Celia

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 8.1  (345)

In the telenovela Celia, a young singer tries to work her way into the male-dominated world of salsa music. The story is based on the life of real singer Celia Cruz. Leaving Cuba with her future husband Pedro Knight, a trumpeter with La Sonora Matancera, the series follows her departure from Cuba to Mexico soon after the Castro revolution took control of the island in 1959. The series then showcases her subsequent move to New York City, and follows her early days there, and then how her career conquered markets in other languages as she became one of the most recognized Salsa singers of all time. She honored the musical genre with her signature phrase "Azucar" (Sugar). The series showcases her love and longing for her Cuban country, always hoping that a positive change would come during her lifetime. Celia Cruz has become an invaluable legacy in the world in which she was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa", "La Guarachera de Cuba", as well as "The Queen of Latin Music."

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Celia dies of a tumor
80. Celia dies of a tumor
February 8, 2016
Eliecer betrays Gomez reporting him to the authorities and stealing most of the money earned by Celia during her tours. They aprehend him. The Guarachera has cáncer. Her health deteriorates and dies. She leaves a unique and unmistakable musical legacy.
Celia at Madison Square Garden
79. Celia at Madison Square Garden
February 5, 2016
Celia, the most famous woman in Latin music with over 80 records and 1,000 songs interpreted since the 1950's, takes ownership of Madison Square Garden in New York; sells it out! Pedro suffers a diabetic coma.
Celia signs with the Japanese
78. Celia signs with the Japanese
February 4, 2016
Celia opens up to new business proposals and signs a contract with the Japanese multinational. Tito Puente is in precarious health. Lola escapes from the hospital and goes after Eliecer.
Celia and Pedro sign with another label
77. Celia and Pedro sign with another label
February 3, 2016
Celia's new agent organizes a meeting with representatives of an important Japanese firm who want the singer to work for their label. Celia's dignity is at play. La Fania demands the record to be taken out of circulation. Lola's children are adopted.
Celia is the victim of a trap
76. Celia is the victim of a trap
February 2, 2016
Unaware, Celia records a song with her new label and La Fania reacts with dire consequences to Celia's musical career. Ana, Celia's aunt, died in Cuba. Lola escapes from the psychiatric hospital and Eliecer knows she wants him dead.
Pedro follows his instinct
75. Pedro follows his instinct
February 1, 2016
Celia's musical career shines like never before, but now and because of the new label she is about to start recording with, she might be in danger. The Guarachera visits Lola and she tells her that Eliecer is the one responsible for all her misery.
Noris asks Celia for her forgiveness
74. Noris asks Celia for her forgiveness
January 29, 2016
Noris confesses to Celia her malicious acts and asks for her forgiveness. Lola is resigned and calls for Eliecer's death due to his betrayal. Celia receives an offer to sing with the Miami Sound Machine. La Fania plans to keep Celia from leaving.
Lola comes before the court
73. Lola comes before the court
January 28, 2016
Lola faces the judge to fight for custody of her children. The State charges that she is not tending to their needs or have the necessary resources to care for them. Pedro tells Celia not to cling to a single musical style.
Celia takes home soil from Cuba
72. Celia takes home soil from Cuba
January 27, 2016
The super star singer comes out publicly with an act of profound spiritual meaning, takes with her a handful of Cuban soil. Upon her death, she wants to depart this world with a small piece of her native land.
Celia sings in Guantánamo
71. Celia sings in Guantánamo
January 26, 2016
After 30 years in exile, Celia is able to sing in Guantánamo, Cuba, in spite of problems and obstacles imposed by the revolutionaries. Celia and Pedro Knight are sabotaged during their stay. Alberto is a repentant soldier of the revolution.
Celia and Pedro travel to Guantánamo
70. Celia and Pedro travel to Guantánamo
January 25, 2016
After many years away from Cuba, Celia arrives as a special guest to the US Naval base at Guantanamo. Oscarito and Pedro Knight are at her side. Celia receives the Honoris Causa and is an example to follow for all Latinos living in the USA.
