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Latin music (Portuguese and Spanish: música latina) is a term used by the music industry as a catch-all category for various styles of music from Ibero-America, which encompasses Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the Latino community in Canada and the United States, as well as music that is sung in either Spanish and/or Portuguese. (Full article...)

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  • The current number-one album on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart is Desvelado by Eslabón Armado.

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"No Debes Jugar" (English: "You Shouldn't Play Around") is a song recorded by American recording artist Selena for her first live album Live! (1993). It was composed by Selena y Los Dinos keyboardist Ricky Vela and Selena's brother and principal record producer A.B. Quintanilla III. The song was produced by Quintanilla III and Argentine music producer Bebu Silvetti.

"No Debes Jugar" was released as the lead single from Live!. It peaked at number 3 on the US Hot Latin Tracks on the week ending 14 August 1993. On the week ending 9 April 2011, "No Debes Jugar" entered the Regional Mexican Digital Songs chart. Lyrically the song describes a woman whose life is centered on being unappreciated by her boyfriend. She finally stands up for herself announcing that she is done playing around and threatens to leave. The central theme explored on the song suggests women empowerment in its lyrical content.

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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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Bachata #1's, Vol. 3 is a compilation album released by Machete Music on March 30, 2010. The album includes tracks recorded by several artists from the bachata genre, such as Aventura, Héctor Acosta, Xtreme, Ivy Queen, Grupo Rush, Andy Andy, Carlos & Alejandra, and Marcy Place. It also features select bachata versions of songs by reggaetón and Latin pop artists including R.K.M & Ken-Y, Alejandro Fernández, Luis Fonsi, and Cristian Castro.

Upon release, the album peaked at number forty-one on the Billboard Latin Albums chart and number four on the Billboard Tropical Albums chart. It became the twentieth best-selling Tropical Album of 2010. Several songs included on the album were released as singles from their respective parent albums including the opening "El Perdedor" by Aventura, "No Me Doy Por Vencido" by Luis Fonsi, and "Dime" by Ivy Queen. The fourth volume in the Bachata #1's series was released in 2011.

Latin music WikiProject

  • Wikipedia: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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