Chayanne Changes His Pop for Reggaeton on 'Choka, Choka' Featuring Ozuna

Chayanne ft. Ozuna, "Choka Choka"
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Chayanne ft. Ozuna, "Choka Choka"

Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Chayanne joined forces with the rising urban singer Ozuna to release the music video for "Choka Choka" on Friday (Nov. 10). The song is Chayanne’s second official single of his forthcoming album, due next year.

The music clip was filmed in Miami and it is the first time that Chayanne and Ozuna collaborate in a fully reggaeton song. Choka follows "Qué Me Has Hecho" (with Wisin), which peaked No. 10 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart (dated Sept. 2).

Chayanne is known for his Latin-pop classics hits such as "Tiempo de Vals," "Y Tú Te Vas," and "Provócame." Now the Puerto Rican singer has evolved his style, and in a conversation with Billboard he tells why he is going urban and how was to work with a rising singer like Ozuna.

“Choka, choka” is a completely urban song and I never expected it from you. How did you decided to go that route?

I'm still married to my style, my lyrics with romanticism and what I've been doing for a long time. Well, finally I made that featuring that for a long time I was being asked for many years. Since Yandel accompanied me in "Humanos a Marte," I was totally changed to urban.

How was it to work with Ozuna?

It was so spontaneous. Ozuna was the one who sent the song to see if we wanted to do the collaboration. I loved the idea because it was very organic and it was nothing forced or popular. That's how it came together.

Now you are releasing only songs but, when is the album coming?

Each song is like you're making a full album. You have to be selective with that song and identify with it because people will feel it. So, I am also listening to the ballads and the romantic songs that I sing and in due course we will continue in the process of doing the album, which I hope will be done for next year.

Will you go on tour next year?

We are planning the tour for April or May of next year in the U.S. and Latin America.