The Puerto Rican pop star has created nice music at a breakneck tempo. As we prepare for his upcoming third album, Saturno, listed here are his most transcendent moments to this point
Earlier than he turned one of many world’s largest pop icons, 29-year-old Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Rauw Alejandro was an aspiring soccer star. Crushed by an absence of success, he drowned his sorrows in music and channeled his athletic prowess into dancing. By 2017, Rauw was collaborating with an eclectic array of artists, exhibiting off his romantic crooning and a prolific present for catchy choruses. If Afrodisíaco, his 2020 debut, boasted hit singles and significant acclaim, the 2021 follow-up, Vice Versa, was a recreation changer — each single observe a winner. Rauw’s neo-reggaetón aesthetic enriched with playful touches of Eighties New Wave, synth-pop balladry, and funk carioca. That very same yr, he performed 4 sold-out reveals on the legendary Coliseo de Puerto Rico. As his profession has grown, he’s proven an virtually Prince-like present for taking dangers whereas making new music at an outrageously excessive stage and quick tempo.
As he readies the discharge of Saturno, his a lot anticipated third album, listed here are 50 of Raúl Alejandro Ocasio Ruiz’s most transcendent songs — an introduction to his wondrous universe.