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Latino Breakup Songs To Dedicate To Your Ex And Make You Feel Better

If you’re in the middle of getting over your own Tristan to your Khloé, we’ve got you. The Latino trope for our culture having superhuman abilities to experience depths of human emotions like no other es verdad. That means that some of us fall hard and get right back up again.

Going through heartbreak means you’re living your best life, hunny, and there are hours worth of Latino artists here to croon your heart back together. You’re worth it.

“Be Careful” by Cardi B

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Cardi B knows what it’s like to fall for someone who’s just going to ghost you. It’s a nationwide crisis and “Be Careful” is the antidote for your suffering.

It’s gon’ hurt me to hate you but lovin’ you’s worse.

“Solo de Mi” by Bad Bunny

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Bad Bunny gave us 2019’s Bad Breakup Anthem. I’m not yours or anybody else’s, I’m only for me. Sing it, papi.

No me vuelvas a decir “Bebé” (¡No!)
Yo no soy tuyo ni de nadie, yo soy sólo de mí

“Te Boté” by Casper, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna

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While we hate that the album cover depicts a highly feminized woman literally in the trash, the music is lit. Keep your heartbreak surface level. You guys had good times but you’re having even better times hasta que “te bote.”

Yo a ti te di una sepultura dura 
Yo sé que con el tiempo la herida se cura 
Es que en verdad que tú no estás a altura 
Te lo juro por dios aunque por dios no se jura

“Te Boté 2” by Jennifer Lopez

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I like to think of this as J-Lo responding for all women who felt attacked by the original.

It goes in one ear, and out the next one 
Said you put me out, why you lying? 
I left on my own, had you crying

“La Tortura” by Shakira

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Shakira gave us “La Tortura” to capture every complicated feeling of a breakup–from thinking you can still fix the relationship to “que te cagas, puto.” It’s an emotional rollercoaster that can only be called torture.

Mejor te guardas todo eso
A otro perro con ese hueso
Y nos decimos adiós

“Yo No Sé” by DaniLeigh

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DaniLeigh gives us her French romance heartbreak with the upbeat tunes you need to keep your head held high. You can’t fault yourself for what you didn’t know before they showed their true colors.

Tú eras mi Kanye, y yo era tu Kim (Yo era tu Kim)
Pero lo botaste, le diste su fin
Yo me equivoqué cuando yo me enamoré (Yeah)
Me pide perdón, pero ya te olvidé (Yeah, yeah)

“Obsessed” by Mariah Carey

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God bless Mariah Carey for giving us this epic song that will truly minimize your ex into the speck of dust they will forever take up in your mind.

Why you so obsessed with me?
Boy I want to know, lyin’ that you’re sexing me
When everybody knows, it’s clear that you’re upset with me
Ohh, finally found a girl that you couldn’t impress
Last man on the earth, still couldn’t get this

“Mala Gente” by Juanes

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Juanes has admitted this song was about his ex-girlfriend and about how one day, she’d regret treating him so badly. She got burned real good in this song.

Y en el infierno enterita enterita te vas a quemar!
Tu me pides que regrese ahora ahora
Y ahora es a mi a quien lo le importas
Tu me pides que seamos más que amigos
Y amigos para que si no hay cariño
Hoy por fin me he dado cuenta de tu engaño
De tu mala calana y tanto mal que me hiciste tu

“No Me Queda Mas” by Selena

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You know that moment when you’ve cried yourself out for weeks and are finally realizing that you’re giving all this energy to someone who didn’t appreciate you? Selena sings this moment for us all.

No me queda más
Que perderme en un abismo
De tristeza y lágrimas

“Consequences” by Camila Cabello

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Camila Cabello takes us through the emotional journey of taking off those rose colored glasses on your ex. It starts out as “young, and wild and free” and eventually, you realize:

Loving you was dumb, dark and cheap
Loving you will still take shots at me
Found loving you was sunshine, but then it poured
And I lost so much more than my senses
‘Cause loving you had consequences

“Olvidame y Pega La Vuelta” by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

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We couldn’t ask for a better duo to sing this one. We hope you get to a place of recovery from the breakup that one day, two years from now, you’ll get to reject the person who just rejected you. Belt it, baby,

Por eso vete, olvida mi nombre, mi cara, mi casa
Y pega la vuelta (jamás te pude comprender)
Vete, olvida mis ojos, mis manos, mis labios
Que no te desean (estás mintiendo, ya lo sé)
Vete, olvida que existo, que me conociste
Y no te sorprendas
Olvida de todo, que tú para eso tienes experiencia

“Hair” by Little Mix

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Need a more uplifting, girl empowerment song? Get your girls and get out on the town to this one.

I call my, girl (hey)
‘Cause I got a problem (what?)
Only a curl (mhmm)
Is gonna solve it
Then I don’t really care
Just get him out of my hair, yeah

“Heartbeats” by José González

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This isn’t a song to hype up your righteous indignation after a serious breakup. This is to soothe your heart after a swift crash and burn.

