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)
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 Gomez, Maluma and it is 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]

Gomez stated that the song is "about breaking free from stereotypes", and she hopes that it "serves to empower young women". It is Gomez 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] As of November 2019, the clip has over 255 million views.

Charts[edit]

Weekly 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

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Position
Portugal (AFP)[14] 1140

Certifications[edit]

Región Certification


Certified units/Sales
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[15] Gold 20,000^
México (AMPROFON) Platinum 60,000

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. ^ "Becky G Chart History (Billboard Argentina Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 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.
  14. ^ "Top AFP - Audiogest - Top 3000 Singles + EPs Digitais" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  15. ^ "El portal de Música". www.elportaldemusica.es. Retrieved 2019-08-19.