Names to watch for in 2022, chosen by our staff


Many talented Latinos have emerged in the film and music industries this year. In fact, the seven ‘names to watch’ listed below had such a great year 2021, riding that wave of momentum from this year to 2022 should be something they all are focused on.

From a Puerto Rican actress who played an iconic role in revising a classic film to a Chilean-American musical artist who released her first solo album, the abilities displayed by these stars over the past 12 months prove that their potential is limitless.

In 2022, these names will certainly have more creativity to share with the industries they have embraced and with the world. No one knows how this coming year will turn out, but if this is even a fraction of the success of subsequent artists this year, there will be no looking back for them.


Ariana DeBose

This year, the Puerto Rican actress Ariana DeBose ended up on the set of Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story. In the film, DeBose plays Anita, a Puerto Rican immigrant who finds herself embroiled in a bitter rivalry between two street gangs in 1950s Manhattan. The original role in the film won Rita Moreno the Oscar for Best Actress in a supporting role, making her the first Latina to win the prestigious award. “Ariana is an extraordinary actress who absolutely stole the show in Spielberg’s West Side StoryTrending News editor-in-chief Lyra Hale said. honing his craft and a dedication to representing our communities in an honest, open and vulnerable manner.

While not yet officially scheduled for 2022, DeBose has wrapped filming on the sci-fi thriller ISS alongside actor Chris Messina. She is also currently in production with the spy thriller Argylle with Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell and Bryce Dallas Howard.


Princesa Alba

Trinidad Valentina Riveros Inostroza, better known by her stage name Princesa Alba, is a rising Chilean trap artist who released her debut album, besitos, cuídate, This year. The album, “Born after a Breakup”, features a track with Brazilian singer Duda Beat, an artist Alba considers “a sister in another country … with another language”.

Music editor Alexis Hodoyan was impressed with her debut album. “She’s doing actual pop at a time when everyone in pop is going down the reggaeton route,” Hodoyan said. “But when she incorporates trap or even reggaeton into her music, it doesn’t sound like a gimmick, but reflects the genre-less music that Generation Z gravitates towards.” In 2022, expect Alba “to work on more videos of besitos, cuídate“And” work on [her] live show. “


Western music

This year the electronic folk duo Where is released the singles “Espiral”, “Ciempies” and “La Llave del Juego”. Weste includes Argentinian musician Clara Trucco of the group and Uruguayan musician Ignacio Pérez of the group Mushi Mushi Orquesta. “Weste is a cool west-east fusion that offers some interesting stage performances,” said Alexia Muller, Audience Manager. In 2022, look for the duo to continue making eclectic music together.



Mexican-American singer DannyLux, who broke last year with rock-band-inspired corridos, is famous on TikTok and increasingly recognized as his career develops. He released his first album Falsos Sentimentos in early 2021. He also reached # 1 on the Latin Songwriters Chart with his collaboration on “Jugaste y Sufri” with Eslabon Armado. He incorporates the sounds of bands like the Beatles and the Eagles to make his Latin music distinct. “He’s not an average corrido artist,” said Joel Moya, director of artist and label relations at Remezcla. “With fame knocking on his door, he kept the next door neighbor we can all relate to and allowed his nostalgic words to do the rest.” In 2022, DannyLux simply plans to continue making waves in the industry.


Oscar isaac

In this photo provided by AMPAS, Oscar Isaac looks backstage during the 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Richard Harbaugh – Handout / AMPAS via Getty Images

Cuban-Guatemalan actor Oscar Isaac isn’t new to the scene, but like most years, he had a significant impact on the entertainment world in 2021 with his role in the science-epic remake. fiction Dune. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Dune introduced Isaac as Leto Atreides, the Duke of House Atreides, known for his compassion. Isaac also played this year in The card counter as a gamer who learned to count cards while serving eight years in a military prison and the HBO drama miniseries Max Scenes from a wedding.

“Oscar always understands missions, no matter what role he occupies,” said Milnalis Diese, social media manager at Remezcla. “I am delighted to see him surpass this year, and I think he will blow us away in 2022.” Next year will be huge for Isaac. He plays the main character of Marvel Comics in the Disney + series Moon knight. We will also see him in the black comedy Large golden brick opposite Andy Garcia and Megan Fox. In addition, he will lend his voice to a character from “Part One” from the highly anticipated animated sequel. Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse. Now, it is reserved and busy.


Paloma Granny

Chilean-American singer and songwriter Paloma Granny released his first album Sueños de Dalí early 2021. “In an industry that tends to lock in women, Paloma Mami, at a young age, has found the confidence to come out on top,” said Thatiana Diaz, editor-in-chief of Remezcla. “She let it go Sueños de Dalí in 2021… while honoring women like Ivy Queen, a music legend who has long opposed the ethics of machismo in his attitude and his lyrics. Paloma’s choices did not go unnoticed. During her debut album she received a Latin Grammy nomination – it’s unclear what she’ll accomplish next year – but I bet it’ll be even more exciting. Currently, Paloma Mami has concert dates on the calendar for Santiago, Chile, and Porto, Portugal.


Eladio Carrion

Singer and songwriter Eladio Carrión released his second album Monarch early 2021 and followed it with his SEN2 KBRN VOL 1 mixing. Monarch earned him a Latin Grammy nomination. In December he also released his new album, Boyz Sauce 2. “It is not possible to listen to Eladio Carrión and not recognize his talent from the captivating baritone flow with transparent dropping ability,” said Thatiana Diaz, editor-in-chief of Remezcla. “You don’t want the song to end. Its fan base has skyrocketed in 2021, and it will only skyrocket in the years to come. “


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