Only a few months later, the track has shattered streaming records, joining “Despacito” as a song that has defined the so-called summer of Spanish-language pop.
On the remix, Queen B adds her own verse in Spanish.
In a press release for the remix, Beyoncé explains that she will donate all proceeds of the song to hurricane and earthquake relief in Mexico and the Caribbean, including organizations like CEMA, UNICEF and Somos Una Voz, J.Lo and Marc Anthony’s newly announced celebrity alliance.
From the genre’s origin as a product of black, working-class struggle, to its pop explosion in the mid-2000s, and then again in 2017, the genre continues to prove that its history is one of transformation.
For more information on how proceeds from the collab will be distributed, head to Beyoncé’s website.