Whether you’re a seasoned Latin pop music fan or just starting out, it’s important to have a wide range of albums to listen to. For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best latin pop albums of all time. From the Romances of Luis Miguel to the sultry sounds of Becky G, we have it all.
Camilo for Mis Manos by Julieta Venegas
It may be a surprise to find out that Colombian singer-songwriter Camilo is nominated for the best latin pop album. His latest release De Adentro Pa Afuera debuted at number eight on the Latin Pop Albums chart. The album includes the “Lo siento BB:/” single, which was nominated for the ‘Song of the Year’.
Other contenders for the best latin pop album include Mabiland, who has 2 nominaciones, and Cali & El Dandee, who has one. This year also saw the debut of the first female rapper to earn a nod, and that would be India Martinez.
Meanwhile, Carlos Vives won the awards for the best tropical fusion album (“Corazon Profundo”), the best song of the year (the title track), and the best requeton song, among others. He also won the Latin Grammy for Best Video Musical Version for his performance of Maria Bonita.
There were also 86 new categories added to the list for this year’s Grammy Awards. One of those is the Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album of the Year.
The Latin Recording Academy recently announced the full list of nominees for the 22nd Latin GRAMMY(r) Awards, to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Along with this, the organization also released a documentary about the album.
Esquemas by Becky G
Esquemas by Becky G is one of the best Latin pop albums you’ll hear this year. The singer’s new album features 14 tracks. She has collaborated with a variety of artists, including Bad Bunny, Karol G, Maluma, Elena Rose, David Guetta, and Christina Aguilera.
The Spanish-language album is Becky G’s second studio release. It was released through Kemosabe Records and RCA Records.
Becky’s sophomore album follows the success of her first record, “Mamiii,” which spent 10 weeks at the top of the Hot Latin Songs chart. Now, the new album has debuted at number one on the Latin Pop Albums chart. This marks the third time a Becky G song has reached the top of the Billboard Latin Airplay chart.
On the ESQUEMAS album, the multi-platinum artist gets more personal. Her vocal range shines on songs like “Dolores”, a sensual pop anthem. And she uses her voice to raise awareness about social issues.
Esquemas is a fusion of disco-pop and reggaeton. The songs have a positive message. It is available on all digital streaming platforms.
Becky’s debut video for the song has been viewed more than 7 million times on YouTube. It also features “Euphoria” actor Angus Cloud.
El Ultimo Tour del Mundo by C. Tangana
El Ultimo Tour del Mundo by Bad Bunny is a worthy Latin music album. It was the first all-Spanish language album to land a top position on the Billboard 200 chart. In fact, the album was so popular, it earned a total of four nominations.
The album was produced by the Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate, Mora, who also produced Microdosis and Ibiza-inspired album. The album features a mix of erotic content and dancefloor bangers. Among the top-ranked songs are “Ateo” by Nathy Peluso and Porto Rican singer Rauw Alejandro.
Bad Bunny is nominated in two categories at the XXII Latin Grammy Awards: Best Urban Music Album and Best Pop/Rock Album. He was also nominated for Best Reggaeton Performance, for the track “Yo Perreo Sola,” alongside Tajiny and Dua Lipa.
Bad Bunny’s newest album, El Ultimo Tour del Mundo, has a total of fifteen tracks. Several of the songs on the record include collaborations with Jhay Cortez and Rosalia. There are also hints of tango in the album’s sound.
El Ultimo Tour del Mundo was released on April 11, 2019. This is the artist’s fourth studio album. Aside from the record’s charting success, Bad Bunny also received four Latin Grammy nominations.
Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti
Bad Bunny’s latest album Un Verano Sin Ti is his most personal to date. With its unceasing movement of the Caribbean and a blend of adventurous sounds, this is a tour de force of modern music.
Bad Bunny has always put Puerto Rico front and center in his work. His albums tell a distinctly Boricua story. The artist has a large audience and is a global tastemaker.
