Sia Drops 'Cheap Thrills' Remix Ft. Nicky Jam And It's Everything We Expected; Listen Here!

Sia, Nicky Jam
Sia released a remix to her song "Cheap Thrills" featuring Puerto Rican singer Nicky Jam. Listen to the song here. Getty Images

Nicky Jam surprised his fans on social media when he revealed earlier this week that a new song was just around the corner. Next thing you know, the Latin Grammy winner dropped the unexpected single Friday afternoon for all of his fans to enjoy! 

The track is nothing more and nothing less than a remix he did for Sia's current hit single "Cheap Thrills." A remix by Sean Paul has making the rounds in the radios, containing influences of Jamaican reggae. Nicky's remix, however, is all about that urban-Spanglish swag he's all about! 

"Cheap Thrills," which is a song about having fun with no money, is part of the Australian singer's seventh studio album "This Is Acting" and was released February 11 as her second single. The song was originally meant for Rihanna's album "Anti," however after she turned it down Sia decided to keep it and use it for her production. Since its release, the track has reached No. 1 on the charts in many countries around the world, especially in Europe.  

Excited with the Spanglish remix featuring our very own boricua, Sia expressed the following on her social media: NEW REMIX! Listen to "Cheap Thrills" featuring @nickyjampr on siamusic.net. Get the song now on iTunes, Amazon & Google Play. You can also stream and add it to your playlists on Spotify or Apple Music. Australia and New Zealand, the song will be available for you on iTunes, Spotify, etc. soon!

Although he is doing his own stuff, Nicky Jam cannot help but to collaborate with his colleagues. His new remix with Sia is not the first collab he did this year. Mexican pop trio Reik made an awesome comeback with their single "Ya Me Entere" and invited Nicky Jam on board.

"He started working with my managers and Mexico and when I met him, he told me that most of his songs start out as ballads and that made me very curious," frontman Jesús Navarro told Billboard about Nicky Jam. "We started talking about writing something together and while we were writing, I showed him 'Ya Me Enteré' and he thought it was amazing. So we went to Medellín, Colombia to record the new version and it was a great experience," he stated.

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP