Latin Pop Singing
Miami is the place to be if you’re taking vocal lessons and latin music and pop singing is your thing! With a rich history of latin music and numerous clubs to dance salsa, you can find inspiration for latin and pop singing in almost every corner of the city. If you’re new to vocal coaches and you’re taking singing lessons in Miami for the first time, it’s helpful to get familiar with the singers that have helped to shape the genre. Surprisingly some of the most popular latin pop singers of all time started out in Miami and went on to achieve world recognition. It takes dedication, practice, and hard work to achieve the sort or success these singers enjoy, and hopefully these singers, along with singing lessons, will inspire you to bring your singing up to the next level. Listen to these singers and even ask your voice teacher or vocal coach to bring in their music to learn in lessons.
Gloria Estefan is one of the biggest names in latin pop music today and has been called “The Queen of Latin Pop”. She developed a relationship with Miami Sound Machine’s bandleader and started singing and making albums with them. Since then she has sold an estimated 90 million records worldwide and has won three Grammys and four Latin Grammys.
Singer songwriter Enrique Iglesias has been one of the most successful Spanish-English latin pop stars with over 100 million albums sold worldwide and 70 number one rankings on different Billboard charts. Enrique has been able to produce hits in various languages and in different markets making him one of the most successful crossover artists of all time.
Another very popular name in latin pop music is Ricky Martin. He moved to the United States at age 18 and began pursuing his career in both music and acting. He has gone on to record 10 solo albums and sold 60 million worldwide.
All these singers learned from others who came before, which is an essential component of being a part of a music tradition. If you are just starting voice lessons in miami you can learn by imitating some of these singers until you develop your own style and sense of music. As always, ask your voice teacher or voice coach in Miami what artists and songs might be the best fit for your voice and try them out in your singing lessons. Also, don’t get too caught up in being successful or famous – it takes time to develop your voice and find the right music that works for you. Another Miami singer, Flo Rida, was rejected by numerous record labels and had to work day jobs to pay rent until one came along that would take him. Just work hard with your voice coach and keep trying, things will eventually pay off!
Colin Lenox is a blog writer and student coordinator for Encore Music Lessons. Colin is also a musican and music teacher with a degree in Jazz Studies on guitar from The University Of Vermont.
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