Whether you were a musician delighting neighbors via a balcony concert or you made the best of your lockdown weekends watching a virtual livestream, there’s no doubt that music became an escape from the health crisis reality this year.
That’s why Billboard reached out to a couple of Latin artists to share what song (or album) saved their 2020.
Tainy chose Bad Bunny’s albums, music by J Balvin and Ozuna, and Cazzu’s entire album. “Her song ‘Miedo’ is one of my top favorites,” he says.
Sech says his song “Relacion” was on repeat throughout quarantine, while Luis Fonsi’s go-to was ’90s R&B. “I went back in time. I listen to modern music, but I’m in this weird, retro vibe right now,” Fonsi says.
Check out more answers below.
BANDA MS: “‘Que Maldición,’ ‘Somos Lo Que Somos,’ and ‘Cerrando Ciclos.’ These three songs saved our year, definitely.”
CHRISTIAN CHAVEZ: “I would have to say RBD’s ‘Salvame’ because I needed someone to save me from quarantine and 2020.”
GERARDO ORTIZ: “Oh wow! I heard so many different songs during the quarantine, from Daddy Yankee to Banda MS, but I would have to say ‘Mamacita’ by Black Eyed Peas and Ozuna.”
JESSIE REYEZ: “I listen to a lot of Bob Marley. His music just lifts my spirit. Every time I felt lonely, I would listen to ‘Is This Love.’”
OZUNA: “My artist is Romeo Santos. I like listening to old-school Latin hits from Romeo, Enrique Iglesias, salsa by Hector Lavoe, a bit of everything.”
SECH: “There are so many but ‘Relacion’ is such an important song for my career. The remix is something very spectacular and it met all my expectations.”
TAINY: “Everyone’s been putting out a lot of music from Bad Bunny’s album to everything J Balvin is doing. I have Cazzu’s album on repeat, her song ‘Miedo’ is at my top.”
WISIN: “Besides the fact that it was mixed in my studio, I really love Ozuna’s album ‘Enoc.’ It’s a very complete album. I heard it every day on repeat.”
YANDEL: “‘Dembow 2020’ with Rauw Alejandro. I released it originally in 2003 but I like the new version because it brings me back great memories of the beginning of my career.”