Incomparable, charismatic, and glamorous, the Cuban-born artist was a larger-than-life figure who was so much more than a mere singer.
Fania became known as the Motown of Salsa for its work in popularizing Cuban dance music worldwide in the 1970s.
A record label of huge significance, the Fania story takes in the birth of salsa music and the global spread of Latin culture.
From Fania classics to a J Balvin hoodie, this list brings together the best of the best.
The award was given at this year's Grammys to Beninese star Angélique Kidjo for her 'Celia' album.
Celia Cruz, Mongo Santamaría, Ricardo Ray, and Bobby Cruz all released some of their best work on Vaya Records, one of Fania Records' most important sub-labels.
One of Latin Music's earliest imprints in the US, Tico was an early home to Tito Rodríguez, Tito Puente, Machito, La Lupe, and Celia Cruz.