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K-Pop Band NCT 127 Show Off Their Merengue Skills In Miami

Latinxs love K-pop, and Korean pop stars love Latinxs. The latest proof of this bi-cultural adoration: NCT 127 dancing merengue on ¡Despierta América!

According to Remezcla, the band is currently on tour in the Americas. During a show stop in Miami, where the group performed at the Watsco Center at the University of Miami, the fellas pulled up to Univision. They appeared on ¡Despierta América! on Sunday, and they gave all of their fans the best possible treat when they moved their hips to the Wilfredo Vargas classic “Abusadora.”

Brace yourselves, because the visual of the boys dancing to our fave Dominican rhythms is more exciting than the news.

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Still there? Watching on repeat? Speechless?

You’re not alone.

Latinx fans had tons to say once they regained consciousness after watching NCT 127 sort of kill it with their merengue moves.

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There were so many slayings.

So many people were reborn from this video.

LOL basically we’re back in the 90s and seeing the Backstreet Boys.

So much screaming.

Literally if you ever doubted the power of a yell… check out the appearance.

Like can I get an invite to this party??

(I’d love to bring these guys as a date to mine lol)

People can’t stop crying over seeing them dance either.

K-pop stars seriously have a thing for Dominican music. Last year, Leslie Grace taught the boys of Super Junior some Bachata steps in the middle of Times Square. The New York dominicana and band also released their energetic hit “Lo Siento” together in 2018.

Read: Leslie Grace Teaches K-Pop Boy Band Super Junior Some Bachata Steps In The Middle Of Times Square

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K-Pop Star Chung Ha Tackles Reggaeton in “Demente” Music Video with Guaynaa

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K-Pop Star Chung Ha Tackles Reggaeton in “Demente” Music Video with Guaynaa

South Korean superstar Chung Ha has released a music video for her hit song “Demente” with Puerto Rican rapper Guaynaa. Both artists are longing for love in the stylish visual.

Chung Ha sings completely in Spanish for this new version of “Demente.”

“Demente” is one of the songs on Chung Ha’s debut album Querencia. She dabbled in reggaeton music for the first time with Guaynaa, who is known for the hits like “ReBoTa” and “Chica Ideal” with Sebastián Yatra. In the original version of “Demente,” she sang in Korean and Spanish. For the music video version, Chung Ha tackles the song completely in Spanish and her pronunciation sounds great.

Chung Ha and Guaynaa are a dream team in the music video.

The music video for “Demente” was directed by Daniel Duran, who has shot videos for Latin music superstars like Yatra, Maluma, Ozuna, and Becky G. Chung Ha looks stunning as she walks through an empty hotel. Guaynaa is alone as well at the hotel bar. The two artists never meet as this was probably shot from two different locations, but Duran does an immaculate job hiding that. This genre-bending collaboration really deserved a video and Chung Ha came through.

“Songs like ‘Demente’ wouldn’t have been possible a few years ago, when streaming was just starting to chip away at genre and cultural barriers in the music industry,” Chunga Ha said in an interview with Billboard. “I think that today everyone is more open. I’m so thankful for that and for all the K-Pop artists out here with us [pushing boundaries].”

Another standout collaboration on Chunga Ha’s Querencia album is “Dream of You.” She crossed over to the world of EDM with the help of Dutch producer R3HAB.

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K-Pop Meets Reggaeton in Chung Ha’s “Demente” Song with Guaynaa

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K-Pop Meets Reggaeton in Chung Ha’s “Demente” Song with Guaynaa

Puerto Rican superstar Guaynaa has joined forces with K-Pop star Chung Ha. Their two cultures collide in the song “Demente” which was released on Feb. 15.

“Demente” is the latest in a wave of K-Pop and Latin music crossovers.

“Demente” is one of the songs on Chung Ha’s debut album Querencia that was also released on Monday. After her group I.O.I disbanded in 2017, Chung Ha has focused on her solo career. “Demente” with Guaynaa marks the latest collaboration in the new wave of Latin and K-Pop crossovers.

Chung Ha goes reggaeton with the help of Guaynaa.

“Demente” was produced by Roberto “Earcandy” Vásquez, who has worked in the past with Latin music superstars like Maluma, Wisin y Yandel, and Lali. K-Pop meets reggaeton in this refreshing, multilingual bop. Chung Ha sings a few lines of the song in Spanish with stellar pronunciation. Guaynaa slides in at the halfway point with an explosive guest verse. Chung Ha and Guaynaa are the perfect South Korea and Puerto Rico pop ambassadors here and together, they’re an unexpected yet delightful duo.

Another crossover moment on Chung Ha’s Querencia album is “Dream of You” with Dutch DJ R3HAB. Guaynaa is most known for his global smash “ReBoTa.” He’s recently scored new hits with his girlfriend Lele Pons in “Se Te Nota” and “Chica Ideal” with Colombian heartthrob Sebastián Yatra.

As far as K-Pop and Latin music crossovers go, Super Junior has done a number of collaborations. The guys teamed up with Mexican group Reik in “One More Time (Otra Vez)” and Dominican-American pop star Leslie Grace for “Lo Siento.” The future of global music is in the K-Pop and Latin music collabs.

Read: Meet the Korean-Mexican Hearthrob Topping The K-Pop Charts

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