Luis Enrique Similar Artists

Gilberto Santa Rosa - 100% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 August 1950, Puerto Rico. Since the mid-80s, the mainstream salsa recording industry in Puerto Rico and the USA has been largely preoccupied with developing and marketing the images of ‘good looking’ young male vocalists, rather than producing solid, stimulating music performed by swinging soneros (improvising salsa singers). Santa Rosa, however, who was one of Read more

Marc Anthony - 76% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Dance Latin Latin Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Marco Antonio Muñiz, 16 September 1968, New York City, New York, USA. One of the leading salsa stars of the late 90s and early 00s, Anthony began his career as a session vocalist for pop and dance acts. His Puerto Rican parents boasted a strong Latin music heritage and named their son after a Mexican singer. Under his new name, Anthony worked as a songwriter and backi Read more

Tito Rojas - 76% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Latin World Music
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Jerry Rivera - 74% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Geraldo Rivera Rodriguez, 31 July 1973, Humacao, Puerto Rico. Raised in Levittown, near Toa Baja, Rivera sang from an early age encouraged by his parents, singers Edwin ‘Pino’ Rivera and Dominga. Father and son sang together and the former actively promoted his son’s career, recording him when he was 14 years old. This led to Jerry’s reputation quickly sp Read more

Eddie Santiago - 67% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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c.1961, Puerto Rico. Santiago’s record-breaking solo debut Atrevido Y Diferente was full of saccharin-sweet romantic vocals and hip arrangements over a driving yet laid-back beat. It triggered a revival of salsa’s fortunes with a new wave - variously called salsa romántica, salsa erótica, salsa sensual or sexy salsa - and spawned a breed of new solo s Read more

Grupo Niche - 56% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Emanating from Cali, Colombia, Grupo Niche is led by Jairo Varela, whose many roles include composer, arranger, musical director, vocalist and percussionist. For their albums between 1981 and 1986, Niche’s salsa orquesta instrumentation included a front-line of saxophone, flute, two or three trumpets and one or two trombones, a rhythm section (timbales, conga, bongo, g&uum Read more

Oscar D'Leon - 52% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Oscar Emilio León Samoza, 11 July 1943, Antímano, Caracas, Venezuela. Charismatic singer and bass player D’León, commonly known as ‘El Leon de la Salsa’ (The Lion of Salsa), is one of the few contemporary salsa musicians to capitalize on the strengths of 40s and 50s Cuban big band arrangers, yet recognizably with a distinctive modern flavo Read more

Willie Colon - 48% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Latin Latin Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Anthony Colón, 28 April 1950, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. Born of Puerto Rican parents, Colón, as a trombonist, singer, composer, producer, arranger and actor, organized his first band in 1964. He made his recording debut as a band leader on a self-produced single released on the Futura label, which was co-founded by Al Santiago. At the age of Read more

Rubén Blades - 46% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 July 1948, Panama City, Panama. Blades was brought up in a musical family, with his mother Anoland an accomplished pianist and singer, and his father Rubén Snr. a bongo player. In 1966, while still at school, he became a vocalist with the band Conjunto Latino. He then switched to Los Salvajes Del Ritmo, staying with this band until 1969. In 1970, he travelled to Ne Read more

El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico - 40% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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In May 1962, under the leadership of pianist/arranger/composer Rafael Ithier, members of Rafael Cortijo’s Combo deserted to become the 11-piece El Gran Combo (EGC). The defectors were Rogelio ‘Kito’ Vélez (d. 1990; trumpet and arrangements); Eddie Pérez and Héctor Santos (saxophones), Martin Quiñones (conga), Roberto Roena (bongo and d Read more

Joe Arroyo - 35% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alvaro José Arroyo González, 1 November 1955, Cartagena, Colombia. Colombian superstar singer, band leader, composer, arranger and producer Arroyo has managed to cross over within the fiercely nationalistic Latin market as well as to the non-Latin market. He started his musical career as a vocalist in small groups in Cartagena and Sincelejo. He later moved to B Read more

Willy Chirino - 34% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Latin R&B / Soul World Music
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India - 31% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Latin World Music
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Juan Luis Guerra - 31% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 June 1957, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The multi-talented Guerra began the 90s as the hottest property in the international Latin market with a fusion of pop, merengue and bachata dubbed ‘World Latin Music’ by former Billboard Latin music columnist Carlos Agudelo.The son of a baseball star, Guerra was raised in the middle-class neig Read more

Celia Cruz - 30% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alonso, 21 October 1924, Santa Suarez district, Havana, Cuba, d. 16 July 2003, New Jersey, USA. Described as the ‘Queen of Salsa’ - just one of her several superlative epithets - Cruz will be remembered as the most influential female in the history of Afro-Cuban music. Her family and neighbours became aware of the young Celia’s singing Read more


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