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Most famous Latin American celebrities
  • Who are the most famous Latin American celebrities?
  • They have made an impact worldwide.
  • These stars are known around the globe.

These stars have made their mark in the entertainment world.

There are few people who have managed to achieve their level of fame.

These Latin American personalities stand out for their looks, talent and humanitarian efforts.

We have all been dazzled by their brilliance.

Jennifer Lopez kicks off our list of Latin American celebrities

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Jennifer Lopez is the quintessential Latin American celebrity of the moment.

Despite being born in New York, the multifaceted artist is proud of her Puerto Rican roots.

Her breakout films include Selena, Anaconda, and U Turn.

JLo ventured into the music scene in 1999, garnering significant acclaim with her album On the 6 and stood out in the incredible Super Bowl halftime show in 2020.

Ricky Martin

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Ricky Martin, from San Juan, Puerto Rico, ventured into the entertainment world as a member of one of Latin America’s most prominent groups of the ’80s, Menudo.

In the early ’90s, he appeared in the telenovela Alcanzar una Estrella. He released his first solo album in 1991, titled Ricky Martin.

It was a huge success and he’s still one of the biggest music stars today.

This Latin American celebrity gained global recognition with his 1999 hit ‘Livin’ la Vida Loca’. Now everyone knows who Ricky Martin is.

Who doesn’t know Shakira?

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This Colombian singer is world-renowned for her talent, originality and social commitment.

If you hear the phrase «these hips don’t lie,» everyone knows you’re referring to Shakira. Shaki, or Shak, as her fans know her, began singing as a child in her native Barranquilla.

Few know that before she was a famous singer, she appeared in the telenovela El Oasis in 1994.

Years later, Shakira returned to Viña del Mar as an international star thanks to the success of her third album Pies Descalzos.

Salma Hayek is a famous Latina who has conquered the film industry

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Mexican actress Salma Hayek one of the Latin American celebrities with a long career. She began working in telenovelas, starring in the iconic Teresa before leaving Mexico.

In 1995, she got her big break alongside Spanish actor Antonio Banderas in the film Desperado.

She has continued to appear in countless films, working with many famous actors and directors.

In 2002, she starred in and produced the movie Frida, which earned her first Oscar nomination for best actress.

Sofia Vergara couldn’t be missing from the list of Latin American celebrities

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Sofía Vergara, another Colombian from Barranquilla, began her journey in the modeling world somewhat by chance.

She became famous in Colombia for a television commercial and shortly after decided to try her luck with acting in the United States.

It wasn’t until 2009 that she became widely recognized for the popular sit-com Modern Family.

Sofia played the role of a Colombian married to an older American man. She has since branched out into many other businesses.

Marc Anthony

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Marc Anthony is of Puerto Rican origin and was born in the U.S. He is one of the most recognized salsa singers in the world.

He accepted a proposal from producer Louis Vega in 1991, which kickstarted his ascent in the music industry.

With the release of ‘I Need to Know,’ Marc Anthony solidified his image as a magnificent singer who knows how to blend Latin rhythms with contemporary pop.

He has won several Grammy awards

Pitbull is one of the biggest Latin American celebrities

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If you hear the name Armando Christian Pérez, you may not know him, but if you hear Pitbull, you know we’re talking about the Cuban singer.

He had a difficult childhood but, thanks to his talent, he has made a name for himself in the music industry.

He boasts a meteoric music career and has released duets with big stars like Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and many others.

Pitbull has a star on the Walk of Fame and his Imagine Foundation helps immigrant children achieve a better future.

Luis Miguel

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Singer Luis Miguel was born in Puerto Rico, but his music career started in Mexico.

Also known as ‘El Sol de Mexico,’ his career spans over 30 years.

He won a Grammy award as a teenager and did a duet with the legendary Frank Sinatra.

Netflix is set to release the second season of the series based on his life.

J Balvin

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José Álvaro Osorio Balvin, known in the music world as J Balvin, is a Colombian singer who has gotten successful in recent years.

Thanks to the success of the song ‘Ella Me Cautivó,’ J Balvin caught the attention of music companies like EMI.

‘Ella Me Cautivó’ also catapulted him to fame in the United States, where he made Billboard’s top 40 Tropical Songs chart.

J Balvin writes songs based on life experiences and his journey as a singer.

Camila Cabello

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One of the younger Latin American celebrities is Camila Cabello, who gained fame with the girl group Fifth Harmony.

The Cuban singer stood out from the rest of the band and it didn’t take long for her to embark on a solo career.

She released a duet with Canadian singer Shawn Mendes called ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ and also worked with him on ‘Señorita.’

Camila has already made her mark in the music industry.

Romeo Santos has been a star for years

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Anthony Santos, better known as Romeo Santos or ‘The King of Bachata,’ was born in New York.

The son of immigrants — his father from the Dominican Republic and his mother from Puerto Rico — he began singing in a Aventura.

In 2011, he released his first single titled ‘You’ from his first album Formula, which made it to number 1 on the Hot Latin Songs and Tropical Songs charts.

Romeo released the album’s second single titled ‘Promise,’ which is a duet with American singer Usher.

In 2012, he sold out Madison Square Garden in New York, and in 2014, he successfully filled Yankee Stadium twice.

We end our list of Latin American celebrities with Maluma

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Maluma, whose legal name is Juan Luis Londoño Arias, is originally from Medellin. In just a few years, he has made a name for himself in the international music scene.

Maluma is a reggaeton singer who gained popularity with the release of his single ‘La Temperatura’ in 2013.

He received a Latin Grammy nomination in the best new artist category. He was also a candidate for the Best New Artist award at the Nuestra Tierra Awards 2012.

After breaking into the international market, he has performed worldwide with great artists like Shakira, JLo and Madonna.

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