Faith, Hope Y Amor
Label: UMLE - Latino
Have you been thinking that what Latin needs is a Bruno Mars en Español? Frankie J has been thinking the same thing. Here, the R&B star is back with an album packed with cute, malt-shop pop touches (the plinkety keys on the opener), high-drama slow jams (the urban-tinged "No Te Quiero Ver Con El") and so much buttery, heart-punching crooning your soul will melt. ("Beautiful" is definitely a relative of Mars' "Just the Way You Are.") But he also makes the style his own, adding little Latin pop details and trying his hand at kuduro/electro-cumbia ("Like a Flag").