J Balvin's 12 Best Songs: Critic's Picks

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Colombian singer J Balvin already has a long list of classic songs, including "Mi Gente," "6 AM" and "Ginza," as well as many unique collaborations such as "I Like It" and "Loco Contigo."

Billboard has rounded up the 12 best J Balvin songs to date. Check out the list below.

J Balvin, Willy William ft. Beyonce - “Mi Gente”

The original version of “Mi Gente” was released on June 2017, but Balvin surprised fans by dropping a new version with Queen Bey two months later. The song peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100.

J Balvin - "Ginza"

“Ginza” became one of the longest-reigning No. 1s on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart in 2015. The Balvin song topped the list for 22 weeks.

J Balvin - “Ay Vamos”

“Ay Vamos” was J Balvin's first No.1 on Hot Latin Songs. Its music video also gave Balvin the honor of becoming the first Latin urban artist to surpass a billion views on YouTube.

Nicky Jam, J Balvin - “X”

The bromance continues. Nicky Jam and J Balvin’s “X” showcases not only their friendship, but also how powerful they can be together creatively.

J Balvin, Farruko - “6 AM”

“6 AM” was J Balvin’s first Latin Airplay No. 1 in 2014. At the time, Balvin described the song as “the Latin version of The Hangover.”

Cardi B, J Balvin, Bad Bunny - “I Like It”

Cardi B, J Balvin and Bad Bunny bring the heat on “I Like It.” The new version retains the legacy of a song that was born to be a hit.

J Balvin - “Sigo Extrañandote”

“Sigo Extrañandote” showcases J Balvin’s romantic side. Its music video is bound to break your heart.

J Balvin - “Yo Te Lo Dije”

Released in 2013, “Yo Te Lo Dije” appears on Balvin’s album La Familia.

J Balvin, Pharrel Williams, BIA, Sky - “Safari”

“Safari” established J Balvin as a crossover singer without leaving his Spanish-language behind. The standout appears on his 2016 album Energia.

J Balvin - “Ambiente”

“Ambiente” appears on Balvin’s 2018 album Vibras. Its music video was filmed in Isla Morada, Florida, and features reggae-style scenery.


With this one, Balvin brings back old-school reggaeton with '90s rhythms.

DJ Snake, J Balvin, Tyga - "Loco Contigo"

J Balvin adds Latin flavor to DJ Snake’s “Loco Contigo” with Tyga. The song is about being crazy for someone, unable to get them out of your mind.