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J Balvin Created A Playlist For Pandora And He Came Through With Some Of Our Favorite Bops

Pandora has teamed up with a handful of artists to give fans and listeners a chance to learn some new music while at home. J Balvin is one of the artists to partner with Pandora to give his fans a chance to see what their favorite is into right now.

J Balvin and Pandora are giving us a playlist curated by the Colombian singer.

“During this time of social distancing, artists want to help us connect using music,” reads the playlist bio in Spanish. “J Balvin wants his people to keep moving so he created this playlist that has songs filled with ‘the right vibe, right colors, and good energy.’ Get up and dance in the living room, turn up the volume while you are in your kitchen, or get ready for your next party with this music selected to forget the quarantine for a moment.”

J Balvin made a bilingual playlist making it very accessible so let’s see what he chose.

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J Balvin didn’t hold back when he created his playlist. The songs cover multiple genres of music and are not entirely in Spanish letting a lot of people in. Here are a few of the songs that J Balvin included in his Pandora playlist.

J Balvin “Rojo”

You can’t really fault the man for starting with his new song. Fans are already loving his new stuff and the release in 2020 happened to make it perfect for quarantine listening.

Karol G “Ocean”

We might be cooped up in our apartments, we are all fantasizing about visiting friends and going out for some fun stuff. “Ocean” by Karol G, especially the music video, gives you a chance to escape to the beach to give you a little break from your same four walls. Just give it a little watch on the tv and let yourself imagine a time in the sun. We will get there again soon.

Billie Eilish “everything i wanted”

Billie Eilish is everywhere right now. She won basically all of the awards because of her latest album and for good reason. The California-native gave the world a new and exciting sound with her album and her star continues to rise. There is no stopping her from reaching the full level of fame that she clearly deserves.

Kanye West “All of the Lights”

Okay, so, we all know that some people have some real problems with Kanye West. However, J Balvin created a playlist for people to just listen to some music and really enjoy their time while in quarantine with their friends or roommates or family. So, with that in mind, the song is a bop and we all lost our minds when it was first released several years ago. Give it a listen and try to remember those good days.

benny blacno, Tainy, Selena Gomez, J Balvin “I Can’t Get Enough”

Tbh, the giant bed in this music video is making people feel seen in their quarantine utopias. We all love our beds and right now is a time we can all spend as much time in our beds as we want. This is one song that you might have missed the first time around but it is here in this playlist to remind you that it should be on regular rotation in your life.

If you want to give this playlist a listen, go ahead and click here and enjoy.

READ: These 15 Latinx Artists Need To Be On All Of Your Playlists Now More Than Ever

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Billboard Listed The Top 50 Latin Music Songs Of All Time And Some People Have Questions

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Billboard Listed The Top 50 Latin Music Songs Of All Time And Some People Have Questions

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Latin music is something we all grew up with. Our parents raised us on the voices of Celia Cruz and Vicente Fernandez. We cleaned the house and entertained ourselves on road trips to these artists and they are ingrained in our DNA. Billboard recently released a list of the 50 best Latin music songs of all time and some are undoubtedly iconic and others just aren’t Latin music.

Billboard dropped their list for the 50 best Latin music songs of all time and some of them are truly classics.

Amor Prohibido” by Selena, “Guantanamera” by Celia Cruz, “El Rey” by Vicente Fernandez, and “El dia que me quieras” by Luis Miguel are just a few of the songs on the list that deserve all the praise. They are songs that transport us to our childhoods and cherished family memories.

The list also includes some newer songs that have rocked out adult worlds. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, “Mi Gente” by J Balvin, “El Farsante” by Ozuna, and “Tusa” by Karol G and Nicki Minaj all made the list. Not only do these songs speak to the Latino audience, they have been able to go mainstream sharing our musical culture with the world. That’s something to admire and respect because it gives our community representation like never before.

The list has proven to be just want some people have been asking for.

Tbh, this would make a pretty amazing road trip playlist if you need to pass the time. Nothing like a mix of Latin music songs playing along to give you a big, inclusive sabor of Latin America through music. A little be of Mexico and a little bit of Puerto Rico mixed in with a little bit of Colombia is pure joy and magic.

However, a lot of people are questioning the list’s inclusion of Spanish artists.

The list has various artists who are not Latino, but Spanish. There seems to be an unspoken rule in the music industry that music in Spanish is automatically Latin music. Fans have long been arguing against the industry’s blanket label of Spanish-language music automatically being considered Latin music.

Rosalía, who has arguably become the face of the debate, is listed as having one of the best Latin music songs of all time.

While Rosalía does make some good music, there is a real push to make sure the artists of Latin American roots are uplifted in Latin music. There is nothing wrong with including Rosalía in your Spanish-language playlists but Latin music fans want the distinction made that some artists aren’t Latino.

You can check out the rest of the Billboard list here.

READ: Vogue México Put A Spanish Music Artist On Their Cover And Called Her Latina And Latinos Almost Set Twitter On Fire

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Lil Nas X’s Next Big Drop Is A Children’s Book Called ‘C Is For Country’

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Lil Nas X’s Next Big Drop Is A Children’s Book Called ‘C Is For Country’

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Turns out Lil Nas X has more than just country rap up his sleeve. The 21-year-old “Old Town Road” rapper has a penchant for literature too.

On Tuesday, the rapper revealed that he’s written a children’s book called C Is for Country.

“I’m dropping the best kids’ book of all time soon!” the rapper shared in a Tweet earlier this week before adding that he couldn’t “wait to share it” with his fans and young readers.

Nas’s children’s book is being published under Random House Kids, a division of Penguin Random House. It is currently available for preorder on their site.

According to the Random House Kids’ website, the book is a story about Lil Nas X and Panini the pony.

“Join superstar Lil Nas X—who boasts the longest-running #1 song in history—and Panini the pony on a joyous journey through the alphabet from sunup to sundown. Experience wide-open pastures, farm animals, guitar music, cowboy hats, and all things country in this debut picture book that’s perfect for music lovers learning their ABCs and for anyone who loves Nas’s signature genre-blending style,” Random House describes in its explanation.

The book is illustrated by Theodore Taylor III and promises “plenty of hidden surprises for Nas’ biggest fans.”

C Is for County comes out Jan. 5.

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