Decoding “Despacito” by Leila Cobo is a behind-the-scenes look at the music that has taken the world by storm. From Shakira to Santana, Latin music has topped the charts for decades, and this upbeat oral history shares never-before-heard anecdotes and insight from a who’s who of Latin music artists, executives, observers, and players.
Billboard’s VP of Latin Music, Leila Cobo is the world’s ultimate authority on popular Latin music and the perfect tour guide to learning about fifty years of these top tracks. To help with this journey, she’s put together a playlist featuring the songs mentioned throughout the book along with some other great hits. Both a great reference while reading the book and a stellar soundtrack, these songs are sure to get your feet moving.
(If you can’t see the Spotify playlist, click here.)