La Respuesta

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"La Respuesta"
Becky G and Maluma - La Respuesta.png
Single by Becky G and Maluma
LanguageSpanish
English title"The Answer"
ReleasedApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
Format
RecordedMay 2018
GenreReggaeton
Length3:02
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Edgar Barrera
Becky G singles chronology
"Banana"
(2019)
"La Respuesta"
(2019)
"Next to You"
(2019)
Maluma singles chronology
"Medellín"
(2019)
"La Respuesta"
(2019)
" 11 PM"
(2019)
Music video
"La Respuesta" on YouTube

"La Respuesta" (transl. "The Answer") is a song by American singer Becky G and Colombian singer Maluma. It was released by Kemosabe Records, RCA Records and Sony Music Latin on April 19, 2019.[1] The track was written by Becky G, Maluma and it’s produced by Edgar Barrera, and co-produced by Luis Barrera Jr. and Daniel Buitrago.[2] It is a reggaeton song about female empowerment and breaking gender stereotypes. The accompanying music video was directed by Daniel Duran.[3][4]

Background[edit]

Becky G stated that the song is "about breaking free from stereotypes", and that she hopes that it "serves to empower young women". It is Becky G and Maluma's second collaboration, following the remix of "Mala Mía" released in 2018.[5] It was characterized as a "power anthem about breaking stereotypes".[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released alongside the song on April 19. It was called "retro-inspired" with "cute costumes" and "vibrant set-pieces" by Idolator.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Argentina (Argentina Hot 100)[7] 24
Ecuador (National-Report)[8] 10
Hungary (Single Top 40)[9] 7
Mexico Espanol Airplay (Billboard) 20
Romania (Airplay 100)[10] 71
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[11] 29
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[12] 13
Venezuela (National-Report)[13] 38


References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Respuesta". Qobuz. Archived from the original on April 22, 2019. Retrieved April 22, 2019.}
  2. ^ "Becky G Releases Single & Video For 'La Respuesta' With Maluma!" (Press release). RCA Records. April 19, 2019. Archived from the original on April 22, 2019. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "YouTube: Maluma y Becky G lanzan 'La respuesta' nueva canción reggaetón en contra de estereotipos". La República (in Spanish). April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  4. ^ Peters, Mitchell (April 19, 2019). "Becky G & Maluma Release New Song 'La Respuesta'". Billboard. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Nied, Mike (April 19, 2019). "Becky G & Maluma Reunite In Their Retro 'La Respuesta' Video". Idolator. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  6. ^ Calvario, Liz (April 19, 2019). "J Balvin, Maluma, Marc Anthony, Becky G & More Drop Infectious New Songs to Kick Off the Weekend". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  7. ^ "Billboard Argentina Hot 100 – Semana del 26 de Mayo". Billboard Argentina (in Spanish). Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  8. ^ "Top 100 Ecuador – Semana 20 del 2019 – Del 19/05/2019 al 26/05/2019" (in Spanish). National-Report. Archived from the original on May 23, 2019. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  9. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "Airplay 100 – 2 iunie 2019" (in Romanian). Kiss FM. June 2, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  11. ^ "Top 100 Canciones: Semana 18". Productores de Música de España. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  12. ^ "Becky G Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  13. ^ "Top 100 Venezuela – Semana 19 del 2019 – Del 03/05/2019 al 09/05/2019" (in Spanish). National-Report. Archived from the original on May 10, 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2019.