Stand by Me
Label: Sony Music Latin
With Aventura releasing their last album (supposedly) in 2009, room has opened up for the next Bronx-born bachata heartthrobs. Enter Prince Royce, young and lovely and as romantic as any 13-year-old girl could wish. For the most part, he sticks to the script, singing softly and with a few bilingual touches to the dreamy trickle of bachata guitar. But then he flips the script with the perhaps unintentionally funny and extremely catchy "Rock the Pants." You have to love a guy who sings, "Watch me as my jeans sag low/ when I walk out the door" to a throbbing club beat.