Latinas and Latinos Shaking Up America’s Music Industry

By 10 February, 2022

Latin Americans are known all around the globe for their musical talent. Be it rap, hip hop or pop, they are really shaking things up. In this article, we will have a look at the world’s most famous musical sensations who are of Latin American heritage.

The Stars Making Us Proud

Here are the Latinas and Latinos making their mark in the world of music:

Selena Gomez

She may have been born in the United States, but her roots lie in Mexico. Her father is Mexican, and her paternal grandparents migrated to the States from Monterrey during the ’70s. She garnered huge popularity for acting in the role of Alex Russo in Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place. However, as she got older, she moved up into music. Today, Gomez is one of the most famous pop stars in the industry. Selena has released three solo albums so far. She was also featured in DJ Snake’s ‘Taki Taki’ alongside Ozuna and Cardi B. The song became one of the biggest hits of 2018. Experts think that she has a very bright future in music and could win multiple Grammys.


His fans call him ‘Mr. Worldwide’ but his real name is Armando Perez. This world-famous rapper was born in Miami on Jan 15, 1981. His parents migrated to the United States from Cuba. Pitbull has performed in concerts almost globally, even in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. He is so famous that he recently sold the rights of his image and music to a game of online slots developed by Playboy. Gambling is on the rise in Thailand and elsewhere in Asia, and there are online betting review sites to help. They check for all the best welcome bonuses, advise on how to claim them and have excellent guides on how to play legally. Pitbull has some very catchy tunes, and has won many awards including a Grammy and Teen Choice. Moreover, Pitbull was selected for the 2014 football World Cup as the opening ceremony singer in Brazil.

Jennifer Lopez

She is among the biggest names in the musical world, and her fans love calling her JLo. Her parents were born in Puerto Rico, and they moved to the United States during her childhood. Jennifer launched her first album, On the 6, in 1999. Her latest album, AKA, was released in 2014. In addition to being a successful singer, she is also a great actress who has starred in hit movies like Maid in Manhattan, The Wedding Planner and Monster-in-Law. She has received many awards, and the Guinness Book of World Records has even recognized her work on multiple occasions.


This legendary superstar was born in Barranquilla of Colombia on Feb 2, 1977. In addition to being an excellent singer, she is also a renowned philanthropist. Her fans adore her for her singing prowess and her kindness. She has released more than ten studio albums so far, and has received recognition from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Forbes, and the Guinness Book of World Records, among others. She has even won multiple Grammys, and happens to have sung more than a hundred songs to date. Shakira has sold millions of records worldwide, and, in 2018, Forbes declared that she is the best-selling female Latin singer of all time.

Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello was born in Cuba in 1997, and within a significantly short period, she has successfully carved out quite the niche for herself in the global market. She released her debut album in 2018, which turned out to be a significant hit. One of her most famous songs is Senorita, where she collaborated with Shawn Mendes, her boyfriend at the time. She is expected to become one of the biggest stars in the music industry in the future.

Final Thoughts

The stars we just mentioned are setting an example to be followed by many in the coming days. The Latin American community is being represented at the international stage through the art of music because it brings the world together. This is inspiring everyone, everywhere and our youngsters now have the courage to dream big in life.

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