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Portal:Latin Music
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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 (08/18/18)

Billboard Top Latin Albums (08/18/18)
  • The current number-one album on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart is Odisea by Ozuna.

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"Mi Novia Se Me Está Poniendo Vieja" is a Latin pop song written by Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona for his thirteenth studio album, Independiente (2011). It was produced by Arjona, Dan Warner and Lee Levin. It was released as the album's third single on 8 May 2012. The song was used by American telecommunications corporation AT&T on a commercial promoting the Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone, and has been widely performed on Arjona's Metamorfosis World Tour. A music video was filmed on the Universal Studios in Los Angeles, and is protagonized by Arjona alongside his son Ricardo Arjona Jr. In 2013, Arjona received a Song of the Year nomination at the 14th Latin Grammy Awards for the song.

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Los Ángeles Negros (English: The Black Angels) are a Chilean Mexican pop ballad band formed in San Carlos de Chile in 1968. The band's best-known line-up consisted of singer Germaín de la Fuente, guitarist Mario Gutiérrez, keyboardist Jorge González, bassist Miguel Ángel "Nano" Concha, and drummer Luis Ortiz. Their music is a blend of boleros, psychedelic funk and rock music, known as Balada rockmántica.

The original members of the band included three teenagers and a worker from a local school. After winning a local competition in June 1968, they recorded and released their first single, "Porque Te Quiero", which attracted the attention of Chile's Odeon Records representatives, urging two of the four members of the band to record an album with other three studio musicians. As a result, they recorded Porque Te Quiero in 1969, and several chart-topping singles across Latin America in the following years.

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Suavemente (English: Smoothly) is the debut studio album by American merenguero recording artist Elvis Crespo. Released by Sony Music Latin on April 14, 1998, the album popularized merengue music and established Crespo as a leading artist in the Latin music market. He collaborated with several songwriters and record producers (including Homero d'Rodriguez, Raldy Vázquez, Luis Cruz, and Juan Perez), and wrote three songs creating an overall tropical music-flavored recording.

With romantic ballads and uptempo songs, Suavemente received favorable reviews from music critics who praised its "energetic" and "catchy fan-pleasing" songs. The album was the first merengue recording to peak at number one on the United States Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, and two of its singles ("Suavemente" and "Tu Sonrisa") peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart; Crespo is the first merengue artist with two number-one merengue singles. Suavemente peaked at number 106 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album was Crespo's commercial breakthrough, introducing him to the popular music market with the Spanglish remix of its title track.

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  • popflock.com Resource: WikiProject Latin music was created with the purpose of assembling writers and editors interested in Latin music.
  • The aim of this project is to standardize and improve articles related to the various genres of Latin music, as well as to create missing articles.
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