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] The song was originally released as a single from Gomez's debut studio album Mala Santa but was ultimately scrapped.

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]

In other media[edit]

The song was going to be on the main tracklist of Just Dance 2020, but was removed for an unknown reason. It was later brought back on Just Dance Unlimited.

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]

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

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[14] 3× Platinum 120,000double-dagger
Mexico (AMPROFON)[15] Platinum 60,000double-dagger
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[16] Gold 20,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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. ^ "Brazilian single certifications – Becky G & Maluma – La Respuesta" (in Portuguese). Pro-Música Brasil. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  15. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved October 18, 2021. Type Becky G & Maluma in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and La Respuesta in the box under TÍTULO
  16. ^ "Spanish single certifications – Becky G & Maluma – La Respuesta". El portal de Música. Productores de Música de España. Retrieved October 18, 2021.