Mi Puerto Rico
Label: Premium Latin Music
Bachata's first boy band!!! Insert squeals here, but if you don't have it in you, the thousands of screaming fans who pack stadiums for these Bronx-born cuties have you covered. Though bachata's traditional soft swells still form the basis of their sonic structure, Aventura work in well-placed stylistic references to hip-hop, R&B and pop (see: the Michael Jackson bite on "I Believe") and sings bilingual lyrics in vocals that are almost more Babyface than bolero. These boys helped guarantee a dynamic future for the genre. "Obsession" was one of bachata's first crossover hits.