Menudo (Spanish for "little" (=little boy)—and, in South American Spanish, for "loose change") was a Puerto Rican-based, Latino boy band that was formed in 1977 by producer Edgardo Díaz. Menudo was one of the biggest Latin boy bands in history, releasing their first album in 1977. The band achieved much success, especially during the 1980s, becoming the most popular Latin American teen musical group of the era and selling some 20 million records worldwide. They are regarded as the Most Iconic Latino Pop Music Band. Six ex-members formed comeback project El Reencuentro in 1998.