Despite a challenging 2020, and the live industry coming to a halt, Latin artists never stopped creating music for their fans. As a result, chart-toppers such as Karol G, Eslabon Armado, Anuel AA, Alejandro Sanz, and more, released full-length studio albums in 2021.
While acts like J Balvin, Myke Towers, and Sech opted for ultra-personal albums this year, others such as Rauw Alejandro, Camilo, and Farruko went full experimental, each fusing their signature sounds with genres such as funk, bachata, EDM, and cumbia.
But these weren’t the only artists who dropped notable sets. Below, see our editors’ picks for the best 20 Latin albums of 2021, arranged in alphabetical order by artist.