Two of the biggest stars in música urbana today, Bad Bunny and J Balvin have proved reliable presences on the Billboard Hot 100, together as well as apart.
Such is the case again this week as the duo return to the all-genre singles chart with their Oasis joint mini-album standout “La Canción.” The track re-enters the Hot 100 for a second non-consecutive week, coming in at No. 95. While a long way from topping the chart like their breakout Cardi B collaboration “I Like It” did in 2018, it’s still a considerable win.
Correspondingly, their single moves upwards on Hot Latin Songs from No. 6 to No. 4, where it poses a challenge to the trio of songs that have consistently dominated the chart’s top three spots for months. And there’s certainly room for upward growth, as “La Canción” currently holds No. 6 on both Latin Airplay and Latin Streaming Songs. Considering that the track first dropped in late June, it’s not surprising to see it lag a bit at No. 12 on Latin Digital Song Sales, which typically favors newer tracks.
For now, Latin trap rapper Anuel AA’s feature-stuffed “China” tops Hot Latin Songs for a ninth week. One of the many guests on that track is Daddy Yankee, who between it and his own “Con Calma” (No. 5 this week) has had a No. 1 song on the chart for 24 of the 26 last weeks. At No. 2 once again is Sech’s “Otro Trago,” followed by the Bad Bunny x Tainy cut “Callaíta” at No. 3.
Jhay Cortez’s “No Me Conoce” dips slightly to No. 6 this week, while DJ Snake’s bilingual “Loco Contigo” with Balvin and Tyga reaches a new peak at No. 7. Tainy’s “Adicto” with Anuel AA and Ozuna nudges downward to No. 8, while the imperiled “Soltera” remix from Lunay enjoys Week 32 on the chart at No. 9. Should that track drop below No. 10 at any point, it will leave the chart altogether as per Billboard’s recurrent rules. Rounding out the top ten is Natti Natasha and Romeo Santos’ “La Mejor Version De Mí” duet, a song that we can expect to move higher imminently thanks to Spanish-language radio pickup.
Just below the top ten, Hot Latin Songs remains a font of promise. Maluma’s “11 PM” climbs back to No. 11, once again hoping to break through the ceiling. Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s “Qué Pretendes” dips to No. 12, while the Rosalía and Ozuna collab “Yo X Ti Tu X Mi” remains at No. 13.Balvin and El Alfa’s track with Major Lazer “Que Calor” holds at No. 14, while Daddy Yankee’s “Si Supieras” with fellow veteran reggaetoneros Wisin & Yandel bumps up to No. 15.
One to watch in the coming weeks is “Tutu,” the Latin pop single from Camilo and Pedro Capó. The latter artist had one of the year’s biggest Spanish-language singles, the breezy reggae single “Calma” with Farruko, while the former is a Colombian artist who helped pen Natti Natasha and Becky G’s chart hit “Sin Pijama.” Shakira herself jumped on the remix, which seems to have given the track a boost to its current peak at No. 17.