Celia wins her first Latin Grammy
69. Celia wins her first Latin Grammy
January 22, 2016
Celia's dream becomes true and through effort and hard work receives a prestigious industry award, the Latin Grammy. Lola apologizes to Billy when he asks why she didn't visit him. Eliecer gets out of prison and has Lola on his mind.
Lola ruins Celia's party
68. Lola ruins Celia's party
January 21, 2016
Envy and hate make Lola lose control and ruin one of Celia and Pedro's happiest moments with her best friends. They tell her she is wrong, but she says that in reality, they hate her. Billy returns to Lola's side and meets his son.
Pedro and Celia renew their vows
67. Pedro and Celia renew their vows
January 20, 2016
Celia takes her music to remote lands such as Finland and Sweden. She also goes to Tenerife. It took 25 years of obstacles to overcome, happiness and suffering but, above it all, what remains between Pedro Knight and Celia Cruz, is love.
Celia offers a concert in Africa
66. Celia offers a concert in Africa
January 19, 2016
Celia remembers and pays tribute to her roots in a concert held at the Statu Hai stadium, supported by her label and La Fania. Oscarito and Pedro grow closer. Oscarito's mother confronts Knight and rejects any financial support for her son.
Celia sells-ou Yankee Stadium
65. Celia sells-ou Yankee Stadium
January 18, 2016
Celia and Pedro declare their undying love. After so many roadblocks in the English-speaking market, Celia achieves her objective: her music is contagious and her fan-base keeps growing. Her husband christens her, The Queen of Salsa.
Celia starts on the road to success
64. Celia starts on the road to success
January 15, 2016
The label, La Fania and Celia are happy after the worldwide success of their first production. Celia and Pedro fight over Oscarito. He thinks the child and his family are getting close to Celia because of her money. Lola is ready to record again.
Lola visits Eliecer in prison
63. Lola visits Eliecer in prison
January 14, 2016
Lola wants Billy back in her life but grows ever more aggressive inside the psychiatric hospital. After many years, Lola visits Eliecer in prison seeking consultation and help. Celia buys gifts for Oscarito; intends to spend more time with him.
To the conquest of the USA
62. To the conquest of the USA
January 13, 2016
After much fighting to sign a contract with La Fania, Celia is ready to conquer the English-speaking market of the USA. Mario asks forgiveness from Myrelys and her daughters. Lola is furious and curses the label. Myrelys wants to move to Miami.
Celia meets the child of her dreams
61. Celia meets the child of her dreams
January 12, 2016
Destiny brought Celia the child of her dreams bringing happiness into her life. Celia is anxious to advance her professional career. Lola is now with her baby and her partner is in a psychiatric facility.
Celia signs a contract with La Fania
60. Celia signs a contract with La Fania
January 11, 2016
Noris and Celia bid farewell. Filled with sadness, Pedro and Celia return to New York. After many failed attempts together with Tito Puente, Celia signs with the label; a new path opens in her professional career.
Celia loses her child
59. Celia loses her child
January 8, 2016
Since arriving in Mexico, Noris has been a source of unpleasantness and criticism against Celia with respect to Celia's life and relationship with Pedro. She insists that he manipulates and dominates her. Tries to convince her to stay in Mexico.
Pedro and Celia will be parents
58. Pedro and Celia will be parents
January 7, 2016
The couple is happy. They shall have the privilege of bringing a child into the world. Noris and Pedro fight in Mexico where Celia's sister decided to take residence. Knight complains about Noris's extravagant expenses.
Celia is able to get Noris out of Cuba
57. Celia is able to get Noris out of Cuba
January 6, 2016
Noris is taken into custody by the authorities, but with the help of Mexico's President, Celia is able to free her, first from jail and then from Cuba. Mario's heart is torn between Raquel and Myrelys. Mario wants to see his son.
Celia agrees to record with La Fania
56. Celia agrees to record with La Fania
January 5, 2016
Lola turns out to be Pedro and Celia's worst enemy and defies the label to choose between her and Celia. Celia records with La Fania; this could reactivate her career. The revolutionary army takes possession of the money Celia sends to her Family.
A slump in Celia's career
55. A slump in Celia's career
January 4, 2016
Celia and Pedro move to their new love nest. Celia goes through tough times in her career, unable to connect with her fans like before. The record label considers a re-launching with promotions and tours. Rene died.
