Ozuna premiered “La funka”, his new cut, at the MTV 2021 awards ceremony at the Barclays Center in New York. A surprise for all his fans. The song is distinguished by its fusion of infectious soca and Brazilian funk rhythms. As the singer described in a statement, the lyrics are inspired by a mixture of feelings that provokes fall in love with a special person.
The video was directed by Nuno Gomes where he presents the versatile singer-songwriter with his distinctive mascot called “Ozo ”, who star in the funny story that transports them on a journey of epic adventures.
Surely, “La funka” will follow the path of his previous tracks. For example, your theme “Weather”, released in May, became the most listened to Latin song in the radio in the United States. It also topped the charts in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. The video has more than 60 million views.
Juan Carlos Ozuna Rosado -True name of Ozuna- is one of the most listened to Latin artists in the world. Since his musical beginnings in 2015, he has received several awards and recognitions, including: being recognized among the most influential figures in the world by Time magazine, Award for Contemporary Latin Music Composer of the Year (2019, 2021) and Contemporary Latin Song of the Year (2020) “Taki Taki” by BMI, two Latin Grammys for the song “Yo x ti, tú x mi, along with Rosalía (2020).
He recently received the special Extraordinary Evolution award at the 2021 Latin American Music Awards and the Solidarity Award at the 2021 Soberano Awards held in the Dominican Republic, for his social commitment. In addition, he holds four official Guinness World Records titles that validate his incredible musical achievements.
Ozuna, the most listened to Latin urban artist on YouTube
The Puerto Rican singer has more than 18.9 billion “views” on the famous video platform. They are followed by J Balvin (18,800 million), Daddy Yankee (18,100 million), Maluma (17,800 million) and Bad Bunny (16,500 million).
Known as “The black-eyed boy”, he was the most viewed artist on YouTube globally in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and holds four Guinness records, including being the artist with the most videos that exceed 1,000 million views on YouTube, with seven in all.
He is also the soloist with the most nominations in a single year to the Billboard Latin Music Awards (23). In turn, he is the musician who has won the most opportunities in one year, with 11 in total. Ozuna began to make history on the Guinness World Records in 2018, as the male solo artist with the most weeks (46) at number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart with Odyssey.
After a year and a half without going to the mass stages because of the covid-19, he resumed his tour of presentations on August 7 at Uforia Latino Mix Live in Houston, with a sold out house. The Puerto Rican performed between August 13 and 20 at the Baja Beach Festival in Rosarito, Mexico; October 22 at Uforia La XLIVE at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ; and the Ozuna Cancun Fest from November 4 to 8. Its second festival, “Ozuna Fest: The Bahamas Edition”, will be held from December 2 to 6, 2021 and will feature guests such as Sech, Lunay and Jhay Cortez, among others.
In his role as an actor, the singer had a special participation in the film “Fast and Furious 9 ″starring Vin Diesel and a cast of renowned international actors and actresses. He was also joined by a special appearance in the new Tom & Jerry movie from Warner Bros. In a statement, Ozuna’s representatives said that the musician is a big fan of cartoons: “So much so that when he arrived at the recording set in Warner Bros studios in Leavesden, England, he wore a Tom & Jerry T-shirt before wearing the costumes for his scene. “
“It is something incredible for me, a great opportunity. I grew up with Tom & Jerry and always loved seeing them. His shows were always fun and made me feel good. Being part of the movie reminds me of that time. It’s fabulous that everyone can enjoy their adventures, “Ozuna declared about his cameo in the film, days before its premiere.