Mi Gente

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"Mi Gente" (English: My People) is a song by defunct Latin salsa star Héctor Lavoe from the album, La Voz. It is considered by many Latinos to be his signature song. The most popular version of the song was recorded in 1974 in Africa with the Fania All Stars.

Marc Anthony version[edit]

"Mi Gente"
Single by Marc Anthony
from the album El Cantante OST
Released July 3, 2007
Recorded 2006
Genre Salsa
Length 3:56
Marc Anthony singles chronology
"¿Qué Precio Tiene el Cielo?"
(2006)
"Mi Gente"
(2007)
"Aguanile"
(2007)

"Mi Gente" is a cover of Hector Lavoe's song by Marc Anthony for the movie El Cantante as he plays Lavoe himself. The song was featured on Gloria Estefan's Mexican promo single of No Llores. The song received a nomination at the 2008 Latin Billboard Music Awards for "Tropical Airplay Song Of The Year".

Chart position

Chart (2007) [1] Peak
position
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 23
Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 1

Other Covers[edit]

  • Domingo Quiñones covered the song on his tribute album, "Quién Mató a Héctor Lavoe".
  • Angel & Khriz covered "Mi Gente" while using Hector Lavoe's recorded voice. It was included as part of the Urban Tribute to Hector Lavoe.
  • Joe Zawinul covered the song on his album "My People" released in 1992.

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