Kris Kross Amsterdam, the renowned musical trio, has joined forces with Mexican pop sensation Sofía Reyes and British rapper Tinie Tempah to deliver a scintillating summer hit, ‘How You Samba’, that’s just surpassed an eye-watering 20 million streams! This extraordinary international collaboration pays homage to the timeless classic ‘Samba de Janeiro’ by Bellini, infused with a fresh twist. ‘How You Samba’ has captured the vibrant spirit of the summer season, earning scores of international radio support and climbing various international charts, including going #1 in the Official Top 40 Chart in the Netherlands, further solidifying the songs growing popularity and success.
Following their monumental success in the Netherlands, with the most streamed track of 2022, Kris Kross Amsterdam returns with a dance record that harkens back to their earlier international hits. Remember chart-toppers like ‘Sex’ and ‘Whenever,’ which have amassed a staggering one billion streams combined. The trio has previously teamed up with notable artists such as Shaggy, Conor Maynard, and Cheat Codes. ‘How You Samba’ embodies Kris Kross Amsterdam’s infectious and signature sound, featuring Sofía Reyes’ mesmerizing vocals and a captivating verse from the inimitable Tinie Tempah, providing listeners with an exhilarating boost.
Sofía Reyes, a global pop icon, has consistently proven her extraordinary talent and versatility with nominations for esteemed awards such as the Latin Grammy’s, Latin American Music Awards, MTV Europe Awards, Premios Juventud, and NRJ Music Awards, among numerous others. With over 1 billion views on YouTube and an astonishing 2 billion Spotify streams, Reyes has solidified her status as one of pop music’s biggest stars. Her chart-topping hits, including ‘1 2 3,’ ‘RIP,’ ‘Mal De Amores,’ and ‘Marte,’ have earned platinum and gold certifications from the RIAA, in addition to garnering critical acclaim from industry publications like Billboard and Rolling Stone. Notably, Reyes is the Latin female artist with the highest number of creations on TikTok, with 10 million videos, thanks to the viral sensation of ‘1 2 3.’
Tinie Tempah, an influential figure in the music industry for over a decade, boasts an impressive catalogue of hits spanning multiple genres. Notable accomplishments include the hip-hop anthem ‘Pass Out,’ the chart-topping pop collaboration ‘Girls Like’ with Zara Larsson, and successful ventures in the dance realm alongside Swedish House Mafia and Calvin Harris. With hundreds of millions of streams to his name, Tinie Tempah’s impact on the global music landscape is undeniable.
Kris Kross Amsterdam shared their excitement, stating:
“We have always included ‘Samba de Janeiro’ in our live sets, so creating a fresh summer hit around this iconic melody after more than 25 years felt like the perfect move! And who better than Latin superstar Sofía Reyes to capture this vibe!? We have long been avid supporters of Tinie Tempah, and having him collaborate with Sofía on our track is nothing short of magical. Let the summer begin!”
With the irresistible allure of ‘How You Samba’ showing exciting momentum across global airwaves, streaming platforms and live shows, the song is vying to become one of the big tracks of the sound of 2023.