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Ozuna Is The Only Reggaeton Artist That Would Put Samurai And A Japanese Sword Fight In His Music Video And Surprisingly It Works Great

The music video for “Una Flor,” by Puerto Rican-Dominican reggaeton and Latin Trap artist Ozuna, recently dropped. The track is from his latest album, “Odisea,” and the video has raked in over 3 million views in just about 24 hours. It’s not surprising that he’s gotten that many views — he’s got eight songs on the Billboard Hot Latin charts. According to Billboard, the last two artists to do so were Joan Sebastian and Juan Gabriel.

Ozuna’s music video has only been out for a day, but its visual style is pulling in major views.

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Ozuna was inspired by Japan and its ancient Samurai culture to tell this compelling visual story of an injured warrior taken in by a woman who nurses him back to health. The unnamed warrior then later gives his life to save hers when she is ambushed on her way through the woods. It’s a beautifully sad story. “Una Flor” follows the style of Ozuna’s previous music videos, with striking visuals, poetic narratives and a keen awareness for storytelling.

“Tu Foto,” and its accompanying music video feature characters reliving memories triggered by old photographs.

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The memories are moments of extreme loss, from a drug overdose to a drive-by shooting. The stories here show the effects and reaches of drug and alcohol abuse. With over 400 million views since April, it’s clear that Ozuna and his video production team have a powerful handle on how to pair Ozuna’s music with stirring storytelling.

Slightly on the lighter side, Ozuna’s  third music video is a tale of a woman scorned who gets back at her cheating man.

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Definitely not as visually metaphorical or stunning, but a fun ride nonetheless.

Here, Ozuna and other fellow Latin Trap artists discuss the history of the genre that, after several years, is finally starting to take off.

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You can almost hear the reggaeton purists sighing about how the sounds of the moment are moving more towards this Latin Trap sound.

And if you want the in-depth Ozuna interview with Leila Cobo of Billboard, check out the video below.

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Listen to where some of his songs and inspirations have come from.

With eight songs on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart when he released his album on August 25th, there’s no telling what heights Ozuna will reach. We can’t wait to see where he goes!


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Cardi B’s Role in the Upcoming ‘Fast & Furious’ Installment Has Finally Been Revealed

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Cardi B’s Role in the Upcoming ‘Fast & Furious’ Installment Has Finally Been Revealed

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The fast and the furious series may be on its ninth installment, but it has no intention of slowing down. Last week, the dependable franchise dropped a new trailer. And although Cardi wasn’t in the trailer, fans were later given a hint as to who Cardi B will be playing in the upcoming movie.

Apparently, Cardi will be playing Leysa in Fast & Furious 9, “a woman with a connection to Dom’s (Vin Diesel) past”.

And that’s the extent of the information we were given about that! Talk about a tease.

The official synopsis for F9 is as follows: “Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most.

“His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena).”

Cardi’s addition to the cast was announced back in 2019, when Vin Diesel posted a surprise video with Cardi by his side on the set of the latest installment.

“Day 86 here on the set of ‘Fast 9,’” Diesel told the camera. “I know I’m exhausted. We all gave every single thing we could for this movie, put it all on the table, put it all out there.”

“I’m tired, but I can’t wait,” Cardi added, looking notably exhausted. “I ain’t gonna front, I think this is going to be the best one.”

Cardi B wasn’t the only Latino star to become a new member of the Fast family. Back in 2019, the news dropped that the king of reggaetón himself, Ozuna, would be appearing in the upcoming movie as well as contributing to the soundtrack.

Last year, Vin Diesel revealed to Jimmy Kimmel how Cardi happened to become a part of the Fast & Furious family.

“My daughter wanted a piece of casting to happen, so Cardi B is in it,” he told the late-night host. To which Kimmel responded: “Your daughter said to you ‘Dad, will you put Cardi B in the movie?’ And you said ‘Oh that’s a good idea?’”

“I said, ‘It’s a great idea!’ As she’s listening to ‘I Like It Like That’,” Diesel admitted. Sounds like the kid’s got good taste.

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Ozuna and Anuel AA’s ‘Los Dioses’ Album Takes the Top Spot from Bad Bunny

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Ozuna and Anuel AA’s ‘Los Dioses’ Album Takes the Top Spot from Bad Bunny

Ozuna and Anuel AA’s collaborative effort Los Dioses is the No. 1 Latin album in the U.S. this week. The guys are also the first album of 2021 to topple fellow Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny from the top spot.

Bad Bunny held onto the top spot of the chart for weeks.

Billboard revealed on Feb. 2 that Ozuna and Anuel AA’s highly-anticipated Los Dioses debuted at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Albums chart. To Bad Bunny’s credit, his latest album El Último Tour Del Mundo was holding onto the top spot since last December. There’s also the fact that Benito achieved the first all-Spanish album to top the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.

While hitting the top of the Hot Latin Albums chart, Ozuna and Anuel AA’s Los Dioses also impressively peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album moved 29,000 total sales and streaming units in its first week out.

“This is the third album I’ve released in my life and working with Ozu has been so much fun, a perfect flow,” Anuel told Billboard. “We produced the album exactly for that, to debut at No. 1. When you put so much effort and dedication into something, the end result is always big.”

Los Dioses del Trap also breaks through the Hot 100 songs chart.

Los Dioses is shorthand for “Los Dioses del Trap,” a title that Ozuna and Anuel give themselves. The guys first hinted at the possibility of this collaborative album in 2018, so it was in the works for a while.

The biggest song from Los Dioses is “Antes,” which opens at No. 5 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. The reggaeton banger also breaks through the all-genre Hot 100 songs chart this week at No. 100.

Next up, the Boricua duo will perform at this year’s Premio Lo Nuestro awards. They will perform their song “Los Dioses” for the first time. Premio Lo Nuestro will air live on Univision on Feb. 18.

READ: 21 Facts You Didn’t Know About Reggaeton Legend Ozuna

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