Grace: Youngest Female to Reach No. 1 on Billboard Latin Charts

Call her Amazing Grace

Leslie Grace has etched her name into the annals of Billboard chart history.

Leslie Grace

The 17-year-old Dominican American singer has become the youngest female singer to score a Latin radio No. 1, as “Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow” reaches No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart.

Grace’s debut song moved up from the No. 7 spot after seeing a 57% increase in audience impressions (11 million), according to Nielsen BDS, claiming the list’s Greatest Gainer award. The chart will be refreshed on Thursday (October18) on Billboard.com.

With her rise to the top of the chart, Grace passes Jennifer Pena, whose “El Dolor De Tu Presencia” reached No. 1 on August 24, 2002 when she was 19 years and one month old.

Among all acts, Grace enters a tie as the fourth-youngest artist to post a Billboard No. 1 Latin airplay hit.

Here is a look at the youngest artists to reign (including members of groups):

Age, Artist (No. 1, Date Reached)
14 years, 11 months, Pablo Portillo, of MDO (“No Puedo Olvidar,” March 27, 1999)
16 years, nine months, Florentino Primera, of Servando Y Florentino (“Una Fan Enamorada,” May 9, 1998)
17 years, four months, Luis Miguel (“Ahora Te Puedes Marchar,” Aug. 22, 1987)
17 years, nine months, Leslie Grace (“Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow,” Oct. 27, 2012)
17 years, nine months, Servando Primera, of Servando Y Florentino (“Una Fan Enamorada,” May 9, 1998)

“Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow” also soars to the top of Billboard’s Tropical Songs chart (3-1) with Greatest Gainer honors.

The song is a soulful, bilingual adaptation of the classic love song, co-written by Carole King and made popular in the ’60s by the all-girl group The Shirelles.

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