I want something totally new and fresh when it comes to sound, voices and personality, because this is going to be a great window for the Latino community to showcase its talent. I don't want anybody who sings like Ricky Martin, or like Shakira or GloriaSearch is on for new Latin singing star Nov 10, 2004
Emilio Estefan, Jr. (born March 4, 1953, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba) is a Cuban-American of Lebanese ancestry who is a musician and producer. Estefan's first taste of celebrity came as a member of the Miami Sound Machine, but he is also recognized as the producer of many famous singers. He is the husband of singer Gloria Estefan. He is also the uncle of Spanish-language television personality Lili Estefan.
Gloria Estefan (née Fajardo) became romantically involved with Estefan, who was the Miami Sound Machine's band leader, in 1976. She and Emilio married on September 2, 1978. They have two children: Nayib (born September 2, 1980) and Emily Marie (born December 5, 1994) and live on Star Island in Miami Beach, Florida.
In 1995, one student from Howard University was killed and another was injured when their personal water craft collided with the Estefan's pleasure boat.