Jennifer Lopezhas an extra special reason to dance…
The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar tops Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart (dated Feb. 29) for an 18th time, as “Baila Conmigo” rises 2-1.
J.Loreplaces Madonna’s “I Don’t Search I Find” on the chart to earn her 18th career No. 1 on the chart.
Her string of chart-toppers officially spans four decades; she first ruled the chart with “If You Had My Love” in 1999.
Lopez’s newest song may not be familiar to the English-speaking U.S., but it’s already a huge hit in Latin America: “Baila Conmigo,” a brassy, hard-driving club record originally produced by Dayvi and Victor Cardenas and sung by Kelly Ruiz.
But J.Lo sings stern, rapid-fire lines over the track’s martial horns,and she also adds an “oh-oh-oh” chant that’s guaranteed to play well during her next arena show.
Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart ranks the top songs in night clubs based on DJ playlist data.
The 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has notched her 17th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart with “Medicine,” featuring fellow Bronx native, French Montana.
The electric single is just one of the many party starters nestled inside of J.Lo‘s seamless catalog.
Though her resume also boasts such Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s as “I’m Real” and “If You Had My Love,” Lopez humbly understands what No. 17 means to her career, especially in the competitive realm of dance music.
“You know, for me, because I’m a dancer — because I started that way since I loved dancing in clubs and that’s how I started — it’s very special to me, that part of my life,” she tells Billboard. “That’s kind of what molded me and shaped me into being the performer that you see out there today. So to have dance No. 1’s is like, ‘Yeah, those songs were hot.’ That’s where people who dance, that’s where people who live music really live. Yeah, so, it’s an amazing thing to be able to have that.”
The Latino music producer enters Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart (dated October 13) at No. 48 with “Playground,” featuring vocals from Dallas Lovato.
It’s the third chart appearance for the trumpet player and first since his instrumental “Zoon Baloomba” zoomed to No. 21 in 2012. That followed what remains Longoria’s biggest hit, “Deeper Love,” featuring CeCe Peniston (No. 14, 2005).
“Playground” was remixed by Stonebridge & Damian Hall, Robert Eibach and Drew G., among a host of others.
For Dallas, Demi’s older sister, the track marks her first Billboardchart appearance. She tells Billboard, “If music is supposed to be how feelings sound, then ‘Playground’ definitely awakens the senses. It hits your ears like a party, gets stuck in your head in the best way and travels to your toes, making you have to dance. You can’t listen to the song without instantly feeling excited, like you’re transported to a rave on the beach in Rio!”
Following Demi Lovato’s recent No. 22 peak as featured on Clean Bandit‘s “Solo,” Dallas says, “It’s surreal to be on the same Billboard chart that my sister was on just a few weeks ago, and an honor to work with such great music creators like David.”
The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation has reached the top of Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated September 1) with “I Like It,” featuring Bad Bunnyand J Balvin.
The former Billboard Hot 100No. 1 (July 7) is the first Dance/Mix Show Airplay leader for all three acts.
Although not a natural dance/electronic song, the track samples Pete Rodriguez’s “I Like It Like That,” which was covered by The Blackout Allstarsas “I Like It.” The latter song reached No. 19 on Dance Club Songsin December 1994 and No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1997.
The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on more than 80 top 40-formatted reporters.
It should come as little surprise that Enrique Iglesias releases songs with titles like “Bailando,” “Dirty Dancer” and “Bailamos.”
The 41-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter has managed to break out of a tie for the most No. 1s among solo male artists in the 40-year history of Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart.
Iglesias has earned his 14th chart-topper with “Duele El Corazon,” featuring Wisin, who earns his first leader, as the track rises 2-1 on the chart dated September 17.
“I’m one lucky guy! ‘Duele El Corazon’ keeps surprising me in all senses,” Iglesias tells Billboard. “The song is quite simple and profound at the same time. And, in the end, all we need is love. That give-and-take feeling that moves the world.
“No. 1 on the dance chart … and I don’t dance. Quite amazing, if you ask me!”
Iglesias passes Dave Aude and Pitbull, each with 13 No. 1s.
Among all artists, he ties Lady Gaga for 10th place; Madonna leads with 46 No. 1s.
Dating back to the Dance Club Songs chart’s August 28, 1976, inception as a national survey, here’s an updated look at the acts with the most No. 1s:
19, Janet Jackson
17, Mariah Carey
16, Jennifer Lopez
16, Kristine W
15, Katy Perry
15, Donna Summer
14, Lady Gaga
14, Enrique Iglesias
13, Dave Aude
13, Whitney Houston
13, Kylie Minogue
Iglesias’ new No. 1, remixed in Spanish and English by Aude, C-Rod and Tracy Young, among others (with added vocals by Tinashe and Javada), is the first leader with a foreign-language title since (the French) “Deja Vu,” by Giorgio Moroder featuring Sia (Aug. 1, 2015).
