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
51 Dancing On The Fire 5 Audio 1988 Warner Bros. Records
52 Runaway 6 Audio 1997-02-18 Giant Step Records
53 To Be In Love 6 Audio 1999-10-04
54 Runaway 3 Audio 1996 Talkin' Loud
55 Right From The Start 3 Audio 1989 Warner Bros. Records
56 To Be In Love 3 Audio 1999 Feel The Rhythm
57 The Lover Who Rocks You (All Night) 2 Audio Not On Label
58 To Be In Love 8 Audio 1999 Lube
59 Breaking Night 12 Audio 1990 Reprise Records
60 Dicen Que Soy 9 Audio 1994 RMM Records
61 I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round) 3 Audio 1998 Work
62 To Be In Love 3 Audio 1999 Feel The Rhythm
63 Sola 9 Audio 1999 RMM Records
64 Breaking Night 12 Audio 1990 Reprise Records
65 Dancing On The Fire 2 Audio 1988 Warner Bros. Records
66 The Lover Who Rocks You (All Night) 3 Audio Not On Label
67 To Be In Love 2 Audio 1999 Defected
68 Everybody Salsa 13 Audio 1995 Puente Records
69 To Be In Love 2 Audio 1999 Defected
70 Love And Happiness 3 Audio 2003
71 The Tribal EP 6 Audio 2007-05-00 Strictly Rhythm
72 Llegó La India 10 Audio 1993 Acid Jazz
73 To Be In Love 2 Audio 1999 Lube
74 Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) - The Tribal EP 8 Audio 1994 Quality Music (2)
75 Breaking Night 10 Audio 1990
76 Seduce Me Now 8 Audio 2003
77 Sola: The Remixes 4 Audio 2000 RMM Records
78 I Can't Get No Sleep '08 3 Audio 2008-06-30 Angel Eyes Music Group
79 I Can't Get No Sleep '08 - The Remixes 4 Audio 2008-11-04 Angel Eyes Music Group
80 Oye Como Va 6 Audio A Traxx
81 Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) - The Tribal EP 7 Audio 1994 Feel The Rhythm
82 Carioca 2 Audio Not On Label
83 To Be In Love 7 Audio 1999 Ultra Violet Recordings
84 I Can't Get No Sleep 5 Audio Cutting Records
85 La India Con La Voe (Viva Puerto Rico) 5 Audio 1997-00-00 MAW Records
86 Souffles In Love 4 Audio 2007 Not On Label (Mondo Grosso)
87 I Can't Get No Sleep '95 2 Audio 1995 AM:PM
88 Found An Angel (Bootleg Remix) / Runaway (Armand Van Helden Remix) 2 Audio 1999 People's Choice
89 Love & Happiness (Yemaja Y Ochùn) 09 Mixes 3 Audio 2009-09-00 D:vision Records
90 "Then Came You" 4 Audio 2010 Soulstar
91 I Can't Get No Sleep 5 Audio Cutting Records
92 I Can't Get No Sleep / All That 4 Audio Cutting Records
93 Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) 2009 Mixes 9 Audio 2009 D:vision Records
94 I Want You All Night 2 Audio Not On Label
95 Oye Como Va 4 Audio 1995 Max Music
96 I Can't Live Without Music 4 Audio 2009-04-20 Glitter
97 Everybody Salsa 12 Audio 1995 Puente Records
98 Then Came You 4 Audio 2010-03-00 Soulstar
99 Oye Como Va 2 Audio 1997 EMI Music France
100 Redaway 2 Audio 1999 Not On Label (Basement Jaxx)


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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