( CNN) While President Donald Trump was focusing on constructing a wall along our southern border, a sound barrier across the Western Hemisphere was being shattered by the Latin beat wafting across the airwaves.
Reigning on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart at No. 1 is the Spanish-language song “Despacito( Remix ), ” featuring Justin Bieber and Puerto Rican- American singers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. Not since “Macarena” dominated the coveted slot in 1996 has a Spanish language chant soared and reached such crossover adoption. “Despacito” was already a Spanish-language reach, but it was the remix with Bieber that hurled the anthem smack into the mainstream.