We’ve already broken down the albums up for best urban music album, so now let’s talk pop. Ricky Martin, Camilo, Juanes, Aitana and Beret are up for best pop vocal album, striking a nice balance between veteran pop acts like Martin and Juanes and promising newcomers Aitana, Beret and Camilo.
In honor of the upcoming awards ceremony, airing live at 8 p.m. ET on Nov. 19 via the Univision network, Billboard highlights all the nominations in the best pop vocal album category, which recognizes albums containing at least 51% playing time of new pop recordings.
From Camilo’s debut album Por Primera Vez to Ricky Martin’s surprise EP Pausa, check out the full list below.
The album: Released via Universal Music Spain in 2019, Spoiler was the Spanish singer-songwriter’s debut album. The 14-track set, which includes songs in both Spanish and English, is a true testament to the singer’s ability to straddle pop and urban. Aitana was a best new artist nominee at the Latin Grammys last year.
The album: Rising Spanish artist Beret made a splash with his first album packed with star-studded collaborations featuring artists including Sebastián Yatra, Pablo Alborán and Sofía Reyes. The 19-track set includes dreamy, stripped-down pop tracks like “Lo Siento,” “Me Vas a Ver” and “Vuelve.”
Camilo, Por Primera Vez
The album: “This album was born at home, among family. It was hecho a mano (handmade),” the Colombian said about the album. “Although I’m called an artist, I consider myself an artisan.”
On the charts: It earned Camilo his first appearance on any Billboard Albums chart. The set debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Top Latin Albums chart dated May 2. His debut set also arrived at No. 1 on Latin Pop Albums chart, earning Camilo his first No. 1 on any albums chart. It ruled for two weeks.
Juanes, Más Futuro Que Pasado
The album: “It’s the perfect combination of my story in the past, the present and the urge to want to project myself in the future, hopes, the desire to live and to make music,” Juanes told Billboard of his new album. The 13-track set includes previously-released singles such as “Pa Dentro” and “Bonita,” which gave fans a taste of Juanes’ new experimental sound without the need of changing his Latin alternative essence.
On the charts: The album earned Juanes his eight straight top 10 on Top Latin Albums as it debuted and peaked at No. 9 on the Dec. 7, 2019-dated list. It also debuted atop the Latin Pop Albums chart dated Dec. 7, 2019.
Ricky Martin, Pausa
The album: Pausa became the artist’s first collective set since his 2015 A Quien Quiera Escuchar, featuring collaborations with Sting, Carla Morrison, Pedro Capó, Diego El Cigala, among others. The EP is packed with introspective, poignant and melancholic lyrics, the six-track set is born from a state of vulnerability and the need to heal through music.
On the charts: His first EP debuted at No. 8 on the Latin Pop Albums chart dated June 13. It earned Martin his 11th top 10.