X (Nicky Jam and J Balvin song)

"X" is a song by American singer Nicky Jam and Colombian singer J Balvin. Written by the two singers, Juan Diego Medina, Giordano Ashruf and its producers, Jeon and Afro Bros, it was released by Sony Music Latin on March 2, 2018.[1] It is a spanish dancehall song,[2] featuring a synth trumpet hook and elements of reggae, reggaeton, Latin pop and Afrobeats.[3] A Spanglish version of the song was released on April 27, 2018.[4] On June 28, 2018, a remix version featuring vocals by artists Maluma and Ozuna was released.[5] The accompanying audio was also released on Nicky Jam's YouTube channel on the same day.[6]

"X"
X - Nicky Jam & J Balvin.jpg
Single by Nicky Jam and J Balvin
from the album Íntimo
LanguageSpanish
ReleasedMarch 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)
Format
Genre
Length2:53
LabelSony Latin
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jeon
  • Afro Bros
Nicky Jam singles chronology
"Bella y Sensual"
(2017)
"X"
(2018)
"Just Gettin' Started"
(2018)
J Balvin singles chronology
"Ahora"
(2018)
"X"
(2018)
"Dime"
(2018)
Music video
"X" on YouTube

Music videoEdit

The music video for "X" was filmed in Miami and directed by Jessy Terrero.[3] It was released on March 1, 2018, on Nicky Jam's YouTube account. It features Nicky Jam and J Balvin dancing in a vibrant colored room inside a plane. As of February 2020, the video has over 1.8 billion views on YouTube. This song mixing mastering by calabasas sound.[7] Writing for NPR, Sidney Madden described the video as "a clean and vivid affair", likening it to Sean Paul's "I'm Still in Love with You" and Drake's "Hotline Bling".[3]

Track listingsEdit

Digital download[1]
No.TitleLength
1."X"2:53
Digital download – Spanglish Version[8]
No.TitleLength
1."X" (Spanglish Version)2:52
Digital download – Remix[9]
No.TitleLength
1."X" (Remix) (with Maluma and Ozuna)3:56

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Belgium (BEA)[79] Gold 15,000*
France (SNEP)[80] Diamond 333,333*
Germany (BVMI)[81] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[82] 2× Platinum 100,000 
Netherlands (NVPI)[83] Platinum 80,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[84] Platinum 20,000*
Portugal (AFP)[85] Gold 10,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[86] 3× Platinum 120,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[87] 2× Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[88] Silver 200,000 
United States (RIAA)[89] 35× Platinum (Latin) 2,100,000 
Remix only
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[90] Platinum 40,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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