Latin music (Portuguese and Spanish: música latina) is a genre that is used by the music industry as a catch-all term for any music that comes from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of the world, namely Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, as well as music sung in either language. In the United States, the music industry defines "Latin music" as any recording sung mostly in Spanish regardless of its genre or the artist's nationality. Both the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Billboard magazine use this definition of "Latin music" to track sales of Spanish-language records in the US. Spain, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States are the largest Latin music markets in the world.
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"Antes de las Seis
" (English: "Before Six O'Clock"
) is a song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira
for her ninth studio album Sale el Sol
(2010). Written and produced by the singer and her frequent collaborator Lester Mendez
, "Antes de las Seis" is one of the "romantic" songs from the album and is musically a Latin pop ballad
. It features a simple piano and acoustic guitar-supplemented beat over which Shakira delivers sad and emotional vocals. Epic Records
released the song as the fourth single
from Sale el Sol
on 21 October 2011.
Critics gave positive reviews to "Antes de las Seis", complimenting its lyrical content. The song performed poorly on singles charts, but was moderately successful on airplay charts. It reached number 1 on the Spanish Airplay Chart and peaked at number 14 on the Monitor Latino chart in Mexico. In the United States, it peaked at numbers 21 and 4 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs and Latin Pop Airplay charts, respectively. In 2013, "Antes de las Seis" was certified gold in Mexico.
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The Lo Nuestro Award for Pop Album of the Year is an honor presented annually by American television network Univision at the Lo Nuestro Awards. The accolade was established to recognize the most talented performers of Latin music. The nominees and winners were originally selected by a voting poll conducted among program directors of Spanish-language radio stations in the United States and also based on chart performance on Billboard Latin music charts, with the results being tabulated and certified by the accounting firm Deloitte. However, since 2004, the winners are selected through an online survey. The trophy awarded is shaped in the form of a treble clef.
The award was first presented to Desde Andalucía by Spanish singer Isabel Pantoja in 1989. Spanish performer Enrique Iglesias holds the record for the most wins with four. Mexican singer Luis Miguel won consecutively in 1994 for Aries and in 1995 for Segundo Romance; both albums also earned the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance. In 1999, the Pop Album of the Year accolade was shared by Mexican band Maná and Shakira with Sueños Líquidos and Dónde Están los Ladrones?, respectively.
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is an album
singer, songwriter, and guitarist Caetano Veloso
. Released on 1 September 2006 on Mercury Records
, the album took its title from the colloquial Portuguese
word meaning you
. It was written with Veloso's band in mind, which was chosen in part by percussionist Pedro Sá. cê
received mixed critical commentary; several critics specifically noted the album's lyrical focus on human sexuality
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