And The Biggest Latin Song of 2008 Is...

This week, Billboard delivered its end-of-year issue with the final numbers of all of the biggest albums, records and radio hits of 2008. So who topped the Latin lists? Drumroll, please...

Panamanian reggaetonero Flex claims the #1 Hot Latin Song of the year with his breakthrough hit, "Te Quiero." And even though the 29-year-old singer hasn't had second hit yet, his album, also wisely called Te Quiero, was the #4 Top Latin Album of the year. The good news for Flex doesn't stop there, because he's actually the only new artist to crack the Top 20 of both charts this year. Great news all around, but what we'd like to know is, why didn't anyone support the rest of the new Latin artists who dropped this year?

At #1 on the Top Latin Albums charts are Wisin y Yandel, who rode the success of their late 2007 release, Los Extraterrestres, all year long. From the looks of these winners, you'd think reggaeton was dominating the Latin charts this year, but artists like Maná, Juanes, Aventura, Enrique Iglesias and Vicente Fernandez are sitting pretty in the top spots as well. Still, the astonishing lack of female artists--and of new artists, period--is pretty depressing.

For those of you curious about the Top Album and Hot Song winners on the mainstream charts, those honors went to Alicia Keys' As I Am and "Low," the heavily T-Pain-assisted, inescapabe club anthem by Flo Rida. Go here for the rest of Billboard's year-end report.

What was your favorite song of the year, Latin or otherwise? Do love singing along with Flex to "Te Quiero," or like us, did it take you a while to embrace the track? Tell us...

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