Daddy Yankee’s Sech Collaboration “Definitivamente” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

Daddy Yankee is back at the top of the charts…

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican rapper’s collaboration with SechDefinitivamente” has reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart dated May 30, the song vaulted from 4-1 after its previous No. 2 peak (on the May 16-dated list).

Daddy Yankee & Sech

Daddy Yankee and Sech’s first collaboration ascends to the top despite a 3% dip in audience impressions (to 9.71 million) earned in the week ending May 24, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

“Working with Sech was very spontaneous,” says Daddy Yankee. “The creative process of the song was very much organic. As we met in the studio and listened to the intro of the song, the vibe we both felt made the song extra special.”


The track, released by El Cartel Records on January 31, has exceeded 200 million impressions to date.

Kehlani Earns Third Straight No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums Chart with “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t”

Make that three in a row for Kehlani

The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer-songwriter has captured her third straight No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart as It Was Good Until It Wasn’t debuts at the summit on the list dated May 23. 

Kehlani

The album arrives with 83,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 17, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the highest one-week total of her career.

It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, released on Tsunami Mob/Atlantic/AG, follows a pair of previous chart-toppers: SweetSexySavage in 2017 and last year’s While We Wait, which both ruled for one week. 

Kehlani’s debut effort, You Should Be Here, debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Top R&B Albums chart in 2015.

“I’m grateful, I can’t believe it,” Kehlani tells Billboard. “Imma [sic] celebrate by laying in bed and getting some much needed rest with my daughter.” 

It Was Good Until It Wasn’t marks her first album since the birth of her daughter, Adeya, in March 2019.

Beyond its R&B victory, It Was Good Until It Wasn’tconcurrently opens at No. 2 on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Accompanying Kehlani’s Goodstart, nine of the album’s tracks debut on Hot R&B Songs, led by a No. 4 entrance for “Can I,” featuring Tory Lanez. The tune marks Kehlani’s highest debut on the chart and ties for her best peak with “Nights Like This,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

Here’s a full rundown of Kehlani’s new collection on Hot R&B Songs:

Rank, Title, Additional Artists (if any)
No. 4, “Can I,” featuring Tory Lanez
No. 9, “Change Your Life,” featuring Jhene Aiko
No. 14, “Water”
No. 15, “Bad News”
No. 18, “Hate The Club,” featuring Masego
No. 21, “Serial Lover”
No. 22, “Can You Blame Me” featuring Lucky Daye
No. 24, “Open (Passionate)”
No. 25, “Grieving,” featuring James Blake

Activity surrounding Kehlani’s It Was Good Until It Wasn’thelps the singer-songwriter jump 40-3 on Billboard’s Artist 100 chart. The leap secures her first week in the top 10, after narrowly missing out (No. 11) upon SweetSexySavage‘s chart arrival in February 2017.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs Chart

Tekashi 6ix9ine is livin’ the stream

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican Americam rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has logged his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart with “Gooba,” which debuts at No. 1 on the list dated May 23.

Tekashi 6ix9ine

6ix9ine’s latest single debuts with 55.3 million U.S. streams earned in the tracking week ending May 14, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The song exceeds 6ix9ine’s previous best on the Streaming Charts: “Fefe” featuring Nicki Minaj, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the August 4, 2015-dated tally with 45.7 million streams.

Gooba also debits at No. 1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart.

Jenni Rivera Earns Third Posthumous Top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Engañémoslo”

Jenni Riverahas another Top 10 hit…

The late Mexican American bandasinger has notched her third posthumous top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplaychart as “Engañémoslo” rises 13-8.

Jenni Rivera

The track was recorded by Rivera prior to her death in 2012 and co-written by Rivera alongside Espinoza Paz

It’s also the theme song of a campaign launched by the Rivera family in support of women empowerment throughout Mexico and U.S.

“I assumed she didn’t get to record it,” Paz commented via a press release. “What a pleasant surprise to find out she did.”

“Engañemoslo” lifts to 4 million in audience impressions (up 14%) earned in the week ending May 3, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The song marks the second previously unreleased recording by the Rivera family following Rivera’s death. It follows the No. 7 peak (Sept. 7, 2019) “Aparentemente Bien” which was written by Erika Enderand Argentina’s Alejandro Lerner

In between, “Que Me Entierren Cantando” (No. 38 peak) was released by her brother Lupillo Riverawhich includes pre-recorded vocals from the late banda singer-songwriter.

With the new single, Rivera has earned top 10s spanning three decades dating back to 2005 with the No. 7 high “Qué Me Vas a Dar.” 

