Award-winning producers and artists, Play-N-Skillz, release their latest track “Billetes” alongside Puerto Rican music icon Nicky Jam and up-and-coming Mexican artist Natanael Cano. The release of “Billetes” follows the viral success of the duo’s previous anthem “Bésame” with emblematic performers Daddy Yankee and Zion & Lennox. “Billetes” is available to stream on all digital platforms today.
With their latest single, the chart-topping artist and producing duo pays homage to the everyday hustle needed to achieve your ultimate dream. “Billetes” weaves a poignant story about the raw and gritty grind of working from the bottom to the top, and how hard work must be celebrated. Play-N-Skillz wanted to create a song that honored the realness and relentlessness required for the grind and produce something that would resonate with a global audience. “Billetes” is a song about the win, about achieving one’s dreams, and how to be proud of that journey.
“It’s always fun for us to take a break from producing global hits and to release our own music. This song is special for us because we got to merge two genres and work with our longtime collaborator Nicky Jam and one of the most promising new talents out there, Natanael. It’s a banger and the lyrics are very personal, and we feel it’s something all of us related to.” expressed Play-N-Skillz.
Initially, the track was going to feature breakout phenomenon Cano, who the duo had previously worked with, to bring their vision to life. But upon hearing the track, Nicky Jam knew he needed to jump on it and bring his signature force and flow. The merging of these two extraordinary talents along with the creative mastery that Play-N-Skillz have demonstrated in their career guarantees another commercial hit to add to their lengthy repertoire of chart-topping music. Prior to working on “Billetes” with Play-N-Skillz, Nicky Jam collaborated on “Muevelo” with Daddy Yankee. The song went 3x Platinum in the US, accrued over 152 million video views, and surpassed the 237 million mark in audio streams.
“I’m really pumped about this track with Play-N-Skillz. We have worked together before, so when they asked me to join them I couldn’t say no, and when I heard what Natanael Cano brought to the table, I knew we had a hit. I know fans will love it because it’s nothing like they’ve heard before, but it stays true to the styles of everyone involved,” commented Nicky Jam.
Before the release of “Billetes,” the duo enjoyed the instant and viral success of their song “Bésame.” Within days of its release, the infectious feel-good song debuted at #1 on Apple Music Latin chart and entered the Top 50 U.S. charts on the platform. The song also enjoyed overwhelming editorial support from DSPs with covers on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, Deezer, and Tidal. “Bésame” has gone on to garner over 8 million streams worldwide and over 31 million YouTube views since its summer release.
Preceding their commercial success with “Bésame,” Play-N-Skillz made history with their song “Lo Siento,” the first K-Pop anthem to chart on Billboard’s Latin Charts. They also joined K-Pop superstars Super Junior on their 2018 stadium tour across South America and Mexico. Later that year, the duo also performed at the Ultra Music Festival. Play-N-Skillz are the first Latin artists to have six simultaneous releases across six different genres and have also charted on 16 different Billboard charts throughout their momentous career. The duo has also received several certifications from the RIAA: “Si Una Vez” went 4x Platinum, “Azukita” went 2x Platinum, “Bésame” went 1x Platinum, “No Es Ilegal” went 1x Platinum and “Cuidado” went Gold.