Grupo Frontera & Shakira Reach No. 1 Simultaneously on Two Billboard Charts with “(Entre Paréntesis)”

Grupo Frontera is celebrating a double victory…

The Regional Mexican band’s collaboration with Shakira, “(Entre Paréntesis),” has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay and Regional Mexican Airplay.

Grupo Frontera, Shakira“(Entre Paréntesis)” crowns both lists dated May 18.

The track is Shakira’s second regional Mexican pair-up, and her first to rule both charts simultaneously.

On Latin Airplay, “(Entre Paréntesis)” jumps 2-1 to top the overall Latin radio list despite a 3% dip in audience impressions, to 9.63 million, on U.S. reporting radio stations during the May 3-9 tracking week, according to Luminate.

With the ascension, Shakira adds her record-extending 23rd No. 1 on Latin Airplay among women in the chart’s almost 30-year history.

Here’s an updated list of the female artists with the most No. 1s on Latin Airplay, which launched in 1994 (overall, J Balvin continues at the lead overall, with 36 No. 1s):

23, Shakira
17, Karol G
11, Gloria
10, Jennifer López
10, Natti Natasha
7, Rosalía
6, Becky G

Grupo Frontera, meanwhile, captures its third champ, after “Bebe Dame,” with Fuerza Regida, for one week atop in 2023 and “Un X100to,” with Bad Bunny, with a six-week domination in 2023.

“(Entre Paréntesis)” is the ninth single off Shakira’s 12th studio album Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran, released March 22. The set made a splash across Billboard’s charts, including a No. 1 start on Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums, and a top 10 debut on Top Album Sales and Vinyl Albums charts (dated April 6).

“(Entre Paréntesis)” is the second regional Mexican song to concurrently top Latin Airplay and Regional Mexican Airplay. Previously, “Por El Contrario” by Becky G with siblings Leonardo and Angela Aguilar, topped both rankings for one week on the chart dated March 9.

Over on Regional Mexican Airplay, “(Paréntesis)” takes the lead (rising 2-1) with 7.32 million audience impressions, down 4% across regional Mexican stations. The move earns Shakira a first No. 1 on the tally, after “El Jefe,” with Fuerza Regida, took her to a No. 9 high in Nov. 2023.

The Edinburg, Texas band picks up its ninth No. 1, and enters a tie with Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga and Grupo Firme for the third-most No. 1s this decade.

Shakira Earns 21st No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “El Jefe,” Featuring Fuerza Regida

Shakira is a girl boss…

The 46-year-old Colombian superstar has strengthened her dominance on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart as “El Jefe,” her collaboration with Fuerza Regida, extends her record for the most No. 1s among women in the chart’s history.

Shakira, El JefeThe cross-genre track rises 5-1 on the chart dated November 18 and sends Karol G’s “Mi Ex Tenía Razón” to No. 2 after two weeks in charge. 

“El Jefe” advances with an 18% gain in audience impressions, to 10.3 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending November 9, according to Luminate.

It gives Fuerza Regida its second champ: “Bebe Dame,” with Grupo Frontera, took the Mexican American regional Mexican band to No. 1 for one week in March. In between, the group scored another top 10, “Mentira No Es,” with Banda MS (No. 6 high last July).

With the new ruler, Shakira improves her career total of Latin Airplay No. 1s to 21.

She remains atop the leaderboard for the most No. 1s among women since the char launched in 1994. Now she ties with Romeo Santos for eighth-most overall. Here’s a review of the artists with the most rulers on the all- Latin airplay tally, a record mostly male- dominated:

36, J Balvin
33, Ozuna
32, Enrique Iglesias
28, Daddy Yankee
23, Maluma
22, Bad Bunny
22, Wisin
21, Romeo Santos
21, Shakira
18, Ricky Martin

Elsewhere, “El Jefe” enters the top 10 on Regional Mexican Airplay, at No. 9. Shakira picks up her first top 10 there, while Fuerza Regida secures its seventh.

In addition to its radio growth, “El Jefe” has achieved multiple top 10s across Billboard charts: No. 1 on Latin Digital Song Sales, No. 4 on Hot Latin Songs, which blends airplay, digital sales, and streaming activity, and on Latin Streaming Songs, all on the October 7-dated lists.

Fuerza Regida Earns Second No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with Banda MS-Collab “Mentira No Es”

Fuerza Regida is back at the top of the charts…

The Regional Mexican band and Banda MS’ second collaboration “Mentira No Es” has jumped from No. 6 to No. 1 to lead Billboard’s July 29-dated Regional Mexican Airplay chart.

