10 Latin Artists to Watch in 2019


Paulo Londra, Greeicy, Farina and PJ Sin Suela are on the record.

In 2018, we witnessed the expansion of some large Latin stars, together with Bad Bunny, Rosalia, Karol G and Joss Favela. And, like them, there may be nonetheless an extended record of recent artists who're desperate to develop professionally.

This yr, our editors have gathered a gaggle of 10 gifted new Latin artists to keep watch over this yr. From Paulo Londra to Greeicy, meet 2019’s Billboard Latin artists to look at.

Paulo Londra

So far, 20-year-old rapper Londra has scored two No. 1s on Argentina's Hot 100 with “Cuando Te Bese” that includes Becky G and “Adan y Eva,” his present single. Londra is signed to Warner Music Latina and with a singular voice his songs keep away from subjects resembling violence and medicines, filling them as an alternative with good, constructive vitality. "Almost no one sings that he's completely satisfied. They say 'I'm unhealthy now' and issues like that. I have no idea if it's as a result of it sells extra; what do I do know? It makes me need to do what no one does," he beforehand informed Billboard. -- SUZETTE FERNÁNDEZ


2018 was an important yr for the feminine singers who lastly received into the sport within the city style. Thanks to that, the doorways are open for abilities like Farina, who has dominated the city style in Colombia for a number of years together with her distinctive voice and rapping fashion . Last yr, Farina signed with Sony Music and he or she's already collaborated with Leslie Grace and De La Ghetto, amongst others. -- SF

PJ Sin Suela

PJ Sin Suela is an rising Puerto Rican rapper whose songs usually carry social messages within the fashion of Residente. “I like to put in writing about issues that occur in Puerto Rico, and lots of people really feel recognized,” he beforehand informed Billboard. The music didn’t cease him from graduating from school as a physician. -- SF


Mariah Angeliq, sweetly often called solely Mariah within the biz, is a 19-year-old singer to keep watch over in 2019. Born in Miami to Cuban and Puerto Rican dad and mom, this rising star is Universal Music Latin's new promising act. Her single "Blah," launched in the summertime of 2018, offers us a style of Mariah's music: recent, unapologetic and empowering. Mariah was found on the age of 16 by multi-platinum music producer Nely "El Arma Secreta," who has been working together with her since day one. -- JESSICA ROIZ

Angela Aguilar

Aguilar is taking up the Regional Mexican scene, proving that she’s an rising artist to keep watch over in 2019. At solely 15 years-old, Aguilar -- the youngest daughter of famed Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar -- was nominated for 2 Latin Grammys and together with her powerhouse vocals blew away everybody on the 2018 awards present. Even although she was born within the U.S., Angela's first solo album, Primera Soy Mexicana, makes it actually clear that she's happy with her Mexican roots and able to proceed conquering the music scene this yr. -- JR


Cimafunk’s Afro-Cuban soul has introduced a brand new groove to a Havana music scene whose needle has currently been caught on unremarkable reggaeton. Bringing the funk to Cuban rhythms (and vice versa), Cimafunk embraces the piquant playfulness of timeless Cuban music with 21st-century fashion, referencing timba in addition to trova, and persevering with the place '90s cult band Yerba Buena left off. Erik Iglesias RodrĂ­guez -- the previous med pupil and self-taught musician from Pinar del Rio behind Cimafunk -- has simply signed with Cuban label Egrem for the follow-up to his viral 2017 debut album,Terapia. Cimafunk, who was by all accounts Cuba’s 2018 revelation of the yr, is poised for worldwide discovery.  --  JUDY CANTOR-NAVAS

Nicola Cruz

Ecuadorian digital artist Cruz cunningly melds conventionalism with modernity as he performs with quite a lot of sounds that lightly circulation by means of a sequence of harmonic flurries. Though his music traverses by means of intricate instrumentation the place experimental beats conflict with ancestral sounds just like the Indian sitar and the Andean sikĂș (pan flute) and the bombo, Cruz turns this morass of sounds and vibrations right into a placid dwelling. “Siete” and “Arka” are the primary two launched singles of his forthcoming album, Siku. The former was written fixated on the talents of the quantity 7 in music and options Ecuadorian folks musical household Vicencio on bansuri and percussion. The latter is a collaboration with Argentinian flutist and composer Esteban Valdi. -- PAMELA BUSTIOS


In a world dominated by reggaeton beats and Latin lure melodies, comes Rombai with the mission of protecting cumbia alive! Formed by Fernando "Fer" Vazquez (Uruguay), Valeria Emiliani (Colombia), and Megumi Bowles (Boli), this musical trio is able to convey their recent fusion of city and cumbia music to the forefront. Their 2018 single "Me Voy" lives as much as that lofty purpose, giving us main cumbia villera vibes with catchy hints of reggaeton. -- JR


After a 10-year appearing profession in Colombia, Greeicy determined to comply with her actual ardour and resumed her musical profession in 2016. Her music, which incorporates catchy singles resembling "Amante," “Mas Fuerte” and "Jacuzzi" that includes Anitta, offers us an concept of who she is as an artist: romantic, edgy, unapologetic and empowering. Now, underneath her new report label, Universal Music, the Colombian sensation is able to conquer the world in 2019. -- JR

TR3 Elemento

T3r Elemento is a Mexican Regional group from Las Vegas. With their sophomore album, The Green Tim, the corrido band debuted at No. 5 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated Dec. 1). Elemento undoubtedly brings a brand new sound to the Regional Mexican style impressed by Gerardo Ortiz and Regulo Caro, amongst others who additionally supply conventional corridos from the Sinaloa custom. -- SF