10 Latin Artists Born in the U.S. & Proud of their Hispanic Heritage
J Balvin and Prince Royce were among the artists honored Sept. 22 at the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards in Washington D.C. The event takes place during Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 in the United States and recognizes the contributions of Hispanics to the country's culture. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are 10 artists who were born in the U.S. but are proud of their Hispanic heritage.
Jennifer was born in Bronx, New York, to Puerto Rican parents. Always proud of her heritage, she records in both Spanish and English and always merges her projects in both markets.
Anthony was born in New York to Puerto Rican parents. When he performs “Preciosa,” we can definitely feel his Hispanic heritage.
Romeo Santos was born in New York. He's recorded collaborations with Usher and Drake, but Spanish is still his favorite language when singing.
Leslie Grace was born in New York City and her parents are from the Dominican Republic. "I sing bachata, but my songs reflect R&B and pop, sounds I heard while growing up," she told Billboard.
Born in Miami, Pitbull's family is from Cuba. The singer is a chart-topper in English and Spanish with collaborations with many artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Chris Brown and Jennifer Lopez.
Nicky Jam was born in Boston. His father is Puerto Rican and his mother Dominican. His career started in Puerto Rico, but he found real success in Colombia.
Prince Royce was born in New York and his parents are Dominican. Although he sings pop, his favorite genre is bachata.
Becky G was born in Inglewood, California. "I'm as proud to be American as I am to be Mexican," she told Billboard.
Luis Coronel was born in Phoneix, and his Regional Mexican songs represent his roots.
Born in Los Angeles, the daughter of late banda queen Jenni Rivera. Chiquis has begun to follow in her mother musical footsteps, but making clear that she also has her own style influenced by both cultures.