Who's that lady on Google today? She's Celia Cruz, one of Latin America's most respected vocalists, who was born on this date in 1925. Throughout her seven-decade career, the Cuba native stood out from the male-dominated salsa scene with performances that typified the energy and passion of salsa, earning her a Smithsonian Lifetime Achievement award, a National Medal of the Arts, and honorary doctorates from Yale University and the University of Miami.



Recommended listening:
100% Azucar!: The Best of Celia Cruz con la Sonora Matancera
Regalo del Alma
Celia & Johnny
The Winners
Son con Guaguanco