9 Man Crushes in Latin Music That We're Thankful For In 2018


With a brief week in full swing and the Thanksgiving vacation sneaking up on us, it’s time we replicate on a few of the hottest artists we’re grateful for this yr.

And what higher technique to pay tribute than on Monday, the day of the week the web has blessed as “Man Crush Monday” -- or just put, #MCM.

Billboard Latin has put collectively a listing of 9 man crushes we’re grateful for this yr. Check them out under.


Whoever mentioned boy bands have been lifeless? In simply two years, since they received La Banda, CNCO has managed to grow to be one of many hottest acts of the second. With their self-titled sophomore album launched in April and debuted on the prime of Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, CNCO proves that that is solely the start.


In 2018, Maluma launched into his F.A.M.E. world tour, touring throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States to croon to his followers. He blessed followers with a number of new music, together with “Mala Mia” and “Marinero,” and let’s not overlook in regards to the time he was "born once more” when he dyed his hair blonde.

Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee by no means stops and by no means ages! At 41 years outdated and together with his child face intact, DY has had an distinctive yr. His hit “Dura,” launched in January, reached greater than 1 billion video views on YouTube and nabbed him the Latin Grammy for greatest city music. If that’s not sufficient, Yankee broke 10 Guinness World Records for his collaboration with Luis Fonsi on “Despacito.”


Just after we thought we have been going to have the whole Odisea album on replay for the remainder of the yr, bam!, right here comes Ozuna with Aura. Two superb accomplishments in 2018 -- in addition to giving us catchy music -- embrace his superb 360° Aura Tour and incomes the longest-leading No. 1 by a male artist on the Top Latin Albums chart.

Christian Nodal

Meanwhile, within the Regional Mexican scene, Christian Nodal has grow to be all the fashion this yr. His 2017 hit “Adios Amor” made method for Nodal in 2018, placing him on our radar together with his chart-topping album Me Deje Llevar. His single “Problabemente” even nabbed Nodal his first-ever Latin Grammy for greatest regional Mexican music.

J Balvin

Then, we've J Balvin. Even although he solely received one Latin Grammy for greatest city album, he was this yr’s most-nominated artist, main the pack with eight nods. That, in itself, says quite a bit. We’re grateful for a lot of issues J Balvin did in 2018, together with his Vibras album, tour and merch, vouching for reggaeton, and hanging out with Barack Obama.

Manuel Turizo

He’s solely 18 years outdated, however Manuel Turizo has already captured our hearts. In 2018, he collaborated with Ozuna on Vaina Loca,” with Noriel in “Una Vez Mas,” and Mau & Ricky in “Desconocidos,” and that is solely the start. As of September, his 2016 hit “Una Lady Como Tu” entered the Billion Video Views Club on YouTube.


Forty years after he kicked off his music profession and Chayanne remains to be our man crush (on Monday and on daily basis of the week!). This yr, the Puerto Rican pop crooner blessed us by going again to his romantic roots with “Di Que Sientes Tu” and made the rounds with this Desde El Alma tour. He additionally received Halloween dressed as Superman. See images under.

Bad Bunny

Here’s why we’re grateful for Bad Bunny in 2018. He launched nice music, together with the get together hit “Mia” with Drake and sensual lure “Te Guste” with Jennifer Lopez. He carried out an incredible set on the 2018 Latin Grammys, turning his city medley into rock variations. He continued to make an announcement together with his nails and vogue. And he bought actual about psychological well being in his single “Estamos Bien.” Now, who’s able to see him carry out on the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?