Un Verano Sin Ti is his fifth full-length LP. It’s a 23-track album that spans nearly eighty minutes. The album includes surprising collaborations with experimental and alternative artists. For instance, Bad Bunny sang over Dominican band Dahian el Apechao on “Después de la Playa”.
Bad Bunny has a vast and loyal fan base, and his recent album has garnered massive first release weeks. He sold out stadiums across the United States and became the top-selling artist in the world on Apple Music. In addition, his album was one of the top 10 most streamed on Spotify.
Un Verano Sin Ti is the first Spanish-language LP to be nominated for Album of the Year at the 2023 Grammy Awards. This proves that Latin music can be pop music.
While Bad Bunny’s previous full-length LP El ltimo Tour Del Mundo featured a softer sound, Un Verano Sin Ti features an all-out reggaeton sound. The album consists of individual songs, ostensibly about a person’s absence.
Dharma’s El Madrileno
The best latin pop album of the last few years is no doubt Dharma’s ‘El Madrileno’. This album is an ode to Spain’s rich musical history, blending flamenco with urban beats and reggaeton. It features collaborations with a host of other artists and local flavors, including Carmelita Leon, Omar Apollo and the Gipsy Kings.
While Tangana has a long and impressive resume, it’s his latest release that really stands out. His El Madrileno is a multi-lingual homage to the cultural capital of Spain, and it’s a colorful smorgasbord of music, colors and textures.
In addition to Tangana’s contributions, El Madrileno is also a testament to the talent of the artists that collaborated with him. From the soaring voices of Gipsy Kings and the rumbling reggaeton of Andres Calamaro to the sultry vocals of Rosario and the salsa stylings of Toquinho, there’s no shortage of lyrical inspiration here.
Although the album’s title track is a powerhouse, its standout track is “Tu Me Dejaste de Querer.” A tango and buleria mash-up, the song is a highlight of C. Tangana’s sixth studio album. He enlisted the services of some of his old friends from the Latin music industry to craft the album’s biggest sounds.
Romances by Mexican singer Luis Miguel
Whether you are new to Luis Miguel or have been a fan for decades, it is safe to say that the Mexican singer’s “Romance” is one of the best latin pop albums of all time. This album was the first Spanish-language album to be certified gold by the RIAA and spent 32 weeks on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums chart.
As a result, it is often credited with bringing back interest in bolero music. The singer’s latest “Romance” collection sold more than five million copies worldwide, making him one of the top romantic singers in the biz.
Luis Miguel is also one of the best selling Latin Pop artists of all time. His debut album, Aries, sold over four million copies and topped the charts in Spain, Mexico and Brazil. In the United States, his second single, “Solamente Una Vez,” reached the top of the Hot Latin Songs chart for six months. He also received platinum certifications in Spain, the United States and Brazil.
After Aries, Luis Miguel released his third album, Segundo Romance, which was the first of his series of bolero albums. Although he has avoided recording English albums, his music covers songs from different eras.
Esquemas by Natalia Lafourcade
If you’re looking for the best latin pop album of the year, you’ve come to the right place. Throughout this year’s Latin Grammys, the award-winning singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade has brought out an impressively diverse collection of songs. Whether you’re looking for some uptempo R&B or a soulful jazz-infused album, Lafourcade’s got it all.
With her latest release De Todas Las Flores, Lafourcade revisits the themes of life and death. She’s written about the loss of friends and family, as well as the joy of life. And with her voice, she sings with the power to make her messages clear.
The Latin Grammy nominee’s new album also features collaborations with rappers and a percussionist. Otoniel Nicolas plays percussion on her Tanda and Playa Madama, while Mabe Fratti is a cellist and instrumentalist from Guatemala. Their music has a distinctive sound, combining electronic beats and cello arrangements.
In a genre where artists tend to second-guess themselves, Elsa y Elmar’s third studio album is a breath of fresh air. She sings about the importance of facing reality and moving on. Her lyrics are powerful, and she keeps true to her “spiritual pop” style.
Spanish-language albums have become increasingly exciting and sonic. There have been sonic surprises and sonic contradictions throughout the year.
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