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If You Remember “Media Naranja,” You Also Remember These Latino Pop Stars Of The 90s

The 90s gave us some of the best Latino pop music ever. It’s undeniable. But for every Thalía, Luis Miguel and Paulina Rubio that became icons, there are some that time may have forgotten despite their infectious jams. Or maybe you just never heard of them. Or maybe you’re still obsessed.

Either way, here’s 10 of our favorite pop throwbacks that are going to get your Spotify search bar feeling ??.

1. Fey

The pop star had hit after hit in the mid-’90s thanks to her catchy af bubble gum dance pop. She also rocked a scarf on her wrist, which then became the look of 1995. Her dance moves were also the look of 1995. So much choreographed flailing. Also: remember when people started the rumor that she was super old, but she was actually in her early 20s? Good times.

2. Garibaldi

This group featured eight – yes, eight! – ridiculously attractive young men and women wearing teeny outfits and singing in unison. Their Latino pop got all the tías shaking their hips at every backyard party. And with all those pretty faces and moderate singing ability, it’s no surprise that many members would go on to be major telenovela stars, like Pilar Montenegro and Pati Manterola. Seriously though, with eight members, how did anyone make any royalties?

3. Kabah

Kabah was pretty lit for a group of people who basically talk-sang not always on key. But “La Calle del las Sirenas” was so catchy you couldn’t even be mad about it. Their song “Amigas Y Rivales” even became the theme song for a telenovela of the same name. By Latino standards, that’s making it to the big time.

4. Magneto

This boy band got their start in the 90s alongside groups like Timbiriche (who also deserve some love), but blew up in 1991 with their song “Vuela Vuela.” The fact that they were, like, totally the cutest also helped. And if you got bored at any point deciding which Magneto cutie was your favorite, they literally replaced members 14 times so there was always someone new to crush on. But they were all the Michelle to Alan’s Beyoncé. Let’s be real.

5. Mercurio

Challenging Magneto for chart, and teen girl bedroom wall, dominance in the 90s was Mercurio. The boy band killed it non-stop, with some major hits in the 90s, including mega-banger “Explota Corazón.” And like many pop stars of the era, a few members went on to telenovela fame. They too fell victim to choreographed flailing, but they were so cute so whatever.

6. Proyecto Uno

Seriously, did you go to any quinceañera that didn’t set the dance floor aflame with “El Tiburón” or “Esta Pegao”? That ish was fire! No one could deny the jamminess of their Spanglish house pop. The Dominican-American foursome was all “no pares, sigue sigue” and damn it if you didn’t feel like you were about to pass out but you kept going.

7. Elvis Crespo

Listen. There’s people out there that have no idea who Elvis Crespo is. I feel bad for those people. But he’s included in this list for them, because those of us who do know the sensation that bubbles in the pit of your soul when you hear that “suavemeeeenteeee beesaaameeeee” escape the speakers have better lives because of it. Was there ever a wedding or a cleaning day at the house that didn’t feature this song? The answer is no.

9. Paradisio

This one-hit wonder weren’t even Latino. They were actually Belgian. I’m not even mad about it because damn if this song is party. It was everywhere in 1997 and probably the greatest song that gives a shout out to special effects. Lyrically, this song makes zero sense. At. All. It was clearly written by non-Latinos. But it doesn’t matter when you’re under the strobe light.

10. Jeans

Jeans was a group made up of straight up children. Children talk-singing about wanting to lure in a hot dude with a dope pair of 501s. People weren’t too weirded out by it, probably because the song was so bubbly and cute. Their dance pop songs carried them all the way through puberty though. The Jeans girls eventually grew up, had their braces removed and it got less weird, setting them up for a sexy makeover and reunion later.


READ: 10 Things You THOUGHT Made You Look So Cool In The ’90s

We know we’re missing a bunch. Onda Vaselina, OV7, Ragazzi, Flans and tons of others. So share them! Let’s all TBT together in the comments!

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Danna Paola from ‘Élite’ is a Pop Star and Here’s Why You Need to Stan Her Now

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Danna Paola from ‘Élite’ is a Pop Star and Here’s Why You Need to Stan Her Now

Danna Paola is most known as the resident baddie on Netflix’s hit show Élite. After her character Lucrecia graduated from the series, the Mexican actress moved on as well to focus on her music career. According to Billboard on Jan. 27, her latest album K.O. debuted in the top 10 of the Latin Pop Albums chart. With her music on the rise, here are a few reasons why you need to stan Danna Paola, the pop star.

K.O. is her best showing on Billboard in the U.S.

Paola’s career spans more than two decades in television and music. Her past albums were released alongside her projects at the time, but K.O. marks the first time where the 25-year-old is fully dedicated to being the Latina pop princess that she is.

Being invested in her music right now paid off with K.O. debuting at No. 9 on the Latin Pop Albums chart. On that particular chart, it’s her best showing since 2004’s Oceano peaked at No. 13.

Danna can sing her heart out.

