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Latin music (Portuguese and Spanish: música latina) is a genre used by the music industry as a catch-all term for music that comes from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of the world, namely Ibero America and the Iberian Peninsula, as well as music sung in either language. In the United States, the music industry defines Latin music as any recording sung mostly in Spanish regardless of its genre or the artist's nationality. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Billboard magazine use this definition of Latin music to track sales of Spanish-language records in the US. Spain, Brazil, Mexico and the United States are the largest Latin music markets in the world.

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Billboard Hot Latin Songs (05/25/19)
Billboard Top Latin Albums (05/25/19)
  • The current number-one album on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart is X 100pre by Bad Bunny.

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"Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" is a song by American Tejano pop singer Selena from her album Amor prohibido (1994). The album's second single, "Bidi bidi bom bom" was written by Selena and Pete Astudillo. It was produced by A.B. Quintanilla III – Selena's brother – and Bebu Silvetti. It was released on 13 August 1994 in the United States. It was picked up by Tejano, rhythmic contemporary and Contemporary Latin radio stations.

"Bidi bidi bom bom", regarded as Selena's signature song, was an unplanned song. After its first draft by Selena, the unfinished song was performed during her Entre a mi mundo Tour from 1992 to 1993. Selena wanted to see her fans' reaction before completing it. Despite the positive reaction of her fans, the song was not recorded at the time. It was modified to a roots reggae style to become accessible for Hispanics who were unfamiliar with her music. It won the award for "Most Performed Song of the Year" at the 1996 Broadcast Music Incorporated Latin Awards.

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The Latin Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album was an honor presented annually at the Latin Grammy Awards from 2001 to 2011. The award was given to a male performer for albums containing at least 51% of new recordings of the pop genre. Since its inception, the award category has had several name changes. In 2000 it was presented as Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. The following year onwards the award is known as Best Male Pop Vocal Album.

Spanish artists have won the award more times than any other nationality, though award-winning albums have also been performed by musicians originating from Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance was presented in 2000 to Mexican singer Luis Miguel for "Tu Mirada". No Es Lo Mismo and Paraíso Express, recorded by Alejandro Sanz, Adentro, performed by Ricardo Arjona and La Vida... Es un Ratico by Juanes, received the award and also earned the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.


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Hasta la Raíz (Down to the Root) is the sixth studio album by Mexican recording artist Natalia Lafourcade. It was released on March 17, 2015 by Sony Music Latin. After attaining success with her previous album, Mujer Divina, a tribute to Mexican singer-songwriter Agustín Lara, Lafourcade decided to record an album with original recordings. Lafourcade spent three years in the writing process, searching for inspiration in different cities, resulting in songs with very personal feelings regarding love. The record was produced by Lafourcade, who was assisted by Argentinian musician Cachorro López and Mexican artist Leonel García.

Upon its release Hasta la Raíz received mixed to positive reviews from music critics, with some critics being skeptical about her songwriting and staying on her comfort zone as an artist, while others praised her evolution as a musician and named the album one of the best pop releases of the year. The record peak at number twelve on the US Billboard Latin Albums and number-one in Mexico, where it was certified platinum and shipped over 30,000 copies in the country.

Latin music WikiProject

  • Wikipedia:WikiProject Latin music was created with the purpose of assembling writers and editors interested in Latin music.
  • The aim of this project is to standardize and improve articles related to the various genres of Latin music, as well as to create missing articles.
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