30 Music Videos That Tell the Story of Reggaeton, From El General to J Balvin

Daddy Yankee, J Balvin & Ozuna
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Daddy Yankee, J Balvin & Ozuna

From Panama and Puerto Rico to... the world. From reggae and dancehall, hip-hop and dembow to dance pop and trap. What began as an underground and instinctive form of expression of island barrios would go on to radically and unquestionably shape the sound of 21st-century Latin music.

In tribute to the history of reggaeton and its by now multi-generational -- and global -- mark on music, we’ve put together a playlist that traces the evolution of reggaeton through tracks by El General, Shabba Ranks, Vico C and Daddy Yankee to J Balvin, Ozuna and Becky G, and many more artists who’ve put their stamp on the urban Latin and global dance floor sound.

Below, watch 30 videos that tell the story of reggaeton:

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