Music

Becky G and Zayn Give Aladdin’s “A Whole New World” a Whole New Spanglish Feel

Lead Photo: Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images Entertainment
Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images Entertainment

For many of us, Disney movie music takes us back to our childhood. There are a range of thoughts on the new live-action version of Disney classics. But what can really help make or break the popularity of a Disney film is the music – especially the radio-friendly versions of its most popular songs.

Among those songs that helped propel a movie was “A Whole New World.” The original radio edition was sung in English by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle in 1993, and reached number one on the charts. That same year, Ricardo Montaner and Michelle sang the Spanish version “Un Mundo Ideal.”

This week, Disney is giving bilingual Latinx fans a gift. On May 16, Disney released it’s fully bilingual version of “Un Mundo Ideal” with Zayn and Becky G.

Aladdin holds a special place in many of our hearts. For Latinx princess lovers, Princess Jasmine was the first brown Disney Princess that we all could relate to. To sing her lyrics in Spanish is just amazing. It is extremely joyful to have a Latin trap princess be tapped to sing the role of a Disney princess.

Beck G announced her collaboration on the song on her Instagram and Twitter saying it’s “truly a dream come true.”

This is the bilingual version of “Un Mundo Ideal” is the Latinx pop ballad we didn’t know we needed.

What do you think?