X (Jonas Brothers song)

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"X"
Jonas Brothers - X.png
Single by Jonas Brothers featuring Karol G
Language
  • English
  • Spanish
B-side"Five More Minutes"
ReleasedMay 15, 2020 (2020-05-15)
Length3:05
LabelRepublic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Shellback
Jonas Brothers singles chronology
"What a Man Gotta Do"
(2020)
"X" / "Five More Minutes"
(2020)
Karol G singles chronology
"Follow"
(2020)
"X"
(2020)
"Ay, Dios Mío!"
(2020)
Music video
"X" on YouTube

"X" is a song by American pop rock group Jonas Brothers, featuring vocals from Colombian reggaeton singer-songwriter Karol G. It was released on May 15, 2020. The song was released concurrently with "Five More Minutes". Both of these songs are part of a conjoined single titled XV.

Background[edit]

On May 11, 2020, the group announced the single "X" and announced that the release of the song would be on May 15, 2020.[1] The singles "Five More Minutes" and "X" were both featured in their tour documentary called Happiness Continues: A Jonas Brothers Concert Film, which was released in April. During an interview with Insider, Kevin Jonas said "The new single 'X' is a song that I'm so excited about". He further explained the way he feels about the collaboration is reminiscent of how he felt about the band's hit 2019 track called "Sucker", which marked their musical comeback after a six-year hiatus. "I can honestly say there was only one other time where I had a song of ours constantly in my head", Jonas said. "It was 'Sucker' and 'What a Man Gotta Do,' but 'Sucker' specifically just kind of stayed there as kind of an earworm."[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard's Jessica Roiz said that "X" is “true Jonas Brothers fashion, the tune is catchy dance-pop meshed with flairs of Latin-alt rumba”.[1] Rolling Stone's Aletha legaspi called X a sultry dance number with flirty lyrics; while Karol G also chimes in with her fiery verse in Spanish.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video released on May 18, 2020, and shows the band dancing, enjoying a beverage and playing instruments through individual phone screens against a white background. Karol G also appears on a fourth screen in an all-red ensemble as she sings her verse.[4]

Live performances[edit]

The Jonas Brothers with Karol G performed the song live for the first time on Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020. Members of the class of 2020 appeared on video as the brothers' personal backup dance crew.[5] They are set to perform the single live with Karol G during the eighteenth season finale of The Voice on May 19, 2020.[1] The Jonas Brothers performed X (without Karol G) along "Sucker" and "What A Man Gotta Do" as Exclusive 'home' sessions recorded especially for Radio 1's Big Weekend.[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2020) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 19
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[8] 9
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 42
Canada AC (Billboard)[10] 29
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[11] 16
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[12] 15
CIS (Tophit)[13] 4
Colombia (National-Report)[14] 93
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[15] 52
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[16] 25
Hungary (Single Top 40)[17] 22
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 71
Israel (Media Forest)[19] 2
Lithuania (AGATA)[20] 76
Mexico Airplay (Billboard)[21] 26
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[22] 20
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[23] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[24] 28
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[25] 7
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[26] 8
Portugal (AFP)[27] 155
Russia Airplay (Tophit)[28] 2
Scotland (OCC)[29] 47
Serbia (Radiomonitor)[30] 9
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[31] 18
Slovenia (SloTop50)[32] 8
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[33] 79
UK Singles (OCC)[34] 82
US Billboard Hot 100[35] 33
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[36] 26
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[37] 15
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[38] 21
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[39] 35
US Rolling Stone Top 100[40] 20

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[41] Gold 40,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Release dates and formats for "X"
Region Date Formats Label Ref.
Various May 15, 2020 Republic [42]
United States May 19, 2020 Contemporary hit radio [43]
Italy May 22, 2020 Universal [44]

References[edit]

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  29. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  30. ^ "Serbia - Radio airplay chart (Settimana 41.2020)" (in Italian). RadioAirplay. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  31. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 202038 into search. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
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