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A Viral Video Shows A Man Taking A Break From Work To Sing This Jose Jose Classic

There was a rumor a couple of weeks ago that José José had passed away. Thankfully his wife put those rumors to rest because the thought of another Mexican legend dying would simply be too much. But we must face reality, José José is getting up there. The 70-year-old singer won’t be around forever. His career has impacted countless lives throughout the world. Recently, one young man has gone viral because of his rendition of a José José song and you’ve got to hear it to believe it.

This viral video shows a star in the making, and could be Jose Jose’s replacement.

#VIRAL ¿Será el sucesor de José José?

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A news station in Yucatán, Mexico, posted a video of a manual worker singing the Mexican singer’s classic “Lo Que No Fue no Será” and nailed each note.

His friend captured the entire song on the spot as he took a break from his yard work. Even his co-workers, who were also on a break sitting beside him, moved away from the shot so he could take center stage.

As his friend recorded the beautiful rendition, and also encouraged viewers to share the video, which have surpassed 2 million views and has more than 72,000 sharesd.

Rangel Martinez, a Facebook user moved by the video, commented on the video, saying: “I liked his singing very much, now imagine if had rehearsed and was rested.  My respects to this man God bless him. José José is a clear talent, yes, but this man is not far behind.”

Here’s José José’s original version of the song.

The two men are not that far apart in skills.


READ: 5 Country Songs That Profess Their Love Of Mexico

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A Latina Studying Abroad In Rome Sang An Opera During The COVID-19 Lockdown And Neighbors Cheered

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A Latina Studying Abroad In Rome Sang An Opera During The COVID-19 Lockdown And Neighbors Cheered

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Italy is one of the hardest-hit countries in the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 17, more than 2,100 people have died in Italy because of COVID-19. The country is on lockdown to prevent the virus from spreading any further. One Latina from Laguna Beach, California brightened the day for her neighbors by singing some opera from her balcony.

Lauren Lugo is a California resident currently studying abroad in Rome.

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The Latina from Laguna Beach is following the dream of so many people of living and studying abroad. She is a student at The American University of Rome, according to her Instagram posts. Italy has been the center of news for the novel coronavirus because of the exponential growth of confirmed cases and deaths from the virus. Currently, Italy has experienced the second-highest number of deaths from COVID-19 behind China.

Recently, the woman shared a video on Instagram of her singing “O Mio Babbino Caro.”

Italy is grappling with an aggressive scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are more than 27,000 cases of coronavirus confirmed in the European country and everything is on lockdown to stop the virus from spreading. Italy has the second-oldest population in the world, second to Japan. The elderly are the most susceptible to the worst of the virus.

Her performance brought a moment of happiness to her neighbors who are dealing with the lockdown. Countries and cities around the world are systematically shutting down to prevent this virus from spreading. However, moments like this give people some hope for the future.

This is the second video from Italy of singing that brought peace and joy to a neighborhood.

The neighborhood located in Siena, Italy joined together to sing “Canto Della Verbena.” The video gave people hope that there might be a way to move forward in this scary and troubling time of self-isolation and quarantine.

People on social media are loving Lugo’s intimate performance.

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It was one of the biggest highlights of the COVID-19 outbreak showing the strength of the human spirit. It is also a testament to the importance of art in the time of chaos.

READ: Chilean Opera Singer’s Song Touches Hearts Amidst Country State Of Emergency

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This Year Marks The End Of A Decade: Here Are The Most Viewed Latin Music Videos Of The 2010s

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This Year Marks The End Of A Decade: Here Are The Most Viewed Latin Music Videos Of The 2010s

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It’s November 2019, which means we’re only a few weeks away from the 21st century’s second decade’s official close. To commemorate that we’re something like 99% of the way through the ‘10s, we wanted to look back at the biggest happenings in music over the decade that we’re about to bid goodbye to. 

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and re-visit the 2010s most played music videos.

As we head into the roaring 2020s, we look back at the decade’s top Latin music videos worldwide according to VEVO. Take a trip down memory lane with us and let’s relive all the memories attached to the hits that we couldn’t stop bumping from 2010 to 2019. 

