Romeo Santos has raced back to the top of the charts…
The 40-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer has notched his 20th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart as his latest single, “Sus Huellas,” debuts atop the list dated February 26.
The bachata track concurrently bows at No. 1 on the Tropical Airplay chart.
It’s just the fourth song to debut at No. 1 in the last five years on Latin Airplay, following Ozuna’s “La Funka” (2021), Lunay, Ozuna and Anuel AA’s “Aventura” (2019) and Santos’ own “Heroe Favorito” (2017).
On Latin Airplay, “Sus Huellas” leads with 9.1 million in audience impressions earned in the week ending February 20, according to MRC Data.
The song was released February 14, the first day of the tracking week, to become the most played song among Latin stations.
It dethrones Sebastian Yatra’s “Tacones Rojos” after its one week in charge.
With 20 total leaders on his account, Santos ties with Wisin, and concurrently extends his record for the most No. 1s among tropical acts. Here’s a recap of the leaderboard on Latin Airplay:
33, J Bavin
32, Enrique Iglesias
25, Daddy Yankee
20, Romeo Santos
17, Ricky Martin
16, Bad Bunny
15, Carlos Vives
The No. 1 arrival of “Sin Huellas” on Latin Airplay also marks a new triumph for Santos.
He last took over the chart with a No. 1 debut almost five years ago, when “Heroe Favorito” bowed atop the 50-deep tally in 2017.
In between, he’s placed five other No. 1 hits, including the four-week champ “Imitadora” in July 2017.
“Sin Huellas” also becomes Santos’ first No. 1 as a solo act, without an unaccompanied artist, since “Centavito” ruled for one week in December 2018.
As on Latin Airplay, “Sus Huellas” is Santos’ first No. 1 debut on Tropical Airplay since 2017 among a collection of 16 total wins, including two 15-week rulers (“Centavito” in 2018 and “La Mejor Versión de Mi,” with Natti Natasha, in 2019).
Beyond its Latin Airplay and Tropical Airplay coronations, “Sus Huellas” bows at No. 21 on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart (a blend of airplay, digital sales, and streaming data), Santos’ highest start there since “Aullando,” with Wisin & Yandel, arrived at No. 19 in 2019.
The song generated 1.61 million streams in the U.S. in the week ending February 17, after only four days of tracking. It concurrently sold a little under 1,000 downloads, enough for a No. 4 start on Latin Digital Song Sales.
“Sus Huellas,” written by Santos, is the first single from his forthcoming album Formula, Vol. 3.