Gloria Estefan
Triunfo Solido
Willie Colón
Selena

Latin

Latin music is a catch-all term for a number of diverse styles from different regions and countries in Latin America. Often, the term refers to Latin pop -- either dance-based or pop oriented-music sung in Spanish or Tejano. Tejano has a number of different styles, from romantic ballads to the narrative nortenos, and they're usually performed by large groups with acoustic instruments and horns. In the '80s and '90s, Tejano has also adopted smooth production techniques from American pop-rock and soft rock. Latin America is also known for such dance music as salsas and sambas, which have layers of percussion, blaring horns and an infectious sense of style. A related style to salsa is the bossa nova, a cool, laid-back style that crossed dance music with jazz. With the exception of tejano and mariachi, which is folk and pop based, most Latin music is defined by its strong rhythms.

Latin Artists Highlights grid list

Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
Willie Colón
Willie Colón
Selena
Selena
Rubén Blades
Rubén Blades
Maná
Maná
J Balvin
J Balvin
Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club
Juan Gabriel
Juan Gabriel
Aventura
Aventura
Jenni Rivera
Jenni Rivera
Shakira
Shakira
Celia Cruz
Celia Cruz
Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony
Pitbull
Pitbull
Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin
Los Tigres del Norte
Los Tigres del Norte
Os Mutantes
Os Mutantes
Luis Miguel
Luis Miguel
Menudo
Menudo
Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings
Tito Puente
Tito Puente
Desi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz
Sergio Mendes
Sergio Mendes
Vicente Fernández
Vicente Fernández
Cal Tjader
Cal Tjader
Eddie Palmieri
Eddie Palmieri
Caetano Veloso
Caetano Veloso
Gal Costa
Gal Costa
Astor Piazzolla
Astor Piazzolla
Milton Nascimento
Milton Nascimento
Beny Moré
Beny Moré
João Gilberto
João Gilberto
Chico Buarque
Chico Buarque
Paco de Lucía
Paco de Lucía
Tom Zé
Tom Zé
Ray Barretto
Ray Barretto
Machito
Machito
Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra
Jorge Ben
Jorge Ben
Antônio Carlos Jobim
Antônio Carlos Jobim
José Alfredo Jiménez
José Alfredo Jiménez

Latin subgenres and styles [+]