This is a brief but successful list of the most influential artists, singers and composers of all time according to the most prestigious magazines in the middle of the show such as Billboard & Rolling Stone. It might seem that some were excluded from the list but in reality those who do not appear and probably think of more than ten is because they are not really what you think or have not even reached even approached these talented music as as the canons of the highly competitive medium of the music bastion mark. More than half a century or decades ago we would expect that this list would be flooded with characters such as: The Mexican Agustin Lara or The Argentinian Ariel Salinas or the Spanish Joaquín Sabina but it is not so, the following list is valued as the best talents of all times and current as follows: Unlike the public vote for certain artists until 2020 may not vary much this mention. How the public accommodates them is different from the order they carry on their own merit and is the following: 01 Carlos Santana (Mexico, United States) ARTIST, MUSIC AND CANTAUTOR 02 Julio Iglesias (Spain, Dominican) CANTAUTOR 03 Vicente Fernandez (Mexico) SINGER 04 Chayanne (Puerto Rico) ARTIST AND SINGER 05 Marco Antonio Solis (Mexico) CANTAUTOR COMPOSER 06 Alejandro Fernandez (Mexico) SINGER 07 Ricardo Montaner (Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia) CANTAUTOR 08 Juan Gabriel (Mexico) ARTIST, MUSIC, CANTAUTOR COMPOSER 09 Ricky Martin (Puerto Rico) ARTIST AND SINGER 10 Gloria Stefan (Cuba, United States) ARTIST CANTAUTORA 11 Selena Quintanilla (United States, Mexico) ARTIST CANTAUTORA 12 Ana Gabriel (Mexico) Singer 13 Los Tigres del Norte (Mexico) ARTIST, CANTAUTOR, COMPOSER , ACTOR, ARREGLISTA, MANAGER 14 Shakira (Colombia) ARTISTA, CANTAUTORA "Considered the star of the moment" 15 Juanes (Colombia) CANTAUTOR 16 Enrique Iglesias (Spain) ARTIST, SINGER 17 J Luis Guerra (Dominican) COMPOSITOR CANTAUTOR 18 Los Temerarios (Mexico) CANTAUTOR, COMPOSITOR 19 Marc Anthony (United States, Puerto Rico) ARTIST, CANTAUTOR 20 Spring Set (Mexico) ARTIST, COMPOSER, CANTAUTOR
20 Spring Set (Mexico)
We close this list of 20 and to finish off heart attack to many who would like to look at the top of their favorite artists such as: Cristian Castro, Joaquín Sabina, Pablo Milanes, Mijares, Emmanuel, Charly Garcia, Noelia etc ... wait for the list of the 100 best Latin American artists of all time ... surely they appear there. They are: Spring set. It was formed on the first day of spring in 1978 by saxophonist Juan Domínguez. They remained a local act for several years, and signed with an independent label, Joey Registros, in San Antonio, Texas. His first great success was with the album Me Nortie, published by the AFG Sigma Records in 1993; Not long after, AFG was bought by the Mexican label Fonovisa. Since its first launch in Fonovisa in 1996, the group has released several gold records in sales and has been nominated for many Latin Grammy awards. It is the Latin group with more albums and discography than any other.
