- Live It Up ft. Pitbull
- Booty ft. Iggy Azalea
- Follow The Leader ft. Jennifer Lopez
- Dance Again ft. Pitbull
- We Are One (Ole Ola)
“Follow the Leader” is a Latin pop song by Wisin & Yandel, also featuring singer Jennifer Lopez. Wisin & Yandel are considered Reggaeton artists, generally producing songs that are a fusion of Jamaican Dancehall/Latin Salsa, with Spanish rapping and singing. Jennifer Lopez is more known as an English pop singer, but joins in with the duo Wisin & Yandel with some Spanish singing. As such, the song “Follow the Leader” is very upbeat and catchy, with Spanish rap verses–but it also combines a mix of Spanish and English singing from Jennifer Lopez.
The upbeat tempo of this song makes it well suited for dance clubs and music for parties. Additionally, the combination of Spanish and English broadens the songs accessibility to a wider audience. Lyrically, the song employs a simple Spanish and English chorus that makes it easily memorable and catchy. Not only has “Follow the Leader” already risen near the top of US Latin Pop music charts, but it is also seeing success on the general Pop charts as well. The inclusion of American Pop singer Jennifer Lopez has surely bolstered this songs success in a market beyond Latin Pop music.
This song is the lead single for Wisin & Yandel’s latest album, Lideres. Their album’s second single, “Algo Me Gusta de Ti” is also another collaboration with American artists—Chris Brown and T-Pain. With Chris Brown and T-Pain already considered established artists in American Pop, Wisin & Yandel are surely seeking to break further into the American market with their music. Lideres has already been able to reach the number 1 spot on the US Latin music charts; however, a welcome surprise is that the album has been able to reach the number 6 spot on the US Rap Albums chart. The Reggaeton duo has been able to capitalize on the same formula to make hit songs that appeal to the Latin Urban music artists. Additionally, they have been able to find success in the US Urban music as well. With such results, there should be no surprise to continue seeing Wisin & Yandel on the Pop music charts.