DJs, fans and many in the music industry believe that 2015 will finally be Nicky Jam’s year as he scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart with his single “El Perdon” featuring Enrique Iglesias, who is also dominating the charts.
Nicky Jam, 34, has always been a fixture in the Hot Latin Songs charts. Since 2004 he’s had six other tracks rocking his Latin urban party anthems but never climbed up the No. 1 spot that so many artists desperately wants. According to Nielson Music, Nicky’s latest single has recently earned a 64 percent gain in sales, which is 6, 000 downloads in only his fifth week on the charts.
Nicky, also known as El Cangri, has been active in the reggaeton genre since 1994 and has created memorable hits like “Guayando”, “Voy A Beber” and “Travesura” to name a few. Since his relationship with long time friend and rap duo Daddy Yankee, has gone astray, Nicky hasn’t been able to push out a successful solo album. But now that the duo rekindled their friendship (aaawwe, que lindo), moving to Colombia and recently signing with Sony Music Latin last February, Nicky is starting to experience the international solo success that he’s always craved.
Recently, Nicky’s single “Travesura” from his 2014 album “Hits” was nominated for a 2015 Billboard Latin Music Award for Latin Rhythm Song of the Year. Nicky also holds the most appearances on various artist albums, which was held by his buddy Daddy Yankee. He’s currently touring North America with Don Omar and other popular reggaeton artists.