The Black Eyed Peas Earn First Top 40 Hot 100 Hit in Nearly a Decade With ‘RITMO’
The Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin's "RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)" rises from No. 44 to No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 22), returning the Peas to familiar chart territory after a lengthy…
The Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin‘s “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)” rises from No. 44 to No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 22), returning the Peas to familiar chart territory after a lengthy break.
The group adds its 15th top 40 Hot 100 hit and first since “Just Can’t Enough,” which reached No. 3 in April 2011. The Peas first reached the region on the chart dated June 28, 2003, and the only multi-member acts with more top 40 entries since are the Glee Cast (51) and Maroon 5 (22); Coldplay and Jonas Brothers each boast 14 in that span.
(Among all acts, Drake has tallied a record 100 top 40 Hot 100 hits, all since 2009.)
The Black Eyed Peas have tallied 10 Hot 100 top 10s, including three No. 1s, all from their 2009 album The E.N.D. (and all with former member Fergie): “Boom Boom Pow” (12 weeks, 2009), “I Gotta Feeling” (14 weeks, 2009) and “Imma Be” (two weeks, 2010).
Meanwhile, Balvin adds his third top 40 Hot 100 entry and first since “I Like It,” with Cardi B and Bad Bunny, which topped the July 7, 2018-dated chart. He first hit the top 40 with “Mi Gente,” with Willy William and featuring Beyoncé (No. 3, October 2017).
Fueling its ascent on the multi-metric Hot 100, “RITMO” rises 27-26 on the Radio Songs chart with 34.4 million audience impressions, up 5%, and re-enters Digital Song Sales at No. 36 with 5,000 sold, up 23%, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also drew 7.5 million U.S. streams, down 1%, in the latest tracking week.
“RITMO,” which reworks Corona’s dance classic “The Rhythm of the Night,” which hit No. 11 in January 1995, leads the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts for a fifth week each. It’s the Peas’ first leader on each ranking, and Balvin’s first on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. “RITMO” is his eighth Hot Latin Songs No. 1, the most among all acts dating to his first week at the summit nearly five years ago.
All charts (dated Feb. 22) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Feb. 19).