After Taylor Swift’s record was dethroned last week for most single-day streams by XXXTentacion, it now appears like Drake is facing the same fate as he’s just been uncrowned as once the most streamed artist in the world on Spotify. Today, Colombian reggaeton superstar J. Balvin has officially overtaken the number top spot as Spotify’s number one streaming artist in the world according to reports. This is due large in part to the success of his recent Vibras album which helped propel the Latin star to over 48 million monthly listeners on Spotify. In addition, the album also housed smash hits like “X” with Nicky Jam which is nearing one billion streams on YouTube and “Mi Gente” which not only saw Beyoncé hopping on the remix – but also becoming the first Latin song ever to reach number one on Spotify’s Global 50 chart last year.

“All I can say is thank you, thank you,” the reggaeton star said in an official statement. “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.”

See J Balvin on his Vibras tour this September and October. Full tour dates below!

J Balvin’s Vibras tour dates:




Wed 19-Sep

 Fresno, CA

Selland Arena

Thu 20-Sep

Oakland, CA

Oracle Arena

Fri 21-Sep

San Diego, CA

Viejas Arena

Sun 23-Sep

Los Angeles, CA

The Forum

Wed 26-Sep

 Salt Lake City, UT

 Vivint Smart Home Arena

Fri 28-Sep

Las Vegas, NV

Mandalay Bay Events Center

Sat 29-Sep

Phoenix, AZ

Comerica Theatre

Sun 30-Sep

El Paso, TX

Don Haskins Center

Wed 3-Oct

Laredo, TX

Laredo Energy Arena

Thu 4-Oct

Houston, TX

Smart Financial Center

Fri 5-Oct

Dallas, TX

The Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory

Sat 6-Oct

Edinburgh, TX

Bert Ogden Arena

Sun 7-Oct

San Antonio, TX

Freeman Coliseum

Wed 10-Oct

 Minneapolis, MN

 The Armory

Thu 11-Oct

Milwaukee, WI

Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center

Fri 12-Oct

Chicago, IL

Allstate Arena

Sat 13-Oct

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

Sun 14-Oct

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

Thu 18-Oct

Boston, MA

Agannis Arena

Fri 19-Oct

Reading, PA

Santander Arena

Sat 20-Oct

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

Sun 21-Oct

Fairfax, VA

EagleBank Arena

Wed 24-Oct

 Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Thu 25-Oct

Nashville, TN

Municipal Auditorium

Fri 26-Oct

Atlanta, GA

Infinite Energy Center

Sat 27-Oct

Tampa, FL

USF Sun Dome

Sun 28-Oct

Miami, FL

AmericanAirlines Arena

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