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Akon’s making moves in the world of Latin music. He’s looking to go into the world of salsa and reggaeton. Flip the lid for more

When 50 Cent teamed up with Wisin y Yandel to collaborate on the reggaeton duo’s single, “Mujeres en el Club,” he may have started a trend, as more urban artists seem to be popping up on

Spanish-language tracks.

Now Akon has joined in, making his foray into the Latin genre by dropping not one but two new singles. The hitmaker recently recorded a remix of his latest smash “Beautiful”, featuring Spanish vocals by ex-RBD member Dulce Maria. And last week he joined Bachata stars Aventura to shoot a video in Miami for their blazing new single “All Up to You,” along with Wisin y Yandel.

“Working with Akon, it was an experience,” Aventura frontman Romeo told MTV News from the video set. “We’ve never worked with an artist this huge.”

According to Romeo, it was Akon who first approached the Bronx, New York-based foursome about working together. And when we asked Akon if we could expect to see more of these collaborations, he said it was only the beginning.

“I think you’re gonna see a lot more of that kind of [collaboration between] the whole hip-hop, R&B and the Latino community,” Akon said at last month’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, where he performed the song live. “We were always connected, we just never actually worked together. So now we’re going to start doing that.”

Let’s just hope we don’t have to hear the Spanish version of “Smack That.’



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