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 Dwnld Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
151 Then Came You ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 6 Audio 2013-07-30 Purple Music
152 Tacalacateo ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 2011-03-14 Netswork Digital Records
153 Tacalacateo (U.S.A. Remixes) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 2011-06-22 Netswork Digital Records
154 Tacalacateo (Winter Remixes) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 6 Audio 2011-11-20 Netswork Digital Records
155 Paradise ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 5 Audio 2010-07-27 We Love Muzik


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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