J Balvin has shared a new song “Perra” with Tokischa from his highly anticipated fifth studio album José.
The project is due on September 10th and is now available for pre-order. The new track arrives in conjunction with J Balvin revealing the cover art for José. Additionally, Balvin reunited with Fortnite to be featured in their Icon Series. Together, they launched the J Balvin Set that features a new J Balvin outfit, emote and more.
Earlier this month, when Balvin initially announced José, he also shared the project’s first single, “Que Locura,” which arrived with a Jose Sagaro / Film Headz-directed music video.
The album announcement comes in the middle of a massive summer for Balvin with the recent release of three viral singles, “In Da Ghetto,” featuring Skrillex, “Qué Más Pues?” featuring Argentinian singer María Becerra, and his remix of “Poblado” by Crissin, Totoy El Frio, Natan Y Shander with Karol G and Nicky Jam that are dominating the modern Latin Music market and global charts.
His most recent single, “In Da Ghetto,” has also been experiencing a meteoric rise in popularity on TikTok since its release in July. Earlier this week, Balvin received nine nominations for the upcoming Billboard Latin Awards, including Composer of the Year and Artist of the Year. The summer success is on the heels of “Otra Noche Sin Ti,” Balvin’s collaboration with Khalid, which reached No.1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythm charts, marking a historic 29th No.1 Latin song for the artist―the most No.1s of any Latin artist.
José follows Balvin’s last solo effort, 2020’s highly praised album Colores, which peaked at No.15 on the US Billboard 200 chart and No.2 on the US Top Latin Albums chart. Rolling Stone stated, “Colores is a sophisticated show of Balvin’s sonic palette” and The New York Times claimed Colores as “a shiny reaffirmation of the steps that have made the reggaeton revival part of the broader global pop conversation.”