Pedro and Celia marry
54. Pedro and Celia marry
December 30, 2015
After enduring so many problems, Pedro and Celia decide to share the rest of their lives together. Mario and Raquel meet, but he doesn't want anything more to do with her. Noris, from Cuba, tells Celia that because of her "the bearded ones" mistreat her.
Celia and Pedro see each other again
53. Celia and Pedro see each other again
December 29, 2015
Celia and Pedro see each other again. After much suffering and distrust, they reunite thus changing the future course of their lives. Mario travels to New York and after a long period of time, finally talks to Raquel. Something bad happened to Gamita.
Pedro says goodbye to Celia
52. Pedro says goodbye to Celia
December 28, 2015
Knight writes a farewell letter to Celia. To the famous singer's disbelief, Pedro decides to leave her forever. Mario and Myrelys obtain a permit and continue with their plan. Pedro helps Raquel find Mario.
Celia and Pedro announce their wedding
51. Celia and Pedro announce their wedding
December 23, 2015
Just as she had promised, after the concert that served to pay tribute to her mother, Celia accepts the marriage proposal from her boyfriend for life. The couple announce their wedding plans. Rene threatens to report Fabian to the police.
Ollita bids farewell forever
50. Ollita bids farewell forever
December 22, 2015
In the middle of a concert in New York, Celia learns about her mother's death and decides to continue singing in her honor. She is named Honorary Citizen of the world's capital. Celia represents all Cubans who are exiled. She debuts as a solo singer.
Celia wants to help Lola
49. Celia wants to help Lola
December 21, 2015
Celia tries to help Lola. She cannot believe what Lola has turned into and, although she tries to help her, Lola does not allow it. Inebriated, Lola speaks nonsense and offends her best friend. The scandal goes public.
Celia confesses the truth to Ollita
48. Celia confesses the truth to Ollita
December 18, 2015
Upon Ollita's insistence, Celia tells her mom the whole truth; she will never be able to return to Cuba. Celia receives an interesting job proposal. On the raft, Gamita fights for her life. Rene will wait for him as long as needed.
Pedro proposes to Celia
47. Pedro proposes to Celia
December 17, 2015
On his knees, Pedro asks Celia to be his wife. Wasting no time, he has decided to share the rest of his life with Celia. Mario and Myrelys make love. She asks him to leave the house. Pedro's daughters want Mario back.
Celia can't say goodbye
46. Celia can't say goodbye
December 16, 2015
To her misfortune, the revolutionary government rules out Celia's return to Cuba to attend her father's burial. Noris gives Ollita the bad news. Celia's heart is filled with sadness. They lose track of Gamita's raft.
Celia suffers a loss
45. Celia suffers a loss
December 15, 2015
Pedro and Celia dance as though it were their first time. They dream about enjoying the simple things in life. Since leaving Cuba, bad news keeps pouring in; now sadly, it's her father Simon; he has died and she cannot be with her family.
Celia manages to speak to her mom
44. Celia manages to speak to her mom
December 14, 2015
After numerous obstacles, Pedro is finally able to put Celia in touch with her mom, Ollita, who is in the hospital. Gamita is at sea. Mario and Myrelys have a fight after she has welcomed him to her house. Mario is depressed.
Ollita suffers a relapse
43. Ollita suffers a relapse
December 11, 2015
Celia learns that her mother is in bad shape. Ollita discovers that Celia will never return to Cuba so she will never see her again. The bad news impacts her delicate health. The revolution is looking for Gamita and pressures Celia and her family.
Celia resigns from La Sonora
42. Celia resigns from La Sonora
December 10, 2015
Following the accusations made by the gringo, Celia takes the drastic decision of resigning to the band as well as to the record label. Gamita will board a ship headed for Florida by way of Cancún. Shares the good news with Celia and Rene.
Celia declara su amor a Pedro
41. Celia declara su amor a Pedro
December 9, 2015
Celia no puede contener mas sus sentimientos hacia Pedro y despues de aclarar sus ideas, decide darle un beso con todo su corazon.
