Decoding

Decoding "Despacito": An Oral History of Latin Music

by Leila Cobo

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Overview

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 reggaetón 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.

FEATURING THE STORIES BEHIND SONGS BY:
José Feliciano Los Tigres Del Norte Julio Iglesias Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine Willie Colón Juan Luis Guerra Selena Los Del Río 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 Rosalía

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593081334
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/02/2021
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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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