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Puerto Rico: where the Latin beats have started

by Carlton Whitfield. Published Mon 16 May 2022 22:22, last updated: 16/05/22

Visiting Puerto Rico is one of the most exciting experiences a traveler can also have as a Latin music lover. This country is incredibly breathtaking, no matter how you look at it!

It also contains an assortment of absolutely fantastic, shocking, and quite fascinating information, especially about its connection with Latin music, as if that weren't enough to pique your interest.

We are all familiar with the sound of Latin beats. Every one of us has allowed ourselves to get carried away by the beat of the music, and we have all been able to shake our sorrows away with the swaying of our hips.

That's why we decided to compile a collection of them so that you could keep your mouth open while reading them.

The best-known Latin artists

Puerto Rico is currently the gathering spot for the majority of Latin artists who trace their roots back to the so-called "Island of Enchantment."

Internationally renowned Latin music artists such as Don Omar, Daddy Yankee, J. Balvin, and Bad Bunny have significantly impacted the expansion of Latin music throughout the world, serving as ambassadors for the island and a tourist attraction for visitors.

When you are strolling through the picturesque and colorful streets of Old San Juan, taking a dip in the natural and hidden gorges of Ciales, surfing on the beaches of Rincón, sleeping under a blanket of stars in Cabo Rojo, or watching the sunset on the extraordinary island of Vieques, you will realize that Puerto Rico is warmth and nature, it is humility and joyful, and it is music, above all.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny began his musical career in 2016 on the Soundcloud website, which he still uses today.

While there, he earned a great deal of attention, and significant members of the reggaeton/trap community in Puerto Rico directed their focus to see what the young potential had to give.

And, of course, he charmed the immediately, and now as he became more popular, his fans can't get their eyes off any great deal of Bad bunny tickets price for his spectacular concerts.

When Bad Bunny achieved popularity, he was working as a cashier for a supermarket chain called 'Econo' while still pursuing a bachelor's degree in communication at the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo, where he was born.

He was 22 years old at the time and had no idea that a few years later, he would be on his way to being the most famous musician in the world.

J Balvin

As a result of his inspiration from another legendary artist of the genre, none other than the Puerto Rican Daddy Yankee, J Balvin has achieved great success in his musical career, as evidenced by his single 6 AM, which he collaborated on with Farruko and which was the first song ever to achieve diamond status in the United States.

Balvin is constantly on the lookout for new Spanish songs that will help elevate the language's prominence in other nations.

J. Balvin is also a fan of rock music, and when he was a teenager, he was a member of a band that performed covers of bands such as Nirvana and Metallica.

Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee is one of the most well-known artists in the world and one of the most prominent exponents of the urban genre.

His music has pushed boundaries and influenced young artists like J. Balvin and Bad Bunny to create their own music.

Aside from that, he is the only Latin musician to have four songs written in Spanish that have reached the Top 20 of Billboard's Hot 100.

Because he has three songs that have received more than one billion plays on Spotify, the "Boss" has achieved history. "Con Calma," "Despacito," and "Que tire" are among the songs.

The beginnings of reggeaton

It was not until 1990 on the paradise island of Puerto Rico that this form of music emerged as a new and popular musical genre, as a result of the fusion of Jamaican reggae and American hip hop, which gave birth to the term "reggae" in Spanish.

In Puerto Rico, this new musical form was known as "underground" music since the first singers who appeared belonged to the most underprivileged sections of the community, and therefore the term "underground" was coined.

Later on, the genre was given the name "reggaeton," and it quickly rose to become one of the world's most well-known and widely performed musical genres.

Reggaeton, which originated in the impoverished districts of Puerto Rico, was attacked from the beginning when it was accused of corrupting and promoting "perreo," a dance that was considered impure.

However, as it has grown in popularity and sophistication, it has become a worldwide sensation and the most important musical export from Puerto Rico. The genre emphasizes the importance of African diasporas in local culture while also implying that the region is made up of civilizations that have been globalized.


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