J Balvinâ€™s “Mi Gente” became Spotify’s #1
J Balvin and Willy Williamâ€™s â€śMi Genteâ€ť has reached the No. 1 spot on Spotifyâ€™s global chart, replacingÂ Luis FonsiÂ andÂ Daddy Yankeeâ€™s â€śDespacito,â€ť featuringÂ Justin Bieber, which spent 14 weeks at the top and now drops to No. 2. â€śMi Genteâ€ť reached 4.3 millions streams (Aug.) and becomes the first fully Spanish song to be the top of the chart, reports Billboard.
â€śWe are making music for the human race and even beings from other galaxies are welcome to vibe with us,â€ť Balvin said of the song’s global popularity. Willy William added: “For a French producer to make it to the very top of the Spotify global chart in just 4 weeks is a magical feeling. I am so thankful that ‘Mi Gente’ was able to reach so many people all over the world.”
On theÂ BillboardÂ charts, the single – released just four weeks ago — has so far peaked at No. 2 on Hot Latin Songs (Aug. ).â€śWith ‘Mi Gente’â€™s new #1 milestone, itâ€™s safe to say that Latin music is not just having a moment, but solidifying itself through a new wave of genres, styles and cultures,â€ť added Rocio Guerrero, Spotifyâ€™s head of Latin culture, shows & editorial.