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"Latin music" (Spanish: Música latina) is a catch-all term used by the music industry to described Spanish-language music genres originating from Latin America and Spain. In addition to Spanish-language music, the definition also usually includes Portuguese-language music from Brazil and sometimes Portugal. The term, "Latin music", originates from the United States (US) due to the influence of Hispanic and Latino American culture. For example, in the United States, a recording is considered to be "Latin" by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Billboard magazine if it contains at least 50% Spanish language content. Spain, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States are the largest Latin music markets in the world. Italian artists such as Eros Ramazzotti and Laura Pausini have successfully crossover on the Latin music industry by recording Spanish-language versions of their songs. In 2000, the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences established the Latin Grammy Awards to recognize musicians who perform in Spanish or Portuguese. Unlike the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences which only recruits members in the United States, LARAS extends its membership to Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking communities worldwide including Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

Billboard Latin charts

Billboard Latin Songs (06/06/15)

Billboard Latin Albums (06/06/15)
  • The current number-one album for the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart is Hoy Más Fuerte by Gerardo Ortíz.

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Romance is the eighth studio album by Mexican singer Luis Miguel, released on November 19, 1991 by WEA Latina. Although the production was originally intended to be another collaboration with Juan Carlos Calderón, that plan was scrapped when Calderón was unable to compose songs for the album. Facing a deadline in his record-label contract to record new material, at his manager's suggestion Miguel decided to perform bolero music for his next project. Mexican singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero was hired by WEA Latina to co-produce the album with Miguel. Recording began in August 1991 at Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood, California, with Bebu Silvetti serving as arranger.

On the album, Miguel covers twelve boleros originally recorded between 1944 and 1986. The first two singles, "Inolvidable" and "No Sé Tú", reached number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in the United States and spent six months atop the Mexican charts. "Mucho Corazón" and "Cómo" were in the top five of the Hot Latin Songs charts, while "Usted" and "La Barca" received airplay throughout Latin America. Miguel promoted the album with a tour of the United States and Latin America. The album was generally well-received by music critics whom commended Miguel's performance as well as the production of the album. Miguel received a number of accolades, including a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Pop Album.

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Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (born June 26, 1942), better known as Gilberto Gil (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒiɫˈbɛʁtu ʒiɫ]) or (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒiu̯ˈbɛɾtʊ ʒiu̯]), is a Grammy Award-winning Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and political commitment. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Brazil's Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Gil started to play music as a child and was still a teenager when he joined his first band. He began his career as a bossa nova musician, and then grew to write songs that reflected a focus on political awareness and social activism. He was a key figure in the Música Popular Brasileira and tropicália movements of the 1960s, alongside artists such as longtime collaborator Caetano Veloso. The Brazilian military regime that took power in 1964 saw both Gil and Veloso as a threat, and the two were held for nine months in 1969 before they were told to leave the country. Gil moved to London, but returned to state of Bahia in 1972 and continued his musical career, as well as working as a politician and environmental advocate.

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"Dame Tu Amor" (English: "Give Me Your Love") is a song recorded by American recording artist Selena for her second LP record, Alpha (1986). Lyrically, the narrator addresses her infatuation to give her his love as she is longing for him to do so with a kiss that ensures admiration for her. The themes explored in the song suggest solicit love. "Dame Tu Amor" is a ranchera ballad with cumbia influences. It was composed by Richard Brooks, Ricky Vela, and Selena's father and manager, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr.. Critics praised the song for its instrumentation and lyrical content and has since been in several compilation albums following Selena's death in 1995. "Dame Tu Amor" peaked at number 31 on the US Billboard Hot Ringtones chart in 2006.

Latin music WikiProject

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