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Decoding Despacito: An Oral History of Latin Music

Decoding Despacito: An Oral History of Latin Music

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A behind the scenes look at the music that is currently the soundtrack of the globe, reported on and written by Leila Cobo, Billboard's VP of Latin Music and the world's ultimate authority on popular Latin music.

Decoding Despacito tracks the stories behind the biggest Latin hits of the past fifty years. From the salsa born and bred in the streets of New York City, to Puerto Rican reggaet n and bilingual chart-toppers, this rich oral history is a veritable treasure trove of never-before heard anecdotes and insight from a who's who of Latin music artists, executives, observers, and players. Their stories, told in their own words, take you inside the hits, to the inner sanctum of the creative minds behind the tracks that have defined eras and become hallmarks of history.

Jos Feliciano - Los Tigres Del Norte - Julio Iglesias - Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine - Willie Col n - Juan Luis Guerra - Selena - Los Del R o - Carlos Vives - Elvis Crespo - Ricky Martin - Santana - Shakira - Daddy Yankee - Marc Anthony - Enrique Iglesias with Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona - Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee - J Balvin with Willy William - Rosal a

Author: Leila Cobo
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 03/02/2021
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.10w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780593081334

About the Author
Leila Cobo is the vice president and Latin industry lead at Billboard and heads the Billboard Latin Music Conference. She has published two novels and three books about Latin music, including a top-selling biography of the late Jenni Rivera.

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