New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Areu Bros. announced today that Gloria
Estefan, seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, New York Times bestselling author, philanthropist and humanitarian, will be joining the film and television studio as a Partner and member of the Executive Leadership Team. Recently, brothers Ozzie and Will Areu announced the acquisition of Tyler Perry's prior studio in Atlanta, GA.
Estefan will be a driving force in creating and packaging content across all platforms including music, television, film and short form content.
"I am so excited to be part of this incredible creative team," said Estefan. "In today's world, visibility is more important than ever, and I'm fortunate enough to now have a platform through Will and Oz to shine a spotlight on stories, talented artists, writers, and producers. In the midst of this seismic shift in society and culture, Areu Bros. is the game-changer for female and minority voices and innovators."
"We are honored to welcome aboard Gloria
Estefan, one of the most iconic and legendary American artists, who created so many groundbreaking sounds for so many moments in time," said Ozzie Areu, Chairman and CEO of Areu Bros. "Gloria has always been a strong and empowering voice for the female and Latino
communities, and we can't wait for her to use that voice to find new voices," said Will Areu, Co-Chairman of Areu Bros. "As first generation Cuban Americans, my family and I have been fortunate to travel on the trail that Gloria
blazed, showing us that there is no ceiling to human potential."
Estefan has achieved worldwide success over the course her 30+ year career. She has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and has had 38 #1 hits across the Billboard charts, making her the single most successful Latin crossover performer in music history. As one of the most revered Hispanic female voices in the world, Gloria
was the first Cuban-American singer-songwriter to receive the Kennedy Center Honors, which spotlights the extraordinary careers of artists whose talent and ingenuity have enriched and shaped culture in America. In 2016 she, along with husband Emilio, were the first married couple to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom presented by President Barack Obama. Gloria
has received numerous awards and honors, including The American Music
Awards Lifetime Achievement Award of Merit and the National Music
Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year Award and over her illustrious career, has performed for five prior U.S Presidents, two Popes and several heads of state. In addition, she is an entrepreneur, having amassed an enterprise that includes several real estate holdings, a globally-recognized Music
Publishing company, five restaurants, and two hotels.
The Areu family founded Areu Bros. to create a multi-faceted media company encompassing music, tech, film and television.