Getty Images / Daniel Boczarski

He's No Gloria Estefan — But Apparently Chris Brown Is Huge In Cuba

The singer's popularity in Cuba is compared to that of Michael Jackson.

By Cody LaGrow | July 6, 2016

Chris Brown's type of party may be in Cuba, because it turns out the singer is huge in Havana. 

The Fader reports that Chris Brown seems "Michael Jackson big" to Cubans. And being compared to The King of Pop in a country with limited access to the internet is no easy feat.

"It's very difficult. I'm being honest. It's very difficult," a Cuban woman explained to Newsy.

Article Continues Below

Newsy spoke with locals about the country's limited internet earlier this year. The Cuban government owns all media. So content — like Chris Brown's music videos — is often passed around on flash drives known as "el paquete semanal" or "weekly package." 

SEE MORE: "This Cuban Product Is Making Its Way Back To The US After 50 Years"

Fast Company pointed out a year ago Breezy's music is a usual go-to for Cubans. And with limited access to Brown's well-documented personal life of run-ins with the law, Cubans seem to care more about Chris Brown, the musician next to Pitbull.

It could be a combo of Brown's steady release of new music, willingness to work with Latin artists and evolving appearance that allow Cuba to view him strictly as a dancing phenom with the gift of song and style.

So all hail Breezy — a true "International Love."

This video includes music from Ultra RecordsRCA Records and Universal Music and images from Getty Images.

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More Music Coverage