#31-JAVIERA MENA-Mena (Unión Del Sur)

Latinamerican pop has had a booming year with artists coming from all corners of the Spanish speaking continent full of propositions that often merged local tradition with hip Anglo-Saxon trends to astonishing results. Chilean chanteuse Javiera Mena confidently embraced the classic vocal influences of Karen Carpenter or Carole King; mixing it with the indie sounds of C86; the dancefloor oriented production of Pet Shop Boys or eurodance and a hint of old-fashioned popular Hispanic Diva crafting some of the best pop tunes heard anywhere in the planet over the last twelve months. Collaborations with Jens Lekman or Kelley Polar added international appeal to Javiera´s fine collection.

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