Best of Latin Music 2017

Best of Latin Music 2017



Latin music (Música latina in Spanish and Portuguese) is a genre that is used by the music industry as a catch-all term for any popular music from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of the world (including Spain and sometimes Portugal).[1][2][3][4][5][6] In the United States, the term is used by the music industry to denote any music that is mostly sung in Spanish regardless of genre or the artist's nationality.[7][8] 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.[9][10]

The term "Latin music" originated from the United States (US) due to the growing influence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the American music market, with notable pioneers including Xavier Cugat (1940s), Tito Puente (1950s), Antônio Carlos Jobim and Carlos Santana (1960s), and accelerating especially since the 1980s.[2][3] As one author explained the rising popularity from the 1940s: "Latin America, the one part of the world not engulfed in World War II, became a favorite topic for songs and films for Americans who wanted momentarily to forget about the conflagration."[11] Beginning in the late 1970s, an influx of balladeers from Spain such as Julio Iglesias, Camilo Sesto, and Raphael had established their presence on the music charts both in Latin America and the US Latin market.[12]

Major record labels such as Universal Music Group, Sony Music, and Warner Music often have two divisions dedicated to the Latin market: one which focuses on Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula,[13] and the other for the Hispanic market in the United States.[14] Spain, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States are the largest Latin music markets in the world.[15]

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Sofía Reyes
Prince Royce
bornMay 11, 1989
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Duele el Corazón
"Duele el Corazón" (English: The Heart Hurts) is a song by Spanish recording artist Enrique Iglesias featuring vocals from Wisin.
"Chantaje" is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, featuring vocals by fellow Colombian singer Maluma.

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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (pronounced: [ʃaˈkiɾa isaˈβel meβaˈɾak riˈpol]; English /ʃəˈkɪərə/; born 2 February 1977)[2] is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira's first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, failed to attain commercial success in the 1990s; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998).

Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service. Its lead single, "Whenever, Wherever", became the best-selling single of 2002. Her success was solidified with her sixth and seventh albums Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (2005), the latter of which spawned one of the best-selling songs of the 21st century, "Hips Don't Lie". Shakira's eighth and ninth albums, She Wolf (2009) and Sale el Sol (2010), received critical praise. Her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time. With over 1.3 billion views, it is one of the most-watched music videos on YouTube. Shakira served as a coach on the fourth and sixth seasons of the American version of The Voice in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Her tenth album, Shakira (2014), is preceded by its lead single, "Can't Remember to Forget You".

Shakira has won many awards, including five MTV Video Music Awards, two Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, 28 Billboard Latin Music Awards and has been Golden Globe-nominated. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has sold between 70 and 125 million records worldwide (depending on the source),[3][4] making her one of the best selling Latin artists of all time. She carries out well-known philanthropic activities through charity work most notably through her Pies Descalzos Foundation. In 2014, she was listed as the 58th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.[5]

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Nick Rivera Caminero (born March 17, 1981),[1] known by the stage name Nicky Jam, is a singer and songwriter. He is best known for the song "El Perdón" and "Hasta el Amanecer".

