Sech Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart with “Otro Trago,” Featuring Darell

Sech is a man on top (of the charts)…

The 25-year-old Panamanian singer has earned his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart dated August 10, as “Otro Trago” featuring Darell, pushes 5-1 in its 14th frame. 

Sech

The track gets a big boost thanks in part to a new remix of the cut, which dropped on July 25, that features — in addition to Darell — Nicky JamOzuna and Anuel AA.  

“I’m extremely happy for the support,” Sech tells Billboard of his first No. 1. “I’m grateful to God, to Rich Music. There hasn’t been a Panamanian top a chart in a while, and I’m extremely proud and happy.”

The last Panamanian to top the Hot Latin Songs chart was El Chombowho scored his first No. 1 when “Dame Tu Cosita,” the remix alongside Pitbull and Karol G, featuring Cutty Ranks, landed atop the list over a year ago (May 12, 2018).

“Otro Trago,” which was written by Sech, Darell, Dímelo Flow and Joshua Méndezand produced by Dímelo Flow, also climbs 5-1 on Latin Streaming Songs, and debuts on the all-genre Streaming Songs chart at No. 22 with 15.9 million streams in the week ending August 1 (up 70%), according to Nielsen Music.

The song also sold 6,000 downloads (up 431%), pushing it 7-1 on Latin Digital Song Sales and enabling its debut at No. 30 on the overall Digital Song Sales list.

Radio play, meanwhile, advances with a 9-3 leap on Latin Airplay thanks to a 30% surge in audience impressions (to 12 million) earned in the week ending August 4.

As for Darell, he nabs his second No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs -which blends streaming data, digital sales and airplay. The Puerto Rican claimed his first leader in May 2018 when former No. 1 “Te Boté” (with Casper Mágico, Nio GarcíaNicky JamOzuna and Bad Bunny) arrived at the summit where it remained for 14 nonconsecutive weeks.

Bad Bunny Releases Debut Album “X100pre”

It’s a special Christmas for Bad Bunnyfans…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singerreleased his highly anticipated, full-length debut, X100pre, on Christmas Eve. 

Bad Bunny told Billboardhe was planning to finally release his 15-track first full album on Christmas Eve, “Real, real, real, real, I finished the album three days ago,” the artist born Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio said in a phone interview. “At that point I said I wanted to release it in Christmas. I didn’t want the year to end without releasing the album. I wanted to close 2018 with it.”   

Bad Bunny said he’d been working on the project for six months, and recently finished it by wrapping the song “Como antes,’ the first track they recorded for the album. Though he’s established a rep as the king of the collaboration — appearing on such smashes as “Te Boté” with Ozuna and Nicky Jam and Cardi B‘s “I Like It” — X100preonly has three cameos: Diplo on “200 MPH,” Drake on the recent single “Mia” and Dominican singer El Alfaon “La Romana.”

The album opens with the urgent trap ballad “Ni Bien Ni Mal,” on which the singer promises a departed lover that “whatever happens, I’m not going to call you,” before sliding into the Diplo-assisted “200 MPH,” which trips along on a skittery beat and lyrics about gunning a jetski and partying in the tropics. On the melancholy“¿Quien Tu Eres?,” he croons “Who are you?/ Tell me partner, who are you?/ To get close to me, who are you?,” before basically daring someone to step to him, listing off his accomplishments and warning them to ask around about him in a fierce English-language outro.

The album also includes “Caro,” about how high-dollar Bad Bunny’s flow is, the fiery “La Romana” with the fleet-tongued El Alfa, the new wavey, guitar-spiked “Tenemos Que Hablar” and the broken-hearted “Solo de Mi,” which bounces from a midtempo lost love lament to a cranked up reggaeton jam in the second half, fueled by what sounds like a child’s keyboard. 

Nio Garcia & Casper Magico Release “Te Boté” Remix Featuring Jennifer Lopez, Wisin & Yandel & Cosculluela

Nio Garcia and Casper Magico are throwing out an all-star remix…

The Puerto Rican singers have released a new all-star version of their hit single “Te Boté,” this time with Jennifer Lopez, Wisin & Yandel and Cosculluela.

Nio Garcia & Casper Magico

Titled “Te Bote 2,” the song is the new remix of their last version with OzunaNicky Jam and Bad Bunny.

The new version was released with a video led by superstar J.Lo, who kicks off the song.

During the summer, Garcia and Magico announced the new remix with Lopez and at that time they were working on the song.

Cardi B Tops YouTube’s Top 10 Songs of the Summer lists in the US and Globally

Cardi B is the Queen of Summer on YouTube

Summer nay be drawing to a close, and most people couldn’t get enough of the 25-year-old half-Dominican American’s Cardi B’s “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin.

