Luis Fonsi Earns Ninth No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Airplay Chart with Rauw Alejandro-Collab “Vacío”

Luis Fonsi is on Cloud Nine

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer’s single “Vacío” featuring Rauw Alejandro takes over the top spot on BillboardLatin Pop Airplay chart as the song rises from No. 3 on the May 8-dated survey.

Luis Fonsi & Rauw Alejandro

The song jumps 3-1 boosted by a 21% lift in audience impressions, to 6.7 million, earned in the week ending May 2, according to MRC Data.

Luis Fonsi earns his ninth No. 1 on the chart after “Perfecta” with Farruko reigned for two weeks starting in December 2020.

Rauw picks up his third, and second of the year, following “Baila Conmigo,” his two-week champ alongside Selena Gómez (March 13-dated list).

“Vacío” is the fourth male co-billed duet to top BillboardLatin Pop Airplay chart in 2021, one of which, as previously mentioned, also includes Luis Fonsi: “Perfecta,” with Farruko (Jan. 2).

In between, two other dual male pairings took the crown: Ozuna and Camilo’s “Despeinada” (four weeks starting Jan. 9-dated list) and Sebastian Yatra and Guaynaa’s “Chica Ideal” (three-week champ starting February 2).

“Vacío” is among a handful of songs of late to find reception among both Latin pop and Latin rhythmic audiences and radio. It continues its ascent on the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart (9-7) to become the fifth Latin pop song No. 1 of 2021 to make it to the top 10 of the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart, following four other titles which led Latin Pop Airplay before: Ozuna and Camilo’s “Despeinada,” Sebastian Yatra and Guaynaa’s “Chica Ideal,” Selena Gomez and Rauw Alejandro’s “Baila Conmigo” and Karol G, Anuel AA and J Balvin’s “Location.”

“Vacío” concurrently enters the top 10 on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart with a 14-9 hike. Luis Fonsi ups his career count to 19 top 10s, while Rauw clams his sixth. “Vacío” was written by Fonsi, Andres TorresMauricio RengifoOmar Alfanno and Rauw.

Selena Gomez’s “Revelación” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart

Selena Gomez is No. 1 with a bullet…

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart with her first Spanish-language album Revelación on the March 27-dated survey.

Selena Gomez

Her album arrives with 23,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending March 18, according to MRC Data — marking the biggest week for a Latin album by a woman since 2017.

“I never go into anything expecting a No. 1 so I do not take it for granted,” Gomez tells Billboard. “It’s always a bit nerve racking before releasing any music because as artists we put so much of ourselves out there. For this EP specifically, I was the most nervous I have been in a long time because my heritage means so much to me and I have been talking about doing this for over 10 years. I wanted it to be perfect. I am thrilled to see the response from my fans and also from people who might not have listened to my other music.”

The Top Latin Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multimetric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

The seven-track Revelación was released March 12 via Interscope/IGA. Of its starting sum of 23,000 equivalent album units, album sales comprise 14,000 and the bulk of the remainder are SEA units (equaling 12.21 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs). Gomez’s debut Latin project boasts the biggest week for a Latin album by a woman in nearly four years, since Shakira’s El Dorado started with 29,000 units in its first week (chart dated June 17, 2017).

“Without a doubt the most challenging aspect was having to do all of the sessions over Zoom,” Gomez adds. “We started recording the EP right before COVID-19 shut everything down. In the beginning there were times I ended up canceling sessions because I found it so uninspiring not to be in the same room with everyone. I eventually was able to get past it and am extremely happy with how the music came together. [Producer] Tainy was very patient with me while I worked through my frustrations.”

Revelación is the first album by a female act at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums since Shakira’s El Dorado spent its fifth and final nonconsecutive week atop the list dated Aug. 5, 2017.

Gomez also notches the highest debut by a female solo act since Jenni Rivera’s Paloma Negra Desde Monterrey likewise debuted atop the list in November 2016. In between Rivera and Gomez, a collaborative set by two women launched at No. 1: Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman’s Versus in July 2017.

As Gomez’s “Baila Conmigo,” with Rauw Alejandro, concurrently takes over the top spot on the new Latin Airplay chart, she becomes the first female act in over a decade to rule both charts simultaneously. The last woman to achieve the feat was Shakira when Sale el Sol and “Loca,” featuring El Cata, ruled both Top Latin Albums and Latin Airplay, respectively in November 2010.

Elsewhere, Gomez places a total of four tracks on Hot Latin Songs, all from Revelación — one of which debuts in the top 20: “Baila Conmigo” with Rauw Alejandro lifts 8-5, “Selfish Love,” with DJ Snake, is at No. 18, “Dámelo To’,” featuring Myke Towers, starts at No. 20, and “De Una Vez,” re-enters at No. 50.

