|Cultural origins||mid-2000s Latin America, especially Puerto Rico and Colombia|
Urbano music (música urbana in Spanish) is a transnational genre. As an umbrella term, it can refer to Reggaeton, Latin hip-hop, Latin trap, and also sometimes Latin pop, dancehall, R&B, dembow, bachata, or urban champeta. The commercial breakthrough of this music took place in 2017. Artists in the style collaborate transnationally, and may originate from the United States including Puerto Rico in particular, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Venezuela or other Spanish-speaking nations.
As Vulture describes it, urbano "encapsulates Spanish-language 'urban' music with roots in the culture of descendants of enslaved peoples across North, South, and Central America." The magazine indicates that "at the core of pretty much every style are rhythms brought from Africa, fostered by enslaved people and blended with indigenous sounds and the language of Latin America’s chief colonizer, Spain."
History [ edit ]
Commentators have indicated that the groundwork for urbano was laid by the earlier global popularity of reggaeton in the first decade of the 21st century. In 2005, Billboard launched two Latin charts in response to rise of urbano genres such as reggaeton and Latin hip hop.
See also [ edit ]
|Look up urbano music in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.|
- List of Urbano artists
- Latin hip hop
- Latin Rhythm Albums
- Latin Rhythm Airplay
- Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album
- Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Song
References [ edit ]
- "Urbano Reached Critical Mass in 2017. Now Can It Be Normalized?". Pitchfork.com.
- Ruiz, Matthew Ismael (3 July 2019). "Your Guide to Urbano's Power Players: The New Stars, OGs, and Next Class". Vulture. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- Cobo, Leila (21 May 2005). "New Latin Charts Bow". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 117 (21): 10. ISSN 0006-2510.
Music genres in the Hispanosphere
|Music of Africa|