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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 (05/23/15)


Billboard Latin Albums (05/23/15)
  • The current number-one album for the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart is Sirope by Alejandro Sanz.

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Poquita Ropa (English: Few Clothes) is the twelfth studio album by Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona. It was released on August 24, 2010 through Warner Music. It was recorded in Mexico City, New York, and Los Angeles and was produced by Lee Levin and Dan Warner under their production name Los Gringo, with additional works from Matt Rollings and Brian Lang.

Markedly different in style from his previous albums, Poquita Ropa was produced using as few musical instruments as possible. Arjona's goal was to produce the songs "almost as they were born"; he achieved this by using nonexistent sounds to make the songs sound more acoustic. Arjona achieved a production style that made the songs sound like a capella performances, and he said that "music and women look better with little clothes."

The album was critically and commercially successful, became his third number one album on the Billboard Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums chart, and also topped the charts in Argentina and Mexico. It was certified Platinum in Argentina and Mexico, and was certified Gold in Chile, Colombia and the United States. The album was nominated at the 53rd Grammy Awards for Best Latin Pop Album.

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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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"Marta" is a Latin pop song recorded by Guatemalan recording artist Ricardo Arjona. It was released on 29 March 2011 as the third and final single from his twelfth studio album, Poquita Ropa (2010). It was written by Arjona, who produced it with longtime collaborators Dan Warner and Lee Levin under their stage name, Los Gringos. An accompanying music video for "Marta" was released in March 2011 and features Mexican actress Edith Gonzalez. It was directed by Joaquín Cambre. The video was used as part of the feature film Poquita Ropa — Una Historia Apasionada.

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