What to Expect From Latin Stars Jennifer Lopez, Maluma, Daddy Yankee and More in 2018

From left: Maluma, Jennifer Lopez & Daddy Yankee
Getty Images; Design by Jessica Xie

From left: Maluma, Jennifer Lopez & Daddy Yankee

Last year, Latin artists took over the global pop scene, and 2018 promises to be another great year for them. For example, Shakira will be back on tour, Maluma is dropping a new album and, for sure, many urban collabs will appear to conquer the charts.

Billboard has gathered information on what to expect from your favorite Latin superstars during 2018, whether a new album, tour, single, or something else.


Maluma announced that he’s dropping a new album called F.A.M.E. The Colombian superstar is also ready to embark a new tour, also titled F.A.M.E., in the United States, which starts on March 23rd in Washington, DC.

Are you ready for #F.A.M.E ?

A post shared by MALUMA (@maluma) on


Luis Fonsi

After an amazing year with the Hot 100-topping “Despacito," what we expect from Luis Fonsi during 2018 is a new album. Since last year, the Puerto Rican superstar has been working on his new set -- and will Fonsi surprise us with more Latin-Anglo collab? We’ll have to wait to see!

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez’s Spanish language album is on the way. We all know that “la diva del Bronx” has been working hard in many projects and one of them is the album, which is being produced by Marc Anthony, her ex-husband. During last year, Lopez dropped two official singles: “Ni Tu, Ni Yo” featuring Gente de Zona and “Amor, Amor, Amor” featuring Wisin.

Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias has been dropping singles for a long time now. On Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 3) the superstar announced his new single “El Baño” featuring Bad Bunny. Now, will Enrique Iglesias release a new album?

Wisin & Yandel

Is the official comeback happening during 2018? Truth is that the dynamic duo is celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2018. So far, they are kicking off the year promoting a song called “Todo Comienza en la Disco” with Daddy Yankee, which is part of Wisin’s latest album Victory. In previous conversations with Billboard, both Wisin and Yandel said that 2018 would be full of surprises for all their fans.


Who’s ready for their new song? #todocomienzaenladisco (PC: @oscarmena )

A post shared by Billboard Latin (@billboardlatin) on


Daddy Yankee

Beside being part of Wisin’s new single, Daddy Yankee will kick off the new year with a new song called “Dura”  and, also will be part of another Latin-Anglo collab with Steve Aoki and Elvis Crespo -- both of which will be released in January.

Romeo Santos

“The King of Bachata” is ready to hit the road with his Golden tour. Romeo Santos will kick off the tour on February 15 in New York making stops in Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, among other cities.

Nicky Jam

This year will be interesting for Nicky Jam. The superstar is in the process of filming his biopic series El Ganador, which is set to air on Telemundo. But also, as announced on Wednesday morning (Jan. 3), the urban singer will be dropping a new song with J Balvin


Who is anxious to see Shakira back on the stage? Due to a health issue with her vocals, Shak could not start her El Dorado tour last year. But in 2018, new dates have been set, and now the Colombian superstar will be kicking off her tour during the summer.

J Balvin

J Balvin has been teasing his fans over social media with several posts showing the name "Machika," accompanied by drawn eyes, and one minute videos which tells us that new music might be coming.



Gerardo Ortiz

Regional Mexican singer Gerardo Ortiz kicked off the new year by announcing that he is working on a new album, entitled Comeré Callado Vol. 2.


#ComereCallado Vol.2 Proximamente -------- #GerardoOrtiz

A post shared by gerardoortizoficial (@gerardoortizoficial) on



Last year, Reik shared some behind-the-scenes images with Wisin and Ozuna, from a set where they were filming the music video for their new pop/urban collab “Me Niego." The new song will surely drop soon.


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.