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Latino Artists Dominated YouTube’s Top 10 Music Videos Of 2017

As a part of its 2017 Rewind, YouTube released its list of the top ten music videos of 2017, and seven out of the ten music videos feature Latino artists. Here’s a rundown of the seven videos that made the list:

The number one music video is “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.

CREDIT: LUISFONSIVEVO / YOUTUBE

With over 4 billion views, the music video for “Despacito” is not only YouTube’s most viewed music video of 2017, it’s also YouTube’s most viewed video of all time.

Number three on the list is J Balvin’s “Mi Gente,” featuring Willy William.

CREDIT: JBALVINVEVO / YOUTUBE

Since its release in June, “Mi Gente” has racked up 1.4 billion views on YouTube. The video for the remix, which features Beyonce, dropped in September and currently has over 60 million views.

Number four is Maluma’s “Felices Los 4.”

CREDIT: MALUMAVEVO / YOUTUBE

With over 1.1 billion views, the music video for “Felices Los 4” led to a salsa version of the song featuring Marc Anthony, with footage that elaborated on the storyline of the original video.

Number five is Bruno Mars with his animated music video “That’s What I Like.”

CREDIT: BRUNO MARS / YOUTUBE

Driven by Mars’ dance moves and clever graphics, “That’s What I Like” has surpassed 1 billion views.

Number six on the list is “Ahora Dice” by Puerto Rican singer Chris Jeday.

CREDIT: CHRISJEDAYVEVO / YOUTUBE

Shot in New York and featuring reggaeton/Latin trap artists J Balvin, Ozuna and Arcángel, this music video has racked up over one billion views.

Nicky Jam made it to number seven on the list with his music video for “El Amante.”

CREDIT: NICKYJAMTV / YOUTUBE

The Dominican-Puerto Rican singer’s video is just a few thousand views — it’s currently at 983k views — from hitting a billion.

Enrique Iglesias’ collaboration with Descemer Bueno and Zion & Lennox, “Subeme La Radio” made it to the tenth spot.

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In 2014, Iglesias and Bueno teamed up with Gente de Zona for the smash hit “Bailando,” which has more than two billion views on YouTube.

Check out the 2017 YouTube Rewind below:


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J Balvin Gets Hot As He Chows Down On Fiery Hot Wings And Spills The Tea On All Things Balvin

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J Balvin Gets Hot As He Chows Down On Fiery Hot Wings And Spills The Tea On All Things Balvin

The Prince of Reggaeton and one of the world’s most-streamed artists on both Spotify and YouTube joined the host of First We Feast for a little dish session on all things Balvin. Aside from the joys of watching Balvin devour entirely too spicy foods and salsas, we learn so much about the Colombian artist – and get to meet his dog Enzo.

J Balvin devours spicy AF wings and spills some tea in a new episode of First We Feast. 

Balvin shares how he used to be his own manager and even pretended that he was a totally separate person from J Balvin – Jose. In conversations with record labels and radio stations, he’d hype up J Balvin (as any good manager should do) and would tell those interested in booking the artist that he’d have to check in with him and make sure that his schedule would allow it. 

We learn tons of new things about the Prince of Reggaeton. 

Like apparently his first stage name was nearly Scotch Bonnet, which is a pretty amazing revelation considering it comes during a segment while he piles some Scotch Bonnet hot sauce on chicken. For those of you who don’t know, Scotch Bonnets are one of the world’s hottest chili peppers. Balvin says that his friend, rapper Fat Al, said that he should have a spicy name but Scotch Bonnet never stuck. 

And he shares why he thinks that reggaeton is outpacing the rest of the music industry.

J Balvin credits the meteoric rise of reggaeton thanks to its feel good vibes and its emotional value. He loves to make people vibe and feel something with his music.  He also gives credit where credit is due, pointing out how there are so many artists before him who have paved the way for his success.

Check out the full video here on YouTube.

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JLo Celebrates 20 Years Of “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” By Perfectly Recreating The Iconic Music Video

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JLo Celebrates 20 Years Of “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” By Perfectly Recreating The Iconic Music Video

It’s been twenty (20!) years since Jennifer Lopez’s iconic album J.Lo debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. Since then, a lot has happened for the “Let’s Get Loud” international pop icon, not to mention the world.

But to help us all take a stroll down memory lane, J Lo recreated the music video for “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” and it’s honestly perfection. And perhaps kinda strange, since honestly, Lopez doesn’t look any different!

Jennifer Lopez celebrates the 20th anniversary of her album J.Lo in the best way possible.

JLo took us back over the weekend, all the way back to 2001, in honor of her second album J.Lo, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary. The singer re-created a moment from the “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” music video to celebrate the last two decades.

J.Lo specifically re-created the scenes on the beach where she discards her possessions and most of her clothes. This time around, she even threw her bracelet into the sand. And while she stopped short of replicating the original video’s ending in which she took her shirt off while walking into the sea, J.Lo ended her micro-update of the clip with a fake-out nodding to that original ending.

“As I reflect on the fact that it’s the #JLo20thAnniversary, I just wanted to say thank you to all of you for being with me, loving me and supporting me through all the ups and downs,” Lopez captioned a second post. “Thank you so much for all the love over the past 20 years!! I love you so much!!”

It’s obvious that JLo herself knows just how iconic the song is – which is why, in another Instagram post she ended her caption with the hashtag #MyLoveDontCostAThing.

And, in case you were wondering, this is the original video from 2001.

The original music video was also a work of heart that did justice to the now and forever iconic song.

Her new take on the classic video has also spurred the #LoveDontCostAThingChallenge on social media.

While some tried their best to meet J Lo’s challenge, others pointed out that this must be a rich person’s challenge. I mean, not many of us are going to be ripping off our non-existent diamond jewelery and throwing it into the ocean or sand.

Lopez has a big year ahead of her and we can’t wait to follow along.

It’s been twenty years since J.Lo hit the charts so obviously a lot has happened for the pop star. Most recently, she performed “This Land Is Your Land” at the 2021 presidential inauguration. But she’s just getting started. This year, we can expect so much more, including a new rom-com called Marry Me with Maluma coming out on Valentine’s Day 2021.

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