Gloria Estefan Announces Her Retirement

Legendary Cuban songstress Gloria Estefan announced Monday that her upcoming tour of Latin America will mark her final string of performances, as she shifts gears towards family and non-music related projects.

The chart-topping artist broke the news at a press conference to promote the tour, which kicks off April 9 in Uruguay: "These will be the last concerts I do, after I want to focus on my
daughter, who is going to high school and continue working in other
areas," said Estefan.

For those concerned about how the Miami sound machinista will survive without music, fear not: The singer says, "We have eight restaurants, three hotels; I am working on a third book and on films." That's right; a recession can't hold Gloria down!

Will you miss Gloria Estefan when she retires from music?