We have brought you the top 10 popular modern Spanish singers so that you can get a taste for the funky rhythms that are being produced across the channel (but can be enjoyed anywhere across the world!). Both male and female Spanish singers are all the rage at the moment and we certainly don’t want you to miss out! Even if you don’t speak the language or understand the lyrics, you can still enjoy the catchy beats chanted by these famous Spanish musicians. There are loads of famous people who sing in Spanish, and, if you listen carefully, these might just be songs to help you learn Spanish!
1. La Rosalía
Despite being eliminated early on in the talent contest Operación Triunfo, this did not stop Lola Índigo from climbing to the top of the charts with her upbeat, sassy melodies. Not only can the star from Granada sing, but she’s a professional dancer too. Lola has strutted her stuff to back up the acts of A-list artists like Enrique Iglesias (another male Spanish singer!).
4. C. Tangana
C. Tangana, who has dubbed himself “el madrileño”, is from…surprise, surprise: Madrid! He produces Rap/Trap music and regularly performs at famous Spanish summer festivals like Primavera Sound. If you’re a true fan, you’ll know which song postludes the most recent season of Paquita Salas – one of our best Spanish language shows on Netflix.
Aitana was born in the cultural capital Barcelona and also shot to stardom after participating in Operación Triunfo. She competed to represent Spain with one of her songs at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 but was not selected. Give her a listen and let us know if you think Spain would have received more votes if Aitana had performed as the country’s entry!
7. Rels B
Last but not least, we have singer and pianist Amaia. She was born with perfect pitch, so it is no surprise that she went on to win the ninth series of the Spanish X Factor and represent the nation on Eurovision (alongside her competitor) with Tu Canción!
What a lot of talent, eh?! And those were only the top 10 popular modern Spanish singers. Once you get shuffling playlists on Spotify, there’s no doubt you’ll uncover even more favourite new Spanish artists! These Spanish songs will have you fluent by the end of the year!
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