Here's How Much 21 Latino Musicians Have Changed Since Their First Music Video
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1.Shakira — "Magia" (1991):
Shakira — "Te Felicito" (2022):
Fun fact: Shakira is a polyglot. She has said she can speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, and some Italian. She has also given an interview in French before.
2.Maluma — "Farandulera" (2011):
Maluma (with Feid) — "Mojando Asientos" (2022):
Fun fact: His real name is Juan Luis Londoño Arias, and he got "Maluma" by combining the names of his mother, Marlli; his father, Luis; and his sister, Manuela. He said, "It is a tribute to them because I love them and they are the drive of my career."
3.Ricky Martin (with Menudo) — "Hold Me" (1985):
Ricky Martin (with Reik) — "A Veces Bien y a Veces Mal" (2022):
Fun fact: The word "loca" in "Livin' la vida loca" was inspired by El Pollo Loco. Seriously. Desmond Child, one of the writers of the song, said they wanted a Spanish word "that American English speakers would actually know" and settled on "loca" because Pollo Locos restaurants were everywhere at the time.
4.Cardi B — "Cheap Ass Weave" (2015):
Cardi B (with Kay Flock, Dougie B, and Bory300) — "Shake It" (2022):
Fun fact: One of Cardi's favorite artists is Lady Gaga. She's expressed interest in collaborating with her multiple times and even sang a cover of "Bad Romance" for her high school talent show in 2010, choreography and all.
5.Bad Bunny — "Soy Peor" (2015):
Bad Bunny — "Moscow Mule" (2022):
Fun fact: Bad Bunny was paying his way through college by working at an Econo grocery store when his song "Diles" first caught the attention of a music manager. The manager heard the song through SoundCloud, and the rest is history.
6.Jennifer Lopez — "Baila" (1998):
Jennifer Lopez — "On My Way (Marry Me)" (2022):
Fun fact: J.Lo inspired the creation of Google Images. Her infamous 2000 Versace gown became Google's most popular search query at the time, but users could only see text, which presented a gap in Google's services. This eventually led to the birth of Google Images as we know it.
7.Bruno Mars (with B.o.B) — "Nothin' on You" (2010):
Bruno Mars (with Silk Sonic) — "Smokin Out the Window" (2021):
Fun fact: At the young age of 4, Bruno was a professional Elvis impersonator. He told James Corden, "I was impersonating Elvis Presley in my dad's rock ’n’ roll 1950s revue in Waikiki."
Camila Cabello (with Maria Becerra) — "Hasta Los Dientes" (2022):
Fun fact: Camila immigrated to the US at the age of 6 and learned English on her own with the help of cartoons.
13.Becky G — "Turn the Music Up" (2012):
Becky G — "Bailé Con Mi Ex" (2022):
Fun fact: She went into entertainment at the age of 9 as her own way of trying to help her family financially. She told Rolling Stone that she had a "midlife crisis" at the time and reevaluated what she was going to do with her life. "I pushed that on myself at a younger age than the average kid because at the time, my family had lost our home," she said.
14.Mariah Carey — "Vision of Love" (1990):
Mariah Carey (with Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson) — "Oh Santa!" (2020):
Fun fact: Her last name should have originally been Nuñez. In 1999, she told a Spanish-language show, "[My grandfather]’s last name was 'Nuñez.' My grandfather made up the name ‘Carey’ when he came to America to be more accepted, I guess. But that was funny because that’s an Irish name, and Irish people were discriminated against at that time too ... That’s why, on the album, I just put 'Mariah' now because it’s not even my real last name anyway.”
15.Farruko — "Casa de Playa" (2010):
Farruko — "Nazareno" (2022):
Fun fact: Farruko has always used social media to put his music out there. He began his career by putting his music on Myspace at the age of 16 and gained a following there.
16.Nicky Jam (with Daddy Yankee) — "En La Cama" (2001):
Nicky Jam — "Ojos Rojos" (2022):
Fun fact: At the age of 11, Nicky was helping customers with their groceries as a way to get tips and would often improvise verses while he worked. One day, the wife of an independent record executive came by and asked him if he was signed to a label, which spawned his first album, Distinto a los Demás, in 1994.
Fun fact: On top of being a successful singer, actor, and beauty mogul, she is also an accomplished TV and film producer. She's produced shows like 13 Reasons Why, Living Undocumented, Only Murders in the Building, Selena + Chef, and the upcoming shows 15 Candles and Rising. She's also produced films like Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania, The Broken Hearts Gallery, This Is the Year, and the upcoming In the Shadow of the Mountain.