1. J Alvarez
Country: Puerto Rico
Label: On Top of the World/Sony
Known For: "La Pregunta" peaked at No. 5 on Hot Latin Songs in July 2013.
Musical Style: Very melodic, often romantic
Giving Props: "Yankee is the face of the movement. He's the one that preserves the attitude and look of an urban act. 'Gasolina' opened the doors to Europe for me, and we're still taking advantage of that. Yankee was always ahead of his time. Then, when he overtook us all, he forced us to listen."