vrijdag 6 augustus 2010
2010 US Open opening night with Gloria
Following the on-court tribute to the four inspirational individuals, seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Gloria Estefan will perform the inspiring song, “Reach,” which was written as the official theme song to the XXVI Olympic Games. The song is a fitting capstone to this special night. Estefan’s own story is one of dreams, success and inspiration, as she immigrated to the United States from her native Cuba and came back from a life-threatening accident to become one of the most revered Hispanic female role models. Estefan has received numerous recognitions and honors, and in 1992, she was invited by President George Bush to serve as a public member of the United States Delegation to the 47th General Assembly to the United Nations. In addition, she was the first-ever Latin female to receive the BMI “Songwriter of the Year” award. Estefan sold over 90 million albums world-wide and has composed 15 of her own top-10 hits.