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Black Eyed Peas' & J Balvin's 'Ritmo' Tops Another Dance/Electronic Chart

The Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin - RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)
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The Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin, "RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)"

Plus, moves for Riton & Oliver Heldens and Kastra & twoDB.

The Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin bounce to No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs chart (dated January 18) with “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)” (3-1). The first leader for both acts, “RITMO” halts the 59-consecutive week streak of Marshmello and Bastille’s “Happier.”

While that record-setting reign (since the chart’s April 2013 inaugural) dates back to Dec. 1, 2018, “Happier” has totaled 65 frames at No. 1 since it first hit the summit, on Sept. 15, 2018. PSY’s 2013 smash “Gangnam Style” follows, with 39 weeks at No. 1.

“RITMO” racked up 6.8 million U.S. streams in the tracking week ending Jan. 9, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. In addition to hitting No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, the track also continues, for a fifth total week, at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales, moving 3,000 downloads.

Additionally, the collaboration hangs in at No. 2 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, earning Airplay Gainer honors with 13 million in radio audience. Two weeks ago, “RITMO” also reached No. 2 on Dance Club Songs (where it currently slips 3-5).

Speaking of Dance Club Songs, Riton reaps his first No. 1 and Oliver Heldens his second with “Turn Me On,” featuring Vula, who also earns her first (2-1). The track, which samples both Yaz's "Don't Go" (No. 1 on Dance Club Songs for two weeks in 1982) and First Choice's "Doctor Love" (No. 8, 1977), was remixed by Martin Jefferson and Kastra, among others. “Turn” also topped Dance/Mix Show Airplay for two weeks in November.

Continuing with Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Kastra and twoDB earn first-ever Billboard top 10s (as does featured singer Evangelia) with “U & Me” (15-8). The track collects airplay from core-dance affiliates, including KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco, SiriusXM's BPM and Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel, among others.