Our favorite Latin artist is back with the Spanish language single that will get you shaking your hips, or thinking about shaking your hips, in no time. This year has seen Karol G and Shakira climb to the very top of the Billboard global chart with “TQG” – a first for a completely Spanish language track. Is it possible for Becky G and Peso Pluma to replicate that same success with “Chanel?”
Classified as a regional Mexican sound, Becky G is once again proving with “Chanel” that she does “this shit for Mexico.” The singer, though only 26, has spent half of her life making music and being very successful at it, and this has seen her collaborate with the likes of Daddy Yankee, TINI, Christina Aguilera, David Guetta, Cher Lloyd, and a lot of other big names. Her catalog, to say the least, is impressive. And her latest collaborator is not anybody you can scoff at. At the time of “Chanel’s” release on Friday, 31 March, Pluma, despite only being a rising star, has five songs on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart.
On Wednesday, March 29, Becky G teased the collaborative effort on Instagram with a photo where she wasn’t wearing her engagement ring. Even though it’s hard to know whether the song was inspired by the recent cheating allegations facing her fiancé Sebastián Lletget, the song is basically about lovers who don’t end up together because of the mistakes they made.
“You have to understand / We don’t want to acknowledge / Over and over again / We made mistakes,” she sings in Spanish, adding that she’ll remember her lover even though they’ll forever walk different paths; “We’re going to accept that you’re over here and I’m over there.”
Earlier this month, Becky G revealed that her upcoming album will embrace her traditional Mexican roots and that she has other artists like Ivan Cornejo as inspiration.
“The songs are also a 200 percent representation,” Becky said during an interview with Remezcla. “There’s half of it that’s more inspired by a traditional regional Mexican sound, and then we have another half of it that’s very much new school. It’s so emotional.”
A few days before the single dropped, Becky G won the iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Latin Pop/Reggaeton Song of the Year for “MAMIII” with Karol G. She did not wear her engagement ring at the awards ceremony, and it has since sparked widespread fan speculations.