Definition of reggaeton
: popular music of Puerto Rican origin that combines rap with Caribbean rhythms
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Bomba Radio 97.1 kicks it off with a summer festival 8 p.m. Friday featuring salsa artist Victor Manuelle, as well as reggaeton singer Bryant Myers and a new artist named Farina.
In the mid 1990s, police went into Puerto Rican malls and took reggaeton records.
Spotify told The Associated Press on Sunday that the Puerto Rican superstar of reggaeton surpassed more than 44 million monthly listeners to reach the first global spot.
With summer freshly arrived, what better way to celebrate than with one of Baltimore’s most dependable hot times? Enjoy a weekend of Latin food, dance and music (from two stages), with heavy doses of salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia and reggaeton.
Although Mr. Colón, Mr. Blades and others have persisted with politically aware songwriting, in recent years hip-hop and reggaeton have largely seized the mantle of urban realism.
Political controversy cast a shadow over this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, but the celebration carried on Sunday under the blazing sun to the tunes of salsa, reggaeton and airhorns.
The album, mainly in Spanish with some English songs, includes pop, reggaeton, bachata, vallenato and funk sounds.
Not every pop singer, though, has had to inhabit reggaeton attitudes to be successful.
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Origin and Etymology of reggaeton
American Spanish reggaetón, from reggae reggae + -ton (as in Spanish maratón marathon)
First Known Use: 2002See Words from the same year
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