Banda Los Sebastianes Earns Third No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “En Eso No Quedamos”

Make that two in a row for Banda Los Sebastianes

The Mexican band has earned their third No. 1, and second in a row, on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “En Eso No Quedamos” rises 2-1 on the survey dated July 4.

Banda Los Sebastianes

“En Eso No Quedamos” follows the six-week reign of the group’s “Mi Meta Contigo” in November.

Banda Los Sebastianesfirst led the Regional Mexican Airplay chart for six weeks with its longest-charting title “A Través del Vaso” (39 weeks on the chart) in February 16, 2019, over three years after the band’s first entry on the chart, “Indeleble” (No. 39, Sept. 2015). 

“En Eso No Quedamos” rules the roost with a 13% boost in audience impressions (to 6.2 million) earned in the week ending June 28, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

With a 19-week climb to No. 1, “En Eso No Quedamos” ties for slowest rise to No. 1 on the list in 2020. Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga also took a 19-week journey to the top with “No Elegí Conocerte” on the February 15-dated list. (

Concurrently, the new song lifts 13-12 on the overall Latin Airplay chart.

“En Eso No Quedamos” is the second single off Banda Los Sebastianes’ 2018 album En Vida, which launched in the top 20 on the Regional Mexican Albums 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.

Los Angeles Azules Bringing Their ‘Todos Somos Cumbia’ Tour to the U.S.

Los Angeles Azules are ready to cumbianorth of the border…

The Mexican musical group will bring all of their classics to the U.S. with their Todos Somos Cumbia tour, adding 21 dates for a total of 27 shows in the states. 

Los Angeles Azules

In support of Gran Centenario Tequila, the tour will kick off February 21 in Ft. Myers, Florida, with gigs to follow in West Palm Beach and Auburndale, marking the Mexican group’s first-ever concerts in the Sunshine State. 

From late February to late April, Los Angeles will make stops in cities like Houston, New York, Washington, and Chicago. The group will retake the tour in September and November, visiting their fans in the West Coast and Canada. Additional dates will be announced. 

Ximena Sariñana and Jay de la Cueva will be the special guests in select cities.

Formed by siblings of the Mejia Avante family — Elías, Alfredo, José Hilario, Jorge, Cristina and Guadalupe in 1983 — the group is known for their catchy cumbia soniderasound, including Billboard chart hits like “Como Te Voy a Olvidar” and “Nunca es Suficiente” featuring Natalia Lafourcade, which landed the group their first No. 1 in 19 years on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart (dated Jan. 26, 2019).

Their latest single “Amor a Primera Vista,” in collaboration with BelindaHoracio Palencia, and Lalo Ebratt, jumped 11-4 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart-dated August 17, 2019, nabbing the group their eighth top 10. 

Tickets for the Todos Somos Cumbia tour are currently on sale to the general public via Ticketmasterand Live Nation.

Todos Somos Cumbia U.S. tour dates:
*with special guests Ximena Sariñana and Jay de La Cueva
2/21 — Fort Myers, FL  @ Lee Civic Center
2/22 — West Palm Beach, FL @ South Florida Fairgrounds
2/23 — Auburndale, FL @ International Market World
2/28 — Laredo, TX @ Sames Auto Arena *
2/29 — Corpus Christi, TX @ Selena Auditorium *
3/1 — Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre *
3/12 — New York, NY @ United Palace 
3/13 — Washington, D.C @ MGM National Harbor
4/16 — Dallas, TX @ Toyota Music Factory
4/17 — San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
4/18 — Hidalgo, TX @ Payne Arena
4/19  — Austin, TX @ HEB Center 
4/24 — Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre 
4/25 — Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
4/26 — Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room 
9/11 — Bakersfield, CA @ Mechanics Arena
9/12 — Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Summit 
9/13 — Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
9/17 — El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
9/18 — Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre 
9/26 — San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
9/27 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
11/13 — Duluth, GA @  Infinite Energy Arena
11/14 — Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum 
11/19 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
11/20 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
11/21 — Ontario, CA @ Toyota Arena

Kevin Ortiz Signs with SESAC Latina for Worldwide Representation

Kevin Ortiz is ready to take over the world…

The Regional Mexican rising star has joined the SESAC Latina roster for worldwide representation, excluding Mexico.

Kevin Ortiz

“Kevin launched his career at a very young age and has shown a commitment to working on his skill set and evolving for the next phase of his career,” says Celeste Zendejas, SESAC Latina Director of Creative Services in a press statement. “He is an outstanding addition to our roster of Regional Mexican creative talent, and we’re thrilled he has joined the SESAC Latina family.”

So far, Kevin Ortíz has already released three albums and scored six songs on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart including “La Niña Más Linda,” “A Los 18,” “La Indicada,” and “Un Minuto.” 

Ortíz debuted in 2012 after collaborating with sibling Gerardo Ortiz in the “Tal Como Eres.”

El Fantasma Named One of SoundExchange’s Top 20 Breakout Stars on Digital Radio

El Fantasma is breaking out in a big way…

The 27-year-old Mexican rising star, whose real name is Alexander García, has been honored by SoundExchange as one of digital radio’s top 20 breakout artists of 2017.

El Fantasma

El Fantasma placed seventh on the list — the top Latin artist in the tally — behind Julia Michaels and Harry Styles and ahead of Noah Cyrus and Bad Bunny.

“We’re not celebrating yet. We’re looking ahead,” said a smiling El Fantasma, whose nickname comes from his fair complexion.

El Fantasma was feted by SoundExchange’s Matthew Limones at a private luncheon in Las Vegas two days before the Latin Grammy awards, where he’s nominated for his first Latin Grammy in the Best Banda album category for En El Camino.

