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Top 5 Of Legendary Latin Crooners

Latin music wasn’t always saturated of reggaeton. Back in the days when music used to be about feelings and not sex, and singers use to have great voices singing meaningful stuff, the Spanish speaking world gave us many remarkable voices.

Below, few of the singers whose immortal songs still playing today.

My top 5 of legendary Latin crooners: 

#1  NINO BRAVO:

Nino Bravo is the LEGEND of LEGENDS despite his short life, career and repertoire… Nino died in a car crash at the age of 28, having just signed a major record deal.

Once upon a time, back in 1958, a shy Valencian 14-year-old called Luis Ferri Llopis, with a tendency to befriend older people found himself on a trip with two well-known musicians, bassist Vicente Lopez and Paco Ramón. The story goes that upon waking from a nap, and hearing the boy sing for the first time, Lopez predicted that Llopis (subsequently to be renamed Niño Bravo,) would become a superstar.

Bravo refused to move permanently to Madrid despite the pressures this placed on his career, but soon became a hit in Spain and Latin America.

The Hispanic world was deprived of Nino’s powerful voice when his life was cut short, but his legacy lives on!

#2 ROBERTO CARLOS:

Nicknamed the “King of Latin Music” Roberto Carlos career crossed Brazil’s borders in the 1970s as he won a following for pop tunes, often ballads about love, that he sung in Spanish, English, French and Italian, along with his native Portuguese.

He has sold more than 120 million records in Latin America, topping The Beatles and Elvis Presley in the region. Class act, charismatic, humble, legendary, his songs are covered by new Latin artists all of genres.

For decades Brazilian Roberto Carlos made the soundtrack for many hearts, and you cannot not fall in love with his charm.

Undoubtedly South America’s beloved king!

#3 JULIO IGLESIAS:

What to say about Julio Iglesias, he’s a legend who has won two Guiness Records: Best selling world artist in more than dozen language and Best selling Latin artist in the world!

Julio was born and raised in Madrid. After high school he went on to study law and at the same time he played on the junior reserve squad of the popular Real Madrid professional football (soccer) club. However, his aspirations of becoming a professional football player ended when he became partially paralysed in his early twenties because of a benign spinal tumour. During his lengthy recovery, he was given a guitar by one of his nurses, and he taught himself to play by accompanying songs on the radio.

After he had sufficiently recovered mobility, Iglesias was sent to study English in the United Kingdom. During that time he penned his first single, with which he won a Spanish song competition in 1968.

In 1970 he won the honour of representing Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest with his song “Gwendolyne.” Though he did not win that competition, his song became a major hit in Europe and rocketed him to stardom. 

Julio’s magnetism, stage presence, and expressive music made him one of the best-selling artists of all time. A real icon and indisputable LEGEND!

#4 JOSÉ JOSÉ 

This is a tragic story ’cause alcoholism destroyed this Mexican legend.

José José nickenamed “The Prince” began his musical career in his early teens playing guitar and singing in serenades. He later joined a jazz and bossa nova trio where he sang and played bass and double bass.

José found success as a solo artist in the early 1970s. Demonstrating his vocal ability with a stunning performance of the song “El Triste” (The Sad One) at a Latin music festival held in Mexico City in 1970, he climbed the Latin charts during that decade. In the 1980s, after signing with Ariola Records, José rose to international prominence as one of the most popular and talented Latin performers.

With a large number of international hits, he received several Grammy nominations and recognition worldwide. He sold out in venues such as Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. His music reached non-Spanish-speaking countries like Japan, Israel and Russia.

Because of his vocals and popularity, José José is considered an icon of Latin pop music and one of the most emblematic Mexican singers of all time.

#5 JOSÉ LUIS PERALES

Spanish singer/songwriter José Luis Perales started getting involved in music at a very young age, playing lute and composing for the first time at the age of 16. While living in Sevilla, attending electronic classes at Universidad Laboral, José Luis Perales was captivated by songwriting, getting a record deal in 1970 .

A song called “Por Qué Te Vas,” performed by English singer Jeanette, became his first hit. Later, debuting as a singer he found major local success, soon climbing on the most important charts throughout Latin America with romantic ballads.

