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Celebrating Some of the Top 10 Music Personalities Behind the Scenes of Latin Music

As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, it's essential to recognize the rich tapestry of Latin music and the individuals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to shape its landscape. While we often celebrate the singers and performers, there's an array of talented producers, engineers, songwriters, and musicians who contribute significantly to the Latin music we all love. Let's dive into the stories of ten remarkable personalities who have left an Unforgettable imprint on the Latin music industry.


Emilio Estefan: a Cuban-American musician and producer, is a true trailblazer in the Latin music industry. He's credited with paving the way for the crossover explosion of Latin music in the late '90s. Estefan's work with artists like Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Ricky Martin, and Shakira helped introduce Latin music to a global audience. His accolades include 19 Grammy Awards, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Gershwin Prize from the Library of Congress.



Julio Reyes Copello: Colombian producer, songwriter, and record engineer has left an indelible mark on Latin music. With numerous Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards under his belt, Copello's work with artists like Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, and Alejandro Sanz has resonated with fans worldwide. His studio, ArtHouse Records in Miami, has been a hub for creative innovation.



Roberto Collío: Chilean sound engineer, music producer, composer, and musician Roberto Collío has made a significant impact in the Latin music scene. His extensive list of collaborations includes artists like Rocio Durcal, Armando Manzanero, and Julieta Venegas. Collío's expertise extends beyond the studio. He has been praised for his contributions to live tours, collaborating with artists such as Paulina Rubio, Gloria Trevi, Francisco Céspedes, and more. His commitment to sharing knowledge shines through in his role as an instructor of the Master Class of Technology and Musical Production at the prestigious Tecnológico de Monterrey. Collío's dedication was evident when he took his students to witness the insights of a real live show by José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma," one of the most respected Latin American singers.



Linda Briceño (Ella Bric): Venezuelan-born Linda Briceño, also known as Ella Bric, is a versatile artist who has made history as the first woman to win the Latin Grammy for Producer of the Year in 2018. Briceño's fresh and dynamic style shines through in her production work with artists like Luis Enrique, Mau y Ricky, and Cazzu. Her solo albums, both under her artistic name and as part of the duo Ella y El Muerto, showcase her talents as a singer, songwriter, trumpeter, and producer.



José Alfredo Jiménez: the late José Alfredo Jiménez was a prolific Mexican songwriter whose songs form the basis of modern regional Mexican music and rancheras. With over a thousand songs to his name, including classics like "El Rey" and "Ella," Jiménez's compositions have become Mexican anthems. His legacy lives on as his songs continue to be covered by artists across generations.



Rafa Sardina: Spanish-born Rafa Sardina is an 18-time Grammy and Latin Grammy winner known for his impeccable work as a producer, mixer, and engineer. His diverse client list includes Stevie Wonder, Camila Cabello, Lady Gaga, and Michael Jackson. Sardina's leadership roles within the music industry, such as serving as Governor for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Grammys, highlight his dedication to music and artists.



Bizarrap (Gonzalo Julián Conde): Argentine DJ and record producer Bizarrap has made waves in the Latin music scene with his Bzrp Music Sessions. His collaborations with various artists, including a record-breaking session with Shakira, have garnered worldwide acclaim. At just 25 years old, Bizarrap has been nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Producer of the Year.



Edgar Barrera (Edge) Edgar Barrera: also known as Edge, is a music producer, songwriter, and musician originally from Mexico City. After relocating to Los Angeles, he quickly established himself as a skilled producer, working with Latin music giants like Maluma, Ozuna, and J Balvin. Barrera's numerous awards, including Latin Grammys, highlight his significant contributions to the industry.



Marcos Borrero (MAG): Brooklyn native Marcos Borrero, known as MAG, has become a sought-after music producer in the Latin music industry. His production work on Bad Bunny's "El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo" broke records and showcased his versatility. Borrero's collaborations with top artists like Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Nicky Jam demonstrate his profound impact on Latin music.


Ovy On The Drums (Daniel Echavarría Oviedo): Colombian record producer, composer, and musician Ovy On The Drums has left an indelible mark on Latin music. His collaboration with Karol G on "Mi Cama" became a worldwide hit. Ovy's work with artists like Bad Bunny, J Balvin, and Anuel AA has solidified his position as a key player in the Latin music scene.



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