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11 Songs that We Couldn’t Stop Listening to in 2015

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From reggaeton beats that made us dance at the clubs, to ballads that made us throw down a shot of tequila, these were the songs that Latino artists had us replaying over and over this year.

“Ginza” by J Balvin

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This song got us twerking at clubs with lyrics like ‘Si necesita reggaeton dale.’ Even Santa got in on the action!

“El Perdon” by Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias

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We didn’t have to wait for Adele’s “Hello” to rethink getting back together with our ex. When Nicky Jam dropped this reggaeton tune with soulful lyrics at the beginning of the year, we all had to down a shot of tequila to drown the bittersweet memories of a breakup. #Salud

“Same Old Love” by Selena Gomez

Seleners said goodbye to the Biebs this year (hopefully for good!) with this #ByeFelicia track. Or at least, we like to think that this song is a signal to finally end their on-again, off-again relationship. #TooLateToSaySorry

“Nada Mas Por Eso” by Luis Coronel

Luis Coronel might be one of the youngest stars on this list, but that didn’t stop us from going ? ? ? over his sweet regional Mexican love ballads.

“Borro Cassette” by Maluma

The Colombian reggaeton singer made us want to double check our #drunktextsfromlastnight after hearing the tongue-in-cheek lyrics to his popular clubbing song.

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“El Mismo Sol” by Alvaro Soler feat Jennifer Lopez

Can we book a first-class ticket to Barcelona, stat? Imagine some tinto de verano flowing underneath the Barcelona moonlight while swaying to the beats of the 24-year-old Spanish native. JLo added into the mix for a pop vibe which = ? ? ?.

“Worth It” by Fifth Harmony feat Kid Ink

Our girls Camila Cabello, Ally Brooke and Lauren Jaregui are reppin’ Latina #squadgoals as part of phenom girl group Fifth Harmony. The group’s pop mix with Middle Eastern vibes for “Worth It” catapulted this hard-working group to super stardom this year.

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“Shower” by Becky G

Becky G’s single had us singing in the shower, car and clubs with her bubble gum pop hooks.

“Hasta la Raiz” by Natala Lafourcade

With its rustic guitar licks and metaphorical lyrics, “Hasta la Raiz” kept us motivated to reach our goals in 2015. How could you not check off your to-do list with lyrics like “Sigo cruzando ríos, andando selvas, amando el Sol”?!

The tropical beats of the Caribbean and name dropping of pretty much all the Latin American countries made this an instant hit on our party playlists this year. We’re not surprised Gente de Zonnnaaa was the duo leading this hit song – they are a moving party!

“Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” by Selena

We’re throwing it back because we had to honor #TheQueen. Selena had a big year in 2015: MAC decided to honor her with a makeup line (coming soon!) and a huge festival in her home state of Texas honored the 20th anniversary her passing.

Did we miss any of your favorite Latino songs this year? mitú wants to know. Leave a comment below.

These 15 Photos Track J Balvin’s Hair Evolution From Afro Balvin to Lisa Frank Print And Beyond

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These 15 Photos Track J Balvin’s Hair Evolution From Afro Balvin to Lisa Frank Print And Beyond

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Artists are all about expression and experimentation and that is doubly true if you’re J Balvin. This reggaetonero has taken the world by storm and a huge part of his success is definitely because he’s one artist who’s not afraid to be himself and make a statement, whether it’s through his music or fashion.

The Colombian singer, known for his smash hits such as “Mi Gente,” “Ginza” and “Reggaeton,” has used his platform to flaunt his unique style whether it’s through his music, his fashion and especially his hair.

A natural brunette, Balvin has experimented with all sorts of colors and prints – with some looks more successful than others.

In celebration of his inclusive, positive and unapologetic personality, here’s a look at J Balvin’s hair evolution.

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Long before there was J Balvin, there was Afro Balvin.

Even after he broke out on the music scene, J Balvin stuck to his ‘roots’ for quite awhile…

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The man knows how to work his natural brunette look. And he looks good doing it.

At one point, he took the brunette look to his short and faded look we all know today.

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This is the look that he’s built upon with a whole collection of designs. And why not? It’s such a good base cut.

And we can’t forget this unique rainbow-inspired do…

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That he played around with around the release of ‘Machika.’ And perhaps it’s what has inspired his ‘Arcoiris’ tour…

Or this neon-green soccer ball one.

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I mean that’s pretty amazing.

And from this shaved look, J Balvin has spawned a lookbook of colors, prints, and patterns.

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Like this highlighter yellow. Which I’m not sure how I felt about.

There’s been a burnt orange.

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Which really started out as a bright orange after the highlighter color from above.

And he loves a hot pink.

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Hot pink pops. Especially a highlighter shade like this first one he went with.

He’s even played around with patterns…

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Like when he had this tie-dye look in Paris.

But then went back to a different hot pink.

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This hot pink, slightly more faded than the first, is a lot less harsh and IMO looks a hell of a lot better.

Before giving us major Lisa Frank vibes during Coachella.

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J Balvin owned Coachella and perhaps it was in some part thanks to this amazing hairstyle.

Then he went blonde…

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Which I’m totally feeling on him.

But always a sucker for experimentation…

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He switched back to some badass tiger stripes, saying in an Instragram post “Yo soy tigre.” Cute.

At first he had it more like a white Siberian tiger…

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But a couple of weeks later it was dyed to a more traditional orange-striped tiger.

And now it looks like he’s letting it all grow out.

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What will J Balvin do to his hair next?

It Looks Like We All Have A Lot More In Common With Becky G Than Just A Love For Mayores

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It Looks Like We All Have A Lot More In Common With Becky G Than Just A Love For Mayores

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Becky G recently sat down for an interview with Billboard’s “Growing Up Latino” and we just fell in love with the Mayores singer even more.

Like I had no idea we had so much in common.

In the interview, she discusses her favorite Spanglish slang, childhood games, and her pride as a Latina musician. It’s so good!

Becky G we are here for you living your best life and owning your identity. We need more of this!

Many on Twitter were so grateful to hear her speak up as a Latina and to have a role model they can identify with.

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Growing up Latino, often the only role models you see are white ones or negative depictions of Latinos – characters created by Hollywood and the media.

So a huge shout out to Becky G and all the other incredible Latinos and Latinas helping change that.

Many were happy to see a woman celebrating her cultural heritage.

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We couldn’t be more proud of the singer for speaking up.

The “Sin Pijama” singer herself took to Twitter to promote the interview and proudly proclaim her identity, which she says is a huge part of who she is as a performer.

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Also, can we talk about how she used to play ‘tag’ as a kid growing up and how pozole and aguachile are her favorite foods?! #SAME

She’s helping empower women and girls just like her while trailblazing a whole new world for future generations of Latinas.

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It’s so beautiful to see a badass Latina use her huge platform as an entertainer to empower our community.

Many on Twitter were thrilled to find out just how much they have in common with the singer.

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From saying ‘pero like…’ to a love for food, we all have something in common with Becky G.

Others just wanted to shout their love for the pop sensation from their Twitter account.

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We feel you. We’re doing the same.

Becky G is also making headlines for her recent collaboration with Zayn Malik for “A Whole New World,” from Aladdin.

People are living for this track and all that it means for the Latino community.

Now excuse us while we stream “A Whole New World” for the rest of the afternoon.

Seriously, this song is so good.

Becky G, thank you for being who you are and empowering the next generation of Latinos and Latinas.

READ: Becky G Is Turning Into Princess Jasmine For Disney’s Upcoming “Aladdin” And Fans Couldn’t Be Happier

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