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World Music Playlist: Latin Music 

Every since “Despacito” has been playing on the radio and streaming sites, Latin music has started to cross over into the American music market. With Latin musicians collaborating with top American singers and rappers such as Drake, Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber and Pharrell Williams, it’s a must to check out Latin music and see what’s so popping and lively about them. Here are six Latin music you should check out: 


1. Taki Taki by DJ Snake ft Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and OzunaThe second you play this song, you will start dancing and feeling the beat. With a strong collaboration of artists that produce different styles of music, this song has been #1 on the Latin Music Billboard Chart for almost 17 weeks!!


2. Imposible by Luis Fonsi, Ozuna 

You may be familiar with Luis Fonsi due to the song of “Despacito” featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber. Well, if you love “Despacito,” you should check out this song which is a little different. It has romantic lyrics, which would be perfect for your Valentine playlist. 


3. Machika by J.Balvin, Jeon, Anitta

This song gives you a feel of different cultures with Colombian singer J Balvin, Brazilian singer Anitta and Aruban rapper Jeon. Although this song was released early last year, it is worth listening to. It gives you a taste of what reggaeton music is all about!  


4 . What a Bam Bam by Amara La Negra 

You may recognize this unapologetic Afro-Latina artist from “Love and Hip-Hop Miami” or when she came to UW-Madison as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Latinx Heritage Month. This was the first single she dropped after she signed to Fast Life Entertainment Worldwide. This is a good song to get you ready for the warmer months to come. 


5. Tu Guste by Jennifer Lopez and Bad Bunny 

The ageless queen Jennifer Lopez has always dropped amazing music ever since she was in the entertainment industry. With Latin trap artist Bad Bunny, this song gives a flirty and romantic feeling. 


6. Secreto by Anuel AA and Karol G 

This song was released two weeks ago, and it’s #5 on the Latin Music Billboard Charts. This is a beautiful love song about the real-life couple Anuel AA and Karol G. They showed off their love for each other in the music video. 


If you love these songs and want some more, check out the Latin Music Billboard Charts! 

Cynthia Ubah grew up in Maryland. She is attending University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing International Studies with a certificate in Global Health and East Asian Studies. She hopes to work and live in South Korea for a few years. If you are looking for someone to watch Korean drama with or listen to Kpop, she is your girl. Her interests are God, cooking, hangout with friends, reading books, learning Korean, and fashion. Check out her blog at https://mylifeinthemoments.wixsite.com/mysite .
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