An internationally renowned pop star, Gloria Estefan paved the way for Spanish-speaking artists to dominate the music charts. She first captured millions of hearts as the lead singer of Miami Sound Machine, performing Top 10 hits such as "Conga" (1985), "Rhythm is Gonna Get You" (1987), and "Don't Wanna Lose You" (1989). Blending Latin, dance and adult contemporary styles, Estefan remained a major force in the music industry until a tragic bus accident in 1990 that left her with broken vertebrae. Her courage and determination helped Estefan survive the crash, and it was not long after until she reemerged with the inspirational single "Coming Out of the Dark" (1991). The Grammy Award-winning artist also made successful attempts at acting and entrepreneurial ventures, yet it was her talent, charisma, and grace that made Estefan one of the most influential female artists of her generation.