“Releasing ‘De Una Vez’ as the first song was the perfect way to introduce the new music,” Gomez says. “It’s a song I really related to and I think it’s beautiful with a message of hope and healing. I think all of the collaborators bring different elements to the table. With Snake it was great because we have a history together so on a mere comfort level that was nice to have. On ‘Dámelo Tó’ Myke brings this smooth rap and it makes you crave for it to be summer because it has the kind of vibe. When we were recording ‘Baila Conmigo’ I  knew we needed a male voice on it and Rauw has the ideal sexy, soulful voice that really complements the song perfectly.”

Revelación concurrently bows at No. 1 on Latin Pop Albums and at No. 22 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.

Selena Gomez Releases First-Ever Spanish Album “Revelación”

It’s a revelation like no other for Selena Gomez

A decade after tweeting that Spanish music was on the way, the 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has officially released her first-ever Spanish project.

Selena Gomez

Entitled Revelación, the seven-track set, produced by hitmaker Tainy, kicks off with the dreamy pop track “De Una Vez” that puts Gomez’s soothing vocals and empowering lyrics at the forefront.

“She wanted us to give life to Selena Gomez in Spanish,” singer-songwriter Elena Rose, who co-wrote most of the songs on the EP, tells Billboard. “For it to be a direct translation of who she is when she’s singing in English. She’s all about empowerment, compassion, being a warrior, and being vulnerable. So the lyrics were very important here.”

Revelación picks up speed with more rhythmic, soft reggaeton tracks like “Buscando Amor,” the Rauw Alejandro-assisted “Baila Conmigo,” and “Dámelo To’” with Myke Towers.

She then goes solo again with “Vicio” and “Adiós.”

The EP, an exploration of her Latin roots, follows Gomez’s 2020 album Rare.

Selena Gomez Releases Trippy Music Video for “Selfish Love” with DJ Snake

Selena Gomez is trippin out…

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress and DJ Snake have released the official music video for their new single “Selfish Love,” coming a day after the pair released the single.”

Selena Gomez

The trippy music video, directed by award-winning filmmaker Rodrigo Saavedra, features SelGo working at a house of mirrors disguised as a beauty salon that will make men think twice before stepping in to get a haircut.

“Selfish Love” will appear on Gomez’s upcoming first-ever Spanish EP Revelación, due March 12.

Earlier this week, Gomez revealed the full track list of the seven-song set, including “Baila Conmigo” with Rauw Alejandro, “De Una Vez,” “Dámelo To’” with Myke Towers, “Buscando Amor,” “Vicio” and “Adios.”

The low-key dance track follows Gomez’s 2018 collaboration with DJ Snake on “Taki Taki,” also featuring Cardi B and Ozuna, and tells the story of a girl who admits she has some jealous feelings.

Selena Gomez to Perform “Baila Conmigo” with Rauw Alejandro at Premio Lo Nuestro

Selena Gomez is taking her Spanish turn to Univision

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress will make her debut at this year’s Premio Lo Nuestro awards show.

Selena Gomez, Rauw Alejandro, Baila Conmigo

Gomez will take the stage to perform “Baila Conmigo” alongside Rauw Alejandro live for the first time.

“Baila Conmigo” is Gomez’s second Spanish-language single released in 2021, following “De Una Vez.”

Both singles form part of her forthcoming album “Revelación,” scheduled for release on March 12.

Premio Lo Nuestro airs live February 18 on Univision.

Selena Gomez Releases Rauw Alejandro Spanish Collaboration “Baila Conmigo”

Selena Gomez is urging you to dance with her…

Only two days after revealing that her first-ever Spanish-language EP, Revelación, will be released this spring, the 28-year-old Mexican American singer has dropped the Rauw Alejandro-assisted and Tainy-produced single “Baila Conmigo.”

Selena Gomez, Rauw Alejandro, Baila Conmigo

“Dance, dance, dance with me/ Dance, dance and I’ll follow you/ Come closer, come get loose/ Don’t leave me without making me want to come back,” Gomez sings on the flirty track (translation via Genius).

The song comes two weeks after “De Una Vez,” a rhythmic pop song about healing and self-worth that was produced by Tainy, Albert Hype, Jota Rosa and Neon16.

Gomez also unleashed the official music video for “Baila Conmigo.” While Gomez only appears for a few seconds, the vibrant video is still a visual treat, as two young lovers dance on a beach and ride motorcycles.

Gomez’s Revelación EP will come out on March 12.

 

Selena Gomez to Release First-Ever Spanish-Language EP in March

Selena Gomez is switching tongues in a big way…

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has officially announced plans to release her first-ever Spanish-language EP is set on March 12.

Selena Gomez

Titled Revelación, the album will follow Gomez’s singles “De Una Vez,” which arrived on January 16, and the Rauw Alejandro-assisted “Baila Conmigo,” which will be released on Friday, January 29.

