Bizarrap & Quevedo Earn First No. 1 on Billboard Latin Airplay Chart with “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52”

Bizarrap’s hit keeps on giving…

The 24-year-old Argentine Latin Grammy-nominated record producer and DJ has achieved a new career milestone as his Quevedo-collaboration “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” rises to No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart dated November 5.

Bizarrap, Quevedo,It’s the first No. 1 on the chart for both acts.

The new achievement lands after their team-up led both, the Billboard Global 200 chart (six weeks) and the Global Excl. U.S. chart (four weeks) starting with the July 30-dated rankings.

“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” advances to the top slot in its seventh week on Latin Airplay thanks to an 8% gain, to 9 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending October 30, according to Luminate.

With the move, Bizarrap and Quevedo join four other acts who have notched their first champ through their first showing on the list in 2022.

Here are this year’s new winners:

Artist, Title, Accompanied Artists, Peak Date
Victor Cárdenas, “El Incomprendido,” with Farruko & DJ Adoni, Jan. 29
DJ Adoni, El Incomprendido,” with Farruko & Victor Cárdenas, Jan. 29
Lisa, “SG,” with DJ Snake, Ozuna & Megan Thee Stallion, April 2
Megan Thee Stallion, “SG,” with DJ Snake, Ozuna & Lisa, April 2
Bizarrap, “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” with Quevedo
Quevedo, “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” with Bizarrap

The collaboration between Bizarrap and Quevedo outs another pairing, Romeo Santos and Justin Timberlake’s “Sin Fin,” after its one-week command.

Meanwhile “Vol. 52” leads Latin Rhythm Airplay for a second week.

Elsewhere, “Vol. 52” steps 12-11 on the multi-metric Hot Latin Songs chart despite a decline in both streams and sales. The song dips 5 in U.S. streams with 4.1 million logged in the week ending October 27. It also falls 7% in downloads sold in the same period.

Bizarrap’s Quevedo-Collab “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” is World’s Biggest Song This Week

It’s another double for Bizarrap.

The 23-year-old Argentinian record producer and DJ’s collaboration with Quevedo, “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” is the biggest song in the world, spending a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 and a fifth frame atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart.

Bizarrap, Quevedo,

“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” by Bizarrap and freestyler Quevedo, spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200, as it drew 74.1 million streams and sold 1,200 downloads worldwide in the August 12-18 tracking week.

Harry Styles’ “As It Was” drops to No. 2 after a record 13 weeks at No. 1 on the Global 200; Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone’s “Me Porto Bonito” holds at No. 3 after reaching No. 2.

Bad Bunny’s own “Tití Me Preguntó” is steady at its No. 4 high.

“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” by Bizarrap and Quevedo rules the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a fifth week, with 68.8 million streams and 800 downloads sold in territories outside the U.S. in the Aug. 12-18 tracking week.

Harry Styles’ “As It Was” holds at No. 2 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, following a record 13 weeks at No. 1; Rosalía’s “Despechá” rises 5-3 for a new best; Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone’s “Me Porto Bonito” slips 3-4, after reaching No. 2; and Bad Bunny’s “Tití Me Preguntó” drops to No. 5 from its No. 4 high.

The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Aug. 27, 2022) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 23). For both charts, the top 100 titles are available to all readers on Billboard.com, while the complete 200-title rankings are visible on Billboard Pro, Billboard‘s subscription-based service. For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

The two charts rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Luminate. The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.

Chart ranks are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts’ calculations.

Bizarrap & Quevedo’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” Logs Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard Global 200 & Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Charts

Bizarrap still has the world’s biggest song this week… 

The 23-year-old Argentine record producer and DJ’s collaboration with Spain’s Quevedo, “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” spends a third week at No. 1 on both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts.

Quevedo, BizarrapTwo weeks earlier, the track became the first leader on the lists for each act.

The two charts, which began in September 2020, rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Luminate. The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.

Chart ranks are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts’ calculations.

“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” by Argentine producer/recording artist Bizarrap and Spanish freestyler Quevedo, spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200, as it drew 87 million streams (down 5%) and sold 1,000 downloads (up 11%) worldwide in the July 29-Aug. 4 tracking week.

“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” concurrently crowns the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a third week, with 81.8 million streams (down 6%) and 800 downloads sold (up 1%) in territories outside the U.S. in the July 29-Aug. 4 tracking week.

Bizarrap’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” Collaboration with Quevedo Notches Second Week at No. 1 on Both Billboard Global 200 & Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Charts

Bizarrap is celebrating the global success of his latest single…

The 23-year-old Argentine record producer and DJ’s collaboration with Spain’s QuevedoBzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” has notched a second week at No. 1 on both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts.

