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Jonas Brothers cross over to Latin pop with Daddy Yankee collaboration

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The Jonas Brothers — featuring Nick, left, Kevin and Joe — venture into the world of Latin pop on “Runaway.”
(Scott Roth / Invision/Associated Press)

Los Hermanos Jonas?

Kinda.

After staging an unlikely comeback with a new No. 1 album, the Jonas Brothers just dropped a bilingual summer anthem: “Runaway,” a collaboration with Puerto Rican reggaetón superstar Daddy Yankee, Dominican singer Natti Natasha and Colombian artist Sebastián Yatra.

And yes, the three brothers sing in Spanish.

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They join Drake, Madonna, Beyoncé and Justin Bieber in the growing trend of English-language pop stars dabbling in Latin pop music.

“Runaway,” accompanied by a colorful music video, was released unexpectedly Thursday afternoon. Entertainment Weekly debuted the track, which will be on YouTube at 6 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

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The track opens with Nick and Joe Jonas singing a verse in English before Natasha comes in with a verse in Spanish. After that point the remainder of the song is in Spanish, except for the infectious hook “Runna-runna-runna-runna-runna-runaway” in the chorus.

The video also shows the JoBros singing along seamlessly in the Spanish-language section of the chorus, before Daddy Yankee takes center stage with his extended feature and Yatra plugs in a bridge.


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