NEW YORK | The singer Beyoncé releases a remix of Mi Gente , the tube of Colombian star reggaeton J Balvin and French DJ Willy Williams, to raise money to help victims of recent hurricanes.
This collaboration marks the return to music of the pop superstar since her birth on June 13 and the birth of her twins, to which she refers in the song.
By releasing this title Thursday night, Queen Bey announced on Instagram that all proceeds would go to the victims of Maria and other hurricanes that have ravaged Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands as well as Mexico.
A native of Houston, Texas, she said she plans to organize support for the city hit by Hurricane Harvey.
The new version of Mi Gente retains the reggaeton of the original, itself a remix of Voodoo Song of the French DJ Willy William.
Released in June, Mi Gente ( My People ) won the charts in most Spanish-speaking countries.
In the remix, Beyoncé, who recalls rather she sings adds new lyrics in Spanish – “I have the party in my genes, I am the queen of the kids” – but also in English and briefly in French.
In English lyrics, she refers to her twins and appeals to gifts. The African American singer had already sung in Spanish on her Irremplazable album released in 2007.
The remix of Mi Gente follows, from a commercial point of view at least, the model of the mega-hit Despacito , already very popular in Spanish before the release of a remix with Justin Bieber.
Another remix of Mi Gente had already been released previously with the American-Cuban rapper Pitbull.
Beyoncé’s husband, rapper Jay-Z, is scheduled to give a concert in New York on October 17th for the benefit of hurricane victims, Tidal announced on Wednesday, the musical streaming application he launched.
Alongside Jay-Z, there will be some thirty artists, including Jennifer Lopez, who was born to Puerto Rican parents and recently donated a million dollars to Puerto Rico.