The Fate of the Furious is out in theaters today!
While the superfans enjoy the action-packed franchise, music is a key component. The film’s star Vin Diesel, whose shown interest in music before after belting a couple of tunes at award shows and during interviews, has tapped a couple of Latin acts for the franchise’s soundtrack. The Fate of the Furious includes J Balvin, Pitbull and Camila Cabello‘s “Hey Ma” in English and Spanish.
In honor of Diesel championing Latin music and stars, here are some of the actor’s mos memorable musical moments:
“It Ain’t Me”
Vin Diesel added his vocals to a new version of Selena Gomez and Kygo‘s “It Ain’t Me” in February. The Hollywood actor called it a “dream come true” thanking Kygo for “making magic.” “Kygo the magician just took my voice and added it to his new track. Speechless,” Diesel tweeted.
“See You Again”
Diesel sang a verse of Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth‘s “See You Again” on the 2015 MTV Music Awards and 2016 People’s Choice Awards in a heartfelt tribute to his late friend and co-star Paul Walker.
“Stay With Me”
While doing promo interviews for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vin Diesel covered Sam Smith‘s chart-topping track “Stay With Me.”
“The ever continuing process of healing,” Vin Diesel captioned a video on Facebook where he gives a heartfelt rendition of Tove Lo‘s “Habits” as a special homage to Walker. The action star takes center stage while footage of him and Walker plays in a background video.
The ever continuing process of healing… All love…
Posted by Vin Diesel on Wednesday, May 20, 2015
“My Heart Is Open”
Vin Diesel serenaded his more than 100 million followers on Facebook with his version of Maroon 5‘s “My Heart Is Open” on Valentine’s Day in 2015.
Happy V day…
Posted by Vin Diesel on Thursday, February 12, 2015
Bonus: In January, the actor took to social media to give a teaser of Nicky Jam‘s new song “Without You.” “This is another hit right here,” Vin Diesel says in the video. The pair became close friends after the reggaetón artist made his big-screen debut in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. In a previous interview, Nicky Jam told Billboard that the actor was “crazy about Latinos” and had plans to record a song together. Stay tuned…
The song is called… Without you.
Posted by Vin Diesel on Monday, December 26, 2016