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Enrique Iglesias Tapped An Emerging R&B Star For An English-Language Version Of His Latest Hit

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Can Enrique Iglesias keep up with emerging R&B star Tinashe in this duet?

Iglesias, who originally released “Duele El Corazon” in Spanish, has teamed up with 23-year-old Tinashe for an English-language version of the track. Already a star on her own, Tinashe has more than enough chops to go toe to toe with 41-year-old Iglesias. For Iglesias, duets have always been a great opportunity to work with emerging artists. Tapping Tinashe for the English version to generate interest in the cross-over hit is a no-brainer, but it could have backfired on him. Instead, the energy she brings only escalates Enrique’s already great performance.

The duo not only work well together, they also have more in common than you might expect. Both were destined for stardom from a young age.

T and E

By age 3, Tinashe was already heavily into modeling and acting. But music quickly became a passion, and she was writing songs by the age of 5. Her biggest break into music fame came when she joined “The Stunners,” a band created by Vitamin C. Around that time, Tinashe even had a small role in the video for Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”

Like Enrique, duets are nothing new for Tinashe.

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Though Tinashe’s music career blossomed out several marvelous DIY releases (In Case We Die, Reverie and Black Water — albums you must listen to), she has become very familiar with teaming up on projects. In the last few years, Tinashe has dropped tracks with Chris Brown, R. Kelly, and Nick Jonas. For Iglesias’ part, having already worked with Pitbull this year, his duets with reggaeton artist Wisin and Tinashe prove he’s not done messing around.

Like Enrique, Tinashe has worked her talents into television and film. Both have even played roles on “Two And A Half Men.” Tinashe played Celeste Burnett, half-man Jake Harpers’s girlfriend.

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Enrique played sexy handyman Fernando.

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Small world, huh?

And in case you missed it, here’s the original version of “Duele El Corazon,” featuring Wisin.

Credit: Enrique Iglesias VEVO / YouTube

The original Spanish version, featuring Wisin, has sat atop Billboard’s Latin Airplay nearly every week since its May debut.

Which version do you like more? Tell us in the comments below!


Read: Enrique Iglesias Proved He’s Number One With This

Jorge Ramos Finally Forced The RNC Hispanic Outreach Director To Talk About Donald Trump

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Jorge Ramos Finally Forced The RNC Hispanic Outreach Director To Talk About Donald Trump

She went from Trump hater to Trump supporter, just like that.

Jorge Ramos sat down with the Republican National Committee’s Director of Hispanic Outreach, Helen Aguirre Ferre. Since taking her position as the head of Latino outreach, Aguirre Ferre has spent several interviews walking back negative comments she’s made about Donald Trump. Unsurprisingly, that is exactly what she did in her recent interview with Ramos. During the interview, Ramos shows footage from a previous interview Aguirre Ferre gave to “Al Punto” where she went in on Trump. Not only did she say he is “uncomfortable with a strong, independent woman,” she even claimed that he was doing more damage than good for the party.

“For me, Donald Trump does not represent the Republican Party. Donald Trump wasn’t Republican until very recently. He’s been a Democrat all his life,” Aguirre Ferre previously said.

When pressed by Ramos to tell him whether or not she still agrees with that statement, she did what every other Republican has done. She attacked Hillary Clinton. She also proved that her words are malleable by praising Donald Trump on his value and respect of women because he let his daughter run the company while he campaigns. Such a different tone towards Trump in such a short amount of time.

“Jorge, like I have repeated to you, what we have seen from Trump on the level of his business, how he acts, how he behaves with women in his business,” Aguirre Ferre told Ramos. “You can see that he has highlighted the female role, and, importantly, in his business he has lifted up the role of the women in an extraordinary way to the executive level.”

When asked if she has met Donald Trump in person since being hired by the RNC she responded, “I haven’t met Donald Trump in person.”


READ: The RNC’s Latina Spokeswoman Had Trouble Saying Why She Defends Trump

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