In recognition of Women’s History Month, we take the time out to feature Women who have made great contributions to our music culture. While we celebrate the Women all year over here, we recognize some through our Oldies Sunday section. For today’s selection, we head on over to Miami to check out Cuban-American Pop Artist Gloria Estefan’s “Coming Out Of The Dark“.
Produced by Emilio Estefan Jr., Jorge Casas, and Clay Ostwald, “Coming Out Of The Dark” was released through Epic Records in 1991. The track finds Gloria Estefan overcoming challenges, and emerging it a triumphant person. The song is the first release for Estefan since recovering from her near-tragic accident on March 20, 1990. The accident was a result of her Tour Bus colliding with an 18-Wheeler Truck. It left her with a broken back that had to go through delicate repair, and the event left many in deep shock as Estefan was at the height of the success of her Debut album, “Cuts Both Ways“. “Coming Out Of The Dark” was featured on her sophomore album, “Into The Light“, and secured #1 placements on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts, #1 placements in Canada, and top 10 charting in various charts around the World. the track also won BMI and ASCAP Pop Music Awards in 1992. A Spanish version the track called, “Desde La Oscuridad” was released soon after, and was well received in Latin America.
Since the release of “Coming Out Of The Dark”, Gloria Estefan went on to secure more hits in her career. She also received stars on the Hollywood and Las Vegas Walk Of Fame respectively, awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, was inducted in the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, and has inspired many Latin Artists, and people around the World. Gloria Estefan remains a champion, a survivor, and a powerful Woman.
Thank YOU GLORIA ESTEFAN For This CLASSIC!
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