Bizarrap, Quevado, A week earlier, Bizarrap’s track became the first leader on the lists for each act. 

The two charts, which began in September 2020, rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Luminate. The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.

Chart ranks are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts’ calculations.

“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 after it drew 92 million streams (up 4%) and sold 1,000 downloads (up 34%) worldwide in the July 22-28 tracking week.

“For me, he was the perfect bridge between the Argentine urban movement and the world,” Federico “Fede” Lauria, president of Bizarrap’s label, Dale Play Records, told Billboard last week of his 2019 signing of the artist whose “Sessions” series began in 2018. “You could already see his impact in Argentina. His sessions were already having an effect.”

“My music is now heard around the world, and it’s something that’s honestly just incredible,” marveled Quevedo, who noted that Bizarrap reached out to him via Instagram for their collaboration. “He told me he liked what I was doing and was hoping we could do music together. The timing was perfect because I was in Argentina recording. So, we decided to do the session then. We recorded the song [and] then just spent the day laughing and watching videos on YouTube.

“Whatever Bizarrap touches turns gold,” Quevedo further mused. “Also, the song is perfect for summer and festivals, and people can sing along and dance to it. Plus, I’m a new artist, so I think people are intrigued about what I’m doing.”

“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” by Bizarrap and Quevedo concurrently crowns the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a second week, with 86.7 million streams (up 2%) and 800 downloads sold (up 28%) in territories outside the U.S. in the July 22-28 tracking week. (Of the song’s global totals in that span, 94% of its streams and 79% of its sales were from beyond the U.S., slightly gaining domestically from respective splits of 96% and 82% a week earlier, as the track holds at No. 5 on the U.S.-based Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and surges 20-13 on Hot Latin Songs.)

Bizarrap will speak at Billboard Latin Music Week, on September 26-30, at the Iconic Songwriter Q&A, presented by Sony Music Publishing.

Ryan Castro to Launch First-Ever U.S. & North American Tour

Ryan Castro is heading to the U.S.

The Columbian reggaetón singer/songwriter, a rising act in the Latin music world, has announced his first-ever U.S. and North American tour.

Ryan CastroPresented by BC Management, the tour kicks off on June 9 at Miami’s LIV nightclub and will continue throughout key U.S. cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas, to name a few.

Castro, who’s dubbed “El Cantante del Ghetto” by fans, will also visit fans across Mexico and Canada before wrapping on October 2 in Miami’s concert and food hall Oasis.

“I feel very happy,” Castro said in a statement. “Every since we were children, Colombians and the people of Medallo, have always had that American dream of visiting the U.S. I’ve always wanted to touch that territory because I have family there. Now that I can visit thanks to music makes me very happy and I’m going to enjoy it a lot.”

Castro — who opened for Karol G on her Bichota Reloaded Tour in Cali, Colombia — has placed his singles “Mujeriego” and “Jordan” on both the Billboard Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts.

“We have been keeping an eye on Ryan Castro for quite some time; his talent is unmatched, he is passionate, dedicated, and knows how to engage with his audience and fans to deliver unforgettable performances,” Belinda Cruz, founder of BC Management, added. “We are really excited to be working alongside Ryan and his team to present his first-ever US and North America tour and we are sure that this is only the beginning for the young star.”

For ticketing and more information, visit www.ryancastrotour.com.

Here are the confirmed tour stops:

June 9 — Miami, FL @ LIV
June 10 — West Palm Beach @ Ivy nightclub
June 11 — Orlando @ Vibra Urbana Festival
August 11 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan
August 12 — Anaheim, CA @ Rumba Room
August 13 — San Diego, CA @ Parq Nightclub
August 14 — Rosarito, MX @ Baja Beach Fest
August 14 — Rosarito, MX @ Bombay Afterparty
August 18 — Oakland, CA @ Complex
August 19 — Monterrey, MX @ Show Center
August 20 — San Diego, CA @ Parq Nightclub
August 21 — Rosarito, MX @ Baja Beach Fest
August 21 — Rosarito, MX @ Bombay Afterparty
September 8 — Chicago, IL @ The Mine Music Hall
September 9 — Toronto, Canada @ Toronto Event Centre
September 10 — Montreal, Canada @ L’Olimpia
September 11 — Boston, IL @ Oceanside Events
September 15 — Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
September 16 — Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Pollen Festival
September 17 — Houston, TX @ Rise Rooftop
September 22 — Providence, RI @ The Strand Ballroom
September 23 — Queens, NY @ La Boom Club
September 23 — Elizabeth, New Jersey @ Barcode
September 24 — Norwalk, CT @ La Canchita
September 24 — Long Island, NY @ Stereo Garden
September 29 — Nashville, TN @ Bucanas Nightclub
September 30 — Atlanta, GA @ Believe Music Hall
October 2 — Miami, FL @ Oasis

Bad Bunny Makes Massive Impression on Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Charts

Bad Bunny is livin’ the stream globally…

Following the release of his latest album Un Verano Sin Ti on May 6, the entire track list of the 28-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer’s project has charted on the May 21-dated Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts.

Bad BunnyIn fact, Bad Bunny cracks the top 50 of each ranking with all 23 songs featured on the album

In total, Bad Bunny simultaneously charts with 28 songs on the Global Excl. U.S. tally, and 27 on the Global 200, including seven in the top 10 of each.

Both counts are record-setting on the former chart, surpassing Taylor Swift’s 24 entries on the November 27, 2021-dated list, and blowing by Drake, Olivia Rodrigo and Ed Sheeran, each of whom has logged three songs in the top 10 at once.

The wave of new Bad Bunny material is led by the album’s opening track, “Moscow Mule,” entering at No. 2 on both lists with 97.2 million global streams in the week ending May 12, according to Luminate. (On average, the album’s 23 songs rank three positions higher on the Global 200 than the Global Excl. U.S. survey.)

Songs from Un Verano Sin Ti drew 33.9% of their streams from the U.S. and 66.1% from outside. While not dramatically different, first-week streams for Bad Bunny’s previous studio album, 2020’s El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo, split 30.2% U.S. and 69.8% beyond.

The extra 3.7% of domestic listenership on streaming services for his newest release reinforces that Bad Bunny’s star has continued to rise and spread in the primarily English-language U.S. market (including his home of Puerto Rico), while he continues to be a dominant force in Latin America and beyond.

He tops Billboard‘s Hits of the World charts in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Spain, placing anywhere from 18 to 23 songs on each of the 25-position rankings.

Cumulatively, songs from Un Verano Sin Ti generated 1.06 billion global streams in the tracking week. That marks a 104% increase from the opening-week activity for El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo (520.4 million).

And while his new album has more songs to accumulate more streams (23 vs. 15; Ultimo also includes a 16th track performed by Trio Vegabajeno), the average streaming sum among Un Verano Sin Ti ‘s tracks was 46.1 million, compared to 34.7 million for cuts on El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo.

Bad Bunny’s global takeover adds to his domination of Billboard‘s U.S.-based Latin charts and all-genre Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 rankings.

Yahritza y Su Esencia Among the Latinx Acts Named to Billboard’s 21 Under 21 List

Yahritza Martinez has proven she is one to watch…

The 15-year-old Mexican American singer and her brothers, who make up the act Yahritza y Su Esencia, have been named to Billboard’s 21 Under 21 list, Billboard’s annual celebration of some of the most exciting and successful young artists in the music industry including Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish and more.

Last month, Yahritza became the youngest Latin performer to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Soy El Unico.”

To date, Yahritza and her brothers have notched 52.9 million streams.

But Yahritza y Su Esencia aren’t the only Latinx act to make this year’s list.

Eslabon Armado, consisting of Brian Tovar, Pedro Tovar, Ulises Gonzalez and Damian Fidel Pacheco, have released four consecutive chart-topping albums over the past two years — all of which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart.

The band took a longer-than-usual break before releasing its latest album, Nostalgia, on May 5. During that time, the group added new members Gonzalez and Pacheco.

“Releasing back-to-back albums was good for our career, but we decided to take a break writing new music so that we could come back stronger,” the Mexican-American sierreño group says. “Our biggest challenge as young artists is staying relevant and creating music that connects with our fans.”

Ángela Aguilar is being heralded for logging 240.1 million streams in her young career.

The 18-year-old Mexican American singer, the daughter of Pepe Aguilar, says she “had been working with my parents’ record label all my life,” having signed to Machín Récords herself in 2012.

Nearly a decade later, in 2020, she scored her first No. 1 on Billboard’Regional Mexican Airplay chart with the Christian Nodal-assisted single “Dime Cómo Quieres.”

Aguilar says the biggest benefit of being a young artist is “the ability to DM someone about a collaboration.”

Earlier this year, she scored her second No. 1 on the chart with “Ahí Donde Me Ven.”

The Latin Grammy nominee is eager to explore acting, like her father has, and says some of his best career advice includes being “respectful of your craft and the public — to keep your roots well-embedded in your heart.”

Tiago PZK has notched 7.1 million streