Universal Music Latin Entertainment

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Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 2001 (Univision)
2008 (UMLE)
Distributor(s) Self-Distributed
(In the US)
Universal Music Group
(Outside the US)
Genre Latin music
Country of origin United States
Location Woodland Hills, California
Official website UniversalMusica.com

Universal Music Latin Entertainment is a record label owned by Universal Music Group (Vivendi). The music label was created with the acquisition of Univision Music Group and combining it with Universal's top Latin artists, along with much of the Latin back catalog of UMG.

UMLE includes famous Latin music labels such as Fonovisa and Disa Records.


Univision Records (2001–2008)[edit]

Launched mid 2001, Univision Records already had an impressive artist roster:[citation needed] Anasol, Pilar Montenegro, Anaís, Jennifer Peña, Graciela Beltrán, Iman, Los Forasteros, Daniel René and most recently Mexican Ranchero music icon, Pepe Aguilar.

  • The label was dissolved in May 2008 with Univision Music Group being acquired.

Fonovisa Records[edit]

Acquired in 2002 back then by Univision Music Group, Fonovisa is the largest Regional Mexican label in the music industry[citation needed] and since 1984 has launched major Latin stars into international markets and mainstream America.

Disa Records[edit]

Disa Records is the second largest Regional-Mexican label after Fonovisa.[citation needed] It was owned by the Chávez family of Monterrey until June 2001, when Univision acquired 50% of Disa from the Chávez family. In November 2006 Univision acquired the other 50% of the label making it a subsidiary of Univision Music Group.

  • Disa represents over 50 artists, many of which are household names in Spanish-language music, including Palomo, Los Angeles Azules, Grupo Bryndis, Liberación, El Poder del Norte, and most recently, renowned Mexican actress and singer, Aracely Arámbula.

Machete Music[edit]

Machete Music includes the top reggaeton artists from Puerto Rico and Latin artists from all over the world. Artists like Akwid, Wisin & Yandel, Ivy Queen, Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Molotov, and others.

Universal Music Latino[edit]

Universal Music Latino includes top artists from the Latin music genre, one of the most important music Lucero, Tono Rosario, music group Belanova, music artists Belinda, Luis Fonsi, Enrique Iglesias, Juanes, Olga Tañón, David Bisbal, Paulina Rubio, and recently Dulce María. In 2006 UML with Vene Music started Siente Music. Canadian born artist Nelly Furtado and Miami rapper Pitbull have also joined Universal to release a Spanish album.

Defunct labels[edit]

List of artists on UMLE[edit]

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