18 The Reckless (Mexico)
Second group that appears in the list. Few things that people know is that their name appears in the music scene of two groups of different countries, one of Peruvian folklore and one of Spanish hip hop. these in the Mexican style Recognized in 2010 by the magazine 'Billboard' with the special award "Billboard Artistic Path" in recognition of the outstanding career of the musical group, for having been the first group to place a ranchera song in the first place of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs list, as well as having appeared 39 times on the Billboard Top Latin Albums list, more than any other artist in the story of the count. Eight of these albums have reached the number one position. They have managed to sell around 45 million records, from their beginnings to the present. It is one of the groups with more albums sold in the history of Mexican music. The Reckless, have been spearhead for the so-called "grupero movement". Its unique and innovative style, fusing ranchera music sounds and melodies very typical of the popular genre, and even pop. An example turned into a classic of popular music is the theme: "My Life Are You". Likewise, Los Temerarios, have led dances and massive concerts, both in Mexico and abroad; breaking attendance records
13 Los Tigres del Norte (Mexico)
First group artist that appears in this list. He is one of the first Latinos to receive the Grammy Award (Non-Latin) They have achieved fame in Mexico, as well as in many regions of the southern United States, mainly due to the large number of communities of Hispanic origin that inhabit there. His musical repertoire includes more than 55 recorded albums, and a total of approximately 700 tracks, including LPs, CDs, cassettes, singles and remastered. In 1988 they received the Grammy Award, for their album Thank you, America without borders. Some of his most outstanding songs are "The boy and the wedding", "The band of the red car", "The table of the corner", "Blows in the heart" or "The chief of bosses They are overwhelming in full of scenarios even in countries where the northern genre and where they ignore the meaning of the Mexican corrido. The level of sales to his credit is not so estimated, but it is estimated that he could perplex many on this list.
10 Gloria Estefan (Cuba, USA)
Of Spanish origin by her grandparents, throughout her career, Gloria has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, 4 31.5 million of them in the United States, which makes her one of the musical artists With highest sales of all time. Considered as the "Mother of Latin Pop," Estefan has won multiple awards and recognitions; Among them, seven Grammy Awards. He owns a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The British newspaper The Sun placed it in the 13th place of the 50 singers that will never be forgotten.
01 Carlos Santana (Mexico, USA)
Mexican Naturalizado Norte Americano He is the greatest artistic exponent, musician, Latin composer, he is the 49th Best guitarist of all time according to Guitar World and the 20th current according to Rolling Stone magazine, in addition to being the Latin with more record sales to Throughout his career approximately 120,000,000 million copies, the effect of such high levels of piracy in Mexico, Brazil, the United States, China and India that could have been more than 300,000,000 million copies ... Amount that is ghostly since The same affects most of these exponents. It is only surpassed by Barry White 121,000,000 and in front of Gloria Estefan 100,000,000 copies in record sales. Despite these setbacks Santana is the most revered artist by many and requested by the masses, congregates such fanaticism that even the best Anglo-Saxon-speaking artists request it in musical accompaniments.
02 Julio Iglesias (Spain, Dominican)
He has been awarded twice with the Record Guiness Award. In 1983 as the artist who has sold more albums in more languages in the world, and in 2013 as the Spanish-speaking artist who has sold the most records in history 122,000,000 million copies approximately, the result of limited smuggling and very little involvement of Piracy in Europe. He is recognized as the European singer with the most commercial success internationally until today.
06 Alejandro Fernandez (Mexico)
Possibly because Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking country, it is because it has the largest number of artists competing in this prelude of talents and Alejandro Fernández with his impressive combinations and tone of voice such as baritone and sometimes tenor as well as his excellent Vibrato makes him the best Latin vocal exponent despite not having a career as a conservatory singer. His musical inclination is hereditary and his own vocation. He has a solid record career and has been awarded two Grammys and two Billboard awards. He has managed to sell approximately 25,000,000 million albums around the world and it is estimated that in his concerts he has gathered more than fifteen million people, in several countries. He has sung with several personalities from the world of music such as Placido Domingo, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Nelly Furtado, Leonel García, José Carreras, Chayanne, Marc Anthony, Gian Marco, Amaia Montero, Joan Sebastian, Gloria Estefan, Malú, Julio Iglesias , Miguel Bosé, Mario Frangoulis, Ednita Nazario, Yuri, Franco De Vita, Diego «el Cigala», Marco Antonio Solís, José Luis Perales, Carlos Law and Antonio Orozco
07 Ricardo Montaner (Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia)
Known for being the singer with more nationalities than children and maybe because we would not hesitate to think that he would end up nationalizing Mexican or Dominican someday. Regarding its origin and nationality, Montaner has not hesitated to declare that he is Venezuelan and not Argentine. In the Interview program conducted by the writer Leonardo Padrón, the singer stated verbatim: «There is no ambiguity. I have it very, very clear. And sometimes I feel that it is not too fair for me. I will tell you what I feel exactly. I feel absolutely and totally Venezuelan. But let me specify: I feel Zulian. I feel like a Maracaibo artist, Zuliano, who came to Caracas and did well, like many others. And I don't feel at all an Argentine artist and I say it with much respect to Argentina »
03 Vicente Fernandez (Mexico)
In 1977 he received the distinction of Mr. Friend in Brownsville, Texas, which is awarded annually to a prominent Mexican. In 1990 he released the album Vicente Fernández and the classics of José Alfredo Jiménez, an album that earned him the Billboard and America from the Univision Music Award for Mexican Regional Male Artist of the Year, which he won four times, between 1990 and 1993. He also received the Billboard Award to Latin music for the greatest hits album of the year. History of an idol volume II, presented in 2001. In 2002, Fernández was recognized by the Latin Recording Academy as Person of the Year. The same year he celebrated his thirty-fifth anniversary in the entertainment industry, a career in which he has sold more than 95 million records. It has 51 albums listed in the American Recording Industry Association (RIAA) Record of gold, platinum, and multi-platinum sales records. It also has a star with its name placed on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California.
