"Vamos a Bailar": Latin Music Invaded Brazil

“And now comes the most awaited moment for all of you. Come and sing with us Maluma!” Because of all the screams and tears, because of all the emotion stamped on the faces of thousands of people at the concert "Anitta invites Maluma", which happened on march 30th in São Paulo, it was easy to see that the moment that Maluma appeared was, undoubtedly, the most expected.

One question that arises when we witness such a moment is to understand the reason for all this madness and fanaticism for a Colombian singer who was not known two years earlier. In fact, all this reaction is not only addressed to that specific singer. There is a new phenomenon that has dominated the country: the passion for Latin music.

Maluma, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, and many other artists are stirring up many followers and admirers, and even if you think some of those names are really old in the music business, this style is taking new and bigger proportions.

Brazil has never had too much fans of Spanish music. It was commonest to hear national songs or those in English that are considered the “songs of the moment”. But people have grown tired of these always very similar sounds and now, more than ever, the search for musical novelties appears strongly. In the middle of this search, the new bet arises: Latin music, with Spanish lyrics and sung by new and young singers. In a world so busy, stressful and serious, the joy presents in this style captives almost any listener.

With simple lyrics that talk about the quotidian life, with different voices and ways to sing and, mainly, with totally surrounding rhythms able to put everyone to dance, Latin music is now the fever of the moment.  Even one of the greatest symbols of American pop music, Justin Bieber, has partnered with singer from Puerto Rico Luis Fonsi, transforming the song "Despacito" into one of the year's hits.

And now, you can get prepared for this new style that has invaded Brazil, promising to get a lot of fans, taking a look at these lists of Latin artists and songs and let's dance!


20 Latin singers and bands that you have to know:

  1. Maluma;
  2. Joey Montana;
  3. Lali Espósito;
  4. Luis Fonsi;
  5. Alejandro Fernández;
  6. Chayanne;
  7. Reik;
  8. David Bisbal;
  9. Sofia Reyes;
  10. Prince Royce;
  11. J Balvin
  12. Daddy Yankee;
  13. Marc Anthony;
  14. Yandel;
  15. Ha*Ash;
  16. Luciano Pereyra;
  17. Descemer Bueno;
  18. Nicky Jam;
  19. Malú;
  20. Paty Cantú.

20 Latin songs that you have to know:

  1. Felices Los 4 – Maluma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_jHrUE5IOk;
  2. Déjà vu – Prince Royce feat. Shakira: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEvKn-QgAY0;
  3. Bailame – Nacho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1J44C-PZ3E;
  4. Picky – Joey Montana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqpKDkVzlqU;
  5. Boomerang – Lali Espósito: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dx20UIuKUA;
  6. Ginza – J Balvin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZjSX01P5dE; 
  7. Gasolina – Daddy Yankee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGKrc3A6HHM;
  8. Vivir Mi Vida – Marc Anthony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXnjy5YlDwk;
  9. Tu y Yo – Maite Perroni: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2fU28Pehdc; 
  10. Inevitable – Dulce María: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uAm_EjMbII;
  11. Niña Bonita – Chino y Nacho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe1fRwgGu5E;
  12. Muévelo – Sofía Reyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaMHEe4yL6U;
  13. Chantaje – Shakira feat. Maluma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mgqbai3fKo;
  14. Bailando – Enrique Iglesias: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUsoVlDFqZg;
  15. El Perdón – Nicky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUmWrmAnU7A;
  16. Rumba – Anahí: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzjvN3mwBQI;
  17. La Bicicleta – Carlos Vives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UV0QGLmYys;
  18. Egoísta – Belinda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S88LJBJhvwo;
  19. Hoy – David Bisbal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOc_MbBk3Dw;
  20. Darte Un Beso – Prince Royce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdOXnTbyk0g.