Enrique Iglesias and Fifth Harmony expand their fanbase with bi-lingual versions of their hit songs.
Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias want the world to hear their collaboration “El Perdón,” so they re-recorded the the global hit in English and is now appropriately titled “Forgiveness.” The Spanish-language version tops the Latin songs chart for its 18th consecutive week, an outstanding feat for Nicky Jam who’s enjoying the success from his first No. 1 ever.
Iglesias loved the mid-tempo reggaetón-sounding song so much, he had to jump on it, telling Billboard: “I usually write or co-write most of my songs. But when he sent me the song, I called him up and I said, ‘I love it. I don’t care that I didn’t write it.’”
Listen to the English version below:
Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” continues to climb the Hot 100, peaking at No. 14 last week, and it’s gaining momentum. The chart trickling song is one of this summer’s most over-saturated boppers, taking Fifth Harmony from X Factor alums to household names. The track sees new life with a Spanish-language version, now titled, “Dame Esta Noche,” Oddly enough, the latest rendition doesn’t feature bandmate Lauren Jauregui (who speaks Spanish). Instead, the new version gets redone with the song’s original members and Kid Ink’s feature remains in English. Leaving Jauregui out and not pressuring Ink to re-work his vocals into Spanish comes off lazy and uninspired. Decepcionante…
Listen to the Spanish version below: