Best Spanish-Speaking Musicians of the 21st Century

This is actually a full video lesson (podcast version with the these singers’ playlist, transcripts, translation, and vocab word list available by clicking here

Discover the best Spanish-speaking musicians of the 21st century and immerse yourself in their captivating – or not, hahaha- melodies . Explore our playlist of top songs for learning Spanish and enhance your language skills while enjoying the rich sounds of these talented artists. Learn Spanish for free with music videos and engage in Spanish listening comprehension practice with native speakers. Let’s dive into the world of music and language, where the rhythm of the Spanish language intertwines with captivating tunes.

If you want to take a look to our 2000s-to-now play list of the artists we will be speaking about , just click here


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When it comes to the best Spanish-speaking musicians of the 21st century, the list is truly impressive. These artists have not only conquered the hearts of Spanish-speaking countries but have also gained international recognition. From Spain to Latin America, their music transcends borders and unites people through the power of melody and lyrics.

Artists like Alejandro Sanz, Pablo Alborán, and Rosalía have captivated audiences worldwide with their unique sounds and distinctive voices. Their soul-stirring compositions and lyrical depth make them a must-listen for any music enthusiast.

We have made three video podcasts about music. This is the last of them, and we believe in music as a way to learn Spanish or improve your language skills. Music can be an excellent tool to immerse yourself in the language and culture. Our carefully curated playlist features top songs for learning Spanish. From reggaeton bangers to heartfelt ballads, these tunes will have you singing along and picking up new vocabulary effortlessly.

Fernando and I discuss various artists and music trends in our video podcast episode. We mention artists like Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Cristina Aguilera, Pereza, Melendi, Aitana, David Bisbal, Pablo Alborán, Pablo López, and more. We will talk about the music scene in the 2000s, mentioning bands like La Oreja de Van Gogh, Estopa, Vetusta Morla, M-Clan, Amaral, El Barrio, or Elefantes.

We also touch on the emergence of reggaeton in the 2010s, with artists like Don Omar, or Daddy Yankee, Pitbull. But not only, because there were other artists like Orishas, and other who were not yet so famous, like Luis Fonsi. This one would create the later phenomenon of “Despacito.” We discuss the impact of music talent shows like “Operación Triunfo” in Spain, which launched the careers of artists like David Bisbal, David Bustamante, Manuel Carrasco, Pablo López, and Aitana.

In the Latin American music scene, we will review artists such as Gustavo Cerati (from Soda Stereo), Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Shakira, Thalía, Paulina Rubio, Alejandra Guzmán, Maluma, Karol G, Natti Natasha, Nicky Jam, Wisin, Ozuna, and more.

However, I must be honest. We express our personal opinions. We can’t like everything! I guess neither many other people. That’s ok.

We also discuss the shift in the music industry and the impact of algorithms and image over talent.

So, why not combine your love for music with language learning? Watch music videos from Spanish-speaking artists, and immerse yourself in the language. Spanish people talking in these videos will expose you to different accents and help improve your listening comprehension skills.

In conclusion, exploring the world of 21st-century Spanish-speaking musicians is an excellent way to learn Spanish while immersing yourself in the enchanting melodies of the language. From reggaeton to ballads, their music offers a diverse range of genres and styles that cater to every taste. So, grab your headphones, create your own Spanish music playlist, and embark on a musical adventure that will not only entertain you but also accelerate your Spanish language skills. Let the rhythm guide you, the lyrics inspire you, and the beauty of the language captivate you. With the help of Spanish-speaking musicians, your journey to fluency will be as enjoyable as it is enriching. ¡Vamos a bailar y aprender! Let’s dance and learn!

This is actually a full video lesson (podcast version with the these singers’ playlist, transcripts, translation, and vocab word list available by clicking here