Since then La Diva de La Bandahas placed six top 10s in the 2000s six in the 2010s and her current hit at No. 8.

La India’s Latest Single Reaches Top 10 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay Chart

La India  is back in familiar territory…

The 51-year-old Puerto Rican salsa singer-songwriter returns to the Top 10 of Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart after four years with the salsa version of “Mi Propiedad Privada” as the song climbs 14-10 on the May 9 tally. 

La India

With the move, India clocks her 24th top 10 since the chart’s inception in 1994.

The Tony Succar-produced tune ascends with a lofty 63% in audience impressions (to 2 million) earned in the week ending May 3, according to Nielsen MusicMRC Data.

“It’s so exciting to be back on the Billboard charts, it really means the world to me,” La India tells Billboard. “I chose to sing this song because it has always been a favorite of mine. It was also special working with Peruvian Latin Grammy Producer of the Year winner Tony Succar on the record which makes me very proud. Tony is on fire right now and is part of the Peruvian salsa movement, he is fresh, young and innovative!”

“Mi Propiedad Privada” is a 1971 Afro-Peruvian waltz written by Spanish composer Modesto López Otero, which became an anthem of the Peruvian música criollathrough the voice of Afro Peruvian singer Lucha Reyes.

With its salsa version hitting the top 10, India has now secured a top 10 in each of the last four decades on the chart dating back to October 1994 with her maiden two-week ruler “Nunca Voy a Olvidarte.” 

She has placed a total of 24 top 10s on Tropical Airplay: 10 in the 1990s, eight in the 2000s, four in the 2010s and her new top 10 entry on the current chart. Out of those, 10 have reached No. 1.

La India last visited the Tropical Airplay chart in 2016 with “Me Voy a Acostumbrar,” featuring the late Juan Gabriel, which marked her most recent No. 1 on the list.

Succar, “Mi Propiedad Privada’”s salsa version producer, has also earned a spot on the chart: “Uno De Los Dos,” with Obie Bermudez where he also claims writing and production credit, peaked at No. 15 on the Feb. 8-dated list. The two-time Latin Grammywinner made his first appearance on a Billboard Latin chart in 2015 with Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson, which opened at No. 1 and remained a total of 63 weeks on the chart.

Anuel AA’s “KEII” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

Anuel AA has another chart-topper on his hands…

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and singer’s single “KEII” has reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart.

Anuel AA

“KEII” leads the list in its 11th week on the survey and picks up a 48% increase in audience impressions (to 15.9 million) earned in the week ending April 26, according to Nielsen Music.

It’s his third No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart. He’s previously reached the summit with “China,” featuring Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna and J Balvin, and the “Otro Trago Remix” with Sech, Ozuna, Nicky Jam and Darrell.

The song also tops the Latin Rhythm Airplaychart dated May 2, 2020 as song the jumps 6-1.

Bad Bunny’s “YHLQMDLG” Headed to Historic Debut on Billboard 200

Bad Bunny is ready to make history…

The 25-year-old Latin trap and reggaeton singer is heading for a historic debut on the Billboard 200 chart with his new album YHLQMDLG.

Bad Bunny

Forecasters believe the set, which was released late in the evening on February 28 via Rimas, could debut at No. 2 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart and earn between 125,000 and 145,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 5. 

That would mark the biggest week for a Latin album, in units earned, since Billboard began tracking titles by equivalent album units in December 2014.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the March 14-dated Billboard 200 chart (where YHLQMDLGcould debut at No. 2) is scheduled to be revealed via Billboard’s website on Sunday, March 8.

Most of YHLQMDLG’s starting sum will be powered by streaming activity, with perhaps as much as 25,000 generated by album sales. Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG is profiting from merchandise/album bundle offers sold through his official webstore.

Further,YHLQMDLG will likely land the biggest streaming week ever for a Latin album, surpassing the record set by Ozuna’s Aura, which bowed with 53.2 million on-demand audio streams, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data (chart dated Sept. 8, 2018).

Bad Bunny has charted two previous albums on the Billboard 200: Oasis (with J Balvin, No. 9) and X 100PRE (No. 11), both in 2019.

Prince Royce’s “Alter Ego” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart

Prince Roycenow has a handful of chart-topping albums…

The 30-year-old Dominican American singer has earned his fifth No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart dated February 22 as Alter Ego debuts at the summit. 

Prince Royce

The set earned 11,000 in equivalent album units in the week ending February 13, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that sum, 8,000 were in album sales, while the bulk of the remainder was generated by streaming activity.

