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Latin music (Portuguese and Spanish: música latina) is a term used by the music industry as a catch-all arbitrary category for various styles of music from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the United States inspired by older Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese music genres, as well as music that is sung in the Spanish and/or Portuguese language. (Full article...)

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  • The current number-one album on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart is Un Verano Sin Ti by Bad Bunny.

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"El Amor" is a latin pop song by Guatemalan recording artist Ricardo Arjona, released on 23 August 2011 as the lead single from his thirteenth studio album, Independiente (2011). The song was written and produced by Arjona along with longtime collaborators Dan Warner and Lee Levin under their stage name Los Gringos, with additional production work from Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Tommy Torres. "El Amor" is the first single Arjona releases under his new record label, Metamorfosis.

Lyrically, "El Amor" was written by Arjona in an attempt to show all sides of love, explaining that "So many good things about love has been shown, that somebody had to turn it around and tell the bad ones". The song became Arjona's fourth single to reach number one on the US Billboard Top Latin Songs, and the seventh to do so on the Latin Pop Songs chart. It also became his first song ever to reach number one on the Tropical Songs chart, improving his previous peak of number two almost twelve years prior. "El Amor" also topped several national charts from Latin America.

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Edgar Ricardo Arjona Morales (born January 19, 1964), known as Ricardo Arjona (Spanish pronunciation: [riˈkaɾðo arˈxona]), is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter and former basketball player and school teacher. Arjona is one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time, with more than 20 million albums sold. He is often called El Animal Nocturno (The Nocturnal Animal), thanks to his breakthrough success with his fourth studio album which bears the same name. His music ranges from ballads to Latin pop, rock, pop rock, Cuban music, and more recently [[a cappella] performances and a mixture of Tejano music and Norteño music, and other Afro-American and Latin sounds. Arjona is noted for his lyrical style, and often addresses topics such as love, sexuality, violence, racism and immigration.

As of 2014, Arjona had released fourteen studio albums, one live album, nine compilation albums and forty-three singles. His work earned him numerous awards and accolades, including one Grammy Award, one Latin Grammy Award, and a "Latin Trajectory of the Year" Award at the Orgullosamente Latino Awards of 2010.


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Joyas Prestadas: Pop and Joyas Prestadas: Banda (English: Borrowed Jewels) are the twelfth and final studio albums released by American recording artist Jenni Rivera on November 21, 2011 by Fonovisa Records. Joyas Prestadas consists of eleven cover versions, with the first album being recorded in Latin pop, while the second was recorded in banda. Both albums were produced by Enrique Martinez. According to Rivera, the songs she chose to cover were those she was enamored with while working as a cashier in a record store. It was her first production to include ballad recordings.

Joyas Prestadas: Pop reached number one on the Mexican Albums Chart and number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the United States while Joyas Prestadas: Banda peaked at number three on the Mexican Albums Chart and number two on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Three singles were released from the album: "¡Basta Ya!", "A Cambio de Qué", and "Detrás de Mi Ventana". David Jeffries of Allmusic gave both albums a positive review and called the productions "polished".

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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