– Listen to that rhythm. Doesn’t it make you want
to close your eyes? – You know, I have a lot
of lady friends who call this man gorgeous,
and I don’t think I’ve ever seen it. But this [bleep] gorgeous! ♪ (industrial intro) ♪ – (FBE) Okay, so we’ve
covered foreign music a few times on the channel with teens,
but this time we wanted to see what adults think.
– Ooh, this is exciting. – (FBE) Today, we’re gonna do
a genre that is highly requested: Latin pop.
– Ahhh. So, you had to invite
a young Mexican kid. Perfect! – (FBE) So I’m gonna try my best
to pronounce everyone’s name, but apologies if some are incorrect.
– (chuckles) Okay, cool. – (FBE) This first song has been one
of the most popular artists on the charts today,
Nicky Jam and J. Balvin. – Okay, I know J. Balvin. – (FBE) And the song
is titled “X.” At the time of filming this episode,
this song has over 800 million views. – Whoa.
– (FBE) This is actually our second time featuring
J. Balvin on the show. We’ve covered him before
with the teens. – Yeah, a while ago. – This is a great start to my morning. – ♪ (singing in Spanish) ♪ – (imitates beat)
♪ (sings along) ♪ – (hums along) – It already has a good beat. – Oh, is it like reggaeton type…?
All right. – I dig it. – Okay, I feel kind of,
like, Drake vibes. – This is like Drake’s video. What the hell? – The music is so sensual. The beats of Latin pop
are so sexy. – Nicky Jam is a beast
and a legend. Reggaeton started in the ’90s,
and he’s been in the game since then. – Oh my god. Guys,
I’ma be dancing all day. – You can’t go wrong with Latin pop.
I’m serious. All of them are such hits. – Wow. Wow. Wow. – For reggaeton to do a comeback,
like, who would’ve thought? – Eh. It’s all right. All these types of songs
have the same kind of voice. – I grew up listening to reggaeton
before reggaeton was called reggaeton. It was called underground
back in the ’90s, and I was just a freaking little kid.
It’s just nostalgic for me. – (FBE) So, this next song
is by Maluma. – Ah, Maluma.
Very popular artist. – (FBE) So, this song is titled,
“El Préstamo.” He has over nine billion
combined views on YouTube. – Yeah, crazy numbers. – (FBE) And at the time
that we’re filming this, the song is number five
on the Latin Pop Billboard Charts. – Yes, Maluma, baby. – ♪ (singing in Spanish) ♪ – It’s almost the same beat. – He’s got a voice.
He reminds me of Sergio. (snickers) The shirt. (bell dings) – ♪ (sings along) ♪ – ♪ (hums and sings along) ♪ – ♪ (rapping in Spanish) ♪ – You know, I have a lot
of lady friends who call this man gorgeous,
and I don’t think I’ve ever seen it. But this [bleep] gorgeous! – He’s really hot. – (exhales shakily) Woo.
Those eyes, though. – ♪ (singing in Spanish) ♪ – The smoothness and everybody
is so good about beats and everything too.
Everything is hit. – That was also really good. – I love the song itself,
but I’m totally getting this vibe from him, where I’m like,
“I’m the [bleep].” – Sometimes Maluma, yo,
you a little corny. But I [bleep] with you. – (FBE) So, this next music video
is from the artist Sofia Reyes, titled “1, 2, 3,”
or uno, dos, tres and features artists
De La Ghetto and Jason Derulo. – Oh, okay.
Jason Derulo was a big artist here. – (FBE) So, Sofia recently became
the first solo lead female artist to hit the number one spot
on the Latin pop songs chart in five years.
– Wow, look at her. – ♪ I’m thinkin’ maybe
That you were always a piece of shh ♪ – (giggles)
– ♪ …piece of shh ♪ – (chuckles)
– Oh, it’s in English. – ♪ You know how to be a d ♪
(audio stutters) – She’s good. – ♪ You know how to be a d ♪
(audio stutters) – (chuckles)
– ♪ (singing in Spanish) ♪ – See, I like this already.
There’s creativity. There’s art. – Yo, she’s fly. – Oh, look at him. Okay. – Derulo’s in the Spanish scene.
He has a couple of tracks. – Oh my god.
Don’t you just wanna dance? – That’s dope. – ♪ (singing in Spanish) ♪
♪ Jason Derulo ♪ – ♪ Jason Deluro ♪
(laughs) I can’t help it. – ♪ Jason Derulo ♪
– ♪ Jason Derulo ♪ (giggles) – ♪ …wanna turn it on ♪
♪ Go get a light bulb ♪ ♪ (singing in Spanish) ♪ – (chuckles) Go get a lightbulb,
(speaking in Spanish). – Her Spanglish too,
she transitions between it so well. – ♪ La la la la la ♪
♪ La la la la la ♪ – I like this one, ’cause it’s
a lot more high energy too. – ♪ (rapping in Spanish) ♪
– Oh shoot. Killing it. – Oh, this is fire. – Hmm, nah. That part? Give me some more Jason Derulo. – Sensual! – ♪ Uno, dos, tres ♪
♪ Uno, dos, tres ♪ – ♪ Love how you
count it out for me, babe ♪ – Yeah. And it was a little bit
more catchier than the other ones. – I’m impressed with Sofia.
