Capitol Latin

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Capitol Latin
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Parent company Universal Music Group (2012-present)
EMI Music (1989-2012)
Founded 1989 (as EMI Latin)
2009 (as Capitol Latin)
Founder José Béhar
Status merged with Universal Music Latin Entertainment following Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI Music.
Genre Latin music
Country of origin United States
Location Los Angeles, California.

Capitol Latin (formerly EMI Latin)[1] was a subsidiary of EMI which focused on Latin American music.

In 1989, José Béhar, the former head of CBS Discos, signed Selena with EMI Latin, a record company founded by Behar. Selena became EMI Latin's first artist. Behar later said that the reason he signed Selena was because he thought he had discovered the next Gloria Estéfan.[2]

Popular EMI Latin performers linked to EMI Televisa Music and Televisa Networks, such as Thalía and RBD, among others such as Maria Daniela y Su Sonido Lasser and Kudai.

Also there were reggaeton artists like DJ Flex and Tito el Bambino under this label. In 2009, EMI Latin ended its partnership with Televisa, moved from Miami to Los Angeles, and was renamed to Capitol Latin.[3]

After Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI Music in 2012, Capitol Latin was merged with Universal Music Latin Entertainment.[4][5] The Capitol Latin record label continues to be distributed by Universal Music Group.

Artists signed to this label[edit]

The following at the artists that were currently signed before the merger.[6]

List of former artists on Capitol Latin[edit]

These are artists who were formerly signed on to either EMI Latin or Capitol Latin.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cobo, Leila (January 26, 2010). " Q&A: Diana Rodriguez, Senior VP of Capitol Latin". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "EMI Latin A Retrospective". Billboard 111 (17): LM-20. April 24, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  3. ^ Ben-Yehuda, Ayala (September 8, 2009). "EMI Televisa President Exits". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Universal Music Latin Entertainment Announces Key Senior Appointments in Mexico, Latin America 29 January 2013
  5. ^ Cobo, Leila. "David Alvarado Named VP of Entertainment Publicity for Telemundo". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Capitol Latin Artistas". Capitol Latin (in Spanish). EMI Music Group. Archived from the original on August 15, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 

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