Nicky Jam is a singer, rapper, and actor who began his career in 1995. He is usually associated with the reggaeton and Latin trap music genres. As an actor, he has appeared in two movies as himself and has had acting roles in three further films. In his music career, Nicky Jam released an EP in 1995, then went on to release six studio albums and three compilation albums. He has also released 30 singles. Here are the 10 best Nicky Jam songs of all time.
10. Bella y Sensual (with Romeo Santos and Daddy Yankee), 2017
‘Bella y Sensual’ is a collaboration between Nicky Jam, Romeo Santos, and Daddy Yankee. All three artists wrote, performed, and recorded the track. Nicky Jam did not feature the single on any of his albums, but it appears on Santos’ third studio album, ‘Golden.’ The song reached number six on the US Hot Latin Songs chart.
9. Si Tu la Ves ft. Wisin, 2017
This song demonstrates why Nicky Jam is considered one of Latin music’s best natural lyricists. It was the fourth and final single released from the 2017 album ‘Fenix,’ and it was not as successful as the previous three singles. However, it was a top ten hit in Colombia. The single features Wisin, a Puerto Rican reggaeton rapper, singer, and record producer.
8. Live It Up ft Will Smith and Era Istrefi, 2018
Although it is not one of his most commercially successful songs, one of Nicky Jam’s best-known tracks is ‘Live It Up,’ as it was the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Theme Song. The song features actor and rapper Will Smith and Kosovo-Albanian singer Era Istrefi. All three artists performed the song live at the 2018 World Cup’s closing ceremony at the Luzhbiki Stadium in Moscow before the final match between Croatia and France. It topped the charts in Panama and reached the top ten in Argentina, Bolivia, Hungary, and Poland.
7. Te Robare, 2019
‘Te Robare’ was the second single released from Nicky Jam’s fifth studio album ‘Intimo.’ The song features Puerto Rican singer Ozuna. Both artists are listed as co-writers of the song, along with Juan G. Rivera, Juan Diego Medina, Carlos Oritz, Vicente Saavedra, Johnatan Ballesteros, and Nino Segarra. It topped the Billboard Latin Airplay chart, which meant it was Nicky Jam’s 10th and Ozuna’s 11th number one hit. It was also a top ten hit in Spain and Argentina and on the US Hot Latin Songs chart.
6. Nicky Jam: Brrzp Music Sessions, Vol. 41, 2021
‘Nicky Jam: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 41’ is the only single released by Nicky Jam to top the charts in Argentina. It also reached number three in Spain. The track is a non-single album that Nicky Jam cowrote with Gonzalo Julian, Julian Conde, and Reggi ‘El Authentico.’ The first Puerto Rican artist to release a Bzrp Music Sessions was Eladio Carrion, and Nicky Jam was the second, as his single was released two weeks later.
5. El Amante, 2017
The third single Nicky Jam released from the album ‘Fenix’ was ‘El Almante.’ Although it was not as commercially successful as the first two singles from the album, it was a top ten hit in Spain and peaked at number two on the US Hot Latin Songs chart. The title of the song translates as ‘The Lover,’ and it was written by Nicky Jam, Christhian Menam, and Juan Velez.
4. Travesuras, 2014
‘Travesuras’ was Nicky Jam’s seventh single, and it featured on the 2014 studio album ‘Greatest Hits, Vol. 1.’ It was his first song to achieve peak position in any country, as it was a number one hit in Colombia. This single also reached number four on the US Hot Latin Songs chart. The name of the song translates as ‘Mischief.’ Nicky Jam is the sole writer of the track. The accompanying music video was shot in Medellin, Colombia, and it has more than one billion views on YouTube.
3. El Perdon (with Enrique Iglesias), 2017
‘El Perdon’ is a duet with Enrique Iglesias, and it was the first single Nicky Jam released from his fourth studio album, ‘Fenix.’ Return of Rock lists it as one of the best Nicky Jam songs. Both Spanish and English versions of the song were released. Nicky Jam topped the US Hot Latin Songs chart for the first time with this song, and it also topped the charts in France, Italy, and Spain.
2. Hasta el Amanecer,2017
Latino Life lists ‘Hasta el Amanecer’ as one of the best Nicky Jam songs. It was the second single released from the 2017 album ‘Fenix.’ The single topped the Latin Hot Songs chart and the singles chart in Colombia. It won the Billboard Music Award for the Top Latin Song. The song also won the Urban Song of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards.
1. X (with J Balvin), 2018
Nicky Jam’s most commercially successful song is ‘X,’ which is a collaboration with Colombian singer and rapper J Balvin. It topped the US Hot Latin Songs chart and the charts in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Panama, and El Salvador. Furthermore, it was also a top ten hit in Colombia and France. It was the first of four singles released from Nicky Jam’s fifth studio album ‘Intimo’ and the most successful of the four. ‘X’ is a Spanish dance hall song written by Nicky Jam, Jose Osorio, Juan Diego Medina, Skrrt, Jonathan Thiel, Giordano Ashruf, and Shareef Bedloe.