Sola (J Balvin song)

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Sola cover of the single.jpg
Single by J Balvin
from the album La Familia
Released June 7, 2013 (2013-06-07)
Length 4:12
Label Capitol Latin
Songwriter(s) José Álvaro Osorio Balvin
Producer(s) Sky
J Balvin singles chronology
"6 AM"
"6 AM"

"Sola" (English: "Lonely One") is a song by Colombian singer J Balvin. It was released as the third single from his debut studio album La Familia (2013) on June 7, 2013. The song incorporates the sound of traditional reggaeton and R&B. "Sola" became fifth number-one hit in Colombia (National-Report) chart.


"Sola" was written by J Balvin, composed by Sky, a DJ from Medellín and recorded in Miami and his natal Medellín. In an interview with El Espectador, Balvin was asked about the production and the intention of the song. He said "Is a commercial rap designed for the clubs... the lyrics isn't vulgar is about the call that one is waiting to go out and have a good time".[1] "Sola" is a rap, featuring a melodic chorus, very close to R&B.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 5 on the National-Report Top 100 chart for the week of June 10, 2013.[3] Three more weeks, the song topped the chart for two consecutive weeks, replacing "Bailar Contigo" by Colombian singer Carlos Vives and being succeeded by the same song, the following week.[4] In Venezuela, the song debuted and peaked at number 100 on the Record Report Top 100 chart and peaked at number 28 on the Top Latino chart.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[5]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Sola" José Osorio Balvin Sky 3:47


Chart (2013) Peak
Colombia (National-Report)[6] 1
Venezuela (Record Report)[7] 100


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold (Latin) 30,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Piedrahíta, Juan Carlos (July 9, 2013). "J Balvin: "suena a calle pero elegante"". El Espectador (in Spanish). Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Hernandez, Lysalex (July 7, 2013). "Ídolo: El género urbano suena a J Balvin". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "National-Report (Top Nacional) Semana 24" (in Spanish). National-Report. Archived from the original on June 21, 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "National-Report (Top Nacional) Semana 30" (in Spanish). National-Report. Archived from the original on July 29, 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sola - Single". iTunes Store (CO). Apple. 2013-06-07. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  6. ^ "National Report - Top Nacional" (in Spanish). National Report. 2013-05-20. Archived from the original on 2013-05-27. 
  7. ^ "Record Report - Top 100" (in Spanish). Record Report. 2013-08-03. Archived from the original on 2013-07-22. 
  8. ^ "American single certifications – J Balvin – Sola". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH