Oscar Ortiz & Edgardo Nuñez Earn First No. 1 on Any Billboard Chart with “First Love”

Oscar Ortiz and Edgardo Nuñez are celebrating a special first (love)…

The Regional Mexican newcomers combine efforts for their first No. 1 on any Billboard chart as “First Love” rises 3-1 on the April 27-dated Regional Mexican Airplay ranking.

Oscar Ortiz and Edgardo NuñezThe song was released on December 23 via BadSin Records, the music management company co-owned by Ortiz and his brothers Kevin and Gerardo, both frequent Billboard charts visitors.

“I feel grateful and honored that Edgardo Nuñez believed in my composition and I cannot say ‘thank you’ enough to my fans for supporting me in this dream,” 21-year-old Ortiz tells Billboard.

“First Love” accrued 7.95 million audience impressions in the U.S. toward the April 27 Billboard ranking (April 12-18 tracking week), according to Luminate; that’s a 16% gain from the week prior. The song ejects Banda MS’ “Tu Perfume” from the penthouse, which falls to No. 2 with a 6% dip, to 7.1 million impressions.

Notably, “First Love” becomes just the fifth song by two co-billed soloists to lead Regional Mexican Airplay this decade. Here’s the list of those equal-billed collabs since 2020:

Title, Artist, Peak Date, Weeks at No. 1
“Dime Cómo Quieres,” Christian Nodal & Angela Aguilar, Jan. 30, 2021, five
“Duele,” Alejandro Fernández & Christian Nodal, April 24, 2021, one
“Tus Desprecios,” Pepe Aguilar & El Fantasma, Sept. 25, 2021, one
“Si Ya Hiciste El Mal,” Luis R Conriquez & Jessi Uribe, Nov. 19, 2022, one
“Según Quién,” Maluma & Carin León, Dec. 16, 2023, one
“La Intención,” Christian Nodal & Peso Pluma, March 30, two
“First Love,” Oscar Ortiz & Edgardo Nuñez, April 27

“First Love” caught immediate viral attention through TikTok, where Ortiz was named #Rompiendo Artist of the month in March by TikTok. To date, the song has sparked nearly 600,000 videos. Streams, however, experience a 4% dip during the tracking week, to 3.5 million official U.S. clicks.

As “First Love” rises to No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay, it takes BadSin to its second champ in 2024 and 13th overall. Earlier in this year, the indie label topped the ranking through Ortiz’s brother Gerardo Ortiz’s “Ahí No Era,” for one week in charge in February.

Unlike Oscar Ortiz, whose first and only Billboard entry arrived through “First Love,” Nuñez has placed four other tracks on the charts, including “El Humo De Gallo,” with Banda Los Sebastianes de Saul Plata, which debuts at No. 34 on Regional Mexican Airplay on the current list.

Beyond its Regional Mexican Airplay coronation, ‘First Love” climbs 9-5 on the overall Latin Airplay chart, for its new peak, with an 18% gain in overall impressions, to 8.32 million.

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