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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"Amor Prohibido" (English: Forbidden Love) is a song recorded by American Tejano singer Selena for her fifth studio album, Amor Prohibido (1994). Released as the lead single by EMI Latin on 13 April 1994, "Amor Prohibido" was written by her brother-music producer A.B. Quintanilla and Selena y Los Dinos backup vocalist Pete Astudillo. Selena wanted to record a song about the true story of her grandparents--who fell in love despite being of different social classes. Since its release, the lyrical content and themes explored on "Amor Prohibido" has fostered various opinions by authors, musicologists, and journalists who found themes similar to those facing the LGBT community while others expressed it to be a Romeo & Juliet-esque recording, among other popular interpretations of the song by the media.
"Amor Prohibido" is a Mexican cumbia dance-pop song and received widespread acclaim with music critics citing the single as one of the most popular tracks recorded by Selena. The song peaked at number one on the United States Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart for nine consecutive weeks; her first as a solo act.
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The Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year is an honor presented annually at the Latin Grammy Awards, a ceremony that recognizes excellence and creates a wider awareness of cultural diversity and contributions of Latin recording artists in the United States and internationally. The award is given to the performers, producers, audio engineers and mastering engineer for new songs in Spanish or Portuguese language. The songs included on an album released the previous year of submission are also eligible only if they have not been submitted to competition before. Instrumental songs are also eligible. Due to the increasing musical changes in the industry, from 2012 the category includes 10 nominees, according to a restructuration made by the academy for the four general categories: Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Record of the Year.
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in Spanish-speaking countries) is the twelfth compilation album
by American singer Selena
, released in the United States on October 1, 2002 by EMI Latin
. It was released on November 11, 2002 in Spanish-speaking countries, while the limited edition included a bonus DVD of her music videos. In an interview with Julie Chen
, Selena's widower Chris Pérez
explained that the recording was released building on the popularity of the 1997 biographical film Selena
. Selena's father Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
and sister Suzette Quintanilla
told Chen that the album was aimed at Selena's new generation of fans. Ones
was released as part of the Selena: 20 Years of Music
collection--a nine-disc series of her studio, live, soundtrack and compilation albums. The album features six number one singles namely, "Amor Prohibido
", "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom
", "No Me Queda Más
", "Fotos y Recuerdos
" and her duets with Álvaro Torres
on "Buenos Amigos
" and Barrio Boyzz
on "Donde Quiera Que Estés
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