Daddy Yankee rose to prominence a decade ago, along with fellow celebrities Don Omar, Tito el Bambino, and Wisin & Yandel, among many others. Today, these acts keep the reggaeton rhythm alive on the charts with significant, uplifting hits that blur the lines between pop, tropical, and city. But a new generation of top reggaeton artists today from Puerto Rico and beyond is rushing. Although their core is a reggaeton street artist, sometimes Gangsta Street, they have learned business acumen. As a result, they increasingly make charts with catchy tracks ranging from dance to romance but still retain reggaeton street rhythm and street belief.
Best Reggaeton Artists today
Danay Suarez first caught the eye of Reggaeton Artists today on Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura albums. With his upcoming solo release Palabras Manuales, he is sure to compare with female MCs Ana Tijoux and Mala Rodriguez. But Suarez’s voice access and voice flexibility exceeded that comparison. A veteran of the Havana rap movement, Suarez mixes hip-hop and jazz with Cuban music and, as it sounds like “Flores,” tops the soulful reggae song.
Farruko’s song “Passion Whine” (accompanied by Sean Paul) fits best on Billboard’s Rhythm Airplay chart. A mix of Spanish and English, the reggaeton and reggae artist a piece of new pop music featuring the sound of a 23-year-old Puerto Rican artist (think “6 AM,” his song with J Balvin. About Daddy Yankee, Farruko says, he was a mentor, allowing him to use his studio for free, lending him concert equipment and accompanying his tracks.
Gente de Zona has come out of the hip-hop scene of Havana projects, and they have continued to move on. The duo featured Cuban counterpart Descemer Bueno on Enrique Iglesias’ summer smash “Bailando,” an international song that marks his 12th week at No. 1 In Hot Latin Songs. Gente de Zona founder Alexander Delgado is a well-known reggaeton artist today. His current co-star, former band member Charanga Habanera singer Randy Malcolm, features the usual roots of the reggaeton dancehall and Cuban Sabor, singing with a live band. In addition, they lured other famous Latin artists such as Pitbull, who joined Gente de Zona in their latest song, “Yo Quiero,” which rose to number one. 19 on the Tropical Airplay chart this week. After playing some opening days with Enrique Iglesias, Gente de Zona is on a one-off tour in Europe.
Both J’s Balvin and Alvarez are young people who have worked hard together to balance the charts. And like Balvin, Alvarez went from street hip-hop to more romantic. But Alvarez’s sound relies heavily on the famous reggaeton artist, albeit with a very remarkable Jamaican influence. That provides easy flexibility in his music, as evidenced by his 2013 separate album “La Pregunta.”
J Balvin of Colombia became famous throughout Latin America and is now ready to do the same here. His hit song, “6 AM” (accompanied by Farruko), spent 16 weeks in the Top 10 chart of Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs. And his new song, “Ay Vamo,” is coming up fast. Today, a reggaeton artist who has improved his sound to achieve what he calls a “glamorous road,” Balvin has a keen ear for enticing hooks and is a powerful player who will open the Enrique Iglesias / Pitbull tour starting in September.
Justin Quiles is the guy next door to the reggaeton artist today. The video for her latest song, “Maria,” is shown as a “Glee” episode instead of “Fast and Furious.” Born in Connecticut, Puerto Rico – 24 years old. The baby was known as J Quiles. He is back to the name he was given after undergoing a reggaeton revival full of. Js (J Balvin and J Alvarez). Justin might be the best choice for Quiles, whose youthful sound slides easily from reggaeton to the romantic tropipop scene.
Colombia’s Maluma may be new to US airwaves. But he is considered a massive star in Colombia, boasting 1.2 million Twitter followers and seven million likes on Facebook. Originally a great urban / reggaeton artist today, Maluma has changed his tone in the mainstream cities, collaborating. With Elvis Crespo and Jorge Villamizar and his hit song “La Temperatura” (featuring Eli Palacios) to No. 4 Latin Rhythm Airplay. Maluma, who is about to become a judge for Colombia’s La Voz Kids. Will be releasing his next album, Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy, in the fall.