Reggaeton is a musical genre that derived from reggae in Spanish, which is in turn a subgenre of dancehall, as well as elements mainly of bounce music. It is a very popular musical genre until today; which has reached its peak during the 2000s and 2010s.
Born in Puerto Rico; arose from the popularity of reggae in Spanish from Panama, along with hip hop during the early days of that time.
Subsequently, reggaeton gradually departed from reggae, but continued to use the same musical instruments and rhythms but with different lyrics and melodies. This was because reggae beats were used but with different lyrics and compositions.
Similar to salsa, which was a cultural expression of Hispanic youth in the early 1970s, reggaeton came to the United States in the 1990s and 2000s and has become a mode of expression for many Hispanic youth.
The term reguetón is the form adapted to Spanish from the word reggaetón ; this, in turn, comes from the shortening between the words reggae and marathon . It was coined by Daddy Yankee and Dj Playero in Puerto Rico in 1994, where it is first mentioned on the “Playero 36” mixtape. "I want you to keep jumping and I want you to jump again because it is the phenomenal man who sings reggaeton" Daddy Yankee is heard saying on the mixtape.