J Balvin's Record-Breaking 'Bobo' Bounds 42-2 on Hot Latin Songs

J Balvin
Hernan Puentes

J Balvin

Plus, Enrique Iglesias returns to the top of Hot Latin Songs & Yunel Cruz tops Tropical Songs.

J Balvin vaults 42-2 on Hot Latin Songs (dated June 4) with his new single “Bobo.” The Colombian urban act earns Airplay Gainer honors, soaring 639 percent to 17.1 million audience impressions in the week ending May 22 (according to Nielsen Music), concurrently flying 22-2 on the Latin Airplay chart.

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The track, which initially debuted from a partial week of airplay on Hot Latin Songs, after its May 13 release, logged 1.7 million domestic streams in its first full tracking (week ending May 19) -- with the song’s music video claiming 64 percent of overall plays. 

According to Vevo, Balvin broke the record for most worldwide views for a Spanish-language video on the platform in 24 hours, certifying that “Bobo” amassed 4.9 million views in the day following its debut. Vevo also declared that it scored the record for most first week streams (for a Spanish song), with 23.8 million views. As of May 25, the YouTube clip has 39 million global views.

Spotify, too, announced that Balvin had broken a record, claiming that “Bobo” is the most streamed Spanish song in its first 48 hours, and stating that in 10 days it had crossed 5 million streams. Stateside, “Bobo” collected 362,000 plays on Spotify in its first week.

Elsewhere, Balvin scores his fourth straight No. 1 on the - chart, where “Bobo” leaps 11-1. “Bobo” also debuts at No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Digital Songs, with 6,000 downloads sold in the week ending May 19, marking his best entrance (of his eight total charted songs) on the sales chart.

Enrique Iglesias Rules: Enrique Iglesias’ “Duele el Corazon” featuring Wisin, steps back to the top of the Hot Latin Songs (2-1), getting a big boost by the release of its video clip (on May 13). The music video stirred an 86 percent increase total U.S. streams, to 2.6 million. The track previously crowned the list for one week on the chart dated May 14.

“Corazon” remains at No. 1 on Latin Airplay (with a 14 percent increase, to 18.5 million audience impressions), and No. 1 on Latin Digital Songs (up 41 percent, to 6,000 downloads), spending a fourth capping week on each chart. The song simultaneously jumps 12-1 on Latin Streaming Songs, nabbing his fifth chart-topper on the three year old list.

Over on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, which measures the week's most popular artists across all genres, Iglesias re-enters at No. 100.

Yunel Cruz’s Tropical Coup: Over on Tropical Songs, Dominican-American artist Yunel Cruz skips 3-1 with “No Vuelve,” earning his second chart-topper. He first led the list in 2015 when “Ay Amiga” spent one week at the top.

The bachata singer is currently recording his forthcoming album, Divina Voluntad, which will include “No Vuelve.” He recently announced that his next single, “Sin Miedo,” featuring Ne-Yo and J Alvarez, will be released this summer.

Arrolladora Arrives at No. 1: La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho scores its 11th No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay, as “Me Va A Pesar” hops 5-1. The song previews the group’s forthcoming album Lilbre Otra Vez, due out June 3.


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