“Duele” is the first Spanish-language No. 1 since Iglesias’ last leader, “Bailando,” featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona (Oct. 18, 2014).
The crossover smash also remains No. 1 for a 12th (nonconsecutive) week on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart, where Iglesias has tallied a record 27 leaders.
The 23-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress leaps to the top of Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Sept. 12), as her single “Cool for the Summer” blasts 5-1.
The track reaches the summit in only its fifth week, completing the quickest climb to No. 1 in nearly two years: Lady Gaga‘s “Applause” last needed just five frames to reach the summit in October 2013.
“Cool for the Summer” sports a bevy of dance remixes, including those from Dave Aude, Jump Smokers and Todd Terry.
Lovato has now taken all four of her Dance Club Songs entries to No. 1, beginning two years ago with “Heart Attack.”
Last year, she led with “Neon Lights” and “Really Don’t Care.”
Lovato, who performed her latest hit with assistance from Iggy Azalea on Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, also enjoys a top 20 placement with the single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (No. 17, after reaching No. 16). On the Nielsen Music-based Pop Songs airplay chart, “Cool for the Summer” ascends to the top five (7-5).
The 32-year-old half-Colombian American singer’s latest track, “House on Fire,” has reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.
The track, which was released to iTunes on October 22nd, is Cabrera’s first-ever Billboard chart-topper. He previously reached a career high of No. 4 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart with his debut single “On The Way Down” back in 2004.
“House on Fire” hails from Cabrera’s EP “Wake Up Beautiful,” which was released on March 3, 2015.
The album was released by Cabrera’s label Dynamite Music, which was founded by Mitchell Davis and Marco Liuzzo in partnership with Caroline Records and Universal Music Group.
The 44-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer-songwriter has notched her 17th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart with her single “You’re Mine (Eternal).”
Carey first topped the chart on her first try, with “Someday” back in 1991.
She tallied her most recent chart-topper with her last charted title, “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” in October 2012.
“Mine” reached the Dance Club Songs summit with a little help from remixers Fedde Le Grand, Chus and Ceballos, Gregor Salto and Funkin Matt, and Riddler, among others.
The new leader previews Carey’s forthcoming first studio album in five years.
Carey, the soloist with the most No. 1s (18) in the Billboard Hot 100‘s history, says in the current Billboard cover story that she “wanted [the new set] to be something I could be proud of, whether it’s like, ‘Yay, No. 1 song!,’ and this and that. However things end up happening, we’ve all worked so hard. The true lambily [her family of hardcore fans] have all worked so hard to break all these Billboard records, and to have this incredible experience with me, that I want them to have this almost as a gift.”
Dating to the Dance Club Songs chart’s Aug. 28, 1976, inception as a national survey, Carey moves up among the artists with the most No. 1s.
Here’s a look at the acts with the list’s most leaders:
19, Janet Jackson 17, Mariah Carey
16, Kristine W
15, Donna Summer
14, Jennifer Lopez
13, Lady Gaga
13, Whitney Houston
13, Katy Perry
12, Enrique Iglesias
The 38-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter will make an appearance at the Billboard Superstar Q&A during the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami.
Iglesias will be interviewed by Billboard‘s Executive Director of Latin Content and Programming Leila Cobo, during an intimate conversation highlighting the singer/songwriter’s career.
“Enrique has spent 19 years on our charts and has placed 24 tracks at No. 1 on our Hot Latin Songs chart, more than any other artist,” says Cobo. “His chart history is unique and he is the perfect artist to celebrate our anniversary with.”
The conference, being held April 21-24 at Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis, will also include the participation of music stars Gloria Trevi, Kat Dahlia, recent Grammy-winner La Marisoul, Laura Pausini and Leslie Grace.
Iglesias, who has sold more than 100 albums worldwide, is a multiple Billboard Latin Music and Billboard Music Awards winner in a career dating back to 1995. Iglesias, whose biggest hits include “Bailamos,” “Hero,” “I Like It” and “Tonight (I’m Loving You),” is the first male performer to have the most No. 1s on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart. He also has seven No. 1s on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart and multiple No. 1s across the Billboard charts.
Additionally, Iglesias has the Billboard record for the most No. 1 singles on the Hot Latin Songs chart with 24, which includes the recent hits “El Perdedor” featuring Marco Antonio Solis and “Loco” featuring Romeo Santos; both songs are featured on his tenth album SEX and LOVE, which was released this week. The new project includes 16 tracks including “I’m a Freak” featuring Pitbull, “Noche y Dia” featuring Yandel and Juan Magan and “Beautiful” featuring Kyle Minogue.
For more information about the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Conference, please visit BillboardLatinConference.com.