Dream Latin Pairings of 2017: Bomba Estereo and The Chainsmokers & More

Bomba Estereo
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Bomba Estereo

Can you imagine a collab between Jennifer Lopez and Shakira in 2017? We can. A duet between the two Latin superstars is on our wish list for musical collabs we'd love to see happen in the new year. 

From JLo and Shakira to Becky G and Leslie Grace, check out our dream pairings below: 

Bomba Estéreo & The Chainsmokers

After The Chainsmokers expressed their "obsession" with Colombian group Bomba Estéreo during a press conference at the AMA's, we're already obsessing with the possibility of a collab between the eclectic artists. The fusion of the chart-topping duo's EDM tracks and Bomba Estéreo's uptempo tropical beats would be epic. 

J Balvin & Rihanna

The Colombian reggaetonero already got Pharrell and BIA to sing in Spanish on his chart-topping track "Safari" and next on his list to sing in español is Rihanna. J Balvin told Billboard during a Facebook Live that he'd love to collaborate next with the "Work" singer. While the pairing might seemed far-fetched, we dig it. And it wouldn't be RiRi's first time singing  in Spanish: She debuted her bilingual single "Te amo" back in 2009. 

Becky G & Leslie Grace

Both Leslie Grace and Becky G are working on new albums for 2017, which means it's perfect timing to talk collabs. While the duo have exchanged tweets about conquering the music world by joining forces, the paring between two of the freshest voices in the Latin music industry would be a dream come true for their young fan base. And just the thought of two women collaborating in Latin music is beyond our wishes for 2017. 

Maluma & Daddy Yankee

Maluma meets old school reggaetón? Maluma may be revolutionizing the sound of reggaetón with his cool collabs featuring pop stars like Ricky Martin, Shakira and Anitta, but the Colombian singer would make our dreams come true by joining King Daddy for an epic old school reggaetón track. How possible is this collab? There's a very good chance, actually. The two met and hinted at the idea on social media after posting a picture together. 

Jennifer Lopez & Shakira 

It's not often that J. Lo or Shakira link up with other Latin female singers, but why not dream big in 2017? With the "Ain't Your Mama" singer working on a new all-Spanish album featuring collabs with Marc Anthony, among others, we'd love to see some powerful collabs with other women too. Both are currently on a streak of collabs, Lopez pairing with her ex-husband for a new version of "Olvídame y pega la vuelta" and her new duet with Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, while Shak dropped smash hits like the Latin Grammy-winning song "La bicicleta" with Carlos Vives and the stellar "Chantaje," featuring Maluma. JLo and Shakira, FTW! 

Billboard Year in Music 2016