Pedro and Celia walk around in Mexico
40. Pedro and Celia walk around in Mexico
December 8, 2015
Pedro invites Celia to tour Mexico so that she may put aside, temporarily, her problems. Mario asks Myrelys to let him stay with her; they kicked him out of his house. She tells him to go back to Mexico and, while there, look for his friend Pedro.
Cuba closes its door to Celia
39. Cuba closes its door to Celia
December 7, 2015
Celia will never be able to go back to her native Cuba. Alberto himself is in charge of keeping the diva of song from reentering the country and threatens to kill Pedro in Mexico. Gamita has nightmares prompted by the torture.
Celia stays in Mexico
38. Celia stays in Mexico
December 4, 2015
Due to the situation in Cuba, Celia accepts the proposal of Mexico's President to extend her stay there. Ollita is uneasy due to her daughters return to the island. Raquel disappeared. Mario is right, Raquel abandoned him.
Celia seeks refuge in Mexico
37. Celia seeks refuge in Mexico
December 3, 2015
Celia arrives in Mexico with no return date. Due to the situation in Cuba, Celia must make decisions and change her life direction. Ana and Noris warn Celia that each time she leaves, her mother has a relapse. The revolution hits Gamita.
Ollita says goodbye
36. Ollita says goodbye
December 2, 2015
Ollita says goodbye to Celia thanking her for having always been a great daughter. Pedro Knight asks her wife to follow him to Mexico with his daughters. Tells her that after the musical tour, they will stay longer.
Celia loses her house
35. Celia loses her house
December 1, 2015
The revolutionaries take forceful possession of Celia's house. The singer starts suffering reprisals for been against the revolutionary government. She calls the revolutions' request for support, abuse. Lola and her new love enjoy the good life.
Dictatorship and political prisoners
34. Dictatorship and political prisoners
November 30, 2015
Celia gets in serious trouble at Tropicana for not acknowledging publicly the presence of the commander of the revolution. Everybody talks about the violence, the abuse and the unfairness. Journalist Armando Perez Roura is kidnapped and tortured.
Celia sings to the revolution
33. Celia sings to the revolution
November 27, 2015
Forced by the regime, Celia and La Sonora play at Tropicana in front of the Cuban high military command. Raquel's husband offers to take her and her mother out of Cuba. She asks him for a divorce. Celia receives a call from Ollita. The revolution wins.
Celia films her first movie
32. Celia films her first movie
November 25, 2015
Celia expands her musical career with the filming of her first movie in Mexico along with big celebrities. The Cruz's new House is still under construction. Celia is afraid her mother won't be able to enjoy it. Ollita feels she will die soon.
Pedro and Celia have their first kiss
31. Pedro and Celia have their first kiss
November 24, 2015
Pedro and Celia Kiss for the first time. After so many difficult moments, Pedro and Celia let themselves be carried away by their feelings. Celia meets the President and he notices she is not well.
Celia worries about Ollita
30. Celia worries about Ollita
November 23, 2015
Celia's mother is sick. After learning about Ollita's health problems, Celia is anguished and wants to do whatever is necessary to help her mother get better. Ollita confesses she is afraid of death. Lola shows her attributes and talent.
Pedro tells Celia he misses her
29. Pedro tells Celia he misses her
November 20, 2015
Pedro drowns in his feelings for the new superstar singer and tells her that her happiness is his happiness. He feels ousted by the new beau. Lola seeks a job with Juan David at bar La Berraca in New York.
Celia triumphs in sales and awards
28. Celia triumphs in sales and awards
November 19, 2015
Celia beats records. Sells one million copies of her single "Tu Voz" (Your Voice). She is recognized globally as the best singer of her time. Starts to win prestigious awards. Mario opens his heart and makes love to Raquel.
Celia faces Myrelys at the Tropicana
27. Celia faces Myrelys at the Tropicana
November 18, 2015
Celia and Myrelys face-off at the Tropicana. Pedro's ex tries to provoke Celia with a dedication to Knight after her show. Pedro is jealous of the composer of Celia's new song and rightly so because he catcalls Celia and invites her to dinner
Pedro is Celia's motivator
26. Pedro is Celia's motivator
November 17, 2015
Pedro motivates Celia in difficult times. She must pass the difficult challenges both in her career and personal life, but the trumpet player is always there to encourage her to continue fighting. Celia is disappointed in her Father.
