Nicky Jam and J Balvin also talk to 'Billboard' about how it feels to be No. 1.
Nicky Jam and J Balvin’s “X” bumps Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” from No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart dated May 5, as the former lifts 2-1, after spending four straight weeks in the runner-up slot. “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, falls to No. 2, after spending 52 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 — including the last 17 weeks in-a-row.
“X” is up in all monitored metrics: it’s up 5 percent in radio audience (to 15.2 million in the week ending April 29, according to Nielsen Music), 35 percent in download sales (to 6,000 in the week ending April 26) and 2 percent in streams (12.7 million).
"I’m super happy with 'X' being No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs. Balvin, as well as my team, have worked so hard to achieve this,” Nicky Jam tells Billboard. "It’s a satisfaction that our music is liked on a global scale. I thank the media and our audience for the support."