In 2014, Paola played the role of Elphaba during Wicked‘s run in Mexico City. She belted songs like “Defying Gravity” in Spanish with ease. Her heartbreaking ballad “Amor Ordinario” reminds us of her vocal power. Paola reaches a breaking point near the end of the song and lets out an incredible whistle register note that’s reminiscent of Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande.

She’s all about girl power.

There’s a girl power moment on the album with the flirty collaboration “Friend de Semana” featuring Spain’s Aitana and Brazil’s Luísa Sonza. In 2020, Paola released a number of all-female collaborations, including the enchanting “Santería” with Spanish singer Lola Indigo and Chile’s Denise Rosenthal.

“As a woman in this industry, I need to work with women because we need to support each other—no one else is going to do that,” she told W Magazine last month.

There’s also a moment for her LGBTQ+ fans on K.O.

During Pride month last year, she released the reggaeton bop “TQ Y Ya.” In the music video, she dances in a front of a rainbow flag with her female dancers.

“That song that was very necessary for me to write because I support 100 percent universal love,” she told W Magazine. “I’m so thankful for the LGBTQ+ community, who have always supported me and been there. Making a song with this message also makes me feel free in life. We’re in this, together, hand-in-hand.”

Paola has a history with the LGBTQ+ community. If you’re going to check out any of her past hits, 2015’s “Agúita” is a must. The electro-pop delight was written by openly lesbian singer Javiera Mena. “That song was like a freedom for me,” she told Remezcla last year. “I met Javiera and she was amazing. We made that song what it is today and I’m really proud of it. That song is my anthem.”

It’s also been called one of Mexico’s gay anthems.

If you’re sold on Danna Paola, the pop star, she will perform in a virtual concert this month. Inspired by K.O., the show is called “Welcome to My Break Up Party” and it will be streamed worldwide on Feb. 13 and on Valentine’s Day.

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These ’90s Movies Are The Perfect Nostalgic Feels To Make It Through The Holiday Season

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These ’90s Movies Are The Perfect Nostalgic Feels To Make It Through The Holiday Season

Quick disclaimer: These are not holiday movies but they will take you back as we all make it through the rest of the holiday season.

These are different holidays than we’ve ever seen. It is a good thing not to see your family and stay where you are as we brace for the rest of Covid’s second wave. To get through it, we collected some ’90s movies to help you make the best of your holidays.

1. “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar”

“To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar” is truly a classic. Three New York City drag queens set off for a national drag competition in Los Angeles. Along the way there are lessons in being the best drag queen you can be. Of course the lesson translate into real life experiences when the queens face a homophobic sheriff in a tiny town in Nebraska. John Leguizamo is Chi Chi Rodriguez, the youngest and newest drag queen of the bunch. You have to watch Leguizamo’s incredible glow up from beginning to end.

2. “Jawbreaker”

“Jawbreaker” is a classic teen murder film. What starts as a birthday prank takes a horrible and fatal turn for one high school student on her 17th birthday. The worst part is it happened because of her best friends. To hide their crime, three girls give a less fortunate classmate a makeover and make her one of the popular ones. However, not everything goes to plan. Tatyana Ali is part of the cast of high school students as Brenda living in a movie as the mystery of Elizabeth Purr’s death unfolds.

3. “Clueless”

We all know “Clueless.” The wildly successful movie gives people a peek into the lives of the rich and spoiled teenagers of Beverly Hills. Stacey Dash plays Dionne, Cher’s best friend, and is there for her bestie through it all. There are makeovers, complicated love stories, one terrifying freeway drive, and a mugging deep in The Valley. Combined, they make one of the greatest movies created in the ’90s and you’re better for watching it.

4. “The Sandlot”

Boys everywhere know “The Sandlot” like it was their own childhood. A group of neighborhood boys spend the coming-of-age summer living the All American boy dream. There is baseball, fake drowning in a public swimming pool, and a legendary junk yard monster play out before our eyes. If you haven’t seen this, or just want a walk down memory lane, give this a watch. Mike Vitar plays Benjamin Franklin “Benny the Jet” Rodriguez and his friends have the most epic summer and grow significantly by the end.

5. “10 Things I Hate About You”

Andrew Keegan plays a less than desirable man in “10 Things I Hate About You.” Desperate to be the coolest, Keegan’s character Joey offers someone money to date his crush’s sister in a bid to date his crush. The plan quickly unravels, as one would expect, and Joey gets his comeuppance.

6. “Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion”

Jacob Vargas plays Ramon in “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.” If it wasn’t for Ramon, Romy and Michele would have never made it to Tucson for their 10-year high school reunion. The two women are not successful in making up their lies to impress people but the adventure is incredible to watch unfold.

7. “The Blair Witch Project”

“The Blair Witch Project” terrified little millennials everywhere. The movie shot as if it is found footage of a horrific event struck fear into the hearts of all of us. We can thank Cuban director Eduardo Sánchez for making this a crucial point in our fear development. The director created this gem in 1999 and he went on to work on other horror films, including multiple sequels of “The Blair Witch Project.”

READ: Remembering All Of The TV Latino Crushes You Had In The 90s Will Save You During This Time

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