Capping off a landmark year, six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, genre-bending pioneers Black Eyed Peas have scored yet another global smash with their latest single “GIRL LIKE ME” [with Shakira]. As the hottest Latin record in the world right now, the headline-worthy music video just debuted on Friday and already trended at #3 on YouTube and racked up a staggering 24 million views and counting in less than three days.
Not to mention, it clinched #1 in 14 markets, went Top 10 in 30 markets and trended in 44 markets total. On Saturday alone, it generated 379.2K streams, marking its highest daily plays since release. Leaving the competition in the dust, it outpaced other recent mega-collaborations and ascended to the highest peak for a Latin track on iTunes since “MIA” by Drake and Bad Bunny.
“GIRL LIKE ME” is representative of the group’s consistent chart domination and unprecedented crossover success this year. It also affirms Epic Records as a formidable force in Latin music. For the first time, the company closes out the year among Billboard’s Top 5 Latin Labels of 2020.
The historic single “RITMO” with J Balvin opened up the floodgates for this chapter. It emerged at #1 on the year-end Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. It stood out as the first Top 10 on the chart by Black Eyed Peas and held #1 for an unbelievable 24 weeks. It becomes the first year-end #1 for both the group and J Balvin.
It also concludes 2020 at #1 on the Latin Digital Songs Chart, #2 on the Latin Pop Airplay Songs Chart and Latin Rhythmic Airplay Songs Chart, and #3 on the Latin Airplay Songs Chart, Latin Streaming Songs Chart, Dance/Electronic Digital Sales Songs Chart, Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs Chart, Latin Airplay Songs Chart and Latin Streaming Songs Chart.
On its heels, “MAMACITA” with Ozuna and J. Rey Soul tops off the year at #8 on the Hot Latin Songs Chart and #4 on the Latin Digital Songs Chart.
TRANSLATION has blossomed as an international phenomenon. Black Eyed Peas scored three #1 hits at US Latin Radio with “MAMACITA” with Ozuna and J. Rey Soul, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” with J Balvin and “FEEL THE BEAT” with Maluma. The album has also emerged as a streaming juggernaut amassing nearly 3 billion streams and views. Shakira brings her own music video pedigree to the collaboration as one of the top 5 artists on all of YouTube, and the most-viewed female in both 2017 and 2018.
To date, Black Eyed Peas have sold over 50 million albums worldwide and notched numerous number ones. TRANSLATION ignites the next chapter of this legacy.
Shakira has sold over 80 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including three GRAMMYs®, eleven Latin GRAMMYs®, and multiple World Music Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, to name a few.
She is the only artist from South America to have a number one song in the U.S., has had four of the 20 top-selling hits of the last decade, and is one of the top-5 YouTube artists of all time with over 18 billion cumulative views. Shakira’s last album “El Dorado” charted #1 on iTunes in 37 Countries, won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2017 Latin GRAMMY® Awards, and Best Latin Pop Album at the 2018 GRAMMY® Awards.
With over 10 billion streams, it is one of the most-streamed female albums of all time. In November 2018 she wrapped her hugely successful El Dorado World Tour. Shakira’s Super Bowl LIV performance garnered 4 Emmy Nominations and has also become the halftime performance with most YouTube views of all time at over 189 Million. She is currently recording her next studio album.
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