Juan Secada, 4 October 1961, Cuba. This romantic balladeer enjoyed several transatlantic hit singles in the early 90s, aided in no small part by the production work of Emilio Estefan, Clay Oswald and Jorge Casas. They had previously shaped the career of Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine, with whom Secada had previously co-written songs and toured as a backing vocalist. The similarities do not end there; as well as the distinctive Latin rhythm, Secada is likewise of Latin American descent, and he has become a fixture on the Latin charts throughout the decade. A string of crossover hits in 1992/93, each formulaic but successful expositions of romantic pop, included Just Another Day (US number 5/UK number 5), Do You Believe In Us and Angel. Secada also enjoyed widespread acclaim for the Spanish language album Otro Dia Mas Sin Verte, which won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop album. Amor was a smooth Latin/jazz inspired...