Fuerza Regida & Banda MSPreviously, Banda MS enlisted Fuerza Regida for “Santo Patrón,” which dips 16-39 after reaching No. 13 in June.

“Mentira No Es” rules with 7.5 million audience impressions earned in the week ending July 20, according to Luminate. That’s a 38% gain from the week prior, an increase that secures the track the week’s Greatest Gainer honor.

As the collaboration advances to the top, Banda MS collects its 19th No. 1, and first since “Hay Que Hacer Dinero,” featuring Eden Muñoz, led for a week in July 2022.

Fuerza Regida, meanwhile, captures its second Regional Mexican Airplay No. 1, following the three-week command of “Bebe Dame,” with Grupo Frontera, this March-April.

As “Mentira No Es” grants Banda MS its 19th ruler, the Mazatlán group breaks from a tie with both Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga and Intocable for the second-most No. 1s overall in the list’s history. Only Calibre 50, with 23 champs, claims more.

Most Regional Mexican Airplay No. 1s:
23, Calibre 50
19, Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga
18, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
18, Intocable
17, La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
16, Conjunto Primavera
16, Los Tigres del Norte
15, Christian Nodal

Elsewhere, “Mentira No Es” vaults 18-6 for a new best on the overall Latin Airplay chart, also the week’s biggest gainer there. The song becomes Banda MS’ 24th top 10 and likewise first since “Hay Que Dinero,” which hit No. 6 last July. The new top 10 is Fuerza Regida’s second, after “Bebe Dame” led for a week in March.

La Maquinaria Norteña Earns Third No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Te Quiero Ver”

La Maquinaria Norteña is celebrating another chart-topper…

The Regional Mexican band continues its winning streak as its latest single, “Te Quiero Ver,” rises 2-1 to rule Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated July 22.

La Maquinaria NorteñaIt’s the third No. 1 for the Roswell, N.M.-based group, all of which arrived less than a year ago.

“Te Quiero Ver” rises to the summit on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart with 7.69 million audience impressions, a 7% swell from the week prior, earned in the U.S. during the July 7-13 tracking week, according to Luminate.

The quintet’s new champ follows “Eres Ese Algo,” which commanded for one week in February. With “Te Quiero Ver” in the lead, La Maquinaria picks up its third No. 1 among 29 career entries, and 13 top 10s. Its first came through the one-week ruler “50 y Cincuenta” in August 2022.

“Te Quiero Ver” ousts Grupo Firme and Gerardo Coronel’s “Que Onda Perdida” from the top slot after three weeks in charge.

With “Te Quiero Ver” at No. 1, La Maquinaria solidifies its standing becoming the only act, overall, with dual coronations unaccompanied by any other act on Regional Mexican Airplay in 2023.

Further, the quintet is also the second act to place at least two rulers on the survey in the same period. The only other act to place as many or more is Grupo Frontera with three champs: “Que Vuelvas” with Carin León (six weeks at No. 1, between Jan-Feb), “Bebe Dame” with Fuerza Regida (three weeks at No. 1, March-April) and “Di Que Sí” with Grupo Marca Registrada (April-May).

“Te Quiero Ver” also sees progress on the overall Latin Airplay chart, rising to its No. 5 high.

The northeño tune was composed by Keith Nieto, he group’s saxophonist.

La Maquinaria is comprised of leading vocalist and sixth bass player Sergio “Mosca” Soto, Nieto on sax, Rory Nieto on accordion, Tony Nieto on drums and Iván Gutiérrez on electric bass.

Yng Lvcas Earns First No. 1 on Billboard Latin Airplay Chart with Peso Pluma-Collab “La Bebe”

Yng Lvcas is celebrating a Billboard first… 

The 23-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter and rapper has picked up his first No. 1 on Billboard’Latin Airplay chart as “La Bebe,” with Peso Pluma, ascends 2-1 to lead the list dated July 15.

Yng Lvcas, Peso Pluma, La BebeThe collab checks into the penthouse on the overall Latin chart in its fourth week at No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay.

“La Bebe” takes over Latin Airplay with 10 million audience impressions, up 1% from the week prior, earned in the U.S. in the week ending July 6, according to Luminate.

The song replaces Grupo Frontera and Bad Bunny’s “X100to” from its six-week domination, dipping 2-1 with a 14% decline in impressions, to 9.3 million.

