Photographer: Yulia Gorbachenko.
Given that Kat DeLuna has topped the Billboard U.S. club chart twice -- first with 2007's "Whine Up," then with 2011's "Dancing Tonight" -- it's odd that it took nine years for her to get a second album released stateside. Stranger still is that Loading is a stylistic patchwork. Loading is all pop, served up in a variety that includes Jamaican, Latin, Southern U.S., and European flavorings. There's even a sleek contemporary R&B ballad. Three of the ten songs were released as singles during 2011 and 2012. One of them, the Spanish-language "Sobredosis," featuring El Cata, is the album's most energized and powerful cut. ~ Andy Kellman