J Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente

Talking about certified bangers! Mi Gente will top the list. For a very long time, and even today, Mi Gente drives the energy in clubs, raves, and parties. Mi Gente became a critically acclaimed success. It was released on June 30, 2017, on YouTube and currently stands with almost 3 billion views. Mi Gente was recorded in Spanish

How to Download J Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente

To download the song, click on the Download button at the end of the review. Mi Gente is available on iTunes, Check out also other songs with J Balvin singing – Say My Name (with David Guetta and Bebe Rexha), No Es Justo, (with Zion and Lennox), and Mi Cama (with Karol G).

The Song Review

The famous Columbian vocalist J Balvin and French singer Willy William collaborated and created a masterpiece. Mi Gente means “My People.” It was bound to make a mark and took the charts in all of Latin America. Moreover, it ranked on the Billboard’s Hot 100.

This number went on to redefine electronic and afro-beat with a Spanish touch. The best thing is that the world quickly picked it up. Although it was in Spanish, it still managed to turn heads. Still, Spanish is not a mainstream and global language; people embraced the song.

Transcending Beyond the Borders with Music

Mi Gente was more than just a song. Its scope is more than a mere EDM to a dance-off. In fact, the song was meant to erase the differences. When it was released, it was high time as Donald Trump’s hatred towards Mexicans was peaking. He made very disgraceful remarks about Spanish people. Moreover, he planned to build a wall on the border of the U.S. and America.

J Balvin and Willy William realized the need for something that would erase the borders. The music stood as the best option. After all, music holds the potential to unite people. Balvin took inspiration from Trump’s announcement of mounting a wall on the American and Mexican border.

Both the artists envisioned a number that would unite people rather than divide them. It will not be wrong to call it a unity anthem. Mi Gente translates to “My People” in English. Balvin dedicated the song to his people living across the globe. However, a massive count of people just loved the song despite the song being in Spanish.

Mi Gente is an anthem about shared cultural unity and pride.

Mi Gente Beyoncé’s Version

Balvin and William took another take on the Mi Gente song. This time the song featured none other than Beyoncé. The new version was released on September 27, 2017. This version topped the Hot Latin Charts.

The new version of the song was very meaningful. This is because Beyonce donated all the royalties and earnings to the relief fund for hurricanes and earthquake damage. Beyoncé’s version of the music video got over 100 million views on YT.

Mi Gente Music Video & Music

Mi Gente is a perfect recreation of Willy William’s previous hit, the “Voodoo Song.” The tune for MI Gente is very much inspired by the Bangla number, “Heila Duila Nach.” Moreover, it is an uptempo and Moombahton track.

Let us now talk about the Mi Gente music videos.

The first music video was released on Vevo, and 36 Grados directed it. Mi Gente’s first video is all about the process of unifying and sharing cultural feels. The video features people dancing from all parts of the world. Dressed in cheerful and colorful ensembles, people dance to the beat of the unity anthem Mi Gente. This Mi Gente music video is the 24th Most Viewed Video on YouTube.

Mi Gente’s second music video stunned everyone. With some iconic cameo appearances, the video stood out. It features Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Lele Pons, Diplo, DJ David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Anitta, and El Llano. Now, that is what you call a power cast.

Both of the music videos are a must-watch.

J Balvin, Willy William - Mi Gente
Mi Gente is a song by J Balvin and Willy William, released in 2017. It became an instant hit in many countries. Download it now.
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Zubair Noor

Zubair Noor

Zubair believes music can heal hurting souls. He listens to R&B, pop, and jazz melodies frequently. The writer thinks music is similar to unraveling a fortune cookie. He is an expert at deciphering the lyrical hidden meanings by learning the artist's backstory. Favorite artists include Dua Lipa, Mariah Carey, and Adele.

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