January 24, 2023
Latin pop is one of the most diverse music genres around, with a rich history as well as fresh sounds, new stars, and surprisingly creative collaborations hitting the airwaves and streaming services every day. If you’re trying to pinpoint one single person as the most famous Latin pop singer, you can make equally strong cases for classic Cuban goddess Gloria Estefan, silky-smooth Carlos Santana, super-trendy Bad Bunny, chart-topping Enrique Iglesias, and disco-driven Rauw Alejandro, just to name a few. The point is it’s impossible to name only one singer who comes to mind when you think of Latin pop. Instead, check out this list of singers you’re likely to hear when you hit the dance floor at Onyx Room, the hottest Latin club in San Diego.
For the third year in a row, Bad Bunny is the most-streamed artist on Spotify, and his album Un Verano Sin Ti, the first Spanish-language album to ever be nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys, was streamed more often than any other in 2022. At the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards last September, Bad Bunny reigned supreme, racking up 23 nominations and taking home nine awards, including Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year for his record-breaking El Último Tour Del Mundo, and Album of the Year for Un Verano Sin Ti.
Karol G won the award for Billboard’s top Latin female artist in 2021, and she was back again in 2022 with a nomination for Artist of the Year alongside male powerhouses Bad Bunny, Farruko, Jhayco, and Rauw Alejandro. Although she didn’t come away with a win in that category, she did take home three trophies: Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female; Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female; and Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event, for “Mamiii,” her wildly popular collaboration with Becky G. In addition, her chart-topping album KG0516 was nominated for Top Latin Album of the Year.
Rauw Alejandro burst onto the scene in 2021 with “Todo De Ti,” a disco-pop reggaeton banger that drew heavily from the musical stylings of the ‘80s and won Latin Pop Song of the Year at the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Ever since the song amassed more than a billion Spotify streams, he’s been in demand as a collaborator, working with other Latin stars such as Bad Bunny, Jennifer Lopez, and Shakira, with whom he received yet another nomination for Latin Pop Song of the Year for “Te Felicito.” He was also nominated for Artist of the Year, and his chart-topping album Vice Versa was among the nominees for Top Latin Album of the Year.
Enrique Iglesias’s long and very successful career has made him one of the most well-known Latin singers of all time. In recent years, he’s branched out and produced tracks with more danceable rhythms, such as the megahit “Bailando.” He won Billboard’s Latin Solo Pop Artist of the Year in 2022, and his Final (Vol. 1) was nominated for Pop Album of the Year.
Ever since she rocketed to stardom in the early 2000s, Christina Aguilera has had one of the most recognizable voices in the business. With her signature growl and power-packed vocal acrobatics, she never fails to blow audiences away. In 2022, she released Aguilera, her first Spanish-language project since 2000’s Mi Reflejo. Showing her understanding of the contemporary Latin music space, Aguilera collaborated with some of the genre’s biggest stars on this latest work, including Becky G, Nicki Nicole, Christian Nodal, and Ozuna. One of the standout songs from the album is “La Reina,” a stunning ranchera tune that highlights her incredible vocal prowess.
You’ll hear these Latin pop stars and a lot more when you head to the area’s top Latin club. San Diego nightclub goers consistently rank Onyx Room as the best nightclub in town. With multiple rooms and various genres, we’re sure to please both first-time and veteran San Diego clubgoers. Whether you’re looking for the best Top 40, urban Latin, or hip hop clubs in San Diego, we have something to please everyone. Come see for yourself what Onyx has to offer. To join the guest list for the night of your choosing or get VIP bottle service and experience why Onyx Nightclub is the best San Diego nightclub, call us at 619-876-8044.
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