From Jennifer Lopez and Maluma’s fiery two-part single “Pa’ Ti + Lonely” to Danna Paola and Sebastián Yatra teaming up for “No Bailes Sola,” unprecedented and refreshing female and male Latin collaborations have ruled 2020.
As we get closer to the end of this extraordinary year, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite female/male pairings and putting them on your radar in case you want to add to your holiday playlist.
In alphabetical order, here are the best female/male collabs of 2020 (so far), according to Billboard’s Latin editors.
Ecko & Cazzu, “Cama Vacía”
“Cama Vacia” is an infectious and sultry trap song featuring Ecko’s fiery freestyling skills and Cazzu’s dulcet vocals, telling the story of a former couple who is going back-and-forth on what went wrong with their relationship.
Thalía & Myke Towers, “La Luz”
With the help of hitmakers Myke Towers and Tainy, Mexican superstar Thalía delivered “La Luz,” a hypnotizing track with which she strikes a balance between pop and urban.
Reik & Jessie Reyez, “Lo Intenté Todo”
“Lo Intenté Todo” is the last song on Reik’s EP 20-21 featuring Jesse Reyez and the pair performed this effortless team up for the very first time during the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards. There, they showcased Reyez’s ethereal voice that pairs perfectly with Jesus Navarro’s tender vocals on this track.
Danna Paola & Sebastián Yatra, “No Bailes Sola”
Teaming up for the first time, Danna Paola and Sebastian Yatra dropped “No Bailes Sola,” a fresh, rhythmic pop track with catchy and seductive lyrics. In July, “No Bailes Sola” nabbed best Latin collaboration on a Billboard fan poll.
Becky G & Ozuna, “No Drama”
Becky G and Ozuna’s bilingual track is a reggaetón banger that finds the pair longing for a relationship, minus the drama. The playful and infectious beat pairs perfectly with Becky G and Ozuna’s slick bilingual verses.
Jennifer Lopez & Maluma, “Pa’ Ti + Lonely”
Jennifer Lopez and Maluma broke the internet with their two-part collaboration in “Pa’ Ti” and “Lonely.” One is an infectious down-tempo reggaeton and the other is a bilingual sensual trap. Both highlight their vocal chemistry. Both are fierce and fiery.
Alejandro Fernández & Mon Laferte, “Que Se Sepa Nuestro Amor”
Accompanied by traditional instruments such as acoustic guitars, trumpets, violins, and accordion, Mon Laferte and Alejandro Fernández came together for an ultra ranchera song about wanting to tell the world about their love that has been hidden for far too long. Like the lyrics, Mon and Fernández’s interpretation is powerful, passionate, and dramatic making it one of the most attractive pairings of the year.
Ricky Martin & Carla Morrison, “Recuerdo”
This is the collaboration we didn’t know we needed in 2020. “Recuerdo” is one of the most beautiful ballads released this year thanks to its heart-wrenching lyrics that call for introspection of the mind and soul.
Lele Pons & Guaynaa, “Se Te Nota”
The Venezuelan and Puerto Rican artists mesh their vocals for a playful pop-urban song about having a crush on someone and making it obvious. The music video perfectly captures both Lele and Guaynaa’s fun and quirky personalities.
Kany García & Camilo, “Titanic”
Marking Evaluna Montaner’s directing debut, the music video is set in an empty pool filled with only García and Camilo’s nostalgic lyrics and memories of a relationship that, with time, turned sour and the pair grew distant.
Raymix & Paulina Rubio, “Tú Y Yo”
Produced by Raymix and Sheeqo Beat and mixed by Armando Ávila, “Tu y Yo” is an electrifying cumbia that tells the story of two people who like each other but have the perfect relationship in their heads as opposed to real life.
Tini & Alejandro Sanz, “Un Beso En Madrid”
On this track, the Argentine songstress is joined by Spanish crooner Alejandro Sanz — a dream collaboration come true for Tini. Co-written by Tini, Sanz, Andres Torres, and Mauricio Rengifo, “Un Beso en Madrid” tells the story of a long-lost love in Spain.
Bad Bunny & Nesi, “Yo Perreo Sola”
Featured as one of the best songs of 2020 (so far) in our June staff picks, Bad Bunny’s “Yo Perreo Sola” has become a timeless anthem for women all over the world thanks to its empowering lyrics and the simple yet hypnotic beat that carries this reggaetón smash hit.