Karol G Makes Billboard History as “Provenza” Replaces “Mamiii” at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs Chart

It’s another historic milestone for Karol G. 

The 31-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter has become the first woman in Billboard chart history to replace herself at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart dated May 14.

Karol GKarol G’s “Provenza,” which debuted on the May 7 chart at No. 2, trades places with “Mamiii,” her collaboration with Becky G. 

“Provenza” rallies to No. 1 thanks to its robust streaming activity: it takes top Streaming Gainer honors, with a 25% gain to 13.7 million U.S. streams generated in the week ending May 5, according to Luminate, enough to secure its command on Latin Streaming Songs for a second week.

The debut of “Provenza” in the runner-up slot on Hot Latin Songs made the Colombian singer only the second woman to hold the top two positions simultaneously, following Selena in 1995 with “Tú Sólo Tú” and “I Could Fall in Love,” at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, for six nonconsecutive weeks.

Now, the coronation for “Provenza,” succeeding “Mamiii,” marks the first time that a woman has replaced herself at No. 1 since Hot Latin Songs launched in 1986.

“Provenza’s” radio activity also helps boost it to the lead on the all-metric ranking (Hot Latin Songs blends airplay, digital sales, and streaming data). With 7 million audience impressions earned in the week ending May 8, the track pushes 18-8 on the all-genre Latin Airplay in its second week; Karol G’s 14th top 10 out of a collection of 23 career entries.

As for sales, “Provenza” sold 2,000 downloads in the week ending May 5, enough to hold the No. 1 spot on Latin Digital Song Sales for a second week despite a 2% decline from the previous week.

Back on Hot Latin Songs, thanks to “Provenza,” Karol G becomes just the sixth female artist to accumulate at least five No. 1s dating to the tally’s inception.

She joins Gloria Estefan, who continues to lead the category with 15, Shakira (11), Selena (seven) and Ana Gabriel (six) and matches Paulina Rubio’s total.

Here’s a rundown of Karol G’s five No. 1s on Hot Latin Songs:

Dame Tu Cosita,” with Pitbull & El Chombo, featuring Cutty Ranks, two weeks at No. 1 starting May 12, 2018
China,” with Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Ozuna & J Balvin, 12, one, Aug. 17, 2019
Tusa,” with Nicki Minaj, four, starting Nov. 23, 2019
“Mamiii,” with Becky G, 10, starting Feb. 26, 2022
“Provenza,” one (to date), May 14, 2022

In addition to its Hot Latin Songs takeover, “Provenza” pushes 36-25 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, Karol G’s second-best rank among a compendium of 11 entries and following the No. 15 debut and peak (Feb. 26) for “Mamiii.”


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