Today, J Balvin shares the fourth song and video from his forthcoming album. Titled after his date of birth, “7 De Mayo” is fittingly one of his most personal cuts yet as the artist recounts his journey up to now over stripped-back production that pushes his heartfelt wordplay to the forefront. The song follows previously-released songs “Otra Noche Sin Ti” featuring Khalid, which V Man described as “a perfect pairing,” “Tu Veneno,” which Consequence of Sound called a “dance-able slice of reggaetón gold,” and “Ma G,” which Billboard said “marks a return to Balvin’s rap roots.”
Alongside “7 De Mayo,” J Balvin’s documentary The Boy From Medellín is also out today on Amazon Prime Video. Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman, the documentary follows Balvin as he prepares for one of his biggest shows yet, a sold-out concert at the Estadio Atanasio Girardot in his hometown of Medellín, Colombia in 2019.
“7 De Mayo” and the documentary arrive after the RIAA Platinum Certified single “Otra Noche Sin Ti” hit 60M streams and 25M views, after “Tu Veneno” debuted at #1 on the Latin Airplay Charts and Latin Rhythm Charts, and after his collaboration with Karol G, “Location,” rose to the #1 spot just days later. The two tracks mark J Balvin’s 28th and 29th songs to go #1, the artist making Billboard history as he becomes the Latin urban artist with the most #1 songs on the chart.