Music Style: Tropical

Posted Feb 18, 2013
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  1. Rihanna
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    Rihanna

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    Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988), known professionally as Rihanna (/riˈænə/ ree-AN), is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, fashion designer and occassional actress. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began upon meeting record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003 through mutual friends; she recorded demo tapes with his guidance. Her tape was sent to several record labels, and she subsequently signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip-hop producer and rapper Jay-Z. Both her debut album, Music of the Sun (2005) and its follow-up A Girl Like Me (2006) peaked in the top ten on the US Billboard 200; the former featured the commercially successful song "Pon de Replay" while the latter produced her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, "SOS".


  2. Marc Anthony
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    Marc Anthony

    145,156 views

    Marco Antonio Muñiz (born September 16, 1968 or September 16, 1969), better known by his stage name Marc Anthony, is an American actor, singer, record producer, and television producer. Anthony is also the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. The two-time Grammy and five-time Latin Grammy winner has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. He is best known for his Latin salsa numbers and ballads. Anthony has won numerous awards and his achievements have been honored through various recognitions. He was the recipient of the 2009 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Chair's Award. He also received the "2009 CHCI Chair's Lifetime Achievement Award" on September 16, 2009.


  3. Aventura
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    Aventura

    88,176 views

    Aventura was a bachata band from The Bronx, New York. Aventura was formed in 1993 by Anthony "Romeo" Santos, Henry Santos, Lenny Santos, and Max Santos, three of whom are natives of The Bronx, however, having families born in the Dominican Republic; with the exception of Romeo Santos who has a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother. Aventura made their big break in 1999, with the hopes of breaking bachata music into the mainstream from its traditional base and fuse it with pop music; more specifically hip hop and R&B. After their separation in 2011, Romeo Santos and Henry Santos embarked on respective solo careers while Lenny Santos and Max Santos joined Steve Styles from the Bachata group Xtreme to form a new band, called "Vena". According to Romeo Santos, the group is "on pause to do individual projects." Romeo Santos and former members of Aventura reunited to close out the second night of Romeo Santos' sold-out Yankee Stadium concerts on Saturday, July 12th, 2014.


  4. Desi Arnaz
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    Desi Arnaz

    81,403 views

    Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III (March 2, 1917 — December 2, 1986), better known as Desi Arnaz or Desi Arnaz, Sr., was a Cuban-born American musician, actor, television producer, writer and director. He is best remembered for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the American television series sitcom I Love Lucy, starring with Lucille Ball, to whom he was married at the time. Arnaz was also internationally renowned for leading his Latin music band, the Desi Arnaz Orchestra. He and Ball are generally credited as the inventors of the rerun in connection with I Love Lucy.


  5. Gloria Estefan
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    Gloria Estefan

    66,695 views

    Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan (born September 1, 1957), known professionally as Gloria Estefan, is a Cuban American singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. She started off her career as the leading vocalist in the group called "Miami Latin Boys" which was eventually known as Miami Sound Machine. Her breakthrough success with Conga in 1985 made her known worldwide. It won the grand prix in the 15th annual Tokyo Music Festival in Japan. This is also her signature song. In the summer of 1988 she and the band got their first number-one hit for the song "Anything For You". She has a Contralto vocal range.


  6. Lola Ponce
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    Lola Ponce

    58,789 views

    Paola Fabiana Ponce (born June 25, 1982), professionally known as Lola Ponce, is an Argentine singer–songwriter, composer, actress and occasional model.


  7. Chayanne
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    Chayanne

    57,729 views

    Elmer Figueroa Arce (born June 28, 1968), better known under the stage name Chayanne, is a Puerto Rican Latin pop singer, actor and composer. As a solo artist, Chayanne has released 21 solo albums and sold over 30 million albums worldwide.


  8. Celia Cruz
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    Celia Cruz

    26,374 views


  9. Rocío Dúrcal
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    Rocío Dúrcal

    10,029 views


  10. Ramon Rodriguez
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    Ramon Rodriguez

    8,572 views

    Ramón Rodríguez (born December 20, 1979) is a Puerto Rican-American actor known for his recurring roles in the television series The Wire (2006–08) and Day Break (2006–07). He appeared in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009). He also played Bosley in the short-lived television reboot of Charlie's Angels (2011). In 2014, Rodríguez starred as Ryan Lopez in the short-lived Fox crime drama television series Gang Related.


