J Balvin’s “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” with the Black Eyed Peas Hits No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart

J Balvin is celebrating the New Year with a bang…

The 34-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer’s latest single, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” with The Black Eyed Peas, has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart. 

J Balvin

It’s J Balvin’s eighth No. 1 on the chart.   

“RITMO,” released on October 12, crowns the tally in its 11th week after a six-week run in the top five. The track dethrones Bad Bunny’s four-week ruler “Vete.” 

Though all metrics for “RITMO” are up (sales, streams and airplay), it ascends mainly on the strength of streaming activity. The song registered 7.1 million U.S. streams (up 3%) in the week ending December 26, according to Nielsen Music, and remains at No. 5 on the Latin Streaming Songschart for a second week.   

While “RITMO” posts a 2% decline on Latin Airplay, it continues at No. 13 for a second week on the chart.

Meanwhile, the track takes the Digital Greatest Gainer honors with a 19% gain holding steady at No. 2 on the Latin Digital Song Sales list for a fifth consecutive week.

J Balvin has a total of 55 Hot Latin Songs entries.

Over on the all-genre Hot 100 chart, “RITMO” moves 89-86.

Fergie Releases Timely New Single “Life Goes On”

Fergie is bringing new Life to the world…

The 41-year-old part-Mexican American singer and The Black Eyed Peas member has released her new solo song, “Life Goes On.”

Fergie

Fergie enters tropical pop territory with this latest track, which seems to be apropos following this week’s presidential election.

“Life goes on with or without you/It’s up to you what you’re gonna do/You could go or you could stay/Who cares anyway? Life goes on with or without you,” she sings.

Earlier in the day, Fergie tweeted: “In the midst of all the madness, remember life is beautiful.”

“Life Goes On” is the follow-up to this summer’s “M.I.L.F.$“.

Fergie has been teasing her forthcoming second LP, Double Dutchess, for quite some time and its expected the new song will appear on it.

 

Download the track at iTunes.