Pop’s New Bilingual Moment

In 2017, two of the most popular singles in America were bilingual: Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” featured a yearning guest verse from Justin Bieber, while J Balvin’s club missile “Mi Gente” gained incendiary power thanks to a Beyoncé cameo. In both cases, the English-speaking singers made notable effort to acknowledge the dominance of Spanish-language pop by singing in Spanish;

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Pop’s New Bilingual Moment