76 artists, 1854 songs
Thanks in part to the phenomenal success of Gloria Estefan during the 1980s, dozens of Latin pop artists enjoyed crossover success during the 1990s. Artists like Juan Gabriel, Graciela Beltran and Selena reached massive international audiences while staying true to their Latin roots and recording in their native Spanish language. Today, chart topping Latin pop artists like Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony record albums in English as well as Spanish, which has allowed Latin pop music to reach new heights of popularity. Alternative rock en Español acts like Mana and Manu Chao are broadening Latin pop's horizons, while Shakira's infectious blend of rock, Latin and Middle Eastern music is taking the genre in new directions.