In the Spanish-speaking world, Prince Royce is already a brand-name superstar. He scored his first No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart with his 2010 debut at the age of 20. That song, "Corazon Sin Cara," was a soft-focus ode to unconditional love that established Royce as a bachata heartthrob whose silken tenor and warmhearted attitude fit perfectly within the genre's sentimental sound.
Style is more important today in pop music than it was even in 1991, when Mariah Carey dropped Emotions, but like the Elusive Chanteuse did back then, Ariana Grande is subverting it with cute, comfortable, and on-trend dresses with a feminine slant.