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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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Billboard Hot Latin Songs (10/13/18)
Billboard Top Latin Albums (10/13/18)
  • The current number-one album on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart is Aura by Ozuna.

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"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" (Spanish: "Waka Waka (Esto es África)") is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira featuring South African band Freshlyground. It was released on 7 May 2010 by Epic Records as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was held in South Africa. Written and produced by Shakira and John Hill, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" is a pop song that pairs an African Colombian rhythm with a Soca-inspired beat. Its lyrics encourage one to aim for their goals like a soldier on a battlefield. The "waka waka" riff of the song was adapted from Cameroonian band Golden Sounds' 1986 song "Zangaléwa". The song initially generated controversy after numerous South Africans expressed disappointment in FIFA's decision to select Shakira to sing the song, opining that a native artist should have been assigned the role.

The song received generally favourable reviews from music critics, who complimented its composition. It has subsequently been listed as one of the best World Cup songs of all time. "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" peaked at number one on record charts of numerous countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.

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Romeo Santos is an American singer-songwriter who has received awards and nominations for his contributions to the music industry. Santos was the lead singer and composer for Aventura, an American band which infused Dominican bachata music with hip-hop and R&B, and as of 2011, sold over 1.7 million records in the United States. During his time with the band, Santos received twelve American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) awards including Songs of the Year for his compositions "Un Beso", "Mi Corazoncito", and "Dile al Amor". He also received an ASCAP award in 2006 for Frankie J's cover of "Obsesión" and was named Latin Songwriter of the Year in 2012 and 2013. Santos wrote and performed "No, No, No" for Mexican singer Thalía on her album El Sexto Sentido: Re+Loaded (2006) which earned the duo a Lo Nuestro award for Pop Song of the Year and three Premios Juventud nominations.

Following the band's temporary separation in 2011, Romeo Santos released his debut album Formula, Vol. 1. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album, receiving nominations at the Billboard Music Awards, Billboard Latin Music Awards, Premios Juventud, Lo Nuestro Awards, and Soberano Awards.


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Dicen Que Soy (They Say That I Am) is the third studio album by Puerto Rican-American recording artist La India released on September 20, 1994 by RMM Records. The album was produced by American musician Sergio George, who chose the songs for India to record with an emphasis on feminism to suit with her voice. The production mixes salsa music with other rhythms such as funk and timba. Five singles were released from the record with "Nunca Voy a Olvidarte" and "Ese Hombre" topping the Billboard Tropical Songs chart.

Dicen Que Soy was well received by music critics for the arrangement and selection of songs for the album. The success of the record led to India receiving a Billboard Latin Music Award and a Lo Nuestro nomination. In the United States, it peaked at number four and one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums and Tropical Albums charts respectively, and has sold over 140,000 copies as of 2000.

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