Pedro opens up his life to Celia
25. Pedro opens up his life to Celia
November 16, 2015
After so many lies, Pedro tells all about his personal life to Celia. Martinez shares with all the members of the band the high listenership they have achieved on radios broadcasting across Latin America. Celia begins to be known and admired.
Pedro wants to be Celia's boyfriend
24. Pedro wants to be Celia's boyfriend
November 13, 2015
Celia wants to know about Pedro's family, the one he never talks about. He is madly in love with Celia and, without telling her the whole truth, asks her to be his girlfriend. Due to an insurgent attack, Batista's regime declares a curfew in Cuba.
Celia is applauded in Mexico
23. Celia is applauded in Mexico
November 12, 2015
Celia sings in Mexico for the first time and is well received. Daniel Santos, another super star singer will share the stage with Celia on tour. Noris aims high and chooses the parcel where to build the Cruz Family home. Lola goes on a date.
Celia's tour is a great success
22. Celia's tour is a great success
November 11, 2015
Celia's professional career with La Sonora Matancera goes international at the same time that Cuba experiences severe political unrest. The revolution explodes. The band plays in Venezuela and the audience goes wild.
Celia dedicates a song to Pedro
21. Celia dedicates a song to Pedro
November 10, 2015
Celia warns Lola not to go on tour to Mexico, without first making sure her friend is OK. Upon being asked, Celia sings officially for the first time with La Sonora and dedicates a song to Pedro. Celia is already considering buying a house for the family.
Pedro has a second chance
20. Pedro has a second chance
November 9, 2015
Pedro returns to the Sonora Matancera after promising he will not fail again. Celia wants to know the truth and confronts Lola about the abuse she suffered from her father and, if she discovers that to be true, she will report him to the Police.
La Sonora welcomes Celia
19. La Sonora welcomes Celia
November 6, 2015
Celia signs the contract and the band members welcome her to her first rehearsal. Knight abandons his wife and promises to take care of the girls. Myrelys swears she will make his life impossible. Gamita is not sure whether to work with Rene.
Celia Busca a Pedro Knight
18. Celia Busca a Pedro Knight
November 5, 2015
Pedro extrana a Celia. Toca la trompeta en un bar, triste y solitario. Mario le pide a Celia que impida que Pedro se retire de la orquesta. Gamita visita a Rene en su casa y el coreografo le oferta ser su asistente. Él acepta y Rene sale del closet.
Celia is the new voice of La Sonora
17. Celia is the new voice of La Sonora
November 4, 2015
Celia's charm and talent win over maestro Martinez and the youngster who used to be timid and nervous turns into the new singer of the famous band. Pedro asks Celia to forgive him for all his lies and resigns. Rene the choreographer will train Celia.
Celia discovers that Martin is Pedro
16. Celia discovers that Martin is Pedro
November 3, 2015
Celia attends the Sonora Matancera's audition directed by maestro Martinez and sees Pedro Knight playing the trumpet. Asks for a change of song, it is called Love is so short, a direct message aimed at her beloved Pedro.
Don Simon fumes
15. Don Simon fumes
November 2, 2015
Celia's father discovers that his daughter and Pedro are in a romantic relationship and he almost suffers another heart attack. Pedro threatens to stop seeing Noris if she tells Celia about their love affair. Gamita takes Noris to Pinar del Rio.
Celia's Father is embarrassed
14. Celia's Father is embarrassed
October 30, 2015
Alberto confronts Celia about Pedro Knight's identity and false name, Martin Leon. She confesses she is in love with the man. The maestro asks Pedro to disappear when Celia auditions. Simon fights with his daughter.
Celia wins the singing competition
13. Celia wins the singing competition
October 29, 2015
Lola attends the Radio Progreso competition to please Eliecer in exchange to be taken out of the country. Simon storms the scene and threatens his daughter's life. Celia receives loud applause in La Habana. Norys is eaten up with envy.
