Rauw Alejandro has found a chart-topping cure…
The 29-year-old Puerto Rican singer and rapper has reached the top of Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “Cúrame” lifts 7-1 in its 17th week to lead the March 5-dated ranking.
He previously took over atop the chart with the Latin pop hit and three-week ruler “Todo de Ti” (between July, August and December 2021), the longest the Puerto Rican reigned on the charts with a song. The latter has held steady in the list’s top 10 for 38 weeks during its 40-week term and counting (currently at No. 5).
With a 17-week trek to the top, “Cúrame” joins a group of two other songs that have completed the slow-but-steady journey to the top in 2022 so far.
Jhay Cortez and Anuel AA’s “Ley Seca” took 19 weeks to arrive at No. 1 on the February 5-dated survey. Karol G’s “Sejodioto” also crossed the barrier in its 17th week.
“Cúrame” knocks Romeo Santos’ “Huellas” from its one-week reign (dips to No. 2) with 9.19 million in audience impressions, up 58%, earned in the week ending February 27, according to MRC Data. It’s the biggest percentage gain of the week, ahead of Raymix’s latest single “Te Voy a Conquistar,” with NZO, which debuts at No. 42 with a 43% gain.
“Cúrame” is the sixth single from Rauw’s two-week champ Vice Versa, his second studio album and first No. 1 on Top Latin Albums (July 10, 2021-dated chart). The new No. 1 arrives after the Puerto Rican released the EP Trap Cake Vol. 2 on February 25, the follow-up to the EP’s first volume in 2019 (the latter set has not entered the charts).
Beyond its Latin Airplay coronation, “Cúrame” rises 4-1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay, where it also follows “Todo de Ti” as his seventh chart-topper.