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In 2005 became a national trend with new categories being created for this genre in the top music awards such as Grammy Latino and Billboard Latino.
In 2003 Daddy Yankee was the first reggaetón artist to break international charts and become a global trend with "Gasolina."
"Despacito," also featuring Daddy Yankee, was the best-selling and most-streamed single of 2017 in the United States, with 2,692,000 downloads sold and 1,322,799,000 streams. The song was inducted to the 2019 edition of the Guinness World Records for achieving seven milestones.
Bad Bunny's album YHLQMDLG, which stands for "I do whatever I want" in Spanish and plays with many reggaetón and urban styles of music, is the highest-charting all-Spanish-language record in the history of the Billboard 200.
Reggaetón artists like Don Omar and Tego Calderón, and Nicky Jam have had supporting roles on the big screen in movies such as "The Fast and the Furious" saga, "XX: Return of Xander Cage," and "Bad Boys for Life."
Puerto Rican slang associated with reggaetón:
Dembow – It is slang for "beat." When someone says métele dembow they ask you to put your flow, beat, or style into it.
Perrear or perreo – It is the name of the dance associated with reggaetón, which consists of two people grinding to the beat.
Estás al garete – To be wayward. It means when something or someone is out of control, crazy, or without direction.
Corillo – used to reference your group of friends or a group of people. Something like "crew" or "squad."
A Fuego – it means "on fire" or "lit," and it references something super cool.
Hasta abajo – it references one of the most popular styles of perreo, where the woman "drops it low." It is usually chanted by a corillo, encouraging a person to "drop it like it's hot."