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
“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