Latin Female/Male Collabs We Loved in 2019 (So Far)

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Sofia Reyes and Abraham Mateo attend The Summit presented by Billboard at NeueHouse Hollywood on Oct. 15, 2019 in Los Angeles.

With fall in full swing, 2019 is almost over. But we can't end the year without looking back on some amazing collaborations between female and male artists.

The list includes some of 2019's hottest link-ups, from Greeicy and Nacho’s heartfelt “Destino” to Natti Natasha and Romeo Santos’ empowering bachata and Natalia Jimenez and Carlos Rivera’s captivating ranchera. 

Check them out below, in order of release date.

Anuel AA & Karol G
Song:
“Secreto”
Released: January 15

After months of fans speculating if the two reggaeton stars were dating, Karol G and Anuel AA made it more than clear in “Secreto,” which shows the two lovebirds celebrating birthdays and holidays, and having fun in the snow together. The lyrics, on the other hand, tell another story: one of Anuel and Karol’s steamy love life in bed.

Greeicy & Nacho
Song:
“Destino”
Released: March 15

Fusing both of their sweet voices and good vibes, Greeicy's collaboration with Nacho is a feel-good track with infectious urban pop melodies. It's about two people who are deeply in love with each other but are separated by destiny. The end of the music video sends an important message to everyone who lost a loved one: “The destiny of true love, is the connection that not even death can separate.”

Alejandro Sanz & Camila Cabello
Song:
“Mi Persona Favorita”
Released: March 28

“Mi Persona Favorita,” which translates to “My Favorite Person,” is a feel-good Latin pop song that highlights all of the beautiful qualities a person has. On Instagram, Cabello expressed how the song was born, stating that Sanz invited her to Miami during summer 2017 to record the song and film the music video together. “Mi Persona Favorita” is nominated for record of the year, song of the year, and best pop song at the 2019 Latin Grammys.

Becky G & Myke Towers
Song:
“Dollar”
Released: July 12

Becky G collaborated with Puerto Rican artist Myke Towers in her empowering single “Dollar,” a song that represents so much more to her than meets the eye. “The life lesson behind ‘Dollar,’ speaking in-depth about the personal meaning I have with this song, is really that at the end of the day you have to love yourself first and trust yourself before you believe anyone else,” she previously told Billboard of the song. “Trust your gut and surround yourself with good people.”

Natatalia Jimenez & Carlos Rivera
Song:
“El Destino”
Released: August 9

In collaboration with Carlos Rivera, “El Destino” is a song written by the late Juan Gabriel and performed alongside Rocio Durcal in 1997. The collabs pays sweet tribute to Juanga and Durcal’s legacies, keeping the song’s mariachi essence intact, even 22 years after its release. “This is a gem of a song. On this recording, you can hear the chemistry between Carlos and me,” Jimenez said in an official statement.

Rosalia & Ozuna
Song:
“Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi”
Released: August 15

Rosalia and Ozuna surprised fans when they dropped their first-ever collaboration “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi,” meaning “me for you, you for me.” The track, which is about two people who are each other’s partners-in-crime, fuses the best of both worlds, intertwining Puerto Rico’s urban melodies with Spain’s flamenco flairs. “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” comes after her smash hit “Con Altura,” in collaboration with Colombian urban star J Balvin and Spanish producer El Guincho.

C.Tangana & Paloma Mami
Song:
“No Te Debi Besar”
Released: September 12

The Spanish rapper and Chilean-American songstress bring to the table a bilingual track that seductively melds European melodies with Afro-Caribbean rhythms. "No Te Debi Besar” spotlights a fatal attraction. The track also marks Paloma's first collaboration. "When we met and got into the studio, creativity flowed very organically between us, and in the end, we recorded a song that we both truly love," Paloma said in a statement.

Abraham Mateo & Sofia Reyes
Song:
“¿Que Ha Pasao?"
Released: October 1

In this collab, the Spanish artist and Mexican-American songstress sing about an epic love that came to an end. "I thought we were going to be together until we were 70," the song kicks off in Spanish, telling a story about a couple who is asking questions about where their relationship went wrong. A weeping guitar and flairs of country music accompany the Latin urban beats that support the powerhouse vocals.

Natti Natasha & Romeo Santos
Song:
“La Mejor Version de Mi (Remix)”
Released: October 3

In “La Mejor Version de Mi,” which features lyrics and acoustic guitars by Joss Favela, Natti Natasha opens up about finding herself and embracing her self-worth after ending a toxic relationship. On a surprising remix that dropped early October, Natti is joined by Dominican colleague Romeo Santos, who contributes what a man feels like when knowing that he has lost the love of his life.

TINI & Sebastian Yatra
Song:
“Oye”
Released: October 11

Sebastian Yatra and TINI, who announced their relationship earlier this year, are keeping Latin pop ballads alive one collaboration at a time. Their single “Oye,” which is a sequel to their first collab, “Cristina,” tells the story of a couple who are no longer together, and he gets his first record deal and begins to enjoy popularity, while Cristina is looking to get him back.

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