Latina Sensations


2018 has been dubbed as the year of the female but it would seem it’s also the year of the international Latin American female musician.

Well Selena Gomez has been the newbie for some time now. But just looking at Cardi B the Dominican American rapper has turned into a star in her own right. Almost everybody wants her on their music track. And like she said it herself in her song titled “I like it.”

They call me Cardi Bardi, banging body, Spicy mami, hot tamale.

I guess the people do like it like that.

Then there’s Camila Cabello, the Cuban American singer. She made a name for herself away from the girl group that gave her prominence Fifth Harmony. Through her single “Havana” that stays true to her Cuban roots. The music video is cute and sexy and just screams Salsa, that salsa that makes you want to one, two step.

Then of course there’s the Puerto Rican American singer. Let me sing you in an intro from one of her many songs and see if you know her.

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got I’m still; I’m still Jenny from the block. Used to have a little, now I have a lot. No matter where I go, I know where I came from.

Yes, it’s Jennifer Lopez. She and the late Selena who was one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century trail blazed it for the female Latina musicians. Then of course there’s been Christina Aguilera and Shakira we can’t knock their hustle.

Jennifer is still making moves in the music industry and even doing so with the newbies like Cardi B through Jennifer Lopez’s song “Dinero” which features the rapper. Latin female musicians are on a roll and it’s indeed their time in the spotlight.

This was proven at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Camilla, Jennifer and Cardi were big winners of that night. Camila winning two awards, Cardi B winning the most awards three and opening the awards show, while Jennifer received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and performed.

Also at the 2018 American Music Awards Jennifer performed, Camila won the most awards four; Cardi B gave a performance, won two awards and had the most nominations eight. Then yet again, at the 2018 BET Hip Hop Music Award Cardi B was the big winner scooping four awards and performing.

by Dimakatso Maroleni.


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