“La Bebe” grants Lvcas his first Latin Airplay champ, who joins four other acts who have also taken over the tally in 2023 with their first leaders: Fuerza Regida and Grupo Frontera through “Bebe Dame” (one week, March 25), Marshmello with the Manuel Turizo-assisted “El Merengue” (one week, June 10), and his contemporary Peso Pluma, as “Ella Baila Sola,” with Eslabon Armado, placed the Mexican at the lead for one week (June 17).

Thus, the latter collects his second ruler.

Further, “La Bebe” is the only collaborative charting effort by Lvcas on any Billboard chart. He captured his maiden entry on any Billboard tally when the original version of the song, sans Pluma, debuted on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart at No. 152, reaching a No. 2 high in April, after the remix with Pluma dropped.

Since then, the successful partnership has experienced a rewarding performance across charts. Here’s the recap:

Peak Position, Chart, Peak Date
No. 2, Latin Streaming Songs, April 8
No. 2, Hot Latin Songs, April 15
No. 1, Latin Digital Song Sales, April 15
No. 2, Global Excl. U.S, April 22
No. 5, Streaming Songs, April 29
No. 2, Global 22, June 10
No. 1, Latin Rhythm Airplay, June 24 (four weeks atop)
No. 1, Latin Airplay, July 15

Beyond its Latin Airplay coronation, “La Bebe” holds steady at its No. 2 high for a seventh week on the multi-metric Hot Latin Songs chart, despite a 5% decline in streaming activity: it logged 13.2 million clicks in the U.S. during the same period. Plus, it also sees a fall in sales: 12% from the previous week to 1,000 downloads.

Fuerza Regida Captures Its Highest Debut on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart with “Sabor Fresa”

Fuerza Regida can savor their growing popularity…

The Regional Mexican band, which hails from California, has captured its highest debut on BillboardHot Latin Songs chart with latest single “Sabor Fresa.”

Fuerza RegidaThe track starts at No. 3 on the ranking dated July 8.

The song follows Fuerza Regida’s “TQM,” which likewise debuted in the upper region just a month ago (No. 5, June).

With “Sabor Fresa,” the group picks up its fourth top 10 on Hot Latin Songs. Out of those, “Bebe Dame,” with Grupo Frontera — its first entry and highest-charting title on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 (No. 25 high in January) — marked Fuerza Regida’s first champ on Hot Latin Songs, which blends airplay, sales and streaming data, leading for two weeks.

“Sabor Fresa” starts at No. 3 on the multimetric survey fueled by a strong streaming activity. The song logged 15 million official U.S. streams in the tracking week ending June 29, according to Luminate. That figure makes for a No. 11 launch on the overall Streaming Songs and No. 2 on Latin Streaming Songs, Fuerza Regida’s highest debut on both.

Sales, too, power “Sabor Fresa’s” high start on Hot Latin Songs. While the song sold less than 1,000 downloads during the same tracking period, it was enough for a No. 3 launch on Latin Digital Song Sales.

On a global level, “Sabor Fresa” bows at No. 16 on the Billboard Global 200 with 37.2 million streams and at No. 25 on Global Excl. U.S. with 23.1 million clicks.

Plus, at its No. 26 entrance on Hot 100, “Sabor Fresa” nearly misses becoming Fuerza Regida’s highest-charting song there. “Bebe Dame” peaked at No. 25 on the January 28-dated list.

Eslabon Armado & Peso Pluma’s “Ella Baila Sola” Rises to No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma continue finding combined success on the Billboard charts.

The Regional Mexican group’s team-up with the 24-year-old Mexican singer/songwriter continues to pay dividends as “Ella Baila Sola” commands yet another Billboard chart: It rises 3-1 to lead the Latin Airplay list dated June 17.

Eslabon Armado x Peso PlumaThe song adds a sixth chart domination after leading Billboard’s Global 200, Hot Latin Songs, Regional Mexican Airplay, Latin Streaming Songs and Latin Digital Songs Sales charts.

“Ella Baila Sola” locks its No. 1 spot on the overall Latin Airplay chart with a 1% gain in audience impressions, to 10.4 million, logged during the June 2-8 tracking week, according to Luminate.

The collab ousts another pair-up from the lead: Marshmello and Manuel Turizo’s “El Merengue” ruled the June 10-dated survey, and falls to No. 3 on the current chart.

As “Ella Baila Sola” hits No. 1 on Latin Airplay, Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma both cement the Regional Mexican genre’s authority across Latin radio stations in the U.S.

