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This page contains useful sources including charts, certifications, awards, and other useful links to help our members for a specific article or project they wish to expand or cleanup. You may add any sources that you feel could be potentially useful to the project. Make sure that the source satisfies WP:RS before adding it to the list.


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Books available from Latin music members[edit]

  • The Billboard Guide to Tejano and Regional Mexican Music (1999); Burr, Ramiro. – jona 15:00, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Below are music charts that listed as reliable sources by Wikipedia. See WP:CHARTS for more available charts. Charts marked with an asterisk (*) means that the chart must be manually archived using online services such WebCite or Wayback Machine as the site does not have a searchable database. Charts that are listed under WP:BADCHARTS should not be used.


CAPIF (albums only):

  • Official website
  • Mirror site
  • For chart positions before 2010, refer to the Billboard Hits of the World which only be accessed from the physical magazines (see below).
  • Certifications Down as of December 2011. It is uncertain if or when it will be available again. At the moment, an archive for all certifications up to 2010 can be found here. Until then, certifications for Argentina will have to come from a reliable source. For diamond certifications, see here.


Billboard Brazil:


National-Report* (singles chart):

  • Official website. Use only the "Top Nacional" as chart listings by cities are not allowed.
Dominican Republic

Monitor Latino* (singles chart):


Monitor Latino* (singles chart):


Monitor Latino* (singles chart):


AMPROFON (albums only):

Monitor Latino* (singles chart):


AFP (albums only):


PROMUSICAE (albums and singles chart):

  • For album and singles chart before 2004, they can be found on Billboard Hits of the World (see below). They may also be found on the book Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (2005) by Fernando Salaverri.
United States


You may use also Allmusic as an alternative source for Billboard chart positions. The charts are listed under the "Awards" section. However, Billboard should be preferably used as Allmusic lists singles released in the same year are arranged alphabetical order and takes two weeks to update chart positions. As of 2016, Allmusic no longer displays Billboard charts due to licensing costs.

Physical scans can be found on Google Books. Note that not all issues may be available.

RIAA (certifications):

If a recording receives a Latin certification, be sure to note it in the article. If a recording receives both a standard and a Latin certification, it is recommended that you use the certification with the higher shipment value.


Record Report* (singles chart):

For certifications of other Latin American countries see [1] (as of 2005)


Latin music awards

Billboard Latin Music Awards

Heat Latin Music Awards

Latin American Music Awards

Latin Grammy Awards

Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

Lo Nuestro Awards

Los Premios 40 Principales

MTV Millenial Awards

Awards with categories for Latin music

American Music Awards

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Awards (awarded to songwriters)

Billboard Music Awards

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Awards (awarded to songwriters)

Grammy Awards

iHeartRadio Music Awards

Premios Juventud

Premios Tu Mundo

Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC) (awarded to songwriters)






Dominican Republic



United States


Possible sources for editors[edit]


Note that the sources below may not focus on music exclusively

  • Efe Eme music magazine founded in 1998.
  • Rockdelux music magazine founded in 1984.
  • MariskalRock, a website from the editors of the traditional Spanish magazine Heavy Rock (known as La Heavy now) founded in 1982.
  • Rock Estatal, a Spanish rock-oriented magazine founded in 2002.
  • Maneras de Vivir, a Spanish rock-oriented website since 2002.
  • Rolling Stone Spain, on run from 1999 until 2015. Some online archived articles can still be checked. Otherwise, see the printed versions.