After years of being considered a “less than” music genre, Reggaeton is finally finding the mainstream success it deserves. Artists like J Balvin, Nicky Jam, and Daddy Yankee have crossed over into the American mainstream, and 2017 was truly the summer of el genero. However, we can all agree there is one thing missing : women. Like really though, where are they? You won’t hear many of them on the radio or see them walking the red carpet but they do exist and even though very few Reggaetoneras get the recognition they deserve they have contributed plenty to making the genre what it is today. Here are 16 women of Reggaeton’s past, present, and future.
Rebbeca Marie Gomez or Becky G, has been the stand out mainstream reggaetonera of the last decade who is hopefully paving the way for more up and coming women in el genero. Her collabs include, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Pitbull, Thalia, and Yellow Claw among other chart toppers. She’s opened for Katy Perry and Selena Gomez – and this year she hosted the Latin AMA’s alongside Diego Boneta. Not bad for just being 20 years old!