She’s actually really good. Her voice is great.
Latin music, it’s really killing it, and it’s killing it on YouTube.
There’s no American artist that’s pulling in numbers
like Latino artists are pulling in right now. – (FBE) So, Sofia Reyes has spoken
about how many people began to know her through
her YouTube channel. – Yeah.
– (FBE) But this seems to be kind of how a lot
of big artists are discovered. So, with so many people
on YouTube that are trying to make it into the mainstream,
what do you think it was about her that made her stand out so that
she was able to achieve success? – She’s cute. She’s tapped
into a lot of the hairstyle, and the colors, and things like that. – She’s very talented,
and I feel like her music’s a little bit different
than other people. It’s a little bit more unique. – She already had that fan base there
of people who liked her on YouTube that when she was able
to make that transition into the mainstream,
she had that support. – Her being bilingual
and able to expand her market to not only Latin countries but English-speaking countries and being able
to collaborate with artists that English-speaking countries
are familiar with, if you don’t understand anything else,
at least you understand the English part that Sofia sings
and Jason Derulo. – (FBE) And next up,
we have the latest single by Reik, titled, “Me Niego,”
featuring Ozuna and Wisin. Reik is a Mexican band,
whose name actually means rake, meaning raking guitar strings. – I had my first heartbreak song
with Reik. Reik has a special space
in my heart. – (FBE) Their debut album went gold
in Mexico and at the time that we’re filming this episode,
the song is number two on the Latin Pop Billboard Charts.
– Okay, cool. Reik is an OG, by the way.
Really respect it. – ♪ (singing in Spanish) ♪ – Okay, okay. I like this.
This is more like a movie now. This is more cinematic. – I feel like this is definitely
a lot more mature already. – It’s crazy. This is the first time
I actually see how Reik looks. – I do recognize him.
– ♪ (sings along) ♪ Listen to that rhythm. Doesn’t it make you want
to close your eyes, get close to someone? – ♪ (singing in Spanish) ♪ – This doesn’t– it just
doesn’t do anything for me. – It’s like reggaeton is back.
What the [bleep]? (laughs) – ♪ (rapping in Spanish) ♪
– Oh no. You see? It’s so happy,
but it’s so sad. – It’s a very “I don’t wanna believe
that I lost you” kind of song. – Oh shoot. – This was interesting,
because it seemed like an emotional video,
but the music was very dance-y. – The reason why I gravitate
so much towards Latin pop, it’s the music that I grew up with,
so it’s that nostalgic feeling. – (FBE) Finally, this last song
is by Thalía, titled, “No Me Acuerdo,”
featuring Natti Natasha. – Thalía! OH!
She’s still making music?! AYY! – (FBE) Thalía’s often considered
the queen of Latin pop as she has been renowned
within the Latin pop music scene for the last three decades. – She is.
Nobody touches her. – ♪ (singing along in Spanish) ♪ – She looks good.
She’s been around for a long time. She looks so good. – Does not look like
she’s been doing this for 30 years. – I really love seeing Natti Natasha
on a track with Thalía. – I just like her,
’cause I’ve seen her sing live and she’s just crazy. – The voices are superb. – Wow. That voice is so memorable! – I used to listen to her music
when I was a little kid, so it just takes me back
to good old days. – This is so crazy
that she has a reggaeton song. Who are you? – Yo, I [bleep] with this.
This is a very feminist song. This is sick.
Being sexually liberated, and this is kind of
what she’s saying here. – Oh my gosh.
Good for her. That is frickin’ awesome. – Younger generation likes it.
I don’t like it at all. New to me.
It’s not my taste. – I grew up with certain sounds
and stuff that any time things sound similar
or when I recognize artists, it’s just immediately that feeling
of “This is the culture that I belong to,
and I love it.” – (FBE) Those were some recent
popular Latin pop artists who have been topping
the Billboard Charts recently. – Yeah, that’s cool. – (FBE) Latin pop has become
very commonplace in American pop music today
with Latin pop consistently having a presence
on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. At this point, do you even
really see a difference between Latin pop
and what some might call traditional American pop music?
– It feels similar, just in a different language. – I don’t see the difference
from any pop in general that comes from anywhere. So that’s just a matter
of having your mind open. – It’s honestly a mixture.
I mean, how Jason Derulo was in it now,
so it doesn’t matter really who does it as long
as you have a good beat. – The lines have been blurred,
but I think we should never forget that these are
completely different cultures, and they should be appreciated
for what they are. – I can totally tell the difference
between the two. Latin pop, right now
what we call “pop,” is more like
a sweet reggaeton. – (FBE) Finally, after listening to
and learning more about Latin pop, do you think it will continue
to be popular in the US? Or will another foreign genre
take its place? – I think it’s gonna
keep strong for some more years, but you gotta watch out
for those Koreans. BTS. It’s what my kid listens to
that I don’t know what they’re saying, but they got a pretty good beat. – Latin pop music is gonna
still just end up being bigger than it is now,
but I also still see a lot of other foreign pop music
that’s entering. – There’s always an ebb and flow,
but I think that for now it’s gonna continue to grow. – It’s gonna continue
if not get even bigger in the United States. – It’s not going anywhere.
Most of them are Latin artists that are not from the United States. Just wait until we have
our own movement here. It’s really gonna take over. – Muchas gracias for watching
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