Make that five chart-toppers for El Fantasma…
The 33-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter has captured his fifth No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “La Vida Cara” crowns the list dated September 9.
‘La Vida Cara” ascends 4-1 in its ninth week and unseats Carin León’s “Indispensable” from its three-week domination; the song dips 1-2.
El Fantasma scores his fifth No. 1 after coming short on his last appearance.
Previously, “El Selectivo” reached No. 2 in April, where it held for three weeks.
Prior, “Soldado Caído” lifted 3-1 in Oct. 2022.
With his fifth champ, El Fantasma becomes the sixth male artist with as many No. 1s on Regional Mexican Airplay since the list launched in 1994. Christian Nodal leads with 15. Here’s the recap:
15, Christian Nodal
12, Gerardo Ortiz
8, Marco Antonio Solis
7, Vicente Fernández
6, Alejandro Fernández
5, El Fantasma
Notably, as “La Vida Cara” lands at No. 1, collaborators Salvador Hurtado and Indalfer Ochoa, who share writing credits, achieve their first champ on any Latin radio list. H
urtado previously landed in the runner-up slot when La Fiera De Ojinaga’s “900 Cigarros” peaked at No. 2 on the Aug. 26-dated list.
Beyond its Regional Mexican Airplay coronation, “La Vida Cara” gifts El Fantasma his ninth top 10 on the overall Latin Airplay chart as the song climbs 15-5.