Celia Cruz's Career Journey: Her Best Selling Song

Cuban singer, actress and the most popular Latin artist of the 20th century Celia Cruz gained twenty-three gold albums during her career and died at the age of 77. She won numerous Grammy Awards for her talents during her lifetime. 


Celia Cruz released numerous albums in her singing career including Salsa Queen, Regalo del Alma, and many others. Cruz was also a talented actress and appeared in numerous movies during her career. She was able to collect a good amount of net worth from her movie and singing career. Let us know more about Celia Cruz net worth, awards, and career journey.

Net Worth of Celia Cruz

The beautiful and talented Cuban singer and actress Celia Cruz was able to collect a good amount of net worth from her career and her net worth was estimated to be around $1 million.

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CAPTION: Celia Cruz posing for a photoshoot

Cruz was actively involved in tours and she often visited different countries for shows. She also appeared in many movies and documentaries including Salsa. In 1970s Cruz also appeared in a television commercial for the Eastern Airlines.

Youtube: Celia Cruz appearing in Eastern Airlines Commercial

In 1994 Cruz received the National Medal of Arts from the president Bill Clinton. In the same year, her name was inducted into Billboard Latin Music Hall Of Fame. Again in 1999, Cruz's name was included in the International Latin Music Hall Of fame.

Career journey and Awards of Celia Cruz

Celia started her career by singing in a Havana's radio station Radio Gracia Serra as a contestant in the station's popular daily broadcast Hola Dell Te. She recorded her first ever music at Venezuela in 1948.

In 1950 she got the chance to join the band, Rogelio Martinez. During her 15 years with the band, she appeared in some Mexican movies Including Rincon Criollo, also toured all over Latin America and became regular at Havana's famous Tropicana nightspot.

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CAPTION: Celia Cruz in a band Rogelio Martinez
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Cruz's 1974's album Celia y Jonney with Jonney Pacheco was very successful which helped her to get in a group called Fania All Stars which was the group of Sansa musicians from any orchestra signed by the Fania level. Quimbara became her signature song when she was with Calia y Jonney.

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After then Cruz got many chances of visiting different countries and more opportunities in her career and she also appeared in commercials and movies and recorded many other albums. In 1990 Cruz won a Grammy Award and following the pace, she also won another Grammy Award. Let us see the  Grammy awards she won in her career in the list below.

  1.   Best tropical Latin performance Award for the Ritmo En EI Corazon in 1989
  2.  Best Sansa Performance Award for the Celia Cruz and Friends: A Night of Sansa in 2000
  3.  Best Tropical Traditional Album Award for the Siempre Vivire in 2001
  4.  Best Salsa Album Award for the La Negra Tiene Tumbao  in 2003
  5.  Best Salsa/Merengue Album Award for Regalo Del Alma in 2003
  6.  Best Salsa Album Award for the  Regalo del Alma in 2004
  7. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for all the Achievements and dedication that she has put in her career in 2016

CAPTION: Celia Cruz receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Though the beautiful queen of salsa Celia Cruz is no more with us, she has left her beautiful songs and talent that every people gets inspired of. She was one of the great personality in the history of the music industry.

Cruz died in the year 2003  at the age of 77. She was the patient of brain cancer.more than 2,00000  fans paid the respect to the funeral of Celia Cruz.