Hi everyone! This is our blog digging deeper into the meaning of Latin Pop. I hope you enjoy the music and our opinions and facts on this music genre. Thank you to our fellow classmates and our professor Dr. Collen Kattau. Have a great summer!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mainstream Market

Many Latin artists have spilled over into both the U.S. and international mainstream markets in recent decades. But there’re a few who stand out from the pack that have opened the doors for many others to follow in their footsteps. 

Conga,” Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine - The Latin sounds of the '80s would not have been the same without this infectious song.

Don’t Say GoodBye,” Paulina Rubio - The Mexican songstress also jumped onto the Latin crossover bandwagon with this tune.

Hips Don’t Lie,” Shakira - The sexy Colombian singer-songwriter burst onto the non-Latin scene with this upbeat eclectic song joined by Wyclef Jean.

I Need to Know,” Marc Anthony - Broke through ethnic barriers with this powerful pop song.

 “Livin’ la vida loca,” Ricky Martin - The hip-swiveling mega star rattled the pop universe in 1999 with his up-tempo, multi-rhythmic track penned by Robi 'Draco" Rosa.