11 Selena Quintanilla (USA, Mexico)
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (Lake Jackson, April 16, 1971 - Corpus Christi, March 31, 1995) was a Mexican-American singer of tex-mex, ranchera, ballad, pop and cumbia. Known simply as Selena, she is considered one of the most relevant figures of that musical genre and a great exponent of Latin music with sales exceeding 60 million albums worldwide, which makes her the third Latin with more albums sold only after Gloria Estefan and Shakira, if she were still alive, would she be the greatest and most successful exponent of all Latin, Ibero-American and possibly American women of all time, since she is the only female singer who has sold millions of copies in just minutes in life and after death the figure doubled. It is also known as "the queen of tex-mex" and the queen of Latin music. She was named "the most influential and best-selling Latin artist of the 90s" by Billboard, as well as being the only female artist to have five albums at the same time in the US Billboard 200 ranking
05 Marco Antonio Solis (Mexico)
It seems that the public has too much preference for Mexican artists but it is not so ... This character has been able to demonstrate their competitiveness and talent on their own merit. He is a singer so complete that he has even been able to captivate the female audience in the United States, he has one of the most extensive lists of compositions that any Latin artist and many songs requested for Spanish-language television and entertainment networks than any other composer.
17 Juan Luis Guerra (Dominican)
Juan Luis Guerra Seijas (Santo Domingo, June 7, 1957) is a Dominican singer-songwriter of tropical music, who has sold more than 20 million records, 1 and has won numerous awards, including fifteen Latin Grammy, two American Grammy and two Awards Latin Billboard Guerra won 3 Latin Grammy in 2010, including Album of the Year. In 2012, he won a Latin Grammy as Producer of the Year
12 Ana Gabriel (Mexico)
Of Chinese-Mexican origin The best Latin and Latin American female voice Ana Gabriel has received more than 13 awards Ours, Billboard Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, diamond discs, sixfold, fivefold and triple platinum disc, cassette and triple platinum CD, cassettes and double CD platinum disc, gold discs, gold cassettes, diamond award, gold, silver trays, among other special awards for his artistic career. It is acclaimed on the conservative international stage before any other singer above Gloria Estefan, Shakira and even Selena Quintanilla in her time.
