the only thing this can only happen is in the United States. Like I said, I love this country."
Brazil305 is the fourteenth studio album of Emilio's wife, Gloria, on which he is credited as the producer. Gloria and Emilio have been married for over forty years. Gloria is not only Emilio's wife, but his best and most frequent collaborator.
Another collaborator and close friend of Emilio's is Jennifer Lopez. Emilio of course produced JLo's hit song "Let's Get Loud" among others. Emilio had this to say about working with Jennifer Lopez and other Latinx artists over the years.
"Jennifer, I worked with her from the beginning. It makes me so proud because really, they don't know how they can inspire other people. And by the way, it's not only about Latinx. It's about dreams."
Meanwhile, Gloria is a multi-talented artist, who now stars in a Red Table Talk spin-off with her daughter. On Red Table Talk: The Estefans, Gloria talked about her new film, in which she has to kiss Andy Garcia onscreen. This caused Gloria distress as this would be the first kiss that she ever shared with a man who was not her husband, Emilio.
"You know, she didn't wanna do the movie because of that! I said 'come on, Gloria, are you crazy? Andy is like my brother! We grew up together!' The movie, I was laughing so hard because it's really really funny. I think people are gonna love that."