Colombian music superstar J. Balvin is now officially number one artist on Spotify around the world, the streaming platform announced on Monday as the artist took Drake’s title. After being launched by the success of his fifth studio album Vibras, Balvin has receives over 48 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Balvin’s Spotify excellence was primarily fueled by records like of “X” featuring Nicky Jam, which has been streamed over 327 million times, and “Mi Gente,” which became the first Latin song to reach No. 1. Congrats J. Balvin!
In a statement, J. Balvin said
“All I can say is thank you, thank you. I’m so grateful and proud to be the most heard artist in the world on Spotify. It’s bigger than J Balvin, it’s the movement and it’s in Spanish. We are proving that Latinos have the power to connect with an audience on a global level without having to leave our identity behind. This is an achievement for the entire Latino community. I’m so grateful to Spotify for the enormous support to the reggaeton movement.”