Cardi B

YouTube has revealed its Top 10 Songs of the Summer lists in the U.S. and globally, naming the top songs that were most popular around the world during the hot weather months.

The songs are ranked by their global and U.S. views across YouTube between May 28, 2018, and August 25, 2018.

“I Like It” nabbed the No. 1 spot in the U.S., becoming the favorite song for many people living in states like Florida, California, Texas, New York and Nevada.

Meanwhile, the “Te Bote” remix with Casper, Nio Garcia, DarellNicky Jam, Bad Bunny and Ozuna, lands the No. 2 spot in the global list, following Maroon 5’s“Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B.

But the “I Like It” and “Te Bote” squads were not the only ones putting Latinos in the forefront this summer. In fact, five of the Top 10 Songs of the Summer on the global list belong to Latin artists.

Becky G andNatti Natasha’s “Sin Pijama” lands at No. 4. Followed by Cardi B’s “I Like It” featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny at No. 5. Nicky Jam and J Balvin stand strong at No. 6 with “X” and Daddy Yankee sits at No. 7 with his catchy single, “Dura,” further proving that Latin music is the perfect go-to for a summer playlist.

Here are the complete YouTube lists:

YouTube Top 10 Songs of the Summer US List:

  1. Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
  2.  Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
  3. Maroon 5 – “Girls Like You” ft. Cardi B
  4. Drake – “In My Feelings”
  5. Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
  6. XXXTENTACION – “SAD!”
  7. Tyga – “Taste” (Official Video) ft. Offset
  8. 6ix9ine, Nicki Minaj, Murda Beatz – “FEFE”
  9. Casper – “Te Bote” (Remix) feat Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna
  10. 10. Post Malone – “Psycho” ft. Ty Dolla $ign

YouTube Top 10 Songs of the Summer Global List:

  1. Maroon 5 – “Girls Like You” ft. Cardi B
  2. Casper – “Te Bote” (Remix) feat Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna
  3. BLACKPINK – “‘뚜두뚜두” (DDU-DU DDU-DU)
  4. Becky G, Natti Natasha – “Sin Pijama”
  5. Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
  6. Nicky Jam x J. Balvin – “X” (EQUIS)
  7. Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
  8. Neha Kakkar, Dhvani Bhanushali & Ikka Singh – “Dilbar”
  9. Drake – “In My Feelings”
  10. Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

Cardi B: The Leading Lady on Spotify’s “Songs of the Summer” Charts

Cardi B is the queen of the summer…

Spotify has revealed its official Songs of the Summer chart, with the 25-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation the leading lady on the U.S. and global charts.

Cardi B

Globally, the No.2 and No. 3 songs both featured Cardi B: Maroon 5’s ballad “Girls Like You” came in second with around 293 million streams, while her’s own “I Like It” (featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny) came in a close third with more than 289 million streams.

In the U.S., Cardi B’s “I Like It” comes in at  No.4 on the chart, while her track with Maroon 5, “Girls Like You” comes in at No. 11.

Drake’s “In My Feelings” topped the list both globally and in the U.S., with more than 393 million streams between June 1 and August 20.

The list also includes “Solo” by Clean Bandit, featuring Demi Lovato, at No. 8, as well as Selena Gomez’s “Back to You” at No. 15.

Latin jam “Te Boté – Remix” has also emerged as a top summer track globally, led by newcomer Nio Garcia, a Puerto Rican dancer-turned-rapper. The track also features artists Casper Magico, Darrell, Ozuna, Bad Bunny and Nicky Jam.

Summer lists are often a telling predictor of the final year-end lists — and it’ll take a monster hit to steal 2018 from Drake and Cardi B.

Spotify’s Top Global Songs of Summer 2018:

  1. In My Feelings – Drake
  2. Girls Like You – Maroon 5 (feat. Cardi B)
  3. I Like It – Cardi B (feat. Bad Bunny, J Balvin)
  4. Lucid Dreams – Juice WRLD
  5. SAD! – XXXTENTACION
  6. Better Now – Post Malone
  7. One Kiss – Calvin Harris (with Dua Lipa)
  8. Solo – Clean Bandit (feat. Demi Lovato)
  9. Taste – Tyga (feat. Offset)
  10. Youngblood – 5 Seconds of Summer
  11. God’s Plan – Drake
  12. Nice For What – Drake
  13. Te Boté – Remix – Nio Garcia (feat. Casper Magico, Darrell, Ozuna, Bad Bunny and Nicky Jam)
  14. Jackie Chan – Tiësto, Dzeko (feat. Post Malone, Preme)
  15. Back To You – Selena Gomez
  16. no tears left to cry – Ariana Grande
  17. Moonlight – XXXTENTACION
  18. Don’t Matter To Me – Drake (with Michael Jackson)
  19. Rise – Jonas Blue
  20. Nonstop – Drake