“Revelación, my first ever Spanish EP, is out March 12,” the singer tweeted to her over 60 million followers. “Preorder it tomorrow at 9am PT.”

News of the EP comes a day after Gomez announced the Tainy-produced “Baila Conmigo.” She shared a photo on social media that shows Selena rocking her shoulder-length hair, a fitted dress with a red-orange spotlight.

Earlier this month, the multi-hyphenate dropped “De Una Vez,” her first Spanish single in a decade, produced by Tainy, Albert Hype, Jota Rosa, and Neon16. In the song, Gomez opens up about healing from a previous relationship and discovering her self-worth.

The rhythmic pop tune scored Gomez her second top five on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart as “De Una Vez” debuts at No. 4 on the January 30 survey, which arrives two years since her first No. 1: DJ Snake’s bilingual “Taki Taki,” which also features Ozuna and Cardi B.

 

Selena Gomez Releases Spanish-Language Single “De Una Vez”

Selena Gomez is officially switching tongues…

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has released her highly anticipated Spanish-language song “De Una Vez,” a rhythmic pop track that touches on healing and empowerment.

Selena Gomez

“I am incredibly proud of my Latin background,” Gomez said about her new single in a statement. “It felt empowering to sing in Spanish again and ‘De Una Vez’ is such a beautiful love anthem.”

The track, produced by Tainy, Albert Hype, Jota Rosa and NEON16, premiered alongside a music video directed by Los Pérez.

The visual finds Gomez in a mythical house surrounded by magical visuals, where she steps into rooms representative of her evolution.

Toward the end of the video, the words “Baila Conmigo” emerge, hinting at a potential second Spanish single.

Following the release, she posted on Twitter: “This is the beginning of something I’ve wanted to explore for so long. I hope you love it as much as I do.”

It’s safe to say that fans love “De Una Vez” already, with a fan posting, “Selena you sound so good the vocals I’m shaking.” Another wrote, “it’s a masterpiece.”

Earlier Thursday, Gomez confirmed she was dropping a Spanish song, releasing the cover art for “De Una Vez.” She then retweeted her 2011 tweet where she had teased Spanish music was coming. “I think it will be worth the wait,” she added.

“De Una Vez,” released via Interscope Records and UMG, drops just a few days after zealous fans started speculating on social media that she’d drop Spanish-language music soon after several murals promoting new music were spotted across Mexico. “Mexican Selenator took a picture with a painted wall in Sayulita, Mexico,” the fan page Selena Gomez Worldwide tweeted.

The song is the singer’s second Spanish-language track. She released “Un Año Sin Lluvia,” the Spanish version of her hit single “A Year Without Rain,” in 2010.

Selena Gomez’s Fans Speculate That She’ll Release Spanish Music in the Near Future

Could Selena Gomez be switching tongues?

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress’ fans believe that Gomez has new music is on the way: a Spanish-language project.

Selena Gomez

“10 years later, she’s coming!” reads a fan tweet responding to a tweet from Gomez in 2011. The singer expressed almost a decade ago: “Can’t wait for y’all to hear the Spanish record 😉 it’s sounding so cool.”

Selenators speculate that Gomez will soon release two Spanish-language songs titled “De Una Vez” and “Baila Conmigo” after various promo murals started popping up across Mexico.

“Mexican Selenator took a picture with a painted wall in Sayulita, Mexico,” tweeted fan page Selena Gomez Worldwide.

Meanwhile, the “Look At Her Now” singer, who hasn’t confirmed new music, recently teased the second season of her HBO Max cooking show Selena + Chef with a new trailer featuring the show’s second lead star, her grandfather.

“As you all know by now, I’m not the best cook,” she confesses during a voiceover in the clip. “But I’m not going to stop trying to get better. So I’m back in my kitchen to get schooled by the best chefs.”

Gomez will return to HBO Max on January 21.

https://twitter.com/PopCrave/status/1348776801355653122

Jennifer Lopez Earns 18th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart with “Baila Conmigo”

Jennifer Lopezhas an extra special reason to dance…

The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar tops Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart (dated Feb. 29) for an 18th time, as “Baila Conmigo” rises 2-1. 

J.Loreplaces Madonna’s “I Don’t Search I Find” on the chart to earn her 18th career No. 1 on the chart. 

Her string of chart-toppers officially spans four decades; she first ruled the chart with “If You Had My Love” in 1999.

Lopez’s newest song may not be familiar to the English-speaking U.S., but it’s already a huge hit in Latin America: “Baila Conmigo,” a brassy, hard-driving club record originally produced by Dayvi and Victor Cardenas and sung by Kelly Ruiz.

But J.Lo sings stern, rapid-fire lines over the track’s martial horns,and she also adds an “oh-oh-oh” chant that’s guaranteed to play well during her next arena show.

Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart ranks the top songs in night clubs based on DJ playlist data.