Celebrating great moments for women in Latin GRAMMY® history with three superstar interviews

In recognition of their amazing contributions to music and the world at large, Gloria Estefan, Ivy Queen and Maria Rita talk about their groundbreaking achievements at the Latin GRAMMYs through exclusive interviews. To celebrate Women’s Month, they discuss their success stories, share their struggles and inspire other women to pursue their dreams and make history.


As part of an ongoing gender balance initiative, The Latin Recording Academy® and Mastercard will be bringing together three history-making female legends, Gloria Estefan, Ivy Queen and Maria Rita, for awe-inspiring interviews. The trio of iconic female recording artists will share stories from their remarkable careers, including how they overcame obstacles and their biggest personal highlights making history at the Latin GRAMMYs.


Ivy Queen, who broke onto the scene in the 1980s with the group The Noise before establishing herself as a solo artist with her 1997 release En Mi Imperio. From there, she set off on a distinguished two-decade career that saw her rise to the top in a male-dominated musical genre to become known as the "Queen of Reggaeton." With three Latin GRAMMY Award nominations, an ASCAP Award for Songwriter of the Year, millions of albums sold, and many more achievements, Ivy Queen is yet another inspiration to women everywhere who are striving to live their dreams.



Gloria Estefan is considered the most successful Latin crossover artist in music history by Billboard magazine and is a multi-Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner in addition to recipient of the coveted 2008 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™, making her the first woman to receive the honor. With a Presidential Medal of Freedom, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Tony Award-nominated musical, and nine-figure career record sales among countless other accolades, Estefan still manages to find new ways to inspire, recently releasing an internationally acclaimed new album, Brazil305.



Maria Rita made her own history at the 5th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® in 2004, when she became the first women to win in the Best New Artist category. That same year, she won the award for Best Brazilian Pop Music Album for her self-titled debut, which sold more than a million copies and was also nominated for Album of the Year. She has since collected eight Latin GRAMMYs®, including her most recent in 2018 for her Amor E Música album.



Tune in to this spectacular interview series for Women’s History Month to uncover how these artists found their paths to success, and how you, too, can follow in their footsteps to surpass perceived limits, set new records, and write your own story that makes history.