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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 (05/09/15)

Billboard Latin Albums (05/09/15)
  • The current number-one album for the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart is Cama Incendiada by Maná.

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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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Alejandro Sanz (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈxandɾo ˈsanθ]; born Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro; December 18, 1968) is a Spanish singer-songwriter and musician. For his work, Sanz has won a total of fifteen Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards. He has won the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year three times, more than any other artist. Throughout his career, he has released a total of eight studio albums and six DVDs. The singer is noted for his flamenco-influenced ballads, but he has also experimented with rock, salsa, and hip hop. Born in Madrid, Sanz began playing guitar at age seven, taking influence from his family's flamenco roots.

Sanz released his debut album at age sixteen, although he did not gain commercial success in Spain until his second release, Viviendo Deprisa. His next two records, Si Tú Me Miras (1993) and 3 (1995) also fared well commercially, but it was his 1997 breakthrough album Más that garnered international success. El Alma al Aire followed in 2000, selling more than a million copies in its first week.

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"Amor Prohibido" (English: Forbidden Love) is a song by Mexican-American Tejano pop singer Selena. Amor Prohibido was the lead single released from her album of the same name (1994). The song was written and produced by Jorge Alberto Pino, Bebu Silvetti, A.B. Quintanilla III, Jose Behar, Pete Astudillo and Abraham Quintanilla Jr, and was arranged by Joe Ojeda and Chris Pérez. It was released in the United States for the Tejano and rhythmic contemporary radios. The song describes a relationship, the story of love between a man and a woman who are tested with their love, poverty, differences, and are even dealt with their parents who disapprove of their relationship.

The song, widely known as her signature song, won both the Premio Lo Nuestro Awards for "Pop Ballad of the Year" and was awarded "Regional Mexican Song of the Year" for three consecutive years. While at the Tejano Music Awards, the single led Selena to win all nominated work for the album Amor Prohibido. The success of the album and the single's airplay helped Selena to be nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Mexican-American Performance".

Latin music WikiProject

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