Daddy Yankee has definitely energized the sound of his productions since 2004's reggaeton breakthrough "Gasolina." But he still knows his audience, and, nearly a decade later, he's still revving up young Latinos. His 2012 album Prestige is really a collection of singles: a lot of this dance floor dynamite was detonated months before the record's release. Yankee's aerobic Latin number one song "Lovumba" is included here, along with "Pasarela," a silly but infectious dance rap ode to fashion models. The gutsier, bilingual "Ven Conmigo" brings urban bachata star Prince Royce on board. "Limbo," which has been adopted by Zumba dance exercise classes, echoes Don Omar's smash "Danza Kuduro" (also a part of the Zumba soundtrack). Each one of these songs will make you move your culo, no doubt, and their smooth execution can't be faulted, but as an album Prestige will probably get repetitive unless you're a diehard Yankee fan. A highlight is "Llegamos a la Disco," which had a viral release in 2011 and brings together a troupe of barrio collaborators, including Arcangel and Baby Rasta & Gringo. The track takes a hard turn back to the rough dancehall stylings of original reggaeton, with enough grittiness to make you remember what originally gave it the gas to resonate around the world.
De Líder a Leyenda is the second studio album, by Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Yandel, of the duo Wisin & Yandel; it was released on November 5, 2013. "Hablé de Ti" was released as the lead single of the album on June 7, 2013, the second single "Hasta Abajo" was released on October 15, 2013, "Moviendo Caderas" featuring Reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee was released as third single on February 10, 2014. "Déjate Amar" was released as fourth single on June 27, 2014. "Plakito" featuring Gadiel was released as the fifth official single from the album on July 29, 2014, a remix featuring vocals from Puerto Rican singer Farruko was released on September 25, 2014.
Meet the Orphans is the fourth studio album by reggaeton artist, Don Omar, released on November 16, 2010. The album features the artists under the "Orfanato Music Group" label and other reggaeton artists. The album includes the promotional single "Hasta Abajo" and the album's lead single "Danza Kuduro" featuring French-born Portuguese singer Lucenzo, as well as collaborations from Don Omar’s Orfanato Music Group artists including Kendo Kapponi, Danny Fornaris, Syko, Plan B, Zion & Lennox, and Yaga & Mackie. It was nominated for a Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Album of the Year.
El Regreso del Sobreviviente is the second studio album, by Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Wisin, of the duo Wisin & Yandel. It was released on March 18, 2014. The single released from the album was "Que Viva La Vida" on September 22, 2013. "Adrenalina" was the second single released for the album on February 25, 2014. "Control" was released as the third single from the album on October 6, 2014. "Claro" was released as a promotion single on January 24, 2014.
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El Abayarde is the debut album by the Puerto Rican rapper Tego Calderón. It included the singles "Pa' Que Retozen", "Guasa Guasa" and "Al Natural". It was originally released 2002 through White Lion Records selling over 75,000 copies its first week between Puerto Rico and some parts of the United States. Despite heavy bootlegging internationally due to the album's lack of availability worldwide it was still able to sell over 300,000 copies. It would eventually be internationally distributed by Sony BMG in 2003. El Abayarde was nominated for a Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Album of the Year.
After parlaying his way from southern rapper to Latin music superstar with his last album Planet Pit, Pitbull, "Mr. Worldwide," seals his bid for international success as a dance pop crowd pleaser on Global Warming. To hear the man with the foulest and funniest Spanglish mouth on stage singing about "beautiful rainbows all around us" with Chris Brown ("Hope We Meet Again"), teaming with Christina Aguilera for a track that lifts from A-ha's "Take on Me" ("Feel This Moment") or opening the album with a riff from "Macarena" could turn some fans off, but Pit is aware. "If you get it that's cool, it's all about the billions, welcome to the new school," he raps on the title track. As sucio as ever, and doing bilingual like no other artist can, Pitbull delivers pure dance floor candy with the kind of songs you can't stop singing, whether you like it or not. "I'm off that but I love that," he chants, claiming his own right to choose with a phrase that will no doubt be repeated in clubs around the world. Emblematic of Pitbull's new bag is "Don't Stop the Party," which name checks tour stops like Stockholm, Morocco and Helsinki and asks, "Who's got the keys to the world now?"