Latin Mom Musicians & Favorite Songs for Moms
We haven’t finished cleaning up the house and eating our left-over burritos after celebrating Cinco de Mayo and it’s already time for another huge day! Mother’s Day is coming, and today we want to dedicate our post to all those great Latin artists who also happen to be moms. Additionally, if you are looking for a super-cool playlist to keep the party going and make your mom feel great, we’ve got you covered too!
The most famous Latin Mom Musicians
These women are not only fabulous artists who make the whole world shake their hips with their powerful Latin rhythms, but are also beloved moms. Some of them have proudly shown their children to their audiences (fortune People magazine paid for the exclusive cover pic when J.Lo’s twins were born) while others keep their private life as private as possible. They all have in common their huge love and devotion for their kids.
- Shakira: Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, she began her career early in the 90s when she was just a teenage girl with her guitar. Her ancestors come from Lebanon and she learned to dance Middle Eastern music, discovering her passion for live performances. Since then, she won many Grammy’s, sung the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and lately, she performed in the halftime show for the Super Bowl. In the meantime, she fell in love with Spanish football player Gerard Piqué, and gave birth to Milan and Sasha who are currently 8 and 5 years old.
- Jennifer Lopez: Although she was born in The Bronx, New York, she has always embraced her Puerto Rican background. She is regarded as the most influential Latin performer in the United States, having appeared many times at the Billboard Hot 100, earning her landmark star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and being listed by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in the world. In 2008, she gave birth to twins Emme Maribel and Maximilian “Max” David, during her marriage with Marc Anthony. Lately, since she became engaged with Alex Rodriguez and she has grown closer to his daughters as well.
- Gloria Estefan: A Cuban-American singer who became successful in Miami back in the 1980s. Besides receiving several awards and recognitions, she got to become part of the Top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time lists of VH1 and Billboard. She has been with her husband, Emilio Estefan, from 1976, and the long-lasting couple has two children: Nayib and Emily. Gloria is also a proud grandmother of Sasha Argento, son of Nayib and his wife Lara Diamante Coppola.
- Thalía: This successful Mexican singer and actress is known as the “queen of Latin pop”, but she doesn’t only sing in Spanish, as she has also sung in English, French, Portuguese, and Phillipines’ Tagalog. Beautiful as well as talented, she also has a family with music executive Tommy Mottola. The couple has two children: Sabrina Sakaë, 12, and Matthew Alejandro, 8.
- Paulina Rubio: Another favorite Mexican singer, songwriter, TV competition judge, actress, and model. Worldwide she has sold between 15 and 20 million records. Three of her albums got a place on the Billboard Top Latin Albums. She has two sons: Andrea Nicolás, 9, and Eros, 3.
- Julieta Venegas: Although she was born in Long Beach, California, she is Mexican as she was raised in Tijuana and she is one of the most successful Mexican pop singers. She plays many different instruments and besides earning several Latin Grammys and getting to Billboards, she was also was designated a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In 2010 she gave birth to her daughter Simona and she became a single mom, although later the girl’s father became part of Simona’s life.
The best Mother’s Day playlist!
So, do you want to honor your mom with some great music in her day? We specially prepared this playlist full of Latin music that she will love!
- “Veronica”, by Cristian Castro: The Mexican artist dedicated this song to his mother. The lyrics go: “the picture of my mother, my true love, an incomparable love has always brought us together”.
- “Madrecita querida”, by Vicente Fernandez: Also known as Chente, he is one of the most famous Mariachis. Through this song, the artist asks her mother for forgiveness “if because of that traitor I have left you aside and forgot about you”.
- “Lo siento”, by Laura Pausini: The Italian artist performs in Spanish a bittersweet song about a grown-up daughter apologizing to her mother. “By the time I turned sixteen I felt how I changed, and I saw myself as I really am, and I felt alone and desperate because I was no longer the daughter you wanted”.
- “Mi novia se me está poniendo vieja”, by Ricardo Arjona: The Guatemalan singer dedicates this tender song to a mother –not actually a novia (girlfriend)- who is aging but to whom he will always stand faithful to: “there is no curve who can push me away from my girl, if there was never a “maybe” on her lips, the analogy can be obvious by now, but I am speaking only to you, mom”.
- “Nadie como tú”, by La Oreja de Van Gogh: The Spanish pop-rock band wrote this love song from a child to a mother. “No one like you to make me laugh, no one like you knows so much about me, no one so capable of sharing my sorrows, my sadness, my will to live”.
- “Por tantas cosas”, by Alex Ubago: This Spanish Singer is known for his love ballads, and this one is dedicated to a very special love of his. “For so many things thank you, thank you one more time, you’ve seen my life pass by, being there every time, you’ve turned myself into a man who has always felt surrounded by your understanding, to tell what each son hides”.
Which of these songs would you dedicate to your mom? Happy Mother’s Day from all Nabi Music team!