J Balvin & Bad Bunny Sing Their Way to the Top of Hot Latin Songs

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J Balvin and Bad Bunny perform on stage during the Uforia Latino Mix Live: Dallas at Dos Equis Pavilion on Aug. 8, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. 

'La Canción' jumps 2-1 on Hot Latin Songs chart.

J Balvin and Bad Bunny’s “La Canción” jumps 2-1 on the latest Hot Latin Songs chart (dated. Nov. 30). With a 21-week climb to the top, it's the longest journey to No. 1 since Nov. 5, 2016, when J Balvin’s “Ginza” traveled to the top in a 25-week period (Nov. 5, 2016).

J Balvin ups his career count to seven No. 1s, while Bad Bunny notches his third leader -- and first of the year.

The ballad and second single off their joint set Oasis -- which led the Top Latin Albums chart for eight weeks -- advances despite a 7% decline in streaming activity as both airplay and sales improve. “La Canción” earns 9 million in audience impressions (up 23%), in the week ending Nov. 24, according to Nielsen Music. It concurrently collects 1,000 downloads (a 16% gain) in the week ending Nov. 21.

In addition to its Hot Latin Songs coronation, “Canción” rides 3-1 on both the Latin Airplay and Latin Pop Songs chart, while it bumps 2-1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay.

La Adictiva Banda Soars: Elswehere on Latin Airplay, Sinaloan La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas nabs its ninth top 10 as “Escondido” surges 15-6 in its third week.

The fourth single off their forthcoming album lifts thanks to a 21% boost in audience (to 6 million). It follows two other singles which have made it to the top 10: “Con Todo Incluido” (No. 6, March 30) and “El Amor De Mi Vida” (No. 8, July 6).

Over on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart, “Escondidos” remains at No. 4 for a second week.

Black Eyed Peas First Top 10 Since 2010: Elsewhere, Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin’s “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)” ascends 11-7 on Latin Rhythm Airplay with a 19% gain (to 5 million).

It’s The Black Eyed Peas’ third top 10 and first since 2010 when they scored their second top 10 with “Imma B,’ the two-week Billboard Hot 100 ruler. Balvin, meanwhile, logs his 28th top 10 and continues to hold the fourth-most top 10s on Latin Rhythm Airplay. He trails Daddy Yankee at the helm with 51 top 10s, Wisin & Yandel (33), and Don Omar (29).


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