Pop Latino Music

The type, history, and characteristics!

Type of Music

Latin Pop music is common all over the world, but mainly in Spanish speaking countries such as Mexico, Spain, and more. Artists associated with this music genre are Shakira, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Selena, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, and more!


Latin Pop is one of the most popular Latin music genres today. However, before the arrival of artists like Shakira, Ricky Martin, and Enrique Iglesias, Latin Pop first reached a global audience through the work of bandleader Sergio Mendes in the mid-1960s. In later decades, it was defined by the romantic ballads that legendary artists such as Julio Iglesias or Roberto Carlos produced back in the 1970s. Latin Pop became the most popular form of Latin music in the US during the 1980s and 1990s, even achieving massive crossover success among non-Latino listeners during the late 1990s.


Latin Pop usually combines upbeat Latin music with American pop music. Typical instruments include the Spanish guitar, bass guitars, drums, bongo drums, tambourine, trumpets, keyboards, and much more! There are no specific costumes for this music genre, however it is usually associated with colorful and outgoing outfits.
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