Puerto Rican singer Chayanne's first major hit as a solo act dates back to 1987 (the single "Fiesta en America"), but incredibly, in the ensuing 15 years, he has never released a disc of greatest hits

Puerto Rican singer Chayanne's first major hit as a solo act dates back to 1987 (the single "Fiesta en America"), but incredibly, in the ensuing 15 years, he has never released a disc of greatest hits, despite having an abundance of them. Enter Chayanne Grandes Exitos, which showcases a bunch of memorable songs, from the sweet "Tiempo de Vals" to the upbeat "Salomé," a trademark Chayanne dance track. There's also three new songs, including the single "Y Tú Te Vas," a rock-laced ballad penned by Franco De Vita, and the contagious "Torero," a dance track penned by Estéfano that will be the first single in Spain. Chayanne doesn't have a remarkable voice in the tradition of the great Latin balladeers. But what emerges here may be more important: a well-rounded artist with a distinct personality and style and a knack for selecting material that can be both timeless and timely.—LC