Bruno Mars: Pure Gold
Anyone wearing that much silk must be having the best year ever. Just when you thought it couldn’t get better than Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars gleamed brighter than gold with #1 hit single and album 24k Magic. Smoother than your uncle’s perm, Mars continues to be an unstoppable force proving big things come in small packages. Gearing up for a world tour the suave singer hasn’t missed a beat this year leaving behind a classic SuperBowl performance, a Victoria’s Secret show that left the angels swooning and a hilarious carpool karaoke to match.
Juan Gabriel: Long Live the King
We lost some legends this year as well. This year’s passing of singer Juan Gabriel had generations of music lovers flocking to their catalogue of greats from the Mexican legend. Gone too soon, his recent MeXXIco Es Todo tour reminded us why we love him as he belted out classics like Amor Eterno and Te lo Pido por Favor until his very last day. The legacy of Juanga, as he was affectionately called, is not only etched in stone with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame but is sure to make cameos for decades to come at your local weddings, Sunday dinners and quinceañeras.
Marc Anthony and Jlo Bring Back Pimpinela
Fanatics thought they were dreaming when the reunion of all reunions hit the Latin Grammy stage as Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez vibed out to their remake of the 80’s track Olvídame y Pega La Vuelta. The former power couple kept momentum as JLo reigned in Vegas and on television and to no one’s surprise Marc was named Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year. It makes total sense for the salsa king to be executive producer on Lopez’s new Spanish-language album scheduled for its debut in 2017, and we’re ready!