The internet, social networks and the current impact of music in Spanish has allowed more than one famous person, of different nationalities, to be able to pose, sing or live with “unreachable” figures
The strangest fusions between the great Latino and Hollywood stars (Photo: Infobae México/Jovani Pérez)
Nobody would imagine seeing Nicki Minaj partying with the Mexican Thalía, Katy Perry and the Puerto Rican Residente-Calle 13- hosting some awards, to controversial ex-girls Disney such as Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus with the Spanish Pablo Alborán and Paulina Rubio, respectively. All this has happened and their photos are faithful witnesses of the meetings.
Mergers in the entertainment industry have allowed hundreds of Latinos to get closer to big Hollywood stars, something that in the past would have been impossible to believe.
Some of entertainment's biggest celebrity unions have been ranked by fans, from “weird” to “impossible to imagine.”
Thalia and Minaj at a social event. Perry and Residente hosting some awards (Photo: Twitter/@thalia/MTV)
Maluma and his long list: Taylor Swift, Drake, Madonna and Iggy Azalea
Within the main lists of best-selling songs and albums in history, pop and rock have dominated, having their greatest exponents among the first places. However, in recent years, reggaeton has become popular among the most listened to music genres on streaming platforms.
Juan Luis Londoño Arias, better known as Maluma, has turned out to be one of the most favored of this phenomenon. The Colombian singer has posed and sung with international artists, which not even his own famous American compatriots have achieved.
The Colombian spent time with the multi-Grammy winner (Photo: Instagram/@maluma)
During the Billboard Music Awards 2019, held at the MGM Grand Las Vegas hotel, a meeting occurred that in another time would have seemed impossible, that of Taylor Swift and Maluma! ,baby!
This is how they enjoyed an event in Canada (Photo: Instagram/@maluma)
Maluma< /b> verified in 2021 that in addition to “rubbing shoulders” with one of the most important musicians in the world, he also became a special guest at Disney events. Smiling, together with Drake, he was seen from an exclusive space in Toronto, Canada.
They also coincided at the MTV MIAW Awards in Mexico (Photo: Instagram/@maluma)
Although some rumors suggest that the singer “broke her heart” and even dodged a possible kiss on the mouth during the 2017 Premios Juventud, the Princess of Rap Iggy Azalea was also part of his list, allowing himself to be seen even outside the musical world, hoping not to be captured by the paparazzi.
The queen of pop accompanied Maluma in his last presentation in Colombia
Madonna deserves an honorable mention on this list, since after a meeting at some awards, she sought him out him to be part of the lead single from his album Madame X. Maluma made her sing in Spanish, Medellín became the first of her two collaborations- Soltero was the next, but for his album 11: 11– and a controversial friendship of which he has exclaimed “to be more than proud”, as he has written in some of the descriptions that he has put on various photos that he uploaded next to him on social networks.
Joan Sebastian and Will I Am, from the Black Eyed Peas
"Hey You" was the result of their mutual admiration (Photo: Instagram/@iamwill)
As if the photo wasn't enough, uniting regional Mexican with electro pop< /b> ended up making the situation more “weird”, as mentioned by critics in Billboard and many fans. The king of jaripeo and the vocalist of Black Eyed Peas created Hey You, a duet that was the target of ridicule and memes due to Joan Sebastian's lack of pronunciation, but this did not prevent it from becoming one of the most listened to songs in the repertoire of both stars.
Former Disney girls, one of the most sought after by Latinos
The passage of Paulina Rubio through the singing reality < i>The X Factor USA, in 2013, not only gave him the opportunity to meet valuable talent, but also left him with great friendships with Simon Cowell and Kelly Rowland . In particular, that friendship blossomed with Demi Lovato, with whom he has since interacted and recorded funny videos on social networks that happened behind the scenes.
Paulina Rubio and Demi Lovato were judges on the singing reality show The X Factor USA, in 2013 (Photo: Twitter/@paulinarubio)
The Golden Girl has also shared a friendship with Miley Cyrus, whom she did not hesitate to defend when the Wrecking Ball singer made one of the most controversial image and music changes in history, which earned her the title from the Queen of Twerking.
"La Chica Dorada" strongly defended Miley Cyrus in 2013 (Photo: Twitter/@paulinarubio)
“We have to leave her alone. When you start so young you have to find different ways to be yourself and I think she's getting there. She's talented, she's young, she's cute; she can do whatever she wants ”, declared Paulina Rubio during the reality show.
Michael Jackson at Thalia's wedding
Michael Jackson gave Thalía a rose (Photos: Twitter/thali -fanmx)
The event that took place on 5th Avenue in New York, in the United States, revealed a $350,000 dress that was the subject of conversation in the international media thanks to the work done by its designer, the Mexican Mitzy. And although there were many more personalities, the arrival of the King of Pop completely eclipsed the ceremony, which even the groom himself –Tommy Mottola– was surprised, as told by the Mexican fans.
The interpreter of great pop classics such as Smooth Criminal, Thriller or The Way You Make Me Feel,He entered the luxurious event with a red rose in his hand, which some of those present at the wedding claimed, he gave it to Thalía.
Christina Aguilera is a fan of Lucero
Christina Aguilera confessed to Lucero that she was her fan (Photo: Instagram/@luceromexico)
Difficult as it may seem, Lucero recounted on her YouTube channel her experience recording in 1998 the song Mi reflejo, from the film Mulán, and which in the English version of the film was performed by Cristina Aguilera.< /p>
“We went to record the video in Orlando, at the amusement park, and the great anecdote at the end of the recording is that the production people tell me: 'Lucero there is a person who wants to meet you, say hello and take a picture with you because he really likes what you do', I answered: 'Of course, delighted with life'”, he began.
The impact came later: “I asked who it was and they answered that Christina Aguilera. And I: 'How does Christina Aguilera want to meet me?', I want to meet her'. I had heard her spectacular version in English and I was fascinated, she was not an artist as popular as today that we all locate her, and I said 'How exciting and how nice that she wants to meet me,'” she added, detailing that it was thanks to the fact that her grandfather de Aguilera was Ecuadorian and knew about her career.
Jennifer Lopez stopped a concert just to say hello to Gloria Trevi!
Although much of JLo's career has somehow had connections to Mexico after her portrayal of Selena Quintanilla, in 2017 La Diva del Bronx stopped a show in Las Vegas when he realized that the Mexican singer, Gloria Trevi, was among the attendees, who incidentally took her by surprise.
Jennifer Lopez Gloria Trevi in 2017, from Las Vegas (Photo: Instagram/@gloriatrevi)
“Today we have a special guest. Gloria Trevi is here tonight. Gloria, thanks for coming,” said Jennifer Lopez, after the show ended, inviting her to her dressing room and taking selfies that went viral.
The impact that music in Spanish is having in the world, will allow this list to only be the beginning of more fusions between celebrities that previously seemed unattainable.