Latin music dominated this year and some of the most exciting tracks have been collabs with some of our favorite Latinx artists. Becky G and Natti Natasha earned the number one spot on both the iTunes and Latin Airplay charts and Bad Bunny was named the most-streamed artist on Spotify for 2021 for second year in a row. And the girl power movement with songs like “El Makinon” by Karol G and Mariah Angeliq helped us pull through 2021. Reggaeton artists and music are only growing in popularity so we wanted to share some of our favorite reggaeton collaborations. Here are 10 chart topping Latinx collaborations you need to listen to before the end of the year.
“El Makinon” – Karol G & Mariah Angeliq
After Karol G’s live performance at the Billboard Music Awards in May, this song went from number seven to number one on the Latin Airplay chart. “El Makinon” shows how Karol G has grown as an artist and it’s described as being the independent women anthem. Once you hear it, you’ll get exactly why fans voted these women the best female Latin collab of 2021.
“100 Años” – Maluma & Carlos Rivera
First off, hats off to Maluma for taking risks with his music career, and for a killer collaboration with Carlos Rivera that stopped us in our tracks. His voice is THAT good that he can sing reggaeton or mariachi music. Second off, “100 Años” is a whole mood with both artists bringing so much emotion to the song. We’re not surprised it hit the top 10 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Airplay chart.
“In Da Ghetto” – J Balvin & Skrillex
To be honest, we didn’t like this song, we LOVED it. J Balvin is always surprising fans with his every-changing style of music and EDM star Skrillex wow’d us with this mix of reggaeton, dembow, and dance. This song was all over the radio and at the top of the charts. Skrillex earned his first spot on the Billboard charts as this song debuted at number seven on the Hot Latin Songs chart in July. The song also went viral with its easy and fun TikTok dance challenge.
“Ram Pam Pam” – Becky G & Natti Natasha
Shout out to Becky G and Natti Natasha for bringing us that girl power again. “Ram Pam Pam” is the perfect sequel to “Sin Pijama.” The song represents female empowerment and the video picks up right where they left off three years ago. The track hit number one on iTunes and number 1 on the Latin Airplay chart. In a post celebrating the chart topping news Becky G wrote, “I truly believe that together we can do anything. Girl power.”
“Volvi” – Bad Bunny & Aventura
Dominican-American bachata band Aventura got back together after a break in 2011 and bought us a song filled with the traditional bachata sound and reaggaeton rhythms. We love this collaboration with El Conejo Malo because both artists made a unique track that . The song took over the Latin Airplay chart this year.
“Poco” – Reik & Christian Nodal
Reik and Christian Nodal merge their styles to bring us a heartfelt ranchera track. Nodal actually received his first Grammy nomination for this song and deservedly so. Reik has collaborated with some of the biggest names in Latinx music – Maluma, Rauw Alejandro, to name a few – so we’re not surprised that this song stayed on the Latin Pop Airplay chart for 15 weeks straight!
“Baila Conmigo” – Selena Gomez & Rauw Alejandro
We already knew that Selena Gomez was amazing but she proved to be even more amazing when she released “Baila Conmigo” with Rauw Alejandro. This track is sexy and slow yet you can dance to it in the club. Both Gomez and Rauw’s voices mesh perfectly together as they capture the feeling of being in a new relationship. Rauw even said the song was “super catchy and sexy” as it hit the Latin Airplay Top 10 chart in March.
“Las Nenas” – Natti Natasha, Farina, Cazzu, & Duraca
Natti Natasha’s song “Las Nenas” is not like anything else you’ve been listening to. All four of these women have a style all their own, so this song is very interesting. “I can describe Farina as humble, La Duraca as unique, and Cazzu as talented. They all have so many great qualities that it’s hard to pick only one,” Natti said in an interview with Billboard. This collab shows us that female artists are making a mark in the music industry so it’s no surprise that it peaked at number eight on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart.
“Pa’ Mis Muchachas” – Christina Aguilera, Becky G, Nicki Nicole, & Nathy Peluso
Xtina releasing a Spanish is always exciting and even more so when it’s an empowering track like this one. “Pa Mis Muchachas” is the lead single from her upcoming second Spanish studio album following Mi Reflejo in 2000. In an interview with Billboard, Aguilera said “I chose Nathy, Becky and Nicki because of the strength they exude.” We couldn’t agree more. “Pa’ Mis Muchachas” stayed on the Latin Pop Airplay chart for four weeks this year.
“Todo O Nada” – Lunay & Anitta
“Todo O Nada” is a solid pop/reggaeton track so it’s no wonder it’s a chart-topper. “I’m very happy with the song, the TikTok dances,” said Lunay, “we want to show people that this isn’t only a song, but it has a dynamic and it’s enjoyable.” The song itself is definitely a 2021 mood, you’re either all in or nothing at all when it comes to love. The Latinx superstars topped the Hot Latin Music, Latin Pop Airplay, and Latin Airplay charts this year.