Here's How Beyonce Joined J Balvin & Willy William's 'Mi Gente'
publish date: 2017-09-29
The track had already become the first all-Spanish language song to hit No. 1 on Spotify's Global Top 50 chart. Now it's taking on a new life, thanks in part to a certain 5-year-old tastemaker.
On Thursday evening, Beyonce shared a 20 second video on Instagram announcing she had joined a remix of J Balvin and Willy William's hit "Mi Gente" and would donate all her proceeds to disaster relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other recently affected Caribbean islands.
Following in the footsteps of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's record-breaking success with the Justin Bieber-featuring "Despacito" remix, Beyonce's good news with a good cause marked a big moment for Latin music in the mainstream. With Queen Bey singing in both Spanish and English on the track, it and its star-studded music video racked up millions of streams in its first 24 hours, topping iTunes' sales chart and YouTube's trend ranking, and looks prime to hit the Hot 100 top 10.