1. Despacito – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee

It’s not really surprising that this 2017 hit by Boricua powerhouses Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee landed on top of the list. The song was played on every radio station, it was listed in every top-ten chart, every single bar played it. The song single-handedly introduced the word ‘despacito’ to the whole world. Justin Bieber’s English version boosted the song’s crossover success there’s no denying that, but it was the single’s rythm and Fonsi’s voice that captivated listeners worldwide. 

2. Bailando – Enrique Iglesias feat. Descender Bueno, Gente de Zona

The summer of 2014 was defined by this song. And its video, became the first Spanish-language video to hit a billion views. With its flamenco undertones and Spanish guitar, the collaboration with Cuban rappers Gente de Zona and Descender Bueno added a unique flair and rythm to the song. ‘Bailando’ was later recorded in Spanglish with Sean Paul, and in Portuñol with Luan Santana. 

Shot in the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo, the video combines Spanish flamenco dancers with its traditional-inspired dresses and handclaps with a modern and laid-back fiesta on the streets. 

3. Mi Gente – J Balvin and Willy William

The collaboration between the Colombian reggaetón titan J Balvin and French DJ, producer and singer Willy William became an instant hit worldwide. If you didn’t hear this song played on a night out in 2017, it’s because you weren’t going out. The song was later remixed with Beyoncé for an even more successful release. 

4. Chantaje – Shakira feat. Maluma

The queen of belly dance did it again in 2016. When perhaps two of Colombia’s most famous musicians collaborated on this club-ready bop, the result was an international hit. The video sees Shakira show off her signature sensuous moves, luring the Medellín ‘pretty boy’ from a bodega and into a bar. 

5. Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) – Shakira

The reworking of Cameroonian band Golden Sound’s 1986 hit “Zangaléwa” by the Colombian pop queen and South African Afro-Fusion group Freshlyground, served as the official soundtrack of 2010’s World Cup in South Africa. The video saw cameos from fútbol idols like Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi and Gerard Piqué —who would later on become the singer’s husband. The song —and the video— were recorded in mutliple languages and was the first ever music video released in 3D.

6. Échame La Culpa – Luis Fonsi feat. Demi Lovato

The 2010s were definitely a great time for the Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi. In November 2017, he was back at it again with another banger alongside pop star Demi Lovato. In the video the duo dance all night in what appears to be an abandoned warehouse party. The clip hit 17 million views on its first day out.

7. Mayores – Becky G feat. Bad Bunny

The chart-topping club hit ‘Mayores’ established Becky G’s status from “emerging” to pop-star. The song started as a joke about her relationship with Sebastian Lletget —a fútbol player 4 years older than the singer. Assisted by the king of Latin trap himself, the song was bound to become a hit. The video sees Becky G going home with an older man before tying him to the bed and scamming him, just to hop on Benito’s luxury car to escape into the night. 

8. Ay Vamos – J Balvin 

This song quickly became a reggaeton classic. The catchy line “peleamos, nos arreglamos, nos mantenemos en esa pero nos amamos,” resonated with just a few of us millennials and our complicated relationships. The video itself showed Balvin and his love interest in a torrid love-hate relationship and we bear witnesses to the couple’s pranks, fights and romantic moments. 

9. Calma – Pedro Capó, Farruko

“Vamos pa’ la playa, pa’ curarte el alma…” became everyone’s motto over the summer. The pop ballad is a slow, rythmic song, that invokes a Caribbean romance on the beach. Iconic rapper Daddy Yankee was a part of the remix which was released in October of last year. The video sees both singers biking, drinking, partying and just all in all having a great time on the beach —making all of us, city rats, jealous af. 

10. Vente Pa’ Ca – Ricky Martin feat. Maluma

Shot in Miami’s iconic South Beach, the track’s video showed the famous duo take a selfie before heading to a summer pool party. The party-worthy song topped every chart in Latin America in 2016. Ricky’s voice assisted by Maluma’s flairmade the song a pop hit which was played on every radio station all year round.

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