It’s a special first for Los Dos Carnales…
The Mexican sibling duo has earned its first Top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated July 11 as “El Envidioso” surges 18-10. It’s the Mexican duo’s first top 10 on any Billboard airplay chart.
Los Dos Carnales – made up of brothers Poncho Quezada Jr. and Imanol Quezada – launched their career singing in buses, markets and bars before becoming an underground success. They also found notoriety as openers for famed Mexican band La Trakalosa de Moterrey in 2016.
“Our first immediate surprise this week was to find out that ‘El Envidioso’ is one of the few most listened to songs on radio,” Quezada told Billboard. “To know that the song is now part of the top 10 songs on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart, is a great accomplishment for us because we know the importance and relevance this has on an international level. We never thought we would get that far.”
“El Envidioso” soars up the chart with a robust 74 percent in audience impressions (to 4 million) earned in the week ending July 5, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The lift assists a 22-slot hike on the overall Latin Airplay chart, climbing 44-22 in just its third week.
The song was written by Quezada Jr., lead vocalist and bassist, and released via Afinarte Music on April 10.