Latin Conference & Awards
Jennifer Lopez Performs New Spanish-Language Single at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Perform 'Despacito' at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards
Ricardo Arjona Serenades the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards With Beautiful Performance
Watch J Balvin and Bad Bunny Perform at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards
Carrie Underwood, "Play On"
There's no doubt that Carrie Underwood's third album, "Play On," is her best collection yet: Here, the artist seems to finally feel comfortable in her own skin. It's a wide-ranging album-she's in love, out of love, light-hearted and playful. But isn't that real life? The bass-heavy and lyrically light first single, "Cowboy Casanova" (which Underwood co-wrote), makes for fine radio candy, but it's not the type of song that defines the album. The socially conscious anthem "Change" and the spiritual-sounding "Temporary Home" (another Underwood co-write) provide the meat and potatoes that make the syrupy-sweet dessert offerings more palatable. "What Can I Say" (featuring Sons of Sylvia) is a soaring lamentation about how love was lost, while "Someday When I Stop Loving You" is a well-written look at a life that's going downhill. Elsewhere, Vince Gill's high harmony on "Look at Me" helps elevate a simple song to a potential country classic.-Ken Tucker