India

Linda Viera Caballero

Also known as "India", インディア, I. Whitaker, La India, Linda Caballero
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.elmundodeindia.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_India, http://www.myspace.com/india

Discography of India:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 To Be In Love (1999 Remixes) 4 Audio 1999-00-00 MAW Records
2 To Be In Love 4 Audio 1999-07-26 Defected
3 Lean On Me / To Be In Love 2 Audio 2001-00-00 MAW Records
4 To Be In Love 3 Audio 1999-07-19 Defected
5 The Lover Who Rocks You (All Night) 5 Audio 1990-00-00
6 I Can't Get No Sleep 7 Audio 1993-00-00 Cutting Records
7 To Be In Love 4 Audio 1997-00-00 MAW Records
8 The Tribal EP 6 Audio 1994-02-23 Strictly Rhythm
9 Runaway 4 Audio 1997-00-00 Talkin' Loud
10 I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round) 7 Audio 1998
11 I Can't Get No Sleep ('95) 4 Audio 1995 Cutting Records
12 I Can't Get No Sleep 5 Audio 1993 UMM
13 Backfired 2 Audio 2002 MAW Records
14 Breaking Night 12 Audio 1990 Reprise Records
15 When You Touch Me 4 Audio 1993 Cutting Records
16 To Be In Love 3 Audio 1999-07-19 Defected
17 I Can't Get No Sleep '95 4 Audio 1995
18 Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochun) 3 Audio 1994 Strictly Rhythm
19 Oye Como Va 6 Audio 1995
20 Llegó La India 10 Audio 1993 Acid Jazz
21 Jazzin' 10 Audio 1996 Bellaphon
22 Backfired (Joey Negro Club & Dubfired Mixes) 2 Audio 2002 suSU
23 When You Touch Me 4 Audio 1993 Cutting Records
24 You Should Be Loving Me 4 Audio 1990 Reprise Records
25 Runaway 6 Audio 1997
26 I Can't Get No Sleep / All That 4 Audio 1993 Cutting Records
27 I Can't Get No Sleep (Jay-J Remix) 3 Audio 2002 Not On Label
28 La India Con Lavoe / To Be In Love 2 Audio 1997 India
29 To Be In Love 3 Audio 1999-07-19 Defected
30 I Can't Get No Sleep '95 7 Audio 1995
31 I Can't Get No Sleep 8 Audio 1996 AM:PM
32 Love And Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochun) 3 Audio 1994 Cooltempo
33 Llegó La India... Via Eddie Palmieri 10 Audio 1992 Soho Sounds
34 Love And Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochun) 5 Audio 1994 Cooltempo
35 Love And Happiness 2 Audio 1994 Cooltempo
36 Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) - The Tribal EP 8 Audio 1994-04-18 Strictly Rhythm
37 Redaway 2 Audio
38 Right From The Start 6 Audio 1989 Reprise Records
39 Runaway 4 Audio 1997
40 Oye Como Va 4 Audio 1996 MCA Records
41 When You Touch Me (Remixes) 10 Audio 1993 UMM
42 The Lover Who Rocks You (All Night) / Steppin' Out 6 Audio 1990 Reprise Records
43 To Be In Love 9 Audio 1999 Feel The Rhythm
44 Right From The Start 6 Audio 1989 Reprise Records
45 Seduce Me Now 4 Audio 2003 Jellybean Recordings
46 I Can't Get No Sleep '95 4 Audio 1995 AM:PM
47 I Can't Get No Sleep '95 6 Audio 1995 UMM
48 To Be In Love 2 Audio 2003 Defected
49 I Can't Get No Sleep '95 5 Audio 1995-00-00 AM:PM
50 I Can't Get No Sleep (Masters At Work / David Morales Mixes.) 8 Audio 1996 AM:PM


India –better known as [a=La India] in the latin music industry– was born 9 March 1970 as Linda Viera Caballero in Río Piedras, Puerto Rica, but raised in the Bronx, New York City, USA.

Worked as backing vocalist on latin-freestyle artists [a=TKA]'s track "[r=98844]" (1986), even featuring on its back cover, when she was 14. Then under the tutelage of producer [a=John "Jellybean" Benitez] on a couple of tracks including her track "[r=264534]" (1988) (with co-producer [a=Louie Vega] who she had been introduced to in her mid-teens, and would later go on to marry in 1990, though divorce in 1996).

Signing briefly for [l=Reprise Records], who supposedly planned on making her the Latin version of [a=Madonna] –Jellybean's other main find earlier in his career– where both Jellybean and Louie Vega produced her album "[r=1458694]" (1990).

However, it wasn't until her major involvment in the music business working with [a=Louie Vega] and [a=Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez] on various projects mainly in the mid-1990's whilst in her twenties, for which she achieved great success. The three tracks of note during this time were as [a=Masters At Work] with "[r=18862]" (1993), and "[r=1218441]" (1997), along with their [a=Nuyorican Soul] project track "[r=42801]" (1997).

Alongside work on latin-house music into the early 2000's, she also became more involved in the more purist latin arena around the late 1990's, and infact on these projects the name La India was generally used.

Whilst moving her career and concentratation into latin music, she built quite a reputation as 'The Princess Of Salsa' garnering three Grammy Award and two Latin Grammy Award nominations. She has collaborated with her godmother [a=Celia Cruz], and many other artists like [a=Marc Anthony], [a=Gloria Estefan] and even [a=Tito Puente], releasing several albums of her own.


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