By Grace Bastidas | 01/20/2011 - 15:00
Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Shakira are just some of the Latin artists that have successfully crossed over into the English language market, paving the way for the many musicians who dream of stardom on U.S. soil.
But the reverse has become increasingly popular, with singers switching to Spanish after hitting the big time. Check out some of the performers that have fine-tuned their voices in español—capturing a whole new legion of listeners in the process.
By Lee Hernandez | 01/19/2011 - 15:15
It's been months since Selena Gomez recorded her hit song, A Year Without Rain in español, and now the 18-year-old singer has announced (via her Twitter page) that she's working on a Spanish-language album. "Can't wait for ya'll to hear the Spanish record :-) it's sounding so cool," tweeted Gomez.
By Grace Bastidas | 01/10/2011 - 08:00
When Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana made her Spanish-language debut in 2008 with the album Mediocre, critics went mad over the 25-year-old, gushing about her gorgeous vocals and thoughtful lyrics in one jazzy song after another. To top it all off, she received both Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations—no small feat for a first album.
By Johanna Ferreira | 12/15/2010 - 17:00
In late November, the Royal Spanish Academy (more appropriately, La Real Academia Española or RAE) set some new rules regarding our beautiful native language. The RAE is the official royal institution responsible for regulating the Spanish language. It was established in 1713 and is based in Madrid, Spain, though it is affiliated with national language academies in twenty-one other Spanish-speaking nations, including the U.S.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/01/2010 - 14:16
It all started over the holiday weekend when former Miss Universe Alicia Machado took to her Twitter account to speak out on the recent trouble brewing between North and South Korea. Unfortunately, she sent out a message that read: "Tonight I want to ask you to join me in a prayer for peace that these attacks between the Chinas do not make our situation worse."
By Lee Hernandez | 11/19/2010 - 15:29
By Mariela Rosario | 11/15/2010 - 09:49
Kahlua recently released their latest commercial in their Kahlua Delicioso campaign and it stars Ana de la Reguera hamming it up for the camera.
The commercial begins with de la Reguera saying, "In Mexico we speak Spanish mostly because it is the language that we speak, but also because it makes everything sound more...intriguing."
The Mexican actress brings the laughs, but we want to know what you think!
So watch the commercial below and tell us:
By Lee Hernandez | 11/08/2010 - 15:25
In August, Mexican singer Selena Gomez told us she really wants to learn Spanish. "I really want to get Rosetta Stone, because I really need to learn my language," Gomez declared.
Well, Selena must've invested in Rosetta Stone because the 18-year-old singer just released a Spanish version of her hit single, "A Year Without Rain."
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/10/2010 - 12:30
They’re at it again! Best buds Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, who have teamed up in two movies and seem to do everything together (including becoming daddies months apart from each other), will once again be co-stars.