American actress and singer Selana Gomez

3 American pop stars who speak Spanish fluently

Latin artists are gaining more and more prestige in the American music word. Singers like Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, that although they were born in America, they have Latino parents and that's why they can speak Spanish really well.

  • The most streamed artist of 2020 in Spotify was a Latin singer: Bad bunny.
  • Half-Latina singers Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato have been friends since 2000.
  • Jennifer Lopez is one of the highest-paid Latina actresses and singers.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato at Grammys 2020

The American singer and actress Demi Lovato (28), that sang for the Grammys 2020 was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her father is from Mexico, so she can speak Spanish very well. Selena performs a “spanglish” song Echame la culpa with the Puerto-Rican singer Luis Fonsi and she also has a complete song in Spanish “Lo que soy”. 

Selena Gomez

American singer Selena Gomez

The American actress and singer known by many of her hits, such as “Same old love” and “Come and get it”, was born in Texas. Her parents are Mexican and this is why she learned to speak Spanish and she does it wonderfully! She performed some of her songs in Spanish, such as “Taki taki” and “De una vez”. 

Jennifer Lopez

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez

The American pop star and actress, Jennifer Lopez (51) was born in New York, but her parents are both from Puerto Rico. That's why she speaks Spanish flawlessly, and she even performs some of her songs in this language! Below you can listen to “Que hiciste”, one of many hits she sings in Spanish.


There are plenty of Latinos living in America, so it's no surprise that many famous actors and singers have Latin roots from countries like Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba. We love all this half-Latino singers, and we think it is really admirable that they haven’t forgotten their roots by speaking not only their native tongue but also their parents’ language.

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