My Opinions and Recommendations
This latin goddess is at the top of many divas lists. Although I only have one of her CDs, I think her work is great and love the dance sounds of her album Gloria. She is from Cuba and this becomes known when you listen to her music, she has a flavor that has only recently started to emerge in mainstream music. My favorite songs on the CD are Heaven's What I Feel and Lucky Girl. The entire CD is really upbeat and very danceable.
A similar Latin artist is Jennifer Lopez. She is much more recent, but you can tell that her music was influenced by Gloria. For music that has similar dancing style, check out Destiny's Child. Their music is a little closer to hip hop, but it is still very pop sounding with a serious dance beat. For a slower, more sultry ethic sound, check out Sade. Her music has more of a smooth sound, that isn't very pop like, but it is what Gloria might sound like if she wanted you to chill out for a while.