10 Young Latino Stars Who Dominated in 2020
Trap and reggaeton star Bad Bunny, 26, is not only bringing Latino culture to the world stage as a popular performer, but is also making his voice heard as an activist, advocating for the rights of immigrants, the LGBTQ community, and his fellow Puerto Ricans.
The Mexican American star, 28, has shined as a singer, actress, and entrepreneur. Gomez has also become a force to reckon with on social media, with over 194 million followers, and is an advocate for mental health, sharing her own personal struggles to help others.
The Cuban singer, 23, has had worldwide hits like "Havana" and "Señorita." The former Fifth Harmony star has also shown young Latinas the power of dreaming big, and snatched the role of the most beloved princess in Sony's new movie Cinderella, due out in February 2021.
Colombian heartthrob Maluma, 26, will make his acting debut in the romantic comedy Marry Me, starring Jennifer Lopez and coming to theaters in February 2021. The singer — who recently released his new album Papi Juancho — caught the world's attention with collaborations with Madonna and Ricky Martin, among others. He has also been recognized for his philanthropic work, empowering underserved youth in Medellín with his foundation El Arte de Los Sueños.
The Dominican American rapper, 28, has had international hits like "Bodak Yellow" and "WAP" and is very active on social media, fighting against police brutality and social injustice. Cardi has also motivated Latinos to vote and get involved in politics.
The Mexican boxer, 30, is a four-division world champion. He is a star in the ring and signed one of the most lucrative contracts in the sports industry for a whopping $365 million.
The former Disney star, 28, of Mexican descent, has become of one the most renowned voices of her generation. Demi has also been open about her struggles with drug addiction and eating disorders, becoming a mental health advocate and empowering women with her body positivity and fierce lyrics.
The daughter of renowned Guatemalan singer Ricardo Arjona, 28-year-old Adria Arjona has stepped into the spotlight, leaving her mark on Hollywood. Her acting credits include Pacific Rim: Uprising, Triple Frontier, Good Omens, and 6 Underground, and she also modeled for a new Armani beauty campaign.
The stunning 27-year-old beauty, of Colombian descent, has triumphed as an actress and singer, starring in Netflix's dance film Feel the Beat, Disney's Descendants and the upcoming thriller Songbird. The Revlon beauty ambassador has used her social media platform to take a stand against racial injustice and motivate Latinos to vote.
The 20-year-old gymnast, of Puerto Rican descent, made us all proud with her performance at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Jainero. The gold medalist was the first Latina in 30 years to be part of the U.S. gymnastics team. The former Dancing With the Stars contestant inspires with her resilient spirit and raises awareness about the Black Lives Matter movement and other important issues on social media.