Voy a Vivir la Vida
Label: Sony Music Latin
Think you don't like swollen, histrionic telenovelas of pop songs? Let Ricardo Montaner croon in your ear with that limpid, buttery tenor for a track or two, and he'll change your mind. This guy's been dominating the sweeping, soaring pop game for decades, and it shows. By that, we don't just mean that more than 15 albums in, his sound is a bit ... old-school. We also mean that he owns that style, singing adult-contemporary ballads, kicky piano jams and candlelit duets (the one with India Martinez is lovely) like they're Oscar-ready movie music. You won't be able to take your ears off him.