Back It Up (Prince Royce song)

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"Back It Up"
Single by Prince Royce featuring Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull
from the album Double Vision
  • May 4, 2015 (original English version)
  • May 12, 2015 (Spanish version)
Prince Royce singles chronology
"Que Cosas Tiene el Amor"
"Back It Up"
"Culpa al Corazón"
Jennifer Lopez singles chronology
"A Selena Tribute"
"Back It Up"
"El Mismo Sol"
Pitbull singles chronology
"Back It Up"
"Baddest Girl in Town"
Music video
"Back It Up" on YouTube

"Back It Up" is a 2015 song by American singer Prince Royce, featuring Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. The song was released on May 4, 2015 as the second single taken from Royce's fourth studio album, Double Vision.[1]

There are three versions available, a Spanglish version and a Spanish version, with both making chart appearances, and the original English version, featuring only Pitbull.[2]

"Back It Up" marks as the eighth of nine collaborations between Lopez and Pitbull, in lined with "Fresh Out the Oven" in 2009, "On the Floor" in 2011, "Dance Again" in 2012, "Live It Up" in 2013, "We Are One (Ole Ola)" in 2014 with Claudia Leitte, "Booty" in 2014, a song entitled "Drinks for You (Ladies Anthem)" from Pitbull's Global Warming album in 2012 and followed by "Sexy Body" off his album Climate Change released in 2017.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Back It Up" (featuring Pitbull) – 3:21
Digital download Spanish version
  1. "Back It Up" (featuring Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull) [Spanish Version] – 3:20
Other versions

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Miami and directed by Colin Tilley. It was released on June 9, 2015[3] The Spanglish version (included as the Album version) was used for the music video.


Prince Royce performed the song live on American Idol, along with Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, on 13 May, Good Morning America on 27 July and The View on 28 July.

Chart performance[edit]

The Spanish-language version of "Back It Up" debuted on the US Hot Latin Songs chart at number 27 for the week of May 30, 2015. Total sales for the week were 23,000 downloads.[4]


Chart (2015-2016) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 56
Mexico Espanol Airplay (Billboard)[6] 34
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[7] 40
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 92
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[9]
Spanish version
US Latin Pop Airplay (Billboard)[10] 10
US Latin Tropical Airplay (Billboard)[11] 7


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Poland (ZPAV)[12] Gold 10,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Back It up (Feat. Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull) [Spanish Version] - Single by Prince Royce".
  2. ^ "Back It Up (feat. Pitbull) - Single by Prince Royce". US iTunes Store. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Prince Royce – Back It Up (Official Video) ft. Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull". YouTube. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Amaya Mendizabal (21 May 2015). "Prince Royce's 'Back It Up' Debuts on Hot Latin Songs Chart". Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Prince Royce Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "Jennifer Lopez Chart History: Mexico Espanol Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  7. ^ " – Prince Royce – {{{song}}}" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "Prince Royce Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "Prince Royce Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  10. ^ "Prince Royce Chart History (Latin Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  11. ^ "Prince Royce Chart History (Latin Tropical Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  12. ^ "Polish single certifications – Prince Royce feat. Pitbull – Back It Up" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2 December 2015.