The bilingual collaboration, released July 24, dethrones another bilingual collaboration, the Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna and J.Rey Soul’s three-week reign with “Mamacita.”
“I’m so thankful and blessed for the early reaction to ‘Un Día’ and its arrival on the charts,” J Balvin tells Billboard. “It’s one we’ve been talking about for a while now, so I’m happy it’s out in the world for everyone to enjoy. Much Love to Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, and Tainy for being a part of this special moment with me. Stay tuned for more fire coming soon!”
“Un Día” is Dua Lipa’s first Hot Latin Songs entry and first No. 1 on any Billboard Latin chart. Her foray into the Latin charts began in Jan. 2018 as all-English language track “New Rules” opened at No. 40 on the Latin Pop Airplay list.
The new song is not available on her current album Future Nostalgia, which arrived at No. 4 on the overall Billboard 200 chart (April 11-dated tally).
“Un Día” was produced by Tainy and arrived with a music video directed by Colombian Stillz which features Spanish actress Úrsula Corberó (Netflix’s Money Heist).
The song’s coronation on Hot Latin Songs, which blends airplay, streams and digital sales, is mainly attributed to streaming activity and airplay. It earned 10 million U.S. clicks in the week ending July 30, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, which yields a No. 1 debut on the Latin Streaming Songs and a No. 45 arrival on the overall Streaming Songs chart.
J Balvin, meanwhile, posts an eighth No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs. “Un Día,” however, earns him his first No. 1 debut.
With the song’s arrival atop the list, J Balvin places three songs in the top 10: “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life),” with Black Eyed Peas at No. 3 and “Agua,” with Tainy which rises 11-7. The latter is featured on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run soundtrack.
“Un Día” is just the second song to arrive at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs in 2020. It follows Bad Bunny’s “Si Veo a Tu Mamá (March 14-dated survey). While he secures his sixth No. 1, producer and songwriter Tainy claims his first.