ct arts and culture category title

The ‘Despacito’ Effect: The Year Latino Music Broke The Charts


It was a cultural moment in a year of swift changes.

Much like the #MeToo movement brought attention to the sexual harassment of women, “Despacito” and later “Mi Gente” brought into clear view Latino artists’ rising influence in the American and music scene.

With staggering numbers, both the Spanglish “Despacito” by Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, and “Mi Gente” by Colombian-born J Balvin and French artist Willy Williams in full-on español, hit #1 on Spotify’s most streamed songs worldwide.

With 4.5 billion (and growing) YouTube views, “Despacito” became the most viewed of all-time video while “Mi Gente” followed with 1.4+ billion views landing at #3 for top music videos of 2017.

To read full article and watch video, please visit: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/despacito-effect-year-latino-music-broke-charts-n830131

Leave a reply

11 Talcott Notch Road, Farmington, 06032