Jose Luis Perales is a poet, and his compositions have been recorded by the most popular and also legendary Latin singers such as Vikki CarrBertín OsborneRaphaelRocío JuradoMiguel BoséIsabel PantojaJulio IglesiasPaloma San BasilioMocedadesRicardo Montaner and Marc Anthony, among others.

Five icons that made us, Latinos, very proud! 

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Forbidden Love

“Inspired by Icarus, who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. If he was in love with the sun, then this might as well be a story of forbidden love.”

This is how the author himself explains the illustrated story of Icarus and the Sun.

Gabriel Picolo from Brazil is the artist behind this beautiful yet heartbreaking story about love, fire, and loss. He is a traditional and digital illustrator who started gaining traction in 2014 when his 365 days project of drawing every day gained some loyal fans.

“For my drawings, I take inspiration from Studio Ghibli, Disney, video games among other stuff,” the artist wrote on his Patreon. “I love to draw something that is relatable to me and other people as well.”

The illustrated story of Icarus and the Sun is inspired by the tragic mythology.

Gabriel’s interpretation is beautiful, unique and heartbreaking all at the same time.

This is so sad. I know this is how love feels at times… 

Most of the time you’re not the same person as you were where you left off, people constantly change without anyone really noticing until they look back between the past and the present. I’ve change many times after breakups, from my first bf to my last. And even though the essence remains, I am no longer the same.

In short, if you have read the myth of Icarus, then you know how the story ends.

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Tune Of The Day

Paraíso by (my husband) Lucas Lucco ft.  Pabllo Vittar 

Sabe que eu gosto assim…

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The bold bird burglar of Brazil

DISCLAIMER: I do not condone engaging in any kind of criminal activity including thievery…. unless your ass is a bird and then it’s not only okay, but it’s fucking funny to people when you steal human stuff!

Soon, the cat community is going to file to get the defamatory phrase “cat burglar”changed to “bird burglar” and they’re going to use this video to push their case.

This short video was taken from a surveillance camera in a store in Brazil somewhere, and it shows a lady paying for her things by putting some money down on a scale. But little did she know, that lurking in the shadows was a feathered burglar (a birdglar?). If you’ve been wondering what Lindsay Lohan has been up to lately…

You’ve got your answer!!

She’s obviously been busy training birds in Brazil to do her dirty work!

On the other hand, the lady grabbed her shit and ran out of there faster than the bird, but she would never as cute as the birdie burglar of Brazil!

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Tune Of The Day

Corazón by (my husband) Maluma ft. Nego do Borel

Ahora te digo goodbye.

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He found them… and then they found him!

If someone’s going to crash a wedding, it’s usually an estranged family member, bitter ex, or just some random stranger looking to score free booze. One couple in Brazil, however, received an uninvited guest of a more furry, four-legged sort, and a truly heartwarming story unfolded.

Marília and Matheus Pieroni were just beginning their tented São Paulo ceremony when, instead of the bride herself, a stray dog who had wandered in from the storm outside marched down the aisle to the bridal chorus.

The canine was removed as the young couple entered, but just as they prepared to read their vows, he returned and laid down to sleep right on top of Marília’s veil.

Some women may have gone into full Bridezilla mode at this point, but Marília insisted the pup be welcomed as an official guest, which he certainly was. “It was a very pleasant surprise for me, because I love animals,” Marília told The Dodo.

As the night wound down, the newlyweds searched for their surprise acquaintance, but he had crept away unnoticed. Determined to take him in as their very own, a city-wide search commenced for the stray that stole everyone’s hearts. 

I love these happy endings so much.

I predict a highly successful marriage. Great hearts!!

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Eu Vou Matar Um Rato? Not Really!

There’s a rat in your bathroom. What do you do? This guy from Brazil takes what appears to be a reasonable approach, arming himself with a broom to flush out the rat, and his cat to finish the job.

Cats are supposed to useful for catching rodents right?

The scene begins as expected, with our master rat catcher whispering confidently eu vou matar um rato (I’m going to kill a rat,) while his faithful sidekick meows menacingly in the background. Then they get to work, cockily and noisily poking around behind the sink in an attempt to intimidate the rat from its hiding place… BUT, this rat will not be intimidated…

 
No doubting who came out on top in this battle!

Rat 1 – Dude & Cat 0.

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