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Latin Stars

From Enrique and Ricky to Shakira and J.Lo , here’s a look at pop music’s spicy and sexy Latin invasion.

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Where it all began

Headshot portrait of American singer Ritchie Valens (1941 - 1959), c. 1959. (Photo by Frederic Lewis/Getty Images)
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The beginning of boy bands

Members of the Puerto Rican group singing group "Menudo" hold a press conference at New York's Hard Rock Cafe, Wednesday, May 27, 1987. They are, left to right: Ralphie Rodriguez Rickey Martin, Ruben Gomez, Sergio Gonzales, Ramone Acevedo and Charlie Masso.( AP Photo/Mario Suriani)
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A slain singer

Tejano music star Selena Perez Quintanilla, known simply as Selena, performs in the Alamodome in San Antonio, on March 18, 1995. Selena was killed March 31, 1995, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Yolanda Saldivar, who managed Selena's boutique in San Antonio, has been charged in the killing. No one will ever know if Selena would have fulfilled her dream of becoming a pop music star in the U.S., but her death has proved that her mostly Hispanic fans are a huge market in themselves.(AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Morris Goen)
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'Rhythm is Gonna Get You'

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 13: Singer Gloria Estefan performs on her first concert in the Middle East as part of the 4th Dubai International Film Festival on December 13, 2007 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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Guitar hero

Carlos Santana performs with his band, Santana, as part of Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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Such a gentleman

epa01256075 Spanish singer Julio Iglesias performs during a concert in Caracas, Venezuela, 14 February 2008. EPA/DAVID FERNANDEZ
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'Jenny from the Block'

NEW YORK- MARCH 3: Jennifer Lopez performs on the NBC Today show on March 3, 2005 in New York.(Photo by Brad Barket/ Getty Images)
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Teen idols

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: RBD performs onstage at the 7th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden November 2, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
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'Genie in a Bottle'

LAS VEGAS - MARCH 03: Singer Christina Aguilera performs during a sold-out show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center March 3, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Aguilera is touring in support of the album, "Back to Basics." (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Christina Aguilera
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Timeless Thalia

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 6: Singer Thalia performs on stage during the "Latinazo Concert" at La Riviera Club on October 6, 2005 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
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'Livin' la Vida Loca'

Ricky Martin and Blue Man Group perform during the opening act of the 8th annual Latin Grammy Awards telecast in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Hot salsa!

Singer Marc Anthony performs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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Shakira shakes it

Singer Shakira performs at The Clinton Global Initiative & MTV's "Giving - Live At The Apollo" Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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Like father, like son

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 5: Enrique Iglesias performs on stage at The Big Top, Phoenix Park, on November 5, 2007 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Jeremy O'Donnell/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Enrique Iglesias
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