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Wait A Minute, Beyoncé And Selena Gomez Released Songs In Spanish?

When it comes to great music, language does not discriminate. These singers sang in their second (or third) language and still killed it on the musical charts. *Snaps* for branching out!


“Irreemplazable” – Beyoncé

Original title: “Irreplaceable”

Before Beyoncé had the ? Hive wondering about Becky with the good hair, her most loyal fans (and casual listeners) were singing “To the left, to the left” as soon as bae made one wrong move. Although the Spanish-language version of this song replaces that line for “Ya lo ves, ya lo ves, te olvidé, te olvidé,” the fierce attitude is still there.


“Un Año Sin Lluvia” – Selena Gomez and The Scene

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Original title: “A Year Without Rain”

Back when Selena was trying to figure out whether she was on or off with Justin Bieber — so were we — she released this Spanish pop song with that one boy band (The Scene) that used to back her up. It’s actually pretty catchy when you take a listen. Keep singing in Español, girl!


“Genio Atrapado”- Christina Aguilera

Original title: “Genie In A Bottle”

There was no doubting Christina Aguilera’s Latina roots when she burst onto the scene as pop star in the late ’90s. Xtina already had hits like “Genie in a Bottle,” “What a Girl Wants” and “Reflection” (the “Mulan” song, for all you Disney fans out there) when she released her Spanish-language album “Mi Reflejo.” Want another Xtina Spanish-language earworm? Take a listen to “Come On Over Baby” in Español.


“Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad” – Michael Bublé featuring Thalia

Canadian crooner Michael Bublé might have a leg up on other English-language singers when it comes to Spanish because he can get pronunciation help from his wife, Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato. Watch him make his wife proud with this “Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad” duet with telenovela royalty, Thalia.


“Rascacielo” – Demi Lovato

Original title: “Skyscraper”

Another Disney diva who took the plunge into singing in Spanish is Demi Lovato. Lovato gave a big middle finger to the chango on her back (alcohol) with her hit “Skyscraper.” After going through rehab for substance abuse, she showed how badass she is by releasing a Spanish-language version titled “Rascacielo.” Take a listen to the whole song above while going on an empowering work out. It will pump you up for mile four! ?


Fotografía” – Nelly Furtado duet with Juanes

Canadian-Portuguese songstress Nelly Furtado lifted our spirits in the early 2000s with her hit single “I’m Like a Bird.” She continued to wow us with her singing chops when she dropped the Spanish-language duet “Fotografía” with Colombian roquero Juanes. Furtado went on to record a full album in Spanish, “Mi Plan,” which won her a Latin Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Album. Way to kill it in two languages, Nelly! ? ? ?


“Al Final del Camino” – Boyz II Men

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Title: “End Of The Road”

This emotional ballad from the ’90s was one of THE breakup songs of the decade, and its popularity was cemented further when Boyz II Men released a version in Español. Listen to this tearjerker, and if anyone asks “Why you crying?” a la George Lopez, tell them you put a little too much Valentina sauce on your papitas.


“Aun Existe Amor” – Celine Dion

Original title: “Love Still Exists”

Back in the ’90s, Celine Dion was the patron saint of love ballads. To reach a wider audience when it came to l-o-v-e, Celine belted out her powerhouse vocals in a Spanish-language version of “Love Still Exists.” Hear the ‘Totally ’90s” version, complete with cheesy saxophones, by listening to the song above.


“Quizás, quizás, quizás” – Nat King Cole

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Now, we are not going to knock down Nat King Cole on his Spanish pronunciation (his is definitely not the best on this list), but he makes up for it with his energetic interpretation of the song. Just look at his hand movements and the twinkle in his eye when he sings the main chorus. Adorbs! Listen to the song, originally written by Cuban songwriter Osvaldo Farrés, in its entirety if you’re in the mood for something classic.


READ: 11 Spanish-Language Covers That Might Make You Forget The Originals

Do you have any favorite songs you want to see translated in Spanish? Did we miss any musical artists who have sang in español? Let us know in the comments below!

50 Dead, 53 Injured In Gay Nightclub Shooting During Latin Night In Orlando

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50 Dead, 53 Injured In Gay Nightclub Shooting During Latin Night In Orlando

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With heavy hearts, America grieves the largest mass shooting it it’s history. Early Sunday morning, just after last call, a gunman burst into Orlando’s Pulse nightclub and shot at clubgoers with an automatic weapon and a handgun that were purchased legally. The night of celebration turned into a living nightmare.


At first, clubgoers thought the shot noises were part of the electronic music. After the DJ turned down the music, it became clear they were at the center of a mass shooting.


Omar Matteen, 29, opened fire driving people into the streets, bathrooms and corners of the gay bar; one woman even hid under a pile of dead bodies. The shooting highlights the increasingly horrifying epidemic of mass shootings in this country.


Pulse promotes itself as “more than just a gay bar.” It was founded by Barbara Poma as a tribute to her brother who died of AIDS. The institution considers itself a safe haven for LGBT and provides services beyond partying.


Saturday night was called “Latin Night,” but there is no information on whether this was a factor in the shooter’s motivation, yet. On a recent trip to Miami, Matteen grew furious when he saw two men kissing in a park.


President Obama gave a somber address to the country Sunday, “We’re still looking at all the motivations of the killer. But it’s a reminder that regardless of race, religion, fait or sexual orientation, we’re all Americans, and we need to be looking after each other and protecting each other at all times in the face of this kind of terrible act. This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school or in a house of worship or a movie theater or in a nightclub. And we have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be. And to actively do nothing is a decision as well.”


Learn more about this tragic event here.


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