Album Releases this Month7

Artists with New Releases7

Album Releases this Year2

Chart-Topping Artists49

Chart-Topping Albums67

Chart-Topping Songs51

#1 Radio Songs2

Top iTunes Songs9

Top SoundCloud Songs10

Award Winners5

Artists on the Rise3

Top Albums by Artists on the Rise1

Top Songs by Artists on the Rise5

Artists on Tour33

Popular Music Festivals5

Popular Record Labels15


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles141


Spotify - Featured Tracks70


News Articles26

KXOL (Mega 96.3)/Los Angeles And La Musica Host Calibash 2017
  –  January 24, 2017
LA MUSICA, SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM and SBS Spanish Contemporary KXOL (MEGA 96.3)/LOS ANGELES recently hosted CALIBASH 2017, their highest grossing CALIBASH event ever. The special, 10th anniversary edition of CALIBASH on SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 at STAPLES ...
The special 10th anniversary edition of Calibash at Staples Center on January 21 is SOLD OUT
  –  January 14, 2017
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (NASDAQ: SBSA), the favorite station of millennial Latinos in Los Angeles, Mega 96.3FM announced that tickets for the special 10th anniversary edition of CALIBASH are ...
The special 10th anniversary edition of Calibash at Staples Center on January 21 is SOLD OUT
  –  January 13, 2017
Line-up subject to change. CALIBASH 2017 presented by LaMusica and Mega 96.3FM and; produced in association with AEG Live, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Only a few limited-view tickets are ...
Maverick Music Festival reaches milestone
  –  April 5, 2017
Bastille is a huge festival draw around the world. The smaller confines offer a chance to get up close. Likewise, Grammy-winning Latin music artist Carla Morrison, whose latest album, “Amor Supremo,” was universally praised, drew raves at the Coachella ...
Ive Mendes, First of the World Music Stars Set to Perform in Krakow at the 22nd Summer Jazz Festival at Piwnica pod Baranami
  –  April 5, 2017
Brazilian vocalist Ive Mendes will perform at ICE Kraków with her band and string quartet on June 25, 2017. Mendes combines elements ... jazz musician with an inclination towards world music, fusion, Latin, ethnic music. He’s active mainly in the ...
Flair Peru 2017 From Informality to Modernity
  –  April 5, 2017
The results of a survey carried out by Ipsos Peru among Latin American opinion leaders placed Peru in ... However, we are not so well known for our cultural activity, music and natural attractions. The “millennials” generation (20-35 years old) make ...
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month With The Center City Jazz Festival And More This April
  –  April 5, 2017
Luncheon, Live Performance, Discussion and Meet-And-Greet Featuring Leon Jordan Sr. Trio Performing jazz, pop, gospel, Latin and even country music, Leon Jordan Sr. can be heard on more than 125 published recordings as a sideman. He's toured with many of ...
Arm Pouches Market, 2017-2027 by Segmentation: Based on Product, Application and Region
  –  April 5, 2017
On the basis of product type, the arm pouches market can be segmented into mobile pouches, stopwatch pouches, music player pouches ... travel pouches market can be segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East ...
Arts / The Latin spirit comes to Bermagui
  –  April 5, 2017
THE town of Bermagui on the south coast of NSW normally conjures up images of peaceful seaside activities, fish and chips and seagulls, but all this is about to change as the hot winds of Latin American music blow into Barragga Bay over Easter. It’s the ...
Long Beach’s Matt Sorum to rock Long Beach Grand Prix 2017 concert with all-star band
  –  April 4, 2017
The concert is part of the Grand Prix’s weekend of music that starts Friday night with the Tecate Light Fiesta Latin music concert. This year the 6:45 p.m. show will feature Moderatto, a glam-metal band from Mexico City who previously performed at the ...
2017 Concerts in the Park’s bands announced at launch party
  –  April 4, 2017
The nine-piece Latin-reggae Sol Peligro will join DJ Eddie Z ... party for Concerts in the Parks March 30 at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Sacramento. The music festival will beg May 5 and runs every Friday through July 21. (Photo by Nicole Fowler ...
J. Lo Up For Social Artist Of The Year At Billboard Latin Music Awards
  –  April 3, 2017
Alongside Maluma, Enrique Iglesias and Shakira, pop empress Jennifer Lopez is a finalist in the social artist of the year category for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Around this same time last year, Lopez released her self-described feminist anthem ...
It’s all about Reggaetón music in 2017!
  –  April 3, 2017
