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Latin music (Portuguese and Spanish: música latina) is a genre used by the music industry as a catch-all term for music that comes from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of the world, namely Ibero America and Iberian Peninsula, 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. 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 (02/16/19)
  • The current number-one song on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart is "Mía" by Bad Bunny featuring Drake.
Billboard Top Latin Albums (02/16/19)
  • The current number-one album on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart is Vida by Luis Fonsi.

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"Por Debajo de la Mesa" ("Underneath the Table") is a song written by Armando Manzanero and performed by Mexican recording artist Luis Miguel. Arranged by Bebu Silvetti, it was one of the two original compositions written for Miguel's fifteenth studio album Romances. It was released as the lead single from the album on July 15, 1997 and it became his thirteenth number-one single on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in the United States. The music video features Miguel performing at a fine-dining restaurant in New York City.

The track received a negative reaction from Achy Obejas of the Chicago Tribune who called it "lame". It was nominated Pop Song of the Year at the 10th Annual Lo Nuestro Awards and Manzanero was awarded a Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Latin Award for writing the song. Manzanero performed the record as a duet with several artists such as Tania Libertad and Susana Zabaleta.

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Ricardo Arjona is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter who has received awards and nominations for his contributions to the music industry. He has sold approximately 20 million albums worldwide, becoming one of the most successful Latin artists of all-time. The singer received his first American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) award in 1995, winning twice for his songs "Te Conozco" and "Detrás de Mi Ventana"--written for Mexican singer Yuri. Arjona has been nominated nine times at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, and in 1997 he became the first solo artist to receive Best Rock Album, with Si El Norte Fuera El Sur (1996). He received the award a second time in 1999 with Sin Daños a Terceros (1998).

Arjona received his only Lo Nuestro Award in 2004 with Santo Pecado (2002), which won Pop Album of the Year. ASCAP honored the singer in 2006 with the Latin Heritage Award. Arjona won his first Grammy Award in the Best Latin Pop Album category for Adentro (2005) in 2007. Arjona shared the award with Mexican singer Julieta Venegas, whom was awarded for Limón y Sal (2006).


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Quién Dijo Ayer (English: Who Said Yesterday) is a compilation album released by Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona on August 21, 2007. Dan Warner and Lee Levin co-produced the album with Arjona and Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Tommy Torres. It was recorded in the United States, Mexico, Italy and Argentina, and is the last album Arjona released under the Sony Music Entertainment label before signing with Warner Music Group. It is Arjona's first compilation to include new material in the form of re-recorded versions of past hits in different musical genres from the original recordings, featuring guest artists such as Marc Anthony, Marta Sánchez and Mexican ska band Panteón Rococó, among others.

Critically and commercially successful, Quién Dijo Ayer topped the US Billboard Latin Pop Albums chart and reached number two on the Top Latin Albums chart. The album became a hit in Latin America, topping the Mexican albums chart and receiving gold and Platinum certifications in several countries including the United States. The album spawned two commercially successful singles, "Quién", which reached number four on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart, and "Quiero", which reached number eight.

Latin music WikiProject

  • 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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