Shakira and Jennifer Lopez kicked off what looked to be a promising 2020 with an epic, historic and unforgettable halftime performance at Super Bowl LIV on February 2.
The event set a precedent and inevitably, we thought, who can beat that? It’s hard to say that another Latin artist has ‘passed’ Shakira and J.Lo’s special moment, but a handful of Latin artists have dominated this year in their own way.
Bad Bunny, for example, delivered three chart-topping albums: YHLQMDLG, Las Que No Iban a Salir and El ltimo Tour Del Mundo, which became the first Spanish-language album to surpass the Billboard 200. For a second year in a row, Bunny, who landed a Grammy nomination for YHLQMDLG, was named best Latin artist and best male artist in Billboardend of year ranking.
Meanwhile, Maluma’s “HawÃ¡i” reigned over the first Billboard Global 200 Excl. American card (dated September 19). The chart-topping track was then reissued as a remix with The Weeknd.
In the Mexican regional space, emerging artists Natanael Cano, Junior H and Eslabon Armado have cemented their place in the genre as top artists in the charts. At the end of the year ranking, Eslabon Armado is the best duo / group and Cano is the best new artist. Junior H crossed the finish line at No.22 on the list of best Latin end-of-year artists. His second album, Atrapado in Un SueÃ±o, won the singer-songwriter’s first entry on any Billboard albums table. Booming in the male-dominated genre, Chiquis earned his first-ever Latin Grammy victory for his banda album. Playlist.
And Latin pop had a big year thanks to pop darlings Kany GarcÃa, Ricky Martin and Camilo delivering gorgeous sets of pop ballads that earned them Latin Grammy wins and Grammy nominations in Best Pop Album. or urban latino.
Below, vote for the Latin artist who you think has dominated this extraordinary year: