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  • 2017-09-07
  • Luis Fonsi Performs “Despacito” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • On Wednesday, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, aka Luis Fonsi appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he performed his latest song "Despacito". This time, he played a solo version.
    He released the song in January 2017 along with Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. It was written by Luis Rodríguez, Erika Ender and Ramón Ayala, and produced by Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo.
    The track topped the charts of 47 countries and reached the top 10 of ten others. It became the first song primarily in Spanish to top the Billboard Hot 100 since "Macarena" (Bayside Boys Mix) in 1996 and is one of the best-selling Latin singles in the United States.
    In April, Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber released a remix version. His version reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK singles chart. Other, American trio Major Lazer and Colombian DJ MOSKA released the remix version in May.
  • About the song, Luis Fonsi said;
    "I felt as though I needed a little bit more movement. That's where Latin pop is headed: It's the right time to put a little rhythm into this record.
    At no time was I trying to write a crossover record. We wanted to make a song that had hook after hook after hook after hook. Once the beat comes in, it never stops. I had written a melodic second verse, but when we put it all together, I realized, 'Hey, we need a moment of explosion here.
    The moment we got the song, we put it into the morning show, and we allowed people to call in. We must have gotten 100, 150 calls within 10 minutes: We love it."

  • He added about Justin Bieber;
    "He saw how people reacted, and right away he was like, 'I want to be a part of this movement. That chorus is not easy to sing, even for fluent Spanish singers like myself. It's got a lot of lyrics, it's kind of tongue-twisty. People get too creative, saying, 'Let's get Bieber to speak Spanish' – I think that can be corny."

  • source : Rolling Stone
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