The secret's out: Vin Diesel is performing at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 27!
While it will be the first time he ever performs on a Spanish awards show, it won't be the first time the Hollywood actor has showed off his singing skills. Some of Diesel's most memorable musical moments include his heartfelt renditions of Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" honoring his late friend and Fast and Furious co-star Paul Walker, to covering Sam Smith's "Stay With Me."
Most recently, he recorded a new version of Selena Gomez and Kygo's "It Ain't Me," and according to the Los Angeles Times, Vin Diesel has a big surprise in store for his fans: a collaboration with Steve Aoki on a "mind-blowing track."
On the Latin side, some of his close music friends include superstars like Don Omar and Romeo Santos, who have had cameos on the Fast and Furious franchise, and reggaetón singer/songwriter Nicky Jam.
We can thank the "El perdón" singer for encouraging Vin Diesel to hit the studio, according to an Instagram post. "No one has made me feel more comfortable about actually recording music than my brother Nicky Jam. He has a brilliant approach, where he says let's just go have fun, if we are lucky we make magic."
In anticipation of the actor's performance, check out Vin Diesel's top five musical moments below:
"It Ain't Me"
Vin Diesel added his vocals to a new version of the song "It Ain't Me" in February. The Hollywood actor called it a "dream come true" thanking Kygo for "making magic." "Kygo the magician just took my voice and added it to his new track. Speechless," Diesel tweeted. Kygo Selena Vin
Posted by Vin Diesel on Friday, February 17, 2017
"See You Again"
Diesel sang a verse of Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" on the 2015 MTV Music Awards and 2016 People's Choice Awards in a heartfelt tribute to Walker.
"Stay With Me"
While doing promo interviews for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vin Diesel covered Sam Smith's chart-topping track "Stay With Me."
"The ever continuing process of healing," Vin Diesel captioned a video on Facebook where he gives a heartfelt rendition of Tove Lo's "Habits" as a special homage to Walker. The action star takes center stage while footage of him and Walker plays in a background video.
The ever continuing process of healing... All love...
Posted by Vin Diesel on Wednesday, May 20, 2015
"My Heart Is Open"
Vin Diesel serenaded his more than 100 million followers on Facebook with his version of Maroon 5's "My Heart Is Open" on Valentine's Day in 2015.
Happy V day...
Posted by Vin Diesel on Thursday, February 12, 2015
Bonus: In January, the actor took to social media to give a teaser of Nicky Jam's new song "Without You." "This is another hit right here," Vin Diesel says in the video. The pair became close friends after the reggaetón artist made his big-screen debut in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. In a previous interview, Nicky Jam told Billboard that the actor was "crazy about Latinos" and had plans to record a song together. Perhaps they'll debut it April 27? Stay tuned...
The song is called... Without you.
Posted by Vin Diesel on Monday, December 26, 2016