Latin music (Portuguese and Spanish: música latina) is a genre that is used by the music industry as a catch-all term for any music that comes from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of the world, namely Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, 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. Both 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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"Me Haces Falta
" is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez
for her fifth studio album, Como Ama una Mujer
(2007). It was written and produced by Marc Anthony
. The song was released on March 23, 2007 by Epic Records
as the second and final single from the album. "Me Haces Falta" is a latin pop
song about self-loathing
. Its instrumentation consists of drums, cello, bass and guitar.
Music critics were complimentary to the song's lyrics and to Lopez's vocals, but dismissed its production. An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Sanji. The video portrays Lopez as an undercover FBI agent who surrenders her lover to the police and has regrets afterwards. "Me Haces Falta" was included in the set list of Lopez's co-headling tour with Anthony in 2007.
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was an American Tejano pop singer-songwriter
. She has been called the "Queen of Tejano music" by many media outlets including Entertainment Weekly
magazine, Los Angeles Magazine
. The singer had released eleven albums, six with her band Selena y Los Dinos
and five without them: Mis Primeras Grabaciones
(1986), Muñequito de Trapo
(1987), And the Winner Is...
(1988), Dulce Amor
(1989), Ven Conmigo
(1990), Entre a Mi Mundo
(1992), Selena Live!
(1993), Amor Prohibido
(1994) and Dreaming of You
(1995). They have sold more than 60 million copies worldwide. Her 10 award-winning songs include "Como La Flor
", "Amor Prohibido
", "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom
", "Techno Cumbia
", "Si Una Vez
", "Tú Sólo Tú
", "I Could Fall in Love
", "Dreaming of You
", "Siempre Hace Frio
" and "No Quiero Saber
Selena was nominated for 83 awards, with 66 wins. She won 36 Tejano Music Awards, 13 Billboard Latin Music Awards, 10 Lo Nuestro Awards, five BMI Awards and one award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. In 1995, she was inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame.
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or Selena Live!
is a live album by American Tejano pop
, which was released on May 4, 1993 by EMI Latin
. The album was re-released on September 22, 2002 as being part of the Selena: 20 Years of Music
collection; which included spoken liner notes by her family, friends and her former band members Selena y Los Dinos
includes three cumbia
-influenced studio tracks, while the rest of the album consists of live versions of previously released songs. The album was recorded during a free concert at the Memorial Coliseum
in Corpus Christi
, on February 7, 1993. It was certified gold (Latin type)
by the Recording Industry Association of America
in its first year, double platinum (Latin type) in 1995, and gold (standard) in 2002.
Live! led Selena to win a Grammy Award for Best Mexican/American Album at the 36th Grammy Awards, the first Tejano musician to do so. It had won two awards from the 1994 Billboard Latin Music Awards, and three awards at the 1994 Tejano Music Awards. Live! peaked at number one on the US Regional Mexican Albums, number two on the Top Latin Albums and number 79 on the Billboard 200.
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