Latin female artists stuck together in 2020, which resulted in epic collaborations that we obsessed over this year.
From Chiquis and Becky G on a new version of “Jolene” to Kany García and Mon Laferte‘s “Se Portaba Mal,” check out 10 all-female Latin standout collaborations from 2020 and then vote for your favorite female alliance.
Chiquis & Becky G, “Jolene”
Over the summer, Chiquis and Becky G teamed up for a reimagined Western-cumbia Spanish version of Dolly Parton’s 1974 hit “Jolene.” The track was the lead single off of Chiquis’ 10-set album Playlist, which won her her first Latin Grammy.
Lola Indigo, Maria Becerra & Tini, “High Remix”
Rising Argentine singer-songwriter Maria Becerra recruited compatriot TINI and up-and-coming Spanish artist Lola Indigo for her new “High” remix. The eclectic, Latin trap-leaning remix finds the three leading ladies trading verses of heartbreak and despair.
Thalia, Sofia Reyes & Farina, “Tick Tock”
Two generations of artists came together for the explosive “Tick Tock.” Pop darling Thalia joined forces with Farina and Sofia Reyes for this urban-tinged pop track that premiered in October to coincide with the finale of their Facebook Watch series LatinMusicQueens. “Tick Tock” is unpretentious, light, catchy bubblegum pop that’s plain fun (down to the video, where the outfit changes are eye candy).
Kany Garcia & Mon Laferte, “Se Portaba Mal”
One of Kany García’s biggest gems on her duets album Mesa Para Dos is “Se Portaba Mal (She Misbehaved)” in collaboration with Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte. The track, which made our 25 Best Latin Songs list, is an eye-opening and compassionate look at domestic violence victims.
iLe & Natalia Lafourcade, “En Cantos”
Blending traditional melodies with contemporary rhythmic beats, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter iLe and Mexican alt-pop artist Natalia Lafourcade delivered the soulfoul Latin Grammy-winning song “En Cantos.” ‘“‘En Cantos’ is a pun,” iLe previously said. “It means ‘in-pieces’ and if put together as one word it means ‘enchantment.’ This song is about the uncontrollable curiosity that comes from creating this ‘mystical someone’ who we believe makes us feel complete. A strong sensory feeling that moves us towards the satisfaction of fulfilling what we desire.”
Lali & Cazzu, “Ladrón”
Argentine stars Lali and Cazzu joined forces for “Ladrón,” a track featured on Lali’s album Libra that fuses pop and urban. “This is a collaboration with Cazzu, a woman I admire and love what she does,” Lali told Billboard. “From the lyrics to the aesthetic of the video, it sends a clear message that women have masculine and feminine strength within themselves.”
Fanny Lu, Paty Cantu & Melanie Pfirrman, “En is Tacones”
For her latest track “Mis Tacones,” Fanny Lu recruited Mexican singer Paty Cantú and California-native rising artist Melanie Pfirrman for a new female empowerment anthem. Fusing urban, vallenato, cumbia and pop rhythms, the bilingual “En Mis Tacones” conveys the message that women are hard-working and independent, among many things.
“It’s an invitation to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, especially men in the shoes of women,” Fanny told Billboard. “But it is also an important message for all human beings to have compassion and be understanding of others. There’s nothing more appropriate than putting yourself in each other’s shoes!”
Amandititita & Sandra Echeverría, “De Mejores Corazones Me Han Corrido”
In March, Amandititita and songstress Sandra Echeverría teamed up for the explosive “De Mejores Corazones Me Han Corrido (I’ve Been Let Go From Better Hearts),” an almost comical take on leaving a toxic relationship behind. About the empowering Cumbia, Amandititita said: “I did collaborations with other women on purpose but they also work out magically. ‘De Mejores Corazones Me Han Corrido’ is about a woman who doesn’t allow herself to be defeated by a failed relationship.”
Danna Paola, Lola Indigo & Denise Rosenthal, “Santería”
These three goddesses joined forces to bring to life a new empowering bop for strong, independent women who take the reins. For her latest single, Spain’s Lola Indigo recruited Mexico’s Danna Paola and Chile’s Denise Rosenthal to showcase their powerhouse vocals and fierce attitude in “Santeria.”
Francisca Valenzuela & Cami, “Normal Mujer”
Chilean powerhouse Francisca Valenzuela tapped Cami for this beautiful rendition of “Normal Mujer” from her album La Fortaleza. The pop-ballad feminist anthem talks about the importance of women embracing themselves just as they are. “I wrote this song to talk about the pressure that many women face,” Valenzuela said in a statement. “There is pressure to be ‘normal’ and this song talks about what type of emotional impact that has on women.” This collaboration was recorded for her live stream show of La Fortaleza that aired in November.