2019 American Music Awards

Nicky Jam & J Balvin Rule Latin Pop Songs Chart With 'X'

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Nicky Jam and J Balvin perform onstage at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on April 26, 2018 in Las Vegas.

It's a double win for Jam as he lands his 12th top 10 on Latin Airplay with “Te Bote.”

Nicky Jam and J Balvin hit No. 1 on the Latin Pop Songs airplay chart with “X” as the song lifts 3-1 on the June 2-dated tally. The song moves to No. 1 in its 12th week, despite a 1 percent decline in spins in the week ending May 27, according to Nielsen Music.

Jam last hit No. 1 with his featured turn on Shakira’s “Perro Fiel,” when the song lifted 2-1 on the Dec. 2, 2017, list. It led for eight straight weeks. Balvin previously topped the chart with “Mi Gente,” his collaboration with Willy William, featuring Beyoncé, when the song bumped 2-1 (Sept. 9, 2017) and ruled for a striking 11 consecutive weeks.

"X's" rise earns Jam his fourth leader, and the fifth for Balvin. 

Concurrently, the song ascends 3-2 on the Latin Airplay chart.

Elsewhere on Latin Airplay, Jam lands his 12th top 10 with “Te Boté” -- with Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Ozuna and Bad Bunny -- as the song leaps 13-9 in its fifth week thanks to a 12 percent increase in audience impressions (to 9 million).  It becomes Casper, Nio and Darell’s first top 10, while Ozuna collects his eighth and Bad Bunny his third.

"Te Boté" continues to rule the Hot Latin Songs chart -- which blends airplay, streams and sales -- for a second week. 

On the all-genre Streaming Songs chart, “Te Boté” ascends 28-24 fueled by a 3 percent growth to 15.6 million in streams. It crowns the Latin Streaming Songs list for a second week. 


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