With Thanksgiving week in full swing, Billboard Latin has put together a list of some of the hottest women in Latin music that we’re thankful for in 2018.
Check out some of our woman crushes of the year below.
Becky G kicked off 2018 with a song we had on replay the entire year, “Sin Pijamas” featuring Natti Natasha. The song peaked at No. 1 on the Latin Rhythm Digital Song Sales chart dated May 5. Thereafter, we were blessed with other really cool collaborations such as “Cuando te Bese” with Paulo Londra, “Pienso en Ti” with Joss Favela, and “Booty” with C. Tangana.
Natti Natasha had an incredible year also, dropping new music back-to-back. She had collabs with Becky G, Bad Bunny, RKM & Ken-Y, Silvestre Dangond, and Thalia in “No Me Acuerdo.” Her song with Thalia nabbed both singers a top 10 on the Latin Pop Digital Song Sales (peaked at No. 6, chart dated June 16) and Latin Rhythm Digital Song Sales (peaked at No. 5, chart dated June 16).
Then we have Anitta, who really made 2018 her own! In addition to releasing new music, including a collab with Greeicy and an EP with three songs, the Brazilian bombshell’s jam “Downtown” was recently nominated for best urban song at the 2018 Latin Grammys. She also has new projects in the works with artists such as Zion & Lennox, Natti Natasha and DJ Khaled. Oh, she also has a Netflix docuseries called “Vai Anitta.”
This year has blessed us with the glorious Rosalia, who has captivated our hearts with her flamenco-pop fusion. Nominated for five awards at the 2018 Latin Grammys, the 25-year-old from Spain won best urban/fusion performance and best alternative song for “Malamente.”
Taking over the Regional Mexican scene is Angela Aguilar, proving that she’s an emerging artist to keep an eye on for 2019. At only 14 years old, Aguilar, the youngest daughter of famed Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar, was nominated for two Latin Grammys and with her powerhouse vocals crooned everyone at the awards show.
Thalia has been our favorite person on the Internet this entire year. Yeah, she loves to post a lot of photos and videos on Instagram, but what fan is not grateful for that? Besides dropping the party starter “No Me Acuerdo” featuring Natti Natasha, let’s remember when she went viral with the hilarious “Thalia Challenge.” The song is also a hit!
She headlined her first-ever U.S. tour with an all-girl band, she dropped “Mi Cama,” “Culpables” with Anuel AA and “Creeme” with Maluma, and she just became Latin Grammys 2018 best new artist. With all of these incredible accomplishments in 2018, how can we not be grateful for Karol G?