It’s an eye-closing moment for Banda MS…
The Mexican banda act has earned its 17th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Ojos Cerrados” jumps 2-1 in its seventh week on the March 5-dated ranking.
“Ojos Cerrados” leads with 6.66 million in audience impressions, up 15%, earned in the week ending Feb. 27, according to MRC Data.
The track was released on January 7 via Lizos Music and composed by Horacio Palencia, Nathan Galante and Edgar Barrera.
With 17 No. 1s on its account, Banda MS breaks from a tie with four other groups for the second-most leaders, standing just behind Calibre 50’s 21 champs, since the chart’s inception in 1994.
Here’s a recap of the acts with the most leaders on Regional Mexican Airplay:
21, Calibre 50
17, Banda MS
16, Banda El Recodo de Cruz de Lizárraga
16, Conjunto Primavera
16, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
15, Los Tigres del Norte
15, Christian Nodal
11, Gerardo Ortiz
11, La Arrolladora Banda San José de Mesillas
“Ojos Cerrados” concurrently makes progress on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart with a 9-6 lift.
Back on Regional Mexican Airplay, “Ojos” follows another No. 1: “La Sinvergüenza,” a two-week champ (starting chart dated Nov. 27, 2021). Notably, out of Banda MS’ 17 hits, only three arrived through collaborations: in addition to the two already mentioned, “Somos Los Que Somos” with Los 2 De La S, ruled for one week in September 2020.