For many people, one of the best reasons to tune into the Olympic opening ceremonies is the music that's bound to be played, and the 2016 event is no exception. The music from the Rio Parade of Nations is an eclectic, catchy selection that's making the opening of the Olympic games a truly fun-filled event, and you'll definitely be adding the artists behind the songs to all your future playlists.
But just who are those artists, you ask? Well, they're actually people you probably already know. Most of the music that's playing during the 2016 Rio opening ceremony is from hugely popular artists, including the Black Eyed Peas, Daddy Yankee, Nelly Furtado, Juanes, and Marc Anthony. So even if you don't recognize some of the specific songs, you'll undoubtedly find the voices behind the music incredibly familiar.
The fun selection of music is a great addition to the opening ceremony, which has also featured gorgeous lighting, celeb appearances (Gisele Bundchen, anyone?) and, of course, a loud, energetic Parade of Nations. The start of the Olympics always makes for a good time, but thanks to all the factors above and more, the Rio opening ceremony is turning out to be a truly enjoyable — and ear-pleasing — occasion.