SoundExchange’s honors are based on play on outlets like Pandora, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio and Music Choice.

This week, El Fantasma also placed his fifth single on the Top 10 of Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart.

Despite the power of reggaetón and urban music, Regional Mexican continues to be a driving force in digital radio, said Limones, noting that Christian Nodal also made the Top 20 list, at No 17.

As for El Fantasma, he’s continuing to break the mold with music that’s strongly tied to his roots and which has cross-generational appeal.

“I like to film all my videos in Durango de la Sierra,” he says, referring to his birth town. “I don’t like to show mansions or stuff like that. My corridos talk about people who wake up to drink coffee in the morning, who work the fields. Everybody deserves their own corrido.”

Luis Coronel’s Earns Third Top 5 Studio Album on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart with “Ahora Soy Yo”

Luis Coronel is back in the Top Five…

The 21-year-old Mexican American singer has debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums (dated November 11) with his third studio album, Ahora Soy Yo, opening with 6,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending October 26, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 5,000 were in traditional album sales.

Luis Coronel

The set is Coronel’s third top five-charting effort, following his last studio set, the chart-topper Quiero Ser Tu Dueño in 2014 (one week at No. 1) and his No. 2-peaking debut Con La Frente En Alto in 2013.

Ahora Soy Yo’s first-week sales were aided by a series of in-store appearances by Coronel and gives the singer the second-best sales frame for a Regional Mexican set this year. It trails only the arrival of Christian Nodal‘s Me Deje Llevar (6,000).

Coronel’s album was led by a pair of top 10 hits on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart: “Dime Qué Se Siente,” which peaked at No. 4 in April, and “Tal Como Eres,” which hit No. 9 in October.

Over on the Regional Mexican Albums chart, Ahora Soy Yo opens at No. 1, giving Coronel his third straight chart topper, following his first two releases.

Paz Signs Deal with Universal Music Publishing Group

Espinoza Paz is going Universal

The 34-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter has joined the Universal Music Publishing Group roster after signing an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal with the company.

Espinoza Paz

The announcement was made by Alexandra Lioutikoff, UMPG EVP Latin Music, and Yadira Moreno, Managing Director of UMPG Mexico and Central America.

“Espinoza is the consummate hitmaker with a rare ability to write songs that truly connect with music fans. We are proud to be part of the career of one of the most important songwriters in Mexico and the U.S. Latin market,” said Moreno in a statement.

Lioutikoff adds: “We are honored this is the first time Espinoza Paz has signed a publishing deal with a major music publisher and chosen Universal Music Publishing Group. Espinoza is such an important songwriter who’s had a constant presence on the charts for years with songs that have such wide reach and continue to touch people’s hearts.”

The “Perdí la pose” singer, known for his achingly beautiful and poetic lyrics, has written for Latin superstars including Paulina Rubio, Julión Álvarez, Banda MS, Calibre 50 and Thalía.

The latest chart-topping hits penned by Paz include Banda Carnaval‘s “Desde cuándo no me quieres,” which peaked at No. 6 on Regional Mexican Airplay chart (dated October 1) and the Latin Grammy-nominated song “Te dirán” by La Adictiva Banda San José de Mesillas, which peaked at No. 2 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart (October 15).

Paz recently made a comeback on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart with his latest album, No Pongan Esas Canciones, debuting at No. 1 on the chart two weeks ago (chart dated Oct. 8). It became his fifth chart-topping album.

Voz de Mando Earns First No. 1 Single on the Billboard Latin Airplay Chart

It’s a special first for Voz de Mando

The Latin Grammy-nominated Mexican Regional music group has earned its first No. 1 on the pan-genre Billboard Latin Airplay chart as “Levantando Polvadera” rises 3-1.

Voz de Mando

The song is the act’s ninth chart entry dating back to 2010

The song remains at No. 1 for a fourth consecutive week on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart, the act’s second career crowning hit on that chart.

Voz de Mando is comprised of Miguel GaxiolaJorge GaxiolaCarlos Sígala and Domingo Bolaños.

Intocable’s “XX Aniversario” Debuts Atop Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart

It’s Lucky No. 7 for Intocable

The Tejano/Norteño musical group has scored it’s seventh No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, as XX Aniversario debuts at the summit with 3,000 sold in the week ending February 1, according to Nielsen Music.

Intocable

The hits collection, also available in CD + DVD format, includes memorable tracks spanning the band’s last 20 years.

Intocable is tied for the record for most chart-topping songs on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart (16), along with Conjunto Primavera.

XX Aniversario includes several of Intocable’s past crowning tracks, including “Sueno,” the longest running No. 1 (13 weeks).

The new release gives Intocable its 14th No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart, where it remains the third best-charting group following Los Tigres Del Norte (23 No. 1s) and Los Temerarios (15).

Intocable hails from Zapata, Texas, and was started by friends Ricky Muñoz and René Martínez in the early 1990s. Other members include Sergio Serna, Johnny Lee Rosas, Alejandro Gulmar, Albert Ramírez and José Juan Hernández.

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón Earns Airplay Gainer Honors on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón is gaining ground on the Latin music charts…

The iconic Mexican banda group takes this week’s Airplay Gainer honor on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs as “Lo Hiciste Otra Vez” leaps 33-18 in its seventh week.

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón

The climb earns the band its 14th top 20, and its highest showing since “Mi Segunda Vida” peaked at No. 13 in May, 2014.

“Lo Hiciste” likely reaches a new peak on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay, bounding 17-7 and capturing an 18th top 10.

The track was released in November of last year, and its corresponding music view has garnered more than 11 million page views on YouTube.