Bad Bunny performing
The Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny has once again cemented his status as the king of Latin music AFP

Latin music continues its streak of fame and glory as there has been a surge of talent from artists in the Americas whose talent tops the charts globally. This week, Billboard released its year-end chart of Top Latin Artists of 2023 with no surprises as Bad Bunny is, again, the biggest number when it comes to Latin Music.

According to Billboard, "Bad Bunny could now be just a year away from officially owning half of the decade as the reigning champ of the Top Latin Artists chart, having now topped the listing all four years of the 2020s so far."

The main reason for the success of the so-called King of Trap Latino, is the huge gains obtained with his album "Un verano sin tí."

Other artists in the list are: Karol G, Peso Pluma, Fuerza Regida, Rauw Alejandro. etc.

Here's a complete rundown of Billboard's top Latin artists of 2023:

  • 1. Bad Bunny: The Undisputed King of Latin Music

His music seamlessly blends genres, from reggaeton and trap to pop and even a touch of indie rock, making him an artist who appeals to a wide range of listeners.

  • 2. Karol G: A Huge Year for Colombian Talent

Karol G continues to break barriers and redefine the role of women in Latin music. Her album "Mañana será bonito" is proof of her versatility and the reason for her status as a global superstar.

  • 3. Peso Pluma: The Heavyweight of the New Mexican Wave

Hassan Emilio Kabande Laija, a.k.a Peso Pluma, is a rising star who has taken Mexican regional music scene by storm. His collaboration with Eslabon Armado on "Ella baila sola" was one of the biggest hits of the year.

  • 4. Fuerza Regida: a Mexican Powerhouse

This year, the Regional Mexican subgenre was dominated by numbers such as Fuerza Regisa. Their energetic performances and catchy melodies have made them a favorite among fans of corridos tumbados.

The Puerto Rican King of Modern Reggaeton is known for mixing genres and composing powerful lyrics. His album "Vice Versa" showcased his versatility and earned him numerous awards and nominations.

  • 6. Eslabon Armado: A New Powerful Voice

They are a group of young musicians who are giving a new voice to the corridos tumbadosgenre. Their album "Tu veneno mortal" was one of the most critically acclaimed releases of the year.

  • 7. Junior H: A Corridos Tumbados Pioneer

His gritty and authentic storytelling has made him a favorite in the genre. His album "Corridos pa'l camino" cemented his status as a legendary figure.

  • Feid: A Romantic Singersongwriter

Feid is known for his romantic and heartfelt lyrics, which have made him a favorite among young Latin women. His music is a sensual blend of reggaeton and pop. His album "Bahia Beach" was a commercial success.

  • 9. Ivan Cornejo: A Rising Teen Idol

His viral hit "Está dañada" led him to stardom, and he has continued to release successful singles and albums.

  • 10. Grupo Frontera: A Band with a Global Reach

Their album "Tecateando" was a critical and commercial success, and it further solidified their position as one of the most exciting bands in the Latin music scene.

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