The Weeknd Shows Off His Spanish Language Skills on Maluma’s “Hawái” Remix
Vacations may be on hold for the time being, but Maluma and The Weeknd are taking fans on a musical journey to Hawaii with their newly released bilingual collaboration.
And don’t expect Maluma to be pulling all the Spanish language weight on the ‘Hawái’ remix. The Weeknd sings a few bars of his own in Maluma’s native tongue. The two co-wrote the track, which was produced by the Rude Boyz.
"I have always admired The Weeknd so it feels nothing short of a dream come true to have him collab on 'Hawái' Remix - he brought another flow to it and sang in both Spanish and English which is impressive," Maluma said in a statement.
“Hawái” was released as the second single off Maluma’s fifth studio album Papi Juancho and has remained #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart for eight weeks.
The music video was shot in Los Angeles and was directed by Jesse Terrero.
Other mainstream artists who made bilingual tracks that exploded on the charts include Bad Bunny and Drake's 2018 collaboration, "Mia," and Justin Bieber's 2017 feature on Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" remix. Most recently, Karol G teamed up with Nicki Minaj on the track "Tusa," which earned them both 2020 Latin Grammy nominations.
Watch the video in full below: