7. Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 1 (Sony)
As the lead singer for New York City-based bachata quartet Aventura, Romeo Santos has become one of the Latin music world’s leading hearthrobs. On his solo debut, Santos applied his distinctive high tenor in occasional new directions—see the Rico Love-produced, English-language Lil Wayne collaboration, “All Aboard,” below—while adhering mainly to the bachata formula that produced successful Aventura LPs like 2005’s God’s Project.
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