Kali Uchis’ “Telepatia” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Airplay Chart

Kali Uchis is celebrating the rhythm(ic)…

The 27-year-old Colombian American singer has scored her first No. 1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Airplay chart as “Telepatia” moves up from the runner-up spot to lead the list dated August 14.

Kali Uchis

The single’s rise makes it the most-played song on monitored rhythmic U.S. radio stations, according to MRC Data.

“Telepatia” rises to No. 1 as it essentially held steady in plays in the week ending August 8, as measured by MRC Data. The previous champ, Roddy Ricch’s “Late at Night,” vacated the top spot after it declined 2% in plays.

Uchis also wraps a slow-but-steady journey on the list: “Telepatia” reaches the summit in its 17th week on the chart, second only to the 18-week wait for Yung Bleu’s “You’re Mines Still,” featuring Drake, among 2021 No. 1s.

Uchis, who hails from Alexandria, Va., achieves her first Rhythmic Airplay No. 1 on her second chart appearance. Her only previous appearance on the chart came through a featured role on Tyler, The Creator’s “See You Again” in 2017, which cracked the chart in the anchor position — No. 40 — and lasted two weeks.

In line with its Rhythmic coronation, “Telepatia” has secured new benchmarks for Uchis’ career in multiple areas since its November 2020 release.

After the tune gained traction on TikTok in early 2021, a rush of streams powered it to No. 10 on the Streaming Songs chart in March. That activity sparked the track’s Billboard Hot 100 entrance that month and its official promotion as a single. Radio airplay, then, kicked up and helped “Telepatia” achieve a No. 25 best on the Hot 100 in July.

In addition to conquering rhythmic radio, “Telepatia” ruled the Latin Airplay chart for one week in July and earned a No. 11 high on Pop Airplay. Simultaneous success at the three formats pushes the song into the top 10 on the all-genre Radio Songs chart, where it steps 11-10 through a 3% gain in audience to 40.7 million in listenership in the week ending August 6, according to MRC Data.

While “Telepatia” represents Kali Uchis’ solo breakthrough, the singer-songwriter made her first Billboard chart splashes in featured roles on songs across multiple genres, among them, the Gorillaz’s “She’s My Collar,” a No. 36 hit on Hot Rock Songs, Juanes’ “El Ratico,” a No. 10 success on Latin Pop Airplay and the Adult R&B Airplay chart-topper “Get You” in tandem with Daniel Caesar. The lattermost title led for one week and earned Uchis her first Grammy nomination, for best R&B performance.

Bad Bunny to Perform as Part of Apple Music’s Up Next Live Lineup

Bad Bunnyis up next

The 25-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer is set to kick off Apple Music’s Up Next Live series.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny will perform on Tuesday, July 9 at the Apple Piazza Libertyin Milan. Other artists scheduled to perform include Jessie Reyez, who will perform at Apple Union Squarein San Francisco, Lewis CapaldiDaniel Caesarand Khalid. Each artist will perform for fans in one city, for one night only. 

Apple Music Up Next is a monthly program that showcases new artists throughout the world with a curated playlist across genres from all over the world. Each artist performing at the Up Next Live has been featured as an Apple Music Up Next artist in the monthly program or through the playlist.

Check out the Up Next Live schedule below:

Apple Music Up Next Live

Sabrina Claudio Named Apple Music’s Newest Up Next Artist

Sabrina Claudio is an Apple of the music world…

The 21-year-old half-Cuban and half-Puerto Rican singer is Apple Music‘s newest Up Next artist.

Sabrina Claudio

Claudio follows in the footsteps of her upcoming tour partner 6LACK, a previous selection.

Apple’s Up Next program showcases emerging artists in music like previous Up Next alum SigridKhalidMr. Eazi and Daniel Caesar.

To coincide with the announcement, Apple Music will release an exclusive interview with the “Belong To You” singer and Beats 1 host Ebro Darden as well as a short documentary on the singer’s humble beginnings.

The announcement comes on the heels of Claudio’s newest project About Time and ahead of her upcoming 28-city jaunt with 6LACK. On Monday (October 23), the singer will also make her television debut with a live performance on The Late Late Show with James Cordon.

“What am I afraid of as an artist? I guess I was scared before of just not being heard,” Claudio says in the trailer of her doc. “But I’m too loud now.”