One night to be confused
One night to speed up truth
We had a promise made
Four hands and then away

“Kill ’em with Kindness” by Selena Gomez

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Do like your mami taught you and listen to Selena Gomez.

Your lies are bullets
Your mouth’s a gun
No war and anger
Was ever won
Put out the fire before igniting
Next time you’re fighting
Kill ’em with kindness

“Miss Movin’ On” by Fifth Harmony

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Turn it up because you learned some major life lessons from this doozy. Here’s to never letting history repeat itself!

I’m breaking down, gonna start from scratch
Shake it off like an Etch-A-Sketch
My lips are saying goodbye
My eyes are finally dry
I’m not the way that I used to be
I took the record off repeat
You killed me, but I survived
And now I’m coming alive

“The Plan” by DaniLeigh

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Honey, that mala was a waste of your time. Now you can focus on you and giving yourself, your future and your heart all the love.

And I’m focused on myself
Make my money, no regrets (No)
I can’t have a 9 to 5 (I can’t)
I’ma go until I die (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
No, ain’t no relationship (Woo)
‘Cause I’m too much on my shit (Yeah)
Got the grip, I’ll never slip (Woo)
To the top, I made it quick, yeah

“Ain’t Yo Mama” by Jennifer Lopez

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Missing your ex more than you want to? Think of all the time you spent taking care of them that you’re going to have to yourself now.

I ain’t gon’ be cooking all day, I ain’t your mama
I ain’t gon’ do your laundry, I ain’t your mama

“I Hate Boys” by Christina Aguilera

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You pissed off at how the world has bred ego-centric pendejos? Xtina gets you.

We would all be happy all be glad,
If sweet mama nature never had,
A-all this dirty little boys who think that the girls
Are only made for toys
Boys wants them women, though they barely can remember.
Then again all men are dogs.
All men are dogs.

“Waste of Time” by Snow Tha Product

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Mexicana rapper Snow Tha Product is all about leaving lo que es malo in the past.

That ever since we started talking you been on your jealousy
But in the meanwhile you been talking to Penelope and Heather and Alicia and Stephanie And Melanie
And phone looking like a Petey Pablo song, offending me
And now I’m like
Getting attached
I’m gonna go
I’ll be alright
I’m better alone

“Mi Cama” by Karol G

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Everyone says the best way to get over someone is to get on top of someone else. Karol G and J Balvin coming at you strong with the motivation:

En mi cerradura ya no entra tu llave
Esa calentura que otra te la apague
Tú en este vuelo no tienes pasaje
Esta noche hay fiesta pero tú no tienes traje (no)
No te preocupes, tu tren ya pasó
Eso te pasa por andar con dos
La matemática a ti te falló
Y te lo dije yo

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Selena Gomez Releases New Spanish-Language Single ‘De Una Vez’ and Teases Full Spanish Album: ‘I’m Targeting My Heritage’

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Selena Gomez Releases New Spanish-Language Single ‘De Una Vez’ and Teases Full Spanish Album: ‘I’m Targeting My Heritage’

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Good news, Selenators! Word on the street is that Selena Gomez will soon be dropping her first-ever Spanish language album. The rumors started after Gomez dropped a surprising (and beautiful!) new Spanish-language single, “De Una Vez”.

Soon after the single dropped, rumors of a full Spanish-language studio album began to swirl when murals promoting “De Una Vez” and a yet-unreleased single “Baila Conmigo” popped up across, Mexico.

To make matters even better, Selena already dropped “De Una Vez”‘s music video.

The lush and imaginative video has been garnering praise for its inclusion of Latin American visuals and symbols. Gomez hired Tania Verduzco and Adrian Perez to direct her video–a husband and wife team who hail from Mexico and Spain, respectively and go by the moniker Los Pérez.

Of hiring Spanish speakers to direct her video, Gomez revealed to Vogue online that the decision was intentional. “If I was going to completely immerse myself into a project inspired by Latin culture, I wanted to work with native Spanish speaking creators,” she said.

And indeed, Verduzco and Perez tried to infuse as much Latin spirit into the video’s conception as possible.

“Magical realism has always been part of the Latin culture, whether it be in art or telenovelas,” Gomez told Vogue. “I wanted [to capture] that sense of a supernatural world.”

They accomplished this sense of magical realism by utilizing motifs from Mexican folk art, like Milagro, which is symbolized by the glowing heart that is beating within Gomez’s chest throughout the video.

“We wanted to play with powerful language and images. We designed the heart—we call it the Milagro in Mexican culture—and its light to be a metaphor for the healing throughout the story,” Verduzco told Vogue.

Selena Gomez fans are especially excited about this project because Gomez has long hinted at her desire to release a Spanish-language album.

