Which Latin Urban Star Has the Best Fall Album of 2015: Vote!

There's no denying that Latin urban is king across the board, and in the fourth quarter of 2015, the dembow momentum shows no signs of slowing down. New releases from veteran artists (WisinYandel) and rising stars (FarrukoMaluma) alike are only reinforcing the genre's strength -- and giving us plenty of party music for the holidays. 

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J Balvin isn't far behind, either. He may not have a new album out this fall, but he just released a hot new single with Justin Bieber, the Latino remix to "Sorry," which is blowing up Twitter since its release Nov. 6. And Nicky Jam can pretty much ride the "El Perdón" wave for the rest of the year, as the Enrique Iglesias-assisted single continues to sit comfortably at No. 1 on Latin Digital Songs and Latin Streaming Songs.

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But for now let's take a look at those Latin urban artists who have albums out this fall.


An idol from reggaeton's early days, Yandel is back with a new solo album, Dangerous, out today (Nov. 6). It's everything you hoped for, with special guests like Pitbull, French Montana, Shaggy, Future, and more. One of our favorites is the Nicky Jam duet, "No Sales de mi Mente." We're calling it -- this one's going to be a future single and it's going to stick. Wondering about the album's title? "It's not a dangerous album," Yandel told Billboard recently with a laugh. "There's nothing gangsta rap about it. I called it Dangerous because it has attitude." 


Yandel's former partner also put out a solo album earlier this year, Los Vaqueros: La Trilogía, which enlists a who’s who in the urban world (FarrukoPlan BJ AlvarezTito El BambinoArcángel, to name a few), proving he's one of the more popular guys in reggaeton. But he also collaborates with artists outside of his own genre. Standouts include the vallenato-reggaeton hybrid “Nota de Amor,” with Daddy Yankee and Carlos Vives, “Que Se Sienta el Deseo,” featuring frequent collaborator (and tour mate) Ricky Martin, and the kiss-off anthem “Tu Libertad” with an irresistible chorus sung by Prince Royce. A pioneer in cross-genre collaborations, Wisin shows he’s got friends everywhere -- urban or not -- who are willing to immerse themselves in his street-savvy sound without losing their individual essence.


Released in time for Halloween, the 21-year-old Colombian selfie king's Pretty Boy Dirty Boy shows his sensitive side as well as what he calls his naughtier "best side." With an equal dose of romantic balladry and reggaeton bangers, Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy counts bachata princess Leslie Grace as well as Latin urban sensations Farruko and Cosculluela among its collaborators. 


The Puerto Rican reggaetonero's sophomore album Visionary debuted at No. 1 on Hot Latin Albums earlier this week. Farruko had already reached the No. 1 slot exactly a year ago with Farruko Presenta: Los Menores.Now signed to Sony, his Visionary includes the hit “Sunset,” featuring Shaggy and Nicky Jam, which is currently No. 2 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart. "It’s a little futuristic," Farruko tells Billboard of the album's concept. "All the rhythms, all the melodies, all the song concepts have to do with what’s happening in social media, in clubs. That’s one of the reasons fans are identifying with the album."

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