The double album consisting of the chapters Genesis and Enigma is the first set by a tropical music act to bow at No. 1 since Romeo Santos’ Utopíadebuted atop the tally nearly a year ago (April 20, 2019-dated chart.)

“I made this double album to give the fans a different musical journey,” Royce tells Billboard. “It feels great that people have embraced it, that it has debuted at No. 1.”

Royce’s sixth studio album, released via Sony Music Latin on February 7, got a sales boost in its first week thanks to eight in-store appearances the artist made during its release week in Florida, New York, Los Angeles, Illinois and Texas.

It’s the biggest sales week for a Latin album since Santos’ Utopía, which sold 9,000 units in its opening week (April, 20, 2019-dated chart).

Top Latin Albums ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Alter Egoregistered 3,000 SEA units, which equates to 4.8 million on-demand streams for the set’s tracks in its debut week. 

Alter Ego is Prince Royce’s fifth No. 1, and third consecutive set to debut at No. 1. He previously hit No. 1 with Five(March 18, 2017), Soy El Mismo(October 26, 2013), Phase II (April 28, 2012) and his self-titled album (April 23, 2011). HIs only charting album to miss the top was a greatest hits package titled #1’s, which peaked at No. 3 on December 8, 2012. 

The new album was preceded by four songs on theHot Latin Songs chart, which blends airplay, streams and digital sales, starting with “El Clavo,” featuring Maluma (No. 13 high, September 2018), “Adicto,” with Marc Anthony(peaked at No. 33, December 2018), “Cúrame,” with Manuel Turizo (No. 31, July 2019) and “Morir Solo” (No. 35, October 2019).

“It also feels great that I will soon be performing these songs in more than 40 U.S. cities on my Alter Ego Tour,” the 30-year-old adds. “All of this happening 10 years into my career is a wonderful blessing.“

Beyond its Top Latin Albums coronation, Alter Ego concurrently debuts at No. 1 on Tropical Albums, the first No. 1 debut of the year on the chart.

Jennifer Lopez & Shakira See Huge Streaming Uptick Post-Super Bowl Halftime Performance

Life is but a stream for Jennifer Lopezand Shakira

The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar and the 43-year-old Colombian superstar have seen a major uptick in streaming activity following their Super Bowl LIVhalftime show, according to initial reports to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Jennifer Lopez & Shakira

In total, J.Loand Shaki’s song catalogs earned 31.1 million on-demand streams (audio and video combined) on February 2 and February 3 — up 193% compared to their streaming sum on January 31 and February 1 (10.6 million).

Individually, Lopez’s songs tallied 10.1 million streams on February 2-3, up 149% versus the 4.06 million they collected on January 31 and  February 1.

Shakira’s songs earned 20.98 million clicks on February 2 and February 3, up 221% as compared to the 6.53 million they earned on January 31 and February 1.

As for the songs performed during the halftime show, includingthose by guest performers Bad Bunny(“I Like It”) and J Balvin(“Que Calor,” “Mi Gente”), the songs performed in the halftime show snared 24.85 million on-demand streams on February 2 and February 3, up 157% compared to the 9.66 million they registered on January 31 and February 1.

The most streamed song after the halftime show… Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie,” which captured 3.16 million streams on those two days combined — up 194% compared to the 1.07 million it earned the two days before the Super Bowl.

Myke Towers Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart with “Easy Money Baby”

Myke Towersis celebrating a special first…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, singer and composer has earned his first leader on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart as Easy Money Baby debuts at No. 1 on the chart dated February 10.

Myke Towers

It’s Towers’ first appearance on any Billboard Albums chart, as it concurrently debuts atop the Latin Rhythm Albums chart. 

His sophomore full-length album arrives atop the chart with 12,000 equivalent album units accrued in the week ending January 30, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

“This is a giant step in this new phase of my career,” Towers tells Billboard. “This is an album in which I gave it all for my fans who have long expected this release. The first time is always special and to debut at No. 1 not only on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart but on the overall Top Latin Albums chart is a dream come true!”

Top Latin Albums ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

The bulk of EasyMoney’s opening sum is attributed to streaming activity. The 18-track effort registered a little over 11,000 in SEA units, which equates to 15.1 million on-demand streams for the set’s tracks.

The new father, who shares the album’s cover with his infant son, debuts at No. 1 in his first chart visit. Towers becomes the rare act to grab a chart leader in its first try since Bad Bunny secured his first No. 1 on Top Latin Albums with X 100Pre (January 5, 2019).