PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 16: J Balvin, wearing a lilac shirt, pink jacket, grey pants and white bag, … [+]
J Balvin announced that his forthcoming album Colores will be released this March.
While his two singles “Blanco” and “Morado” are out now, the Reggaeton artist will provide a larger set of tunes inspired by an array of colors — utilizing different shades to bring his songs to life.
Derived from individual hues, international artist Takashi Murakami is set to create the vibrant artwork for the record. Balvin has been spotted wearing exclusive customized merchandise by Murakami, including his recent collaboration with Ben Baller at ComplexCon.
Produced by SKY, more singles are expected to drop before the album arrives, but no official details are now available.
J Balvin’s previous projects include a collaboration album Oasis with Bad Bunny in 2019 and his solo studio album Vibras in 2018. Oasis went on to peak at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, making the project his only top 10 hit record. Vibras reached No. 15 (dated June 8, 2018) during an 18-week trek on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Though he hasn’t had a No. 1 record, he has garnered a No. 1 hit single on the Hot 100 thanks to Cardi B and Bad Bunny with the 2018 summer jam, “I Like It.” His highest-charting solo single “Mi Gente” with Willy William and Beyonce hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving him his second top 10 hit on the listing.
While his feats on the mainstream charts are impressive, his track record on the Billboard Latin Charts is even more impressive. He has eight No. 1s on the Hot Latin Songs chart with the following tracks: “Mi Gente” with Willy William and Beyonce, “Ginza,” “X” with Nicky Jam, “Ay Vamos,” “La Cancion” with Bad Bunny, “China” alongside Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G and Ozuna, “Bobo” and his most recent single, “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)” with the Black Eyed Peas.
He respectively has three No. 1 albums on the Top Latin Albums chart, and four Top 10 hit records on the same listing. “Energia,” “Vibras” and “Oasis” all reached the top spot on the chart.
J Balvin is one of the hottest Reggaeton stars right now, proving his international fame on streaming platforms and YouTube. He was one of only two artists in the world to surpass 10 billion YouTube streams back in 2019, and is the only artist to be featured in the top five videos of the year (for 2019) on YouTube.