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Cardi B, & Sech Lead Biggest Latinx Moments on TikTok

Cardi B, & Sech Lead Biggest Latinx Moments on TikTok

This week, TikTok unveiled its biggest music moments of the year. We’re breaking down the moments that our favorite Latinx artists and songs made an impact on the platform.

Before the pandemic, TikTok was already well on its way to becoming a leading social media platform. With people quarantining at home most of the year, they tuned to TikTok and all the viral challenges that solidified the app’s place in our phones.

Among the fastest songs to reach a billion views on TikTok this year, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” came in second place. Further down the list, late Panamanian-American rapper Pop Smoke’s “Mood Swings” came in ninth place.

TikTok cited Latin music as one of the biggest growing genres on the platform thanks to challenges inspired by Puerto Rican artist Ozuna’s “Caramelo” and Mexican group Los Tucanes de Tijuana’s “Espejeando.” The most followed Latin music artist on the platform is rising Colombian singer Camilo, who is closing in on 19 million followers.

Panamanian singer-songwriter Sech was selected as one of this year’s emerging artists on TikTok. His hit “Relación” earned him 1.7 million followers and 4.2 million video creations. The remix with Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Rosalía and Farruko helped the song make even more of an impact.

A Latinx creator who hit it big on TikTok this year was Nathan “Doggface” Apodaca. His video skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” inspired countless recreations. The song also re-entered Billboard’s Hot 100 chart after a 43-year absence.

Latin music is everywhere now. Back in September, the Jonas Brothers’ Joe Jonas helped Omega’s “Pegao / Me Miro Y La Mire” go viral on the platform when he posted a video of himself and his wife Sophie Turner vibing to the song.

Tainy Caps Off A Successful 2020 With New ‘Club Dieciséis’ EP

Tainy Caps Off A Successful 2020 With New ‘Club Dieciséis’ EP

Tainy caps off a successful year with a new EP. The Puerto Rican hitmaker teamed up with the artists under his NEON16 collective to release Club Dieciséis today (Dec. 18).

Club Dieciséis marks Tainy’s second EP this year with NEON16 following last March’s NEON16 Tape: The Kids That Grew Up On Reggaeton. On Dieciséis, Tainy keeps the spotlight on the rising NEON16 talent like Kris Floyd, Dylan Fuentes, Alvaro Díaz and other special guests.

“For this particular EP, we at NEON16 came together and invited some friends to join and we created some incredible music to end what ended up being an amazing year,” Tainy said in a statement. “I can’t wait for our fans to get a feel of what it’s like to be part of the ‘club.’”

Tainy first previewed Club Dieciséis back in October with the release of “Falta,” featuring Boricua artist Kris Floyd and Dominican-American rapper DaniLeigh. Backed by Tainy’s ambient reggaetón beats, Floyd’s smooth flow meets DaniLeigh’s hypnotic voice as they yearn for each other.

Another standout on Club Dieciséis is “A Mi También” where the NEON16 gang teams up with Colombian singer-songwriter Feid. Tainy comes through with a twinkling soundtrack for Feid’s romantic reggaeton romp. Alvaro Díaz adds some edge to the track with his raw performance.

Club Dieciséis comes on the heels of Tainy’s big hits as an artist that includes “Agua” with J Balvin for the Sponge on the Run soundtrack and “Un Día (One Day)” with Balvin, Bad Bunny and Dua Lipa. The latter is nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at next month’s Grammy Awards.

Daddy Yankee & Marc Anthony Team up for ‘De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta’ Music Video

Daddy Yankee & Marc Anthony Team up for ‘De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta’ Music Video

Two Puerto Rican icons team up for one of this year’s biggest collaborations. Daddy Yankee and Marc Anthony join forces for their music video “De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta” that was released today (Dec. 11).

Yankee and Anthony have been teasing the release throughout the week in enigmatic Instagram posts. Together, they join the worlds of reggaetón and salsa music on “De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta,” and they are not playing any games with salsa giant Sergio George as the song’s producer.

“Marc is a Latin music icon,” said Daddy Yankee in a statement. “To have the honor to enter his musical world and be part of that magic was always on my ‘bucket list.’ I’ve wanted to show a musical side that not very many people know about, and what better way to do that than hand in hand with a legendary producer like Sergio George and a powerhouse like Marc. This is Salsa de Callejón, Rumba de Barrio with the right touch of elegance to light up Christmas.”

Daddy Yankee and Marc Anthony wrote “De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta” with hit-maker Edgar “Edge” Barrera. Both artists trade verses about an ex that has come crawling back. The two genres that Yankee and Anthony proudly represent collide on this scorching kiss-off track. The Nuyorican singer and the Boricua rapper star in the music video that’s a sophisticated affair.

“It was such an experience to see Yankee dive into my world. He is a force to be reckoned that has set so many precedents in the Latin music scene,” Anthony said. “Now with this song, we have the opportunity to unite our voices, highlight our culture, and honor our Latino roots.”