Sebastian Yatra Teams Up with John Legend for Bilingual “Tacones Rojos” Remix

It’s a Legend-ary moment for Sebastian Yatra.

The 27-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter has joined voices with John Legend for a new bilingual remix of his track “Tacones Rojos,” which was originally released in fall 2021.

Sebastian Yatra & John LegendFive months later, Yatra joins forces with Legend on the feel-good dance-pop track that maintains its essence. “When you have a song you love so much, you want to give it to someone who has a stroke of genius like John has, and who will keep the essence instead of just a translation,” Yatra previously told Billboard.

On the new version, Legend begins the track by singing, “There’s a light in my window, a smile on my face/ You’re giving me a new light, a new day/ Your love is like magic/ I feel like I can fly/ I’m kissing the sky.” Yatra then taps in, singing in both Spanish and English. “My piece of sunshine/ The girl of my eyes,” goes the chorus.

“John is miraculously talented and musically, he can go anywhere. He’s someone I admire, and vocal-wise, it’s very intriguing to see how he’s going to sound in a song like this because of his vocal capacity,” Yatra previously said.

“Tacones Rojos,” which marks their first collaborative effort, sweetly references a woman who’s charming and beautiful, especially when she’s wearing her red heels. Legend wrote the English lyrics to the song, which Yatra originally co-wrote with Juan Jo, Lofty, Manuel Lara, and Pablo.

“It has such a beautiful sunny vibe,” Legend expressed in a statement. “It’s about meeting someone new who brings love, light, and wonder into your life. I love that energy and that we were able to create something new together for this lovely song.”

“Tacones Rojos” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart in February, becoming Yatra’s 10th No. 1 on that chart, and his fifth from his album Dharma.

Romeo Santos’ “Sin Huellas” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

Romeo Santos has raced back to the top of the charts…

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer has notched his 20th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart as his latest single, “Sus Huellas,” debuts atop the list dated February 26.

Romeo SantosThe bachata track concurrently bows at No. 1 on the Tropical Airplay chart.

It’s just the fourth song to debut at No. 1 in the last five years on Latin Airplay, following Ozuna’s “La Funka” (2021), Lunay, Ozuna and Anuel AA’s “Aventura” (2019) and Santos’ own “Heroe Favorito” (2017).

On Latin Airplay, “Sus Huellas” leads with 9.1 million in audience impressions earned in the week ending February 20, according to MRC Data.

The song was released February 14, the first day of the tracking week, to become the most played song among Latin stations.

It dethrones Sebastian Yatra’s “Tacones Rojos” after its one week in charge.

With 20 total leaders on his account, Santos ties with Wisin, and concurrently extends his record for the most No. 1s among tropical acts. Here’s a recap of the leaderboard on Latin Airplay:

33, J Bavin
32, Enrique Iglesias
26, Ozuna
25, Daddy Yankee
21, Maluma
20, Wisin
20, Romeo Santos
17, Ricky Martin
16, Bad Bunny
15, Carlos Vives

The No. 1 arrival of “Sin Huellas” on Latin Airplay also marks a new triumph for Santos.

He last took over the chart with a No. 1 debut almost five years ago, when “Heroe Favorito” bowed atop the 50-deep tally in 2017.

In between, he’s placed five other No. 1 hits, including the four-week champ “Imitadora” in July 2017.

“Sin Huellas” also becomes Santos’ first No. 1 as a solo act, without an unaccompanied artist, since “Centavito” ruled for one week in December 2018.

As on Latin Airplay, “Sus Huellas” is Santos’ first No. 1 debut on Tropical Airplay since 2017 among a collection of 16 total wins, including two 15-week rulers (“Centavito” in 2018 and “La Mejor Versión de Mi,” with Natti Natasha, in 2019).

Beyond its Latin Airplay and Tropical Airplay coronations, “Sus Huellas” bows at No. 21 on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart (a blend of airplay, digital sales, and streaming data), Santos’ highest start there since “Aullando,” with Wisin & Yandel, arrived at No. 19 in 2019.

The song generated 1.61 million streams in the U.S. in the week ending February 17, after only four days of tracking. It concurrently sold a little under 1,000 downloads, enough for a No. 4 start on Latin Digital Song Sales.

“Sus Huellas,” written by Santos, is the first single from his forthcoming album Formula, Vol. 3.

Sebastian Yatra Releases New Single “Tacones Rojos”

Sebastian Yatra is seeing rojo

The 27-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter has released his latest track “Tacones Rojos.”

Sebastian Yatra

Yatra’s new single, an upbeat pop-dance love song, starts off with electric guitar riffs followed by his plush and charming voice.

“The song was inspired by morning rays of light that enter through your window and can totally take you to a new and happy inspiring place,” Yatra said in a statement on writing the lyrics alongside Manuel Lorente.

The song was co-produced by Manuel Larra, Juanjo Monserrat, and Pablo Ross.

Above all else, this feel-good song is an ode the happiness that comes from finding that special someone who will light up your world: “My piece of sunshine/the girl of my eyes,” he chants in the chorus. —