- Reggaetón artists have long collaborated with some of the biggest names in the US music industry to make catchy and dance-inducing summer bops.
- Some of them include: Daddy Yankee,Luis Fonsi, and Justin Bieber‘s “Despacito,” J Balvin,Pharrell Williams, and Bia’s “Safari,” and Farruko, Bad Bunny,Nicki Minaj, and Travis Scott‘s “Krippy Kush.”
- We’ve compiled a list of 17 songs that will liven up your playlist.
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Nowadays, it feels like more and more of the biggest mainstream artists in the US are collaborating with reggaetón superstars.
Reggaetóneros like Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, and Wisin & Yandel have often collaborated with US rappers like Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent since the early 2000s. But in recent years, even pop stars like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are tapping the Latin musicians for a hint of that distinguishable dance beat.
Here are 17 reggaetón collaborations that you could add to your playlist.
Daddy Yankee collaborated with Snoop Dogg on “Gangsta Zone” back in 2005.
The black and white music video showcased Puerto Rico’s “caserios” or low income housing.
Toward the end of the video, a young girl holds up signs that read: “Los caserios necesitan mas materiales.” Translation, “The low income housing need more resources.”
Fergie joined Daddy Yankee in the remix for “Impacto.”
The music video was released in 2007 and follows the duo as they dance and sing to the upbeat song in tropical locations and on top of a skyscraper.
Don Omar tapped Fat Joe, N.O.R.E., LDA and Manuel Alejandro Ruiz for 2005’s “Reggaeton Latino.”
The music video has a vintage feel to it, and it depicts different Latin American flags and other images of protests and religious symbolism throughout it while the rappers take turns on the mic.
Wisin & Yandel featured 50 Cent and T-Pain in the auto-tune heavy “No Dejemos Que Se Apague.”
The 2010 music video follows the four artists trying to pull off an elaborate bank heist.
Bachata band Aventura featured Wisin & Yandel and Akon in their 2009 single “All Up 2 You.”
The song is pure early 2000s auto-tuned gold – and a staple in any Latin party playlist.
Pharrell Williams, Bia, J Balvin, and Sky came together for 2016’s “Safari.”
The mid-tempo beat and sultry vocals by J Balvin and Bia makes this song a must in any summer playlist.
Beyoncé joined J Balvin and Willy William for a lively remix of “Mi Gente.”
The music video featured clips from fans dancing to the song, with cameos from DJs Diplo and David Guetta, soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, and Bad Bunny.
In an Instagram post teasing the song, Beyoncé said she would donate her proceeds to “hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the other affected Caribbean islands.”
Justin Bieber jumped into the remix of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s super smash hit “Despacito” in 2017.
The song dominated the summer of 2017 – or the whole year, really – thanks to the addition of Bieber’s smooth vocals on the already irresistibly catchy tune.
Shakira and Maluma’s first collaboration, “Chantaje,” became an instant hit in Latin America and the US.
The music video (which has over two billion views) for the dance-inducing song perfectly showcases the tease aspect of the lyrics, as Shakira shows off her signature belly dancing while Maluma watches.
The song became Shakira’s second longest No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart in 2017.
The Colombians reunited for another bop, “Clandestino,” in 2018.
“Clandestino” has a slower, more laid back vibe.
Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott hopped on the remix of Farruko, Bad Bunny, and Rvssian’s “Krippy Kush.”
The original Latin trap song reached No. 5 on Billboard’s Tropical Songs chart back in 2017, which seemed to have caught the attention of Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott -two of the biggest artists in the rap game.
Minaj and Scott also appeared in the trippy music video for the remix.
Cardi B was featured in Ozuna’s “La Modelo.”
The frequent collaborators first came together on this mid-tempo track and tropical-themed music video in 2017.
Cardi B, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny’s “I Like It,” is a must at any party.
The 2018 single helped the Bronx rapper make history as the first female rapper with two Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 songs – “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” was the first.
Bad Bunny and Drake joined forces on 2018’s “Mia.”
Drake shows off his Spanish singing chops on this enticing reggaetón track.
DJ Snake featured Cardi B, Ozuna, and Selena Gomez on the smash hit “Taki Taki.”
The song perfectly balances Latin beats with EDM, which explains why it debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart in 2018.
The music video showed off Cardi B, Ozuna, and Gomez’s chemistry as they danced around a fiery volcano.
Nicki Minaj, Anuel AA, and Bantu collaborated on “Familia” — one of the tracks in the “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” official soundtrack.
The song has a subtle thumping reggaetón beat while the artists sing about loyalty and loving your closest family and friends above all else.
Puerto Rican trap artist Anuel AA raps in Spanish with Minaj sprinkling in some of her own Caribbean roots into her verses.
Zimbabwe singer Bantu, tops it off with the catchy chorus, “Father, father, unforgivable/ This is my house, you made it personal/ It’s always trouble when they go too far/ Nobody mess with my familia.”
Meek Mill featured Anuel AA and Brooklyn native Fabolous in “Uptown Vibes.”
The track comes off of Meek Mill’s 2018 album, “Championships.”
The trumpet-like sounds accompanied by energetic Latin trap beats make for a hyped-up party anthem – while the rappers pay homage to New Yor City’s Latin culture in their respective verses.