Music 

The Top 7 Latin Artists To Watch in 2021

Get to know the emerging talents dominating the Latin music scene.

17,287 Hypes

The Top 7 Latin Artists To Watch in 2021

Get to know the emerging talents dominating the Latin music scene.

The versatility of Latin music is unmatched — from Mexican ballads and contemporary bachata, to Colombian salsa and Latin pop, the catch-all genre has evolved over time with immense change and growth. Every year, the industry continues to expand with up-and-coming talents bringing even more excitement to the Latin music scene. For those looking to explore new tunes, below, we are highlighting some of the best Latin artists you should be listening to in 2021. From Los Angeles-based artist Alaina Castillo to Barcelona-based Argentinian singer Nathy Peluso, read on for a list of musicians you need to add to your playlist.

For more music recommendations, here are the top K-hip hop artists to watch this year.

Alaina Castillo

Alaina Castillo put herself on the map when she dropped her single “i don’t think i love you anymore” in 2019 and her hit track “just a boy” in 2020. Known for delivering a harmonic blend of pop, R&B and hip hop, Castillo incorporates her heritage into her work by combining the English and Spanish languages in the lyrics. Thanks to her the voicenotes EP, the young artist landed a spot in Spotify’s U.S. RADAR Program last year.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Cami

Chilean singer-songwriter Cami specializes in pop and rock, with songs that center on heartbreak, lust and grief. In 2021, Cami earned a Grammy nomination for the Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album award with her Monstruo album. The 24-year-old artist is currently putting together her third album, which she describes as “feminist” and “powerful.”

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Carla Morrison

Mexican indie-pop singer and composer Carla Morrison has been in the music game since 2009 when she released her debut EP Aprendiendo a Aprenderwhich was independently produced at Jordan Beriault’s home studio in Tempe, Arizona. By 2012, Morrison dropped her first full-length album, Déjenme Llorar, comprised of 14 tracks. The album was nominated in several categories at the Latin Grammy Awards, and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin, Rock, Urban or Alternative Album in 2013.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Chesca

At the young age of 11, Chesca was signed to Sony but unfortunately had to put a hold on her career due to a tragic boating accident. The singer made the decision to move to Miami to reignite her passion for music. Now based in LA and signed to Saban Music Group, Chesca has a talent for creating upbeat tracks that blend Latin and Reggaeton sounds. Last year, her collaborative track “Te Quiero Baby” with Pitbull and Frankie Valli earned the artist her second No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart. Since the start of 2021, Chesca has been rolling out a number of bops including “Como Tu Me Querias (Remix)“ and “COMO TU (DIRTY).

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Elena Rose

At 19 years old, Elena Rose decided to pursue her dream of becoming a singer instead of following the path of journalism. Having begun performing at local bars, Rose eventually had the opportunity to collaborate with Ricky Martin, as well as Becky G and rapper Myke Towers on “Dollar.” By 2020, the songstress made her debut by releasing “Sandunga,” “Fenomenal” and “La Ducha.” Most recently, Rose was credited as one of the songwriters on Selena Gomez’s “De Una Vez.”

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Nathy Peluso

Nathy Peluso, a Barcelona-based Argentinian singer-songwriter and producer, emerged on the music scene four years ago by independently releasing a seven-track EP titled Esmeralda. The next year, Peluso debuted her second EP La Sandunguera with Everlasting Records. After establishing her solo career, Peluso went on a tour with her band Big Menu and performed at BBK Live, Sónar and the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim. By 2019, the artist signed with Sony Music Spain. Last year, Peluso released a single titled “Buenos Aires” that received a Latin Grammy nomination for “Best Alternative Song.” Shortly after, she announced her debut studio album Calambre.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Silvana Estrada

The first Latin artist to sign to indie label Glassnote Records in 2020, emerging artist Silvana Estrada is known and loved for her soothing yet commanding voice. Her music has even gained the attention of Mexican pop-rock and folk singer Natalia Lafourcade. On tracks such as “Para Siempre” and “Carta,” Estrada’s vocals show that they have the ability to put listeners in a trance. ​

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Read Full Article
Text By
and
Share this article

What to Read Next

7 Emerging Designers to Watch For This NYFW
Fashion

7 Emerging Designers to Watch For This NYFW

Including Jane Wade, Agbobly, Onsirin and more.

Watch the Trailer for 'BLACKPINK: A VR Encore'
Music

Watch the Trailer for 'BLACKPINK: A VR Encore'

Premiering next week.

7 Festival-Inspired Makeup Ideas That'll Take You From GA to Mainstage
Beauty

7 Festival-Inspired Makeup Ideas That'll Take You From GA to Mainstage

The bolder the look the better.


Artist Rello Pens a Love Letter to His Favorite Chicago Spots as 'The Chi' Returns to Paramount +
Art 

Artist Rello Pens a Love Letter to His Favorite Chicago Spots as 'The Chi' Returns to Paramount +

Presented by Paramount
Taking a closer look at the city’s bubbling streetwear communities and rich art scene with Cherry Mountain Arts Founder Rello.

Vetements Makes Food Now, Too — Introducing the Vetements Burger Combo Meal
Fashion

Vetements Makes Food Now, Too — Introducing the Vetements Burger Combo Meal

Here’s where you can chow down on the high-fashion lunch.

The Gucci Family Is Not Happy With Ridley Scott's New Film
Film & TV

The Gucci Family Is Not Happy With Ridley Scott's New Film

In a new interview, Patrizia Gucci slams Scott’s “shameful” casting choices.

Le Creuset Unexpectedly Taps MLB for Baseball-Themed Kitchenware
Art & Design

Le Creuset Unexpectedly Taps MLB for Baseball-Themed Kitchenware

Celebrating some of the most iconic teams such as the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dr. Martens Launches Fuzzy Voss Sandals for Spring
Footwear

Dr. Martens Launches Fuzzy Voss Sandals for Spring

Perfect for everyday wear.

GCDS x Mizuno Add Cherry-Inspired Details To Wave Prophecy 8 Sneaker
Footwear

GCDS x Mizuno Add Cherry-Inspired Details To Wave Prophecy 8 Sneaker

Statement kicks to update your rotation this season.

We11Done Explores Dresses, Denim, Knitwear and More in FW21 "Oddities" Collection
Fashion

We11Done Explores Dresses, Denim, Knitwear and More in FW21 "Oddities" Collection

The South Korean label has us longing for post-pandemic days.

Maria Grazia Chiuri Heads to the Disco for Dior's Pre-Fall 2021 Collection
Fashion

Maria Grazia Chiuri Heads to the Disco for Dior's Pre-Fall 2021 Collection

See the full runway that took place in Shanghai this week.

Self-Portrait Enlists Kate Moss for Pre-Fall 2021 Campaign
Fashion

Self-Portrait Enlists Kate Moss for Pre-Fall 2021 Campaign

Relaxed dress silhouettes lensed by photographer Nigel Shafran.

Daily Paper Introduces Pops of Color for Mid-Season Resort 2021 Line
Fashion

Daily Paper Introduces Pops of Color for Mid-Season Resort 2021 Line

Inspired by the flags of Somalia, Ghana and Morocco.

This Wedding-Centric Capsule of Press-On Nails and Jewelry Isn't Just for Brides
Fashion

This Wedding-Centric Capsule of Press-On Nails and Jewelry Isn't Just for Brides

Where manicures and matrimony unite.

More ▾
 

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.