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.
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.