If you said Latin music to most Americans, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Pitbull are most likely to come to mind. However, the growing Latino population and interest from the multicultural millennials in the US has created an opening for new sounds ...
List of winners at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards
  –  April 3, 2017
2017-04-03T03:18:25Z 2017-04-03T03:18:25Z LAS VEGAS (AP) - A list of winners at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the ... to be a close race that could either further tilt Latin America toward the right following a series ...
York Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season
  –  April 3, 2017
"We are thrilled to invite audiences on a musical journey around the world during the 2017-2018 season," said Lawrence Golan, music director and conductor ... 7:30 p.m. The York Symphony Orchestra heads to Latin America with the vibrant and colorful ...
Latin Singer Maluma Eyes English Music Crossover With Upcoming Album
  –  April 2, 2017
Already one of the biggest names in Latin music, Colombian pop star Maluma is hoping to cross ... #CuerpoSanoMenteSana A post shared by MALUMA (@maluma) on Mar 29, 2017 at 1:37pm PDT Maluma’s second album, Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy ...
MIP: Latin American TV Giants Lead New Age of Drama Production
  –  April 1, 2017
“Love” is Telefe’s ratings and web phenom of 2017, averaging a 39.8% share since its January debut. Love, Divina (Televisa/Pol-ka/Federation Kids & Family) A digital-age, pan-Latin American teen music drama stars tween/teen idol Laura Esquive
What’s new for fans at Chase Field for the 2017 season?
  –  March 31, 2017
giving out about 200 prizes each game Latin music throughout the area The D-backs and Uber have partnered up for the 2017 season and Uber is now the official rideshare partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Fans will have the opportunity to use special promo ...
Miguel Bosé Confirmed for Legends Q&A at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference
  –  March 31, 2017
Spanish singer/songwriter Miguel Bosé is confirmed for this year's "Legends Q&A: The Artist as Superstar and Agent of Change" at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference. Just days after kicking off his Estaré U.S. Tour, the Latin Grammy-winning ...
Jaci Velasquez Releases Trust (Confío) Worldwide Today From Integrity Music
  –  March 31, 2017
March 31, 2017 - PRLog-- Bilingual, multi-Platinum selling recording ... is now available globally in over 160 nations. A Billboard Latin Music Award winner with five Spanish albums to her credit, this marks the first time for Velasquez to simultaneously ...
PBS Welcomes Back LATIN MUSIC USA, A Celebration of the Latino Contribution to the American Songbook
  –  March 31, 2017
BOSTON, March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Discover the fascinating musical fusions that propelled Latin music to the top of the US charts with LATIN MUSIC USA, coming back for audiences on Fridays, April 28 th and May 5 th at 9:00 P.M. ET (check local ...
Winning Weekend: Win Tix To Freestyle Extravaganza 2017
  –  March 31, 2017
TKA a Latin ... music mainstream. The show will also feature Freestyle stars like, Strafe, Judy Torres, Johnny O, Rockell, Coro, Cynthia, David of Nice & Wild , George Lamond, , Joe Zangie of Collage, & Sammy Zone. Tickets to the Freestyle Extravaganza ...
Global Music Production Equipment Market 2017-2021, Market Analysis and Forecasts by Technavio
  –  March 30, 2017
The sales of musical instruments are rapidly rising in Brazil because of increased acceptance of synthesized music. The growing popularity of Latin music also encourages an increasing number of people to pursue music as a career," says Ujjwal. Technavio's ...
Masters 2017 Coverage on SiriusXM
  –  March 30, 2017
NEW YORK, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced its coverage ... exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on ...
Monterey Jazz Festival announces star-studded lineup for 2017
  –  March 30, 2017
Ray Obiedo & The Latin Jazz Project; Along Came Betty; Danae Greenfield Quartet from Berklee College of Music Dizzy’s Den: GoGo Penguin Miles Mosley Night Club: Matt Wilson’s Honey & Salt; Alicia Olatuja; Gerald Clayton Trio Jimmy Lyons Stage (arena ...
Maluma to Headline the “Socializing Maluma” Panel at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference
  –  March 25, 2017
Juan Luis Londono better known to his legion of followers as Maluma, will be leading the first ever social media panel at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference being held at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Miami Beach April 24-26. The self-proclaimed ...

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