From the moment she joined La Sonora Matancera in 1950 until her death on July 16, 2003, Celia Cruz was one of the brightest stars in Latin music. Her captivating energy and intense stage charisma—including her trademark shout of "¡Azúcar!" ("Sugar!")—made her an international superstar. Although she was known as The Queen of Salsa, this career-spanning retrospective covers not only her early hits with La Sonora Matancera and her career-defining years on Fania Records alongside Johnny Pacheco and Willie Colón, but also her explorations into other Latin styles like merengue and reggaetón.