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A new group of women are taking over Latin music, which has been dominated by men over the past few years. This week, Billboard Latin on the Rise presents Sharlene, a Dominican artist who has been climbing with different collaborations ranging from bachata to urban.
Although Sharlene is just jump-starting her recording career, she is no stranger to showbiz. The singer/actress has been a cast member on several musicals, including Evita, Les Miserables and Hairspray.
Meet this week's Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise:
Name: Sharlene Taule
Place of Origin: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Sounds like: Sharlene brings a fresh, youthful sound to the urban genre, merging merengue rhythms with reggaeton, electronic and dance music. Appeals to bachata and pop fans alike.
Major accomplishment to date: Reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart three times in a row with “Mal de Amor,” “Aqui Nadie Toca” and “Toy Enamorao."
Recommended song: "La Fila"
What's next: Sharlene is finishing her debut album on her own Sharlene Music while promoting "La Fila."