Pop/Latino Music

By Jack Kubinec

About Pop/Latino Music

Pop/Latino music or Latino Pop music is a fast paced mix of latino and American pop. It is mostly played and popular in Spain and Latin America. Pop/Latino music originated in Spain and Latin America. It had first became popular and gained a huge audience in the mid 1960’s because of Sergio Mendes. Later many more artists created latino pop music helping it become one of the most popular latin music genres.

Popular Pop/Latino Singers

There are many popular pop/latino singers that are popular in both Latin America and the Untied States. Some include Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, and Ricky Martin. These singers have gained lots of fame in the Latin countries because of their accents and catchy songs. A lot of these songs are so good they are also popular in the United States. One of the most recent Spanish songs was Enrique Iglesias's "Baliando" which was in the Top 10 in the United States.

Traditions and Dances

A lot of dances dealing with Zumba are associated with Pop Latino music because of its synths and its upbeat fast track beats. Although there aren’t exact dances, people use these songs for Zumba and hip hop. Since the majority of the Latino Pop songs are very fast paced so are the dances. There are repeating dance moves that help with a great workout while fitting with the music. Down below is a video of a dance to "Fireball" by Pitbull which shows a lot different dance moves from Pop/Latino. Also there are many different dances in the "Bailando" video.
"Fireball" by Pitbull - Dance Fitness Choreography Woerden Harmelen Nederland

Pop/Latino Music Today

The music today is mostly associated with the popular artists of Pop Latino today. It is known as fast beats and also catchy rhythms. It associated all around the world, popular in the Latin countries and even also in the United States. Latino Pop music is one of the most popular and successful genres from the Latin American countries.