Mariah Angeliq Teams Up with Mariah Becerra & Bad Gyal for “Bobo,” a Reimagining of TLC’s “No Scrubs”

Mariah Angeliq is making a TLC classic her own…

The 21-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American singer-songwriter, known as “La Princesa de Miami,” has joined voices with urbana newcomers Mariah Becerra and Bad Gyal for the single “Bobo.”

Mariah Angeliq, Mariah Becerra, Bad Gyal

Co-produced by DJ Chino and her longtime producer Nely El Arma Secreta, “Bobo” gives TLC’s ’90s anthem “No Scrubs” a reggaeton twist with a touch of Mariah’s perreo, Becerra’s urban-pop sounds, and Bad Gyal’s dancehall vibes.

Mariah does not hesitate to describe it as a “lit” collaboration overall.

“This song is going to make a big impact in the industry because we’re three girls,” she affirms.

“Honestly, I have loved this song since I was little,” she says. “I love R&B, and I think that’s one of the reasons that when Chino presented the idea to me I said, ‘Hell yeah!’ because I have that music in my soul.”


Mariah became a household name with her saucy 2019 single “Perreito.” In only two years, she captured the attention of her colleagues, landing major collaborations with Arcangel and Anuel AA, to name a few.

In March, Mariah joined forces with Karol G on “El Makinon,” a focus track from Karol’s KG0516 album. “It has definitely made my career grow,” Mariah tells Billboard, explaining that the Colombian star began supporting her music on social media before extending an invite to work together.

“This song has a lot of elements that identify me and that’s why I believe Karol wanted to do the song with me,” she recalls. “I was sharing my story when we were writing the song and I mentioned that I ran away at 16 to chase my dreams, so for sure, that’s why the song makes reference to that. Karol’s the same. She’s a fighter and she’s been working hard for her dreams since she was young. That’s why we connected on this song.”

“El Makinon,” slang for a big machine, also earned Mariah her first No. 1 on any Billboard chart when it topped the Latin Airplay chart dated June 5, becoming only the third female pairing to rule since the chart’s inception in 1994.

“Everything happened so quickly,” Mariah recalls. “I’m super happy because what’s better than to collaborate with one of the most important women in the industry? I took this as a blessing.”

Up next, Mariah is reportedly working on a full-length album and has 40 to 50 dates confirmed for an upcoming tour that will soon be announced.

J Balvin’s “Ay Vamos” Video Surpasses the Billion-Views Mark on YouTube

J Balvin has a billion reason to smile…

The 31-year-old Colombian singer’s music video “Ay vamos” surpassed the billion-views mark on YouTube earlier this week, making him the first Latin urban artist to reach ten digits with a video on the platform.

J Balvin

Balvin’s milestone on YouTube also makes him the third Latin act to reach a billion views. In 2014, Enrique Iglesias became the first Latin artist ever to hit 1 billion with “Bailando” ft. Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno. In July, Romeo Santos‘ “Propuesta indecente” surpassed the mark as well.

On the Billboard charts, “Ay vamos” was Balvin’s first No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs (dated March 7, 2015) chart. The reggaeton anthem spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart and has sold 212,000 downloads, according to Nielsen Music.

The YouTube achievement comes days after Balvin notched his fifth No. 1 on Latin Airplay chart, with his track “Safari,” featuring Pharrell and BIA.

Up next, the “Bobo” singer is set to perform at the 17th edition of the Latin Grammys on Nov. 17. Balvin’s Safari is nominated for Best Urban Music Album.

J Balvin’s “Bobo” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart

It’s another chart topper for J Balvin

The 31-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer’s latest single “Bobo,” which broke Spotify and Vevo records after its release, rises 3-1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart (dated July 2), earning him his third chart-topping hit.

J Balvin

“Bobo” reaches No. 1 in only its sixth charting week.

A 31 percent rise in streams helped push the song to the summit, earning the Streaming Gainer tag and increasing to 2.4 million U.S. on-demand plays in the week ending June 16, according to Nielsen Music.

YouTube claims the most clicks, with 69 percent of the overall streams. Over on the Latin Streaming Songs chart, “Bobo” reaches a new peak — rising 4-2.

“Bobo” is the second single from Balvin’s Energia album, which will be released June 24. Most recently, he spent 22 weeks atop Hot Latin Songs with the set’s lead track, “Ginza.”

Two additional preview songs from the album were released exclusively on Apple Music on June 17; “Safari,” featuring Pharrell, BIA and Sky, and “Malvada,” which could impact the charts dated July 9.

J Balvin Breaks Vevo & Spotify Records with New Single “Bobo”

J Balvin is breaking records…

The 31-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer’s latest single “Bobo,” which vaults 42-2 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, has broken the record for most worldwide views for a Spanish-language video on Vevo in 24 hours.

J Balvin

The platform has certified that “Bobo” amassed 4.9 million views in the day following its debut. Vevo also declared that it scored the record for most first week streams (for a Spanish song), with 23.8 million views.

As of May 25, the YouTube clip has 39 million global views.

Meanwhile, Spotify also announced that Balvin had broken a record claiming that “Bobo” is the most streamed Spanish song in its first 48 hours, and stating that in 10 days it had crossed 5 million streams. Stateside, “Bobo” collected 362,000 plays on Spotify in its first week.

The track, which initially debuted from a partial week of airplay on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, after its May 13 release, logged 1.7 million domestic streams in its first full tracking (week ending May 19) — with the song’s music video claiming 64 percent of overall plays.