Black Eyed Peas Notch First No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart With J Balvin Collab 'RITMO'

Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin
Courtesy of Epic Records

Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin

The collaborative effort has now topped six Latin charts.

The Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin’s “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)” hits No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart dated Feb. 8 as it ascends from No. 2 thanks to an 18% boost in audience impressions (to 9.5 million) earned in the week ending Feb. 2, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

It’s the Black Eyed Peas’ first No. 1 on Latin Airplay after securing their first chart entry in 2006 with “My Humps.” J Balvin ups his career count to 19 leaders and breaks away from a tie with Daddy Yankee for the second-most No. 1s since the chart’s inception in 1994. Enrique Iglesias continues at the helm with 30.

As “RITMO” also hikes 2-1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay -- the Peas’ first No. 1 on that chart as well -- the track has now led six Latin charts: Hot Latin Songs, Latin Airplay, Latin Pop Airplay, Latin Rhythm Airplay, Latin Digital Song Sales and Latin Rhythm Digital Song Sales. It’s the first title to top all six charts since Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma,” featuring Snow, ruled the June 29, 2019-dated survey.

Meanwhile, on Hot Latin Songs, which blends airplay, streaming activity and sales, “RITMO,” a former four-week ruler, continues in the runner-up rank for a second week. It concurrently climbs 3-2 on Latin Streaming Songs, pushing with a 2% rise in streaming activity; it registered 7.4 million U.S. clicks in the week ending Jan. 30.

Over on Latin Digital Song Sales, “RITMO” holds steady at No. 1 for a sixth week.

Calibre 50’s 18th Top 10: Five spots below on Latin Airplay, Calibre 50 clocks its 18th top 10, as “Solo Tú” secures a spot in the region with a 13-6 hike. The mariachi tune advances thanks to a 28% increase in audience impressions (7 million) earned in the week ending Feb. 2.

“Solo Tú” is the third single from Simplemente Gracias to enter Latin Airplay. It follows the album’s title track, which peaked at No. 7 in July 2019 and “Chalito,” also a No. 6-peaking track.

Over on Hot Latin Songs, “Solo Tú” pushes up the chart with a 42-36 climb.

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