Pedro surprises Celia
12. Pedro surprises Celia
October 28, 2015
Pedro is honest with Mario. Pedro is in love with Celia and pays her a surprise visit. Eliecer convinces Marcos to give Lola a goodbye card.
Celia is confused
11. Celia is confused
October 27, 2015
Alberto is called to participate in the Revolution to change the status quo. Lola advises Celia and encourages her to pursue her dream. Celia discovers that Noris is Pedro's girlfriend. Lola confesses her love for Marcos, her uncle.
Celia declares her love to Pedro
10. Celia declares her love to Pedro
October 26, 2015
Celia can't hold it any longer and questions Pedro about his feelings for her. This way, she responds to the thrust Ana gives the relationship. They travel back to La Habana by train, Celia dedicates him a song. Lola hides; Ollita helps her.
Pedro fell in love with Celia
9. Pedro fell in love with Celia
October 23, 2015
Knight is fascinated by Celia's initiative. She is embarrassed. During one of their trysts, Pedro can't get Celia out of his head. Celia practices movements while on stage. She will compete on Radio Progreso.
Celia and Pedro close to kissing
8. Celia and Pedro close to kissing
October 22, 2015
Young Celia is very thankful and lets herself be carried away by her feelings. She gives Pedro a massage to alleviate his pain and, both alone, almost yield to the temptation of kissing. Alberto spies on them through the window.
Celia and Myrta sing together
7. Celia and Myrta sing together
October 21, 2015
Myrta is ready to become a mother and says she's prepared to sing for her baby. Silva advises Celia not to abandon her dreams, thanks her for being a loyal fan that knows all her songs, and invites her to sing some of the most famous tunes.
La Sonora looks for a replacement
6. La Sonora looks for a replacement
October 20, 2015
Myrta Silva leaves the band; the opportunity of a lifetime opens up for Celia. Pedro Knight asks her to dance and convinces her to take advantage of the lead singer's departure and take her place. Celia promises to try it.
Celia will audition with La Sonora
5. Celia will audition with La Sonora
October 19, 2015
Pedro acknowledges that his soft spot for women makes him irresponsible with regard to his job. The band goes to Pinar del Rio. There Pedro and Celia run into each other and Celia meets Maestro Rogelio Martinez. He wants to listen Celia sing.
Celia wants to give up her dream
4. Celia wants to give up her dream
October 16, 2015
Alberto tells Celia the bad news. She leaves Pedro standing-up in the middle of the party. Celia feels responsible for what happened to her father, Simon; plans to promise him she will become a teacher, which is what he wants.
Celia meets Pedro Knight
3. Celia meets Pedro Knight
October 15, 2015
Pedro, with his ability to conquer a woman's heart, convinces Celia to dance. She falls into his net and abandons herself the entire night to Pedro unaware that her father has suffered a heart attack upon discovering she had left the house.
Celia Listens to the Sonora Matancera
2. Celia Listens to the Sonora Matancera
October 14, 2015
Celia attends a party without her father's permission and achieves her dream of seeing her music idols live.
Primer obstaculo de celia
1. Primer obstaculo de celia
 
Young Celia decides to participate in a music competition. Ana, Celia’s aunt, loses a baby. Celia is famous and celebrates her 50-year career in NY.
Description

In the telenovela Celia, a young singer tries to work her way into the male-dominated world of salsa music. The story is based on the life of real singer Celia Cruz. Leaving Cuba with her future husband Pedro Knight, a trumpeter with La Sonora Matancera, the series follows her departure from Cuba to Mexico soon after the Castro revolution took control of the island in 1959. The series then showcases her subsequent move to New York City, and follows her early days there, and then how her career conquered markets in other languages as she became one of the most recognized Salsa singers of all time. She honored the musical genre with her signature phrase "Azucar" (Sugar). The series showcases her love and longing for her Cuban country, always hoping that a positive change would come during her lifetime. Celia Cruz has become an invaluable legacy in the world in which she was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa", "La Guarachera de Cuba", as well as "The Queen of Latin Music."

Celia is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (80 episodes). The series first aired on October 17, 2015.

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  • Premiere Date
    October 17, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (345)