It’s the third regional Mexican song to top the tally in 2023, after Fuerza Regida and Grupo Frontera’s “Bebe Dame” (one week, March 25) and Grupo Frontera and Bad Bunny’s “Un x100to” (three weeks starting the May 20-dated list).

Those three champs join Alejandro Fernández’s “Caballero” and La Adictiva Banda San José de Mesillas’Escondidos,” which ruled for one week each in 2020, making a total of five No. 1 hits on Latin Airplay this decade. With just three years in, the ‘20s might match or outperform the ‘90s, when 18 regional Mexican tracks coronated Latin Airplay — six in 1997 alone — the largest provider of No. 1-charting titles stemming from the genre since the chart launched in 1994.

As “Ella Baila” arrives at the summit, both Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma score their first No. 1 there.

Eslabon Armado secured a No. 6-high through the Ulices Chaidez-collab “Te Encontré” in June 2021. Meanwhile, Peso Pluma’s “La Bebe,” with Ynv Lvcas, rises 8-6 on the current ranking.

“Ella Baila Sola” has now commanded six Billboard charts.

Here’s the leaderboard:

Peak Date, Chart, Weeks at No. 1
April 1, Latin Streaming Songs, 12
April 15, Hot Latin Songs, 10
April 22, Latin Digital Songs Sales, five
April 29, Billboard Global 200, five
May 27, Regional Mexican Airplay, three
June 6, Latin Airplay

Grupo Frontera Earns Second No. 1 on Billboard Latin Airplay Chart with Bad Bunny-Collab “Un x100to”

Grupo Frontera have earned a place in music history…

The Regional Mexican group has achieved a feat unseen on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart in more than a decade, becoming the first act to place two Regional Mexican songs at No. 1 in a single year.

Bad Bunny x Grupo FronteraThe group claims the first such double win since Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga in 2009.

Grupo Frontera’s “Un x100to,” with Bad Bunny, hits No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart dated May 20 due to a 20% boost in audience impressions, to 10.7 million, in the United States in the week ending May 11, according to Luminate.

The quintet secured its first champ on Latin Airplay as “Bebe Dame,” with Fuerza Regida, capped the March 25-dated ranking.

The last regional Mexican act to post two No. 1s on the tally in the same year was Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga, whose “Te Presumo” and “Me Gusta Todo de Ti” ruled for six and five weeks beginning the February 28 and December 26, 2009-dated lists, respectively.

Since Latin Airplay launched in November 1994, Grupo Frontera logs just the fifth instance of an act notching two regional Mexican No. 1s in a single year. Marco Antonio Solis first achieved the feat in 1996 and is the only artist to have earned the honor twice.

Here’s the full list below:

Acts With 2 Regional Mexican No. 1s on Latin Airplay in a Single Year:
Grupo Frontera, 2023: “Un x100to,” with Bad Bunny, “Bebe Dame,” with Fuerza Regida
Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga, 2009: “Me Gusta Todo De Ti,” “Te Presumo”
Conjunto Primavera, 2007: “Basta Ya,” “Ese”
Marco Antonio Solis, 1997: “La Venia Bendita,” “Así Como Te Conocí”
Marco Antonio Solis, 1996: “Recuerdos, Tristeza Y Soledad,” “Que Pena Me Das”

Bad Bunny, meanwhile, captures his 21st Latin Airplay champ, the seventh-most among all acts since the chart’s inception in 1994. J Balvin leads with 35 No. 1s, followed by Enrique Iglesias and Ozuna (32 each), Daddy Yankee (28), Maluma and Wisin (22 each).

Expanding on the regional Mexican genre’s momentum, as Grupo Frontera reached the No. 1 slot with “Bebe Dame” in March, the quintet brought back the format to Latin Airplay’s top spot following a three-year gap, after La Adictiva Banda San José de Mesillas’ “Escondidos” crowned for one week on January 18, 2020.

This decade, so far, four regional Mexican songs have secured a spot at No. 1. “Escondidos” succeeded Alejandro Fernández’s “Caballero,” which began its two-week reign on the Jan. 4, 2020, chart, prior to Grupo Frontera’s two leaders this year.

Looking back to the Latin Airplay chart’s 1994 inception, the ’90s dispensed the most regional Mexican chart-toppers in a single decade: 18 (despite the chart debuting nearly halfway through the decade), led by the likes of Solis, Rocio Durcal, Alejandro Fernández, Juan Gabriel, Los Tigres del Norte and Selena. Almost as many – 17 – ruled during the 2000s, while nine led in the ‘10s, continuing a rich legacy for the genre.