Spotify’s Top U.S. Songs of Summer 2018:

  1. In My Feelings – Drake
  2. Lucid Dreams – Juice WRLD
  3. SAD! – XXXTENTACION
  4. I Like It – Cardi B (feat. Bad Bunny, J Balvin)
  5. Nice For What – Drake
  6. Better Now – Post Malone
  7. Taste – Tyga (feat. Offset)
  8. Moonlight – XXXTENTACION
  9. Nonstop – Drake
  10. Yes Indeed – Lil Baby & Drake
  11. Girls Like You – Maroon 5 (feat. Cardi B)
  12. I’m Upset – Drake
  13. God’s Plan – Drake
  14. Psycho – Post Malone (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
  15. All Mine – Kanye West
  16. Jocelyn Flores – XXXTENTACION
  17. Don’t Matter To Me – Drake (with Michael Jackson)
  18. All Girls Are The Same – Juice WRLD
  19. Look Alive – BlocBoy JB (feat. Drake)
  20. changes – XXXTENTACION

Ozuna Earns 14th Top 10 on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay Chart with “Unica”

Make that 14 for Ozuna

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer has notched his 14th top 10 on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay chart as “Unica,” the latest single from his second full-length forthcoming album Aura, moves 12-10.

Ozuna

The track rises with a 22 percent jump in audience impressions to 9.5 million in its tenth frame.

As “Unica” ascends, Ozuna claims a trio of songs on the list’s Top 10. After its former No. 1 rank, Reik’s “Me Niego” featuring Ozuna and Wisin stands steady at No. 3 for its third consecutive week, and “Te Boté” (by Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna and Bad Bunny) places at No. 8. Further, Ozuna has two more hits on the chart:

El Farsante” with Romeo Santos (No. 14) and his featured turn on Wisin’s “Quisiera Alejarme” (No. 16).

Cardi B Makes History as Her Latest Single “I Like It” Rises to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Cardi B is making history…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rapper has become the first female rapper with two No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100, after her hit single “I Like It,” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin rises from No. 2 to No. 1 on chart.

Cardi B

Cardi B first reigned with her debut single, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” for three weeks beginning October 7, 2017.

Meanwhile, Bad Bunny and Balvin earn their first Hot 100 No. 1 each.

Cardi B passes four female rappers who previously topped the tally with one No. 1 apiece: Lauryn Hill, with “Doo Wop (That Thing),” in 1998; Lil’ Kim, with “Lady Marmalade,” with Christina Aguilera, Mya and P!nk (2001); Shawnna, as featured on Ludacris‘ “Stand Up” (2003); and, Iggy Azalea, with “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX (2014).

Cardi B’s bilingual track reworks the venerable “I Like It Like That,” originally performed by Pete Rodriguez in 1967 and taken to No. 25 on the Hot 100 in 1997 (titled “I Like It”) by The Blackout Allstars; the latter act included Tito Nieves, who also recorded a notable solo version. (In between, the composition appeared in the 1994 film I Like It Like That and earned a synch in a 1996 Burger King commercial.)

“I Like It” is from Cardi B’s debut album, Invasion of Privacy, which launched atop the Billboard 200 chart dated on April 4 and includes “Bodak Yellow.”

Cardi B is the first artist to notch a pair of Hot 100 No. 1s from a debut album since Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, whose The Heist yielded “Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz and “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton in 2013.

Cardi B is the first soloist with a pair Hot 100 leaders from a debut LP since Bruno Mars, whose Doo-Wops & Hooligans produced “Just the Way You Are” (2010) and “Grenade” (2011).

And, Cardi B is the first female soloist with two Hot 100 No. 1s from a debut album this decade, and the first since Lady Gaga, whose The Fame generated “Just Dance,” featuring Colby O’Donis and “Poker Face,” both in 2009.

Prior to “I Like It,” Bad Bunny reached a No. 36 Hot 100 high with “Te Bote,” with Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam and Ozuna.

J Balvin notched a prior No. 3 best with “Mi Gente,” with Willy William and featuring Beyoncé, last October.

“I Like It” concurrently takes over atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where Cardi B previously led with “Bodak Yellow,” for six weeks, and “Finesse” (one). It  becomes her second No. 1 on Hot Rap Songs, after “Bodak Yellow” (eight). Bad Bunny and J Balvin lead each list for the first time.