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Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin’s ‘Ritmo’ Hits Dance/Electronic & Latin Charts

Plus, Jennifer Lopez's "Baila Conmigo" bows.

The Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin burst onto Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Oct. 26) with “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)” at No. 11. It’s the first appearance for the Peas, as the bulk of their hits were released prior to the chart’s January 2013 inception.

The fourth entry for Balvin, “RITMO” earned 2.2 million U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the tracking week ending Oct. 17, according to Nielsen Music. The latter figure is also good for a No. 4 beginning on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.

Concurrently, the track launches at No. 29 on Hot Latin Songs, where the Peas chart for the first time since 2011. Balvin banks his 54th appearance, dating to his first in 2013.


“RITMO” contains a prominent sample of Corona‘s Eurodance smash “The Rhythm of the Night,” which reached No. 7 on Dance Club Songs and No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995. “Rhythm” was remade by Sean Finn and Corona, whose update reached No. 6 on Dance Club Songs in May.

Staying with Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Dayvi and Victor Cardenas hit the top 10 with “Baila Conmigo,” featuring Kelly Ruiz (11-10). The Latin crossover song is the first top 10 for all three acts. “Baila” earned 2.7 million U.S. streams and sold just under 1,000 downloads in the tracking week.

Concurrently, Jennifer Lopez debuts at No. 16 with her version of “Baila Conmigo,” collecting 724,000 domestic streams while selling just over 1,000. The track also launches on Latin Digital Song Sales (No. 3), Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales (No. 5) and the Latin Pop Songs airplay chart (No. 36).

Shifting to Dance Club Songs, the pairing of Gorgon City and MK yields each act its third topper with “There for You” (2-1). The track’s only official remixes, the Warehouse Mix and Terrace Dub, were made by Gorgon City itself.

Additionally on Dance Club Songs, Madonna and Swae Lee surge 17-10 with “Crave.” While Lee’s first top 10, it’s Madonna’s record-extending 63rd (Rihanna follows with 37). “Crave” was remixed by Tracy Young, MNEK and Benny Benassi, among others.

On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Phantoms forays 12-8 with “Say It,” featuring Anna Clendening. The song is Phantoms’ second top 10 and Clendening’s first.