J Balvin's 'Ginza' Leads Pandora's Most 'Thumbed Up' Latin Songs of 2016: Exclusive

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J Balvin performs on stage at iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina at American Airlines Arena on Nov. 5, 2016 in Miami. 

Reggaetón and regional Mexican songs lead Pandora's most liked or "thumbed up" songs of 2016. 

J Balvin's reggaetón anthem "Ginza" leads the list with more than 3.3 million thumbs up, according to Pandora. "The continued popularity of reggaetón is apparent — it has essentially become the de facto Latin pop genre of the year. Eight of the top 25 songs are either by or featuring reggaetón artists, including the top three," Marcos Juarez, head of Latin music programming at Pandora, said in a statement.

"Additionally, Regional Mexican music continues to be a driving force on Pandora, with the genre providing over two-thirds of the entrants on the list. Within regional Mexican, norteño and sierreño sounds edge out banda for the most representation this year."

Reggaetoneros Balvin, Nicky Jam and Yandel take the first three spots while regional Mexican acts such as Banda MS and Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho make up the rest of the ranking with two to three songs each on the list. 

Below, check out the top 25 most "thumbed up" Latin songs in 2016 on Pandora. 

1. J Balvin, "Ginza"

2. Nicky Jam, "Hasta el amanecer"

3. Yandel, "Encantadora"

4. Banda Sinaloense, MS de Sergio Lizárraga "Solo con verte"

5. Enrique Iglesias, "Duele el corazón"

6. Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, "DEL negociante"

7. Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, "No lo hice bien"

8. Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, "Qué caro estoy pagando"

9. Adriel Favela, "Tomen nota"

10. Banda Los Recoditos, "Pistearé"

11. La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho, "Me va a pesar"

12. Crecer German, "Quién te entiende"

13. J Balvin, "Bobo"

14. Ariel Camacho & Los Plebes Del Rancho, "La vida ruina"

15. Maluma, "El perdedor"

16. Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, "Te voy a olvidar"

17. Farruko, "Obsesionado"

18. Régulo Caro, "CicatrIIIces"

19. Banda Los Recoditos, "Me está gustando"

20. Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, "Ya lo superé" 

21. Calibre 50, "Préstamela a mi" 

22. Ariel Camacho & Los Plebes Del Rancho, "Yo quisiera entrar"

23. Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, "Tengo qué colgar"

24. De La Ghetto, Mambo Kingz & DJ Luian, "La ocasión" 

25. Calibre 50, "Amor del bueno"

Billboard Year in Music 2016


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