Back in 2011, Gomez tweeted about her plans to eventually record an entire album in Spanish. “Can’t wait for y’all to hear the Spanish record;) it’s sounding so cool,” she wrote.

She retweeted the sentiment on Thursday with the comment: “I think it will be worth the wait”–which many fans took as confirmation that a full studio album is on its way.

It’s worth noting that Gomez has already dipped her toe into the Latin music scene with 2010’s “Un Año Sin Lluvia” and 2018’s DJ Snake, Ozuna and Cardi B collab, “Taki Taki”.

As for the difficulty of recording songs in a second language, Gomez said that it was a practice that came naturally.

“I actually think I sing better in Spanish. That was something I discovered,” she said in an interview for Apple Music. “It was a lot of work, and look, you cannot mispronounce anything. It is something that needed to be precise, and needed to be respected by the audience I’m going to release this for.”

She continued: “Of course I want everyone to enjoy the music, but I am targeting my fan base. I’m targeting my heritage, and I couldn’t be more excited.”

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Bad Bunny Talks Depression And Says Sometimes He Still Feels Like The Boy Who Bagged Groceries Back Home

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Bad Bunny Talks Depression And Says Sometimes He Still Feels Like The Boy Who Bagged Groceries Back Home

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Bad Bunny is on top of the world. Or, at least, that’s how it appears to all of us on the outside enjoying his record-breaking year. Not only did he release three albums in 2020 but he also landed his debut acting role in the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico and from his Instagram stories, he seems to be in a happy, contentful relationship.

But like so many others, Bad Bunny has his experience with mental health issues, of which he recently opened up about in an interview with El País.

Bad Bunny recently spoke up about his struggle with depression.

Despite his immense success that’s catapulted him to, arguably, the world’s biggest superstar, Bad Bunny admits that sometimes he still feels like the young man who bagged groceries in a supermarket.

The reggaetonero revealed in an interview with El País that right as his career really started to take off, he was not happy. “You asked me before how I hadn’t gone crazy. Well, I think that was the moment that was going to determine if I was going to go crazy or not. From 2016 to 2018 I disappeared, I was stuck in a capsule, without knowing anything. The world saw me, but I was missing,” he said.

Although no doctor diagnosed him, he is sure of what was happening. it only did he feel lost and empty but he had stopped doing many of the things that brought him joy, like watching movies and boxing. Without realizing it, he had also fallen out of contact with much of his family, with whom he was typically very close.

“And that’s when I said: who am I? What’s going on?” he told El País. When he returned home to Puerto Rico from spending time in Argentina, he was able to get back into the right state of mind and remember who he was.

Despite his success, Bad Bunny still worries he’s in financial trouble.

Although today, he is the number one Latin artist on Spotify and the awards for his music keep coming, there are times when Bad Bunny still thinks that he has financial problems.

“Not long ago, I was 100% clear in my head what I have achieved, maybe a year or six months ago; but until then, many times I forgot, I felt that I was the kid from the supermarket. He would happen something and say: “Hell!” And then: “Ah, no, wait, if I have here,” he said, touching his pocket.

Much like Bad Bunny, J Balvin has also been candid about his own mental health struggles.

Bad Bunny is just the most recent to speak to the emotional havoc he experiences despite being a global superstar. And, thankfully, like many other celebrities, he’s been able to find refuge in a reality that allows him to keep his feet on the ground so that he too can enjoy the achievements of his career.

Much like El Conejo, J Balvin is known for the brightness of his style and mentality. But he’s long addressed the importance of caring for one’s mental health. During his Arcoíris Tour, he encouraged people to not be ashamed of seeking professional help, and let the audience know they are not alone.   

“Las enfermedades de salud mental son una realidad. Yo he sufrido de depresión y he sufrido de ansiedad, así que tengo que aceptarlo. Y eso me hace más humano, me hace entender que la vida tiene pruebas,” Balvin said. “Pero si alguien está pasando una situación difícil, no están solos, siempre llega la luz. Tarde o temprano llega la luz.”  

“Mental health illnesses are a reality. I have suffered from depression and anxiety, so I have to accept it. And this makes me more human. It makes me understand that life has challenges,” Balvin said in Spanish. “But if someone is going through a difficult time, they are not alone, light always comes. Sooner or later, the light comes.”  

We need more men like Benito and J Balvin to speak up about their mental health struggles, to help destroy the stigma that exists within our community.

And in the same interview, he also spoke about why he works to elevate the Spanish language.

As for the possibility of singing in English, the answer remains the same: a resounding no.

“You have to break this view that the gringos are Gods…No, papi,” he told El País. And, although he’s collaborated with artists like Drake, Cardi B and Jennifer Lopez, he has always sang in Spanish and with his famous accent.

“I am very proud to reach the level where we are speaking in Spanish, and not only in Spanish, but in the Spanish that we speak in Puerto Rico. Without changing the accent,” he said.

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