Shakira Extends Record for Female with Most Top 10s on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

Shakira is still going strong…

The 41-year-old Colombian superstar has extended her Top 10 record on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart, as her song with Maluma, “Clandestino,” rises 11-7.

Shakira

The track improves 17 percent in audience impressions to 10.2 million.

With “Clandestino,” Shakira pads her record as the female with the most top 10s since the chart began on November 12, 1994. Likewise, with her 30 top 10s, she extends her record as runner up for the second-most act overall, following only Enrique Iglesiaswith 39.

For Maluma, the boost earns him his 10th top 10.

Notably, this is Shakira’s first new top 10 in a little less than a year. Her song “Perro Fiel,” featuring Nicky Jam, previously spent 17 nonconsecutive weeks in the top 10 from November 25, 2017 through April 28, 2018, leading the tally for four straight weeks (December 23, 2017 – January 6, 2018).

Meanwhile, Maluma scores his fourth new top 10 of the year, and his previous three top 10s in 2018 all hit No. 1, too. He previously crowned the chart with “Corazón” with Nego do Borel(January 27, two weeks at No. 1), “El Préstamo” (June 2, two weeks at No. 1), and as featured act on Prince Royce’s “El Clavo” (September 1, one week at No. 1).

Chao Shines a Light on the Plight of Arizona’s Jailed Immigrants…

He’s known for his politically charged music… And, now Manu Chao is using one of his classic songs to denounce the conditions undocumented immigrants are forced to endure at Arizona’s Maricopa County Jail.

The 50-year-old Spanish singer/songwriter has released a new music video for his classic migrant song “Clandestino.” The new version features the singer and one of his guitarists singing in front of the infamous jail’s tent city section, where detainees must tolerate the intense heat in summer and sub-freezing temperatures in winter.

Manu Chao

“The particulars were the result of the work of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, who met after a concert with Chao in California a year ago to talk with him about the situation being experienced by immigrants in Arizona,” the video’s director Alex Rivera told EFE.

After wrapping up his U.S. tour at the Festival of Resistance in Phoenix, Chao fulfilled a promise to offer a free concert in protest of the implementation of Arizona’s harsh anti-immigrant law in September.

During his visit to the state, Chao took advantage of his presence there to record this new version of “Clandestino” in front of the tent city jail run by controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who once called it his ‘concentration camp’. The special Arizona edition of the tune features some lyrical changes as Chao sings “Mexicano, clandestino! Hondureño, clandestino! Guatemalteco, clandestino! Maricopa, ilegal!” emphatically pointing his thumb to the tent city jail behind him after the last line.

“We wanted to do something powerful about what’s happening in Arizona. That’s how the idea of filming ‘Clandestino’ in front of Arpaio’s infamous jail came up,” said Rivera.