Michael Paoletta of Billboard caught up with Gloria Estefan and asked the singer if there was anything she’s learned during her long career that she wished she’d known from day one.
“I was shy. It took me a long time to relax,” Estefan said. “There were a lot of performances and situations that I could’ve enjoyed if I had just been able to let go. But that is impossible, because it comes with time and experience. But I try to impart this to artists like Shakira and Thalia, so that they can get a jump-start on what it took me a long time to figure out: that we’re privileged and lucky to be making a living from something that is so much fun.”