  11. Hector Lavoe
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    Hector Lavoe

    6,194 views

  12. Ivy Queen
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    Ivy Queen

    5,185 views

    Martha Ivelisse Pesante Rodríguez (born March 4, 1972), known as Ivy Queen, is a Puerto Rican-born American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. She was born in Añasco, Puerto Rico, but later moved with her parents to New York City, where she lived until she finished her public education, before returning to Añasco. When she was 18 years old, Queen moved to San Juan where she met record producer DJ Negro, who helped her gain performing spots with a group called "The Noise" at a local club. There she performed her first song "Somos Raperos Pero No Delincuentes". The Noise gained much attention due to their violent and explicitly sexual lyrics. Queen went solo in 1996, and released her debut studio album En Mi Imperio which was quickly picked up by Sony Discos for distribution in 1997.


  13. Victor Manuelle
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    Victor Manuelle

    4,451 views

    Víctor Manuel Ruiz (born September 27, 1968 in The Bronx, New York City), known professionally as Víctor Manuelle, is a successful Latin Grammy nominated American-born Puerto Rican salsa singer, songwriter, and improvisational son singer, known to his fans as El Sonero de la Juventud ("The Singer Of Youths"). He is identified primarily with salsa romantica or "salsa monga", but has also experimented with styles ranging from Colombian vallenato to reggaeton. Unlike other salsa performers such as Marc Anthony, he has neither recorded in English, nor made a Latin pop album, nor (with rare exceptions) ventured into acting, preferring to remain a musician grounded within salsa music. He is currently tied with Marc Anthony for the most number-one singles in the Billboard Tropical Songs chart.


  14. Olga Tañón
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    Olga Tañón

    2,904 views

    Olga Teresa Tañón Ortíz (born April 13, 1967 in Santurce) is a Puerto Rican recording artist. Over the course of her career, she has earned two Grammy Awards, three Latin Grammy Awards, and 29 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards.


  15. Johnny Rodriguez
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    Johnny Rodriguez

    2,479 views

    Juan Raul Davis "Johnny" Rodriguez (born December 10, 1951) is an American country music singer. He was the first famous Latin American country music singer, infusing his music with Latin sounds, and even singing verses of songs in Spanish.


  16. Rubén Blades
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    Rubén Blades

    1,904 views

    Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna (born July 16, 1948), known professionally as Rubén Blades (but in Panama and within the family), is a Panamanian singer, songwriter, actor, [musician, activist, and politician, performing musically most often in the Afro-Cuban, salsa, and Latin jazz genres. As a songwriter, Blades brought the lyrical sophistication of Central American nueva canción and Cuban nueva trova as well as experimental tempos and politically inspired Nuyorican salsa to his music, creating "thinking persons' (salsa) dance music".


  17. Dámaso Pérez Prado
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    Dámaso Pérez Prado

    1,242 views

    Dámaso Pérez Prado (December 11, 1916 – September 14, 1989) was a Cuban-Mexican bandleader, singer, organist, pianist and composer, who also made brief appearances in films. He is often referred to as the King of the Mambo. He became known and professionally billed by as Pérez Prado, his paternal and maternal surnames respectively.


  18. Tito Rojas
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    Tito Rojas

    1,243 views

    Tito Rojas a.k.a. "El Gallo Salsero" (The Salsa Rooster), (born June 14, 1955) is a salsa singer and bandleader.


  19. Los Huracanes del Norte
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    Los Huracanes del Norte

    1,070 views

    Los Huracanes del Norte are a Mexican Norteño group, originally from Tangancicuaro, Michoacan but based out of San Jose, California, USA. They are one of the genre's most popular performers.


  20. Fania All-Stars
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    Fania All-Stars

    1,057 views

    The Fania All-Stars is a musical ensemble established in 1968 as a showcase for the musicians on the record label Fania Records, the leading salsa record company of the time.


  21. Juan Luis Guerra
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    Juan Luis Guerra

    811 views

  22. José José
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    José José

    771 views


  23. Yvonne
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    Yvonne

    692 views

    Yvonne (English pronunciation: ) is a female given name. It is French in origin, and is the female form of Yvon, which is derived from the Germanic name Yves. It is from the Germanic word iv, meaning "yew."


  24. Frankie Ruiz
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    Frankie Ruiz

    664 views

    Frankie Ruiz (March 10, 1958 - August 9, 1998) was a Puerto Rican Salsa singer. Ruiz was a salsero's in the "Salsa Romantica" genre that was popular in the 1980s and early 1990s.


  25. La Lupe
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    La Lupe

    541 views

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