16 Enrique Iglesias (Spain)
Second Spanish on the list after his father. Iglesias began his musical career in 1994 by signing a contract with the Fonovisa record label owned by the Mexican company Televisa in 1995, which boosted his career in his beginnings between Spanish-speaking countries and the Latin diaspora in the United States. In 1999 he signed with the Interscope label and made a crossover for the English-speaking market. He also signed with Universal Music Latino, owned by Universal Music to release his albums in Spanish. In 2010, he separated from Interscope and signed with the Universal Republic seal. The artist has sold more than 100 million copies (60 million albums and 40 million songs in English and Spanish). In the United States alone, it has sold more than 12 million copies. With these figures, he is among the most successful singers in the world. Enrique Iglesias has won the most important and prestigious awards in the record industry. It has a Grammy, a Latin Grammy, two Billboard Awards, 27 Latin Billboards, 7 World Music Award, 5 American Music Award, 15 Lo ours Awards, 16 ASCAP Awards, an MTV Europe Music Award, two 40 Major Awards, two Proudly Latin , an Ondas prize or a silver seagull at the Viña del Mar Festival
08 Juan Gabriel (Mexico)
In 2009, the Latin Recording Academy named Juan Gabriel Person of the Year of the Latin Grammy, and according to the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (LARAS), the Mexican singer has sold 100 million albums and talking about music he knows very well has nothing more and nothing less than 1,800 songs written, in addition to being the only Latin Divo is the king of the composition. October 5 is Juan Gabriel Day in the city of Los Angeles, in addition to being granted the keys to the city of Buenos Aires, the Vatican, Madrid, Asunción and a star on the Walk of Fame of Hollywood and awards and awards granted by the kings of Spain, among many others. He has carried out works aimed at offering development opportunities to unfortunate children. He is a benefactor of more than a hundred minors housed in a school created in 1987 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, which is named Semjase.
04 Chayanne (Puerto Rico)
Elmer Figueroa Arce He began using the stage name "Chayanne" when he was only 9 years old. This name comes from a television series called Cheyenne, which his mother used to watch. He has sold more than 40 million records worldwide. He is the Latin artist most famous for the youth audience and character distinguished by the Hollywood art guild for his art of cheering the masses on stage.
18 Marc Anthony (USA, Puerto Rico)
Less famous than his ex-partner, the famous American singer Jennifer Lopez Marco Antonio Muñiz Rivera, better known by his stage name as Marc Anthony since in the music scene there is another Mexican singer with the same name and first surname (born September 16, 1968 in New York) is an American singer of Puerto Rican origin. His songs range from salsa, to bolero, ballad and pop. He made the international leap thanks to Paul Simon, whom he considers his teacher and mentor, it was he who chose him among thousands of candidates to be the protagonist of his work "The Capeman"
09 Ricky Martin (Puerto Rico)
Enrique Martín Morales (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 24, 1971) known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, actor and writer. He began his musical career in the mid-80's, as a vocalist for a children's group called Menudo. From 1991 he established himself as a soloist. He has released nine studio albums, three compilations and more than fifty singles in Spanish and English. He has sold more than 85 million albums as a soloist. His best selling album is the one he released in 1999, titled Ricky Martin. Throughout his career he has received awards such as 1 Grammy, 5 Latin Grammys, 3 Billboard, 8 Billboard Latin Music Awards, 8 MTVs, 8 World Music Awards and 2 American Music Awards.
15 Juanes (Colombia)
The best and only Colombian male exponent of a list of 100 artists. Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (Carolina del Principe, August 9, 1972), better known as Juanes, is a Colombian Latin pop and rock singer in Spanish, who fuses various musical rhythms. Juanes has sold more than 15 million albums; In addition to being considered one of the most prolific Latin American singers.
14 Shakira (Colombia)
The open secret that is no longer Colombian if not more Spanish than Manzanita ... but even with everything and that she never denied her roots and beginnings that opened her fame worldwide, is the Latin revelation star of the moment (The singer Fashion). She is the international female artist with more sales in the 2000s in Spain. In addition, she is the only artist to have four singles ("Hips Don't Lie", "Whenever, Wherever", "Underneath Your Clothes" and "Torture", in positions # 1, # 17, # 18, and # 19, respectively) in the list of the twenty best selling singles of the past decade (2000-2009), being "Hips Don't Lie" the best selling single of the four, placing it among the first 40 in the history of music . As of 2013, he has won two Grammy Awards and ten Latin Grammy Awards. The company Live Nation considers Shakira the most important artist of its generation for its clearly consolidated global impact and places it with this contract as one of the most important artists in the world. Currently, it exceeded $ 140,000,000 in profits. According to Forbes magazine, she is one of the singers who earns the most money and is considered one of the hundred most influential women on the planet. It is estimated that Shakira has sold approximately 120,000,000 copies.