In my opinion, we are in the midst of a reggaeton renaissance. Thanks to Luis Fonsi’s hit “Despacito,” more and more Latin artists are crossing over to the American market and jumping to the top of the U.S. music charts. Even old favorites (Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, Wisin y Yandel) are making huge comebacks.
The Colombian singer’s hit Mi Gente made Barack Obama’s list of favorite songs for 2017 — and landed him a remix with the Queen herself, Beyoncé. He also had the official song of the summer alongside Cardi B with “I Like It Like That” (don’t @ me), but still many fans don’t know much about J Balvin aside from the fact that he changes his hair color at least twice a month. So, as a Latina and self-proclaimed reggaeton expert, I’m here to help.