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9 Latino Chart-Toppers You Probably Didn't Know Were Latino

While some of these pop superstars are a given, others will definitely surprise you!

There were songs you couldn't get away from this year (Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," anything by Fetty Wap), but how many of your favorite singles were by Latino/a artists? It turns out, quite a few! And while old stereotypes might limit Latin music to genres like mariachi or salsa, one look at the pop charts proves that's far from the case. Whether it was Fifth Harmony's sassy hit "Worth It" playing constantly in that Hershey's commercial or Selena's sexy "Good For You," Latin artists are dominating.

Here are a few of our faves just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month -- and you might be surprised by some of them!

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    The pop superstar just released her album, Revival, after dominating mainstream radio with "Good For You" and "Same Old Love" this year. Selenators know the singer-actress is not only Mexican-American, but named after the "Mexican-American Madonna" herself, Selena Quintanilla.

  2. Becky G
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    It's hard not to sing in the shower when Becky G's single, "Shower," comes on. Actually, you probably feel the same about "Can’t Stop Dancin'," which has more than 65 million YouTube

    views. Much like Selena Gomez, the "Empire" star is a proud Mexicana -- the proof is in her song "We Are Mexico," which served as a response to Donald Trump's controversial comments.

  3. Demi Lovato
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    Demi was obviously feeling "Confident" this year. Her smash single on the charts came at the same time as a sexy new makeover. Though she doesn't always sing in Spanish, she can't deny her Mexican-American roots. In an interview with Glam Belleza Latina, Demi confessed that, as a child, she didn't really embrace her Hispanic heritage but she has now come to love her every curve, thanks to those Latina genes.

  4. Pitbull

    Pitbull knows how to make an anthem. Just look at the Billboard Hot 100, where his hit "Time Of Our Lives" is in the top 10, and his collab with Chris Brown, "Fun," which is currently at #44. By this point, most fans know that Pitbull (a.k.a. Mr. 305) hails from Miami and is a proud Cuban. The star has made no secret of the fact that he's ride or die for his Latino culture.

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    While Prince Royce is still largely a new phenomenon in the States, he's a star in the Hispanic community, who love his uptempo songs like "Stuck On A Feeling" and "Back It Up," featuring Jennifer Lopez. This Dominican-American has ready to make a splash here after major successes in Spanish.

  6. Fifth Harmony
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    A disclaimer: No, not all of the members of Fifth Harmony are Hispanic, but there are a few Latina gems (Lauren Jauregui is Cuban-American, Ally Brooke Hernandez is Mexican-American and Camila Cabello is Cuban-Mexican) in the group. 5H have also recorded some impressive original songs in Spanish. It's not just Harmonizers that are loving Fifth Harmony either: The New York Times praised their latest album, Reflection, and called the girls "impressive, flexible singers."

  7. Jhené Aiko
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    Jhené Aiko has a super diverse background: Her mother is Japanese, Spanish and Dominican (dad is Native-American, German Jewish and African-American). While she doesn't claim one ethnicity over the other, we're proud of the multicultural Latina and couldn't get enough of her collaboration with Omarion on "Post To Be."

  8. Tori Kelly
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    Here's another mixed beauty, who's often asked about her ethnicity. For the record, Tori's Puerto Rican, Jamaican and Irish, and has talked about spending time visiting her grandmother in Puerto Rico. Her new album, Unbreakable Smile, which has done fairly well.

  9. Bruno Mars
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    Bruno's Mark Ronson collabo, "Uptown Funk," spent 13 weeks straight on Billboard's Hot 100, (one of only 10 singles ever to lead for that long). So Bruno (or should we say Peter Hernandez?) clearly knows how to make a hit. He gets a lot of his musical chops from his father, who's of Puerto-Rican and Ashkenazi Jewish descent, and originally from Brooklyn. Mars has explained that he chose to change from his father's Spanish last name in order to bypass the typical stereotypes. "Your last name's Hernandez, maybe you should do this Latin music, this Spanish music. ... Enrique's so hot right now," Bruno confessed during an interview with GQ Magazine.