The 2020s are on pace for around 12 regional Mexican No. 1s by the end of the decade, although the genre’s unprecedented heights on the Billboard Hot 100, led by “Un x100to” and Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma’s “Ella Baila Sola” – the first regional Mexican top 10s ever on the chart, where they currently rank at Nos. 7 and 4, respectively – suggest an even greater ceiling.

A new wave of acts is fusing mariachi, norteño, banda, sierreño and corridos, as well as collaborating with artists, such as Bad Bunny, generally outside the genre.

Fuerza Regida & Grupo Frontera Earn First No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Bebe Dame”

Fuerza Regida continues dominating the charts…

The Regional Mexican group’s Grupo Frontera-collab “Bebe Dame” expands its chart-topping domination as the two groups’ second collab ascends from the runner-up slot to lead Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart dated March 25.

Fuerza Regida & Grupo Frontera The track dethrones Bizarrap and Shakira’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” after four nonconsecutive weeks on top.

Strong airplay across Latin radio stations fuels “Bebe Dame” to No. 1 in its eighth week after it registered 11.5 million in audience impressions, up 14%, in the U.S. in the week ending March 16, according to Luminate.

In addition to its leadership across Hot Latin Songs (two weeks; Jan. 21 and March 4) and Regional Mexican Airplay, where it holds for a second week at the penthouse, “Bebe Dame” now rules the all-genre Latin Airplay ranking, a first champ for both Fuerza Regida and Grupo Frontera.

While Fuerza Regida reached a No. 14 high with “Se Acabó,” with Lenin Ramirez and Banda Renovación, last December, Grupo Frontera captures its third top 10 among four career entries. Previously, the five-member ensemble secured a No. 4 high through “Que Vuelvas.

“Bebe Dame’s” new achievement also secures a first chart topper for labels Street Mob and BorderKid. It’s the third instance of an indie label sending a song to No. 1 on Latin Airplay in 2023, after Rimas Music through Bad Bunny and Rauw Alejandro’s “Party” (Feb. 11-dated list) and DALE Play with “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” (four weeks between Feb. and March).

Elsewhere, “Bebe Dame” dips 2-3 on the multimetric Hot Latin Songs chart with declines in both streaming activity and digital sales. The song logged 10.1 million U.S. clicks, a 6% drop from the prior week, and sold a little less than 1,000 downloads, a 4% decrease, dropping 2-4 on Latin Digital Song Sales.

Further, on the overall Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Bebe Dame” rallies 64-47, after it peaked at No. 25 in chart dated Jan. 28.

Fuerza Regida Notches First No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with Grupo Frontera-Collab “Bebe Dame”

Fuerza Regida is celebrating a big first…

The Regional Mexican group continues its good fortune across Billboard’s Latin charts as “Bebe Dame,” with Grupo Frontera, jumps 2-1 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated March 18.

Fuerza Regida & Grupo Frontera The song’s new coronation lands after it dominated on the Hot Latin Songs chart for two weeks.

“Bebe Dame” rises to the top of Regional Mexican Airplay thanks to a 15% increase in audience impressions, to 9.2 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending March 9, according to Luminate.

The collaboration was released on December 16 and belongs to Fuerza Regida’s Sigan Hablando album, which earned the five-member ensemble its highest peaking set on Top Latin Albums (No. 2, Jan. 28) and a two-week reign on Regional Mexican Albums.

“Bebe Dame” is the second collaborative effort by Fuerza Regida and Grupo Frontera, following “911” which reached the top 25 on the multimetric Hot Latin Songs chart last December.

Back on Regional Mexican Airplay, as “Bebe Dame” leads the 29-year-old ranking, Fuerza Regida secures its first champ. Previously, the San Bernardino, Calif-based group reached the top five through the No. 5-peaking “Sigan Chambeando” in August 2019.

Grupo Frontera, meanwhile, claims its second leader in less than two months. The group replaces itself at No. 1, sending “Que Vuelvas,” with Carin León, to No. 5 following its six-nonconsecutive-week run on top, which began on the Jan. 28-dated list.

Further, “Bebe Dame” holds at No. 2 on Hot Latin Songs for a seventh frame after two weeks atop, despite dips in both streams and digital sales. It also leaps 6-2 on the all-genre Latin Airplay tally, granting Fuerza Regida its first top 10 there. Grupo Frontera picks up its third straight top 10.