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Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s “Dakiti” Breaks Records

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Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez's "Dakiti" Breaks Records

Bad Bunny (@badbunnypr) and Jhay Cortez’s (@jhaycortez) Daktiti debuts at number 9 on this week’s Billboard’s Top 100. This placement earns Bad Bunny his third career top 10 hit–previous ones were I Like It (2018) with Cardi B and J Balvin and MIA (2018) with Drake–and Jhay Cortez’s first hit. MIA and Dakiti are the only all-Spanish-language songs in history to debut in the top 10… both are Bad Bunny’s. Moreover, Dakiti is the only song in history to simultaneously debut at number 1 on the Hot Latin Songs and debut top 10 on the Hot 100.

Dakiti is also currently number one on Spotify‘s Global Top 50 and on Apple Music‘s Top 100: USA.

The track seems to be El Conejo Malo’s first single to what will be his next, and perhaps final, studio album. It was officially anounced on October 26th, when Bad Bunny posted a snippet of the beat–produced by himself, Jhay, and Tainy–on his Instagram. It is not yet confirmed why Bad Bunny and Cortez don’t appear on the song’s credits as producers, but Jhay confirmed that they were behind the beat-making process on an Instagram story he posted. The rumors of a new collab between the two began in early October as footage of the two shooting the music video started circling the web.

“We’ve collaborated on remixes, [but] we had never come up with a song from scratch, [from] the both of us, I don’t know. We’re making music to last a long time.”–Bad Bunny, in Spanish

They both collaborated on Jhay Cortez’s No Me Conoce (Remix) (2019) along with Balvin and on COMO SE SIENTE (REMIX) (2020), which was featured Bad Bunny’s surprise album, Las Que No Iban A Salir.

Dakiti: Music Video

The music video premiered on October 29th, 2020 on El Conejo’s YouTube channel. So far, it has obtained 70.5M views and 2.2M likes on the platform. The video displays footage of Bad Bunny and Jhay recording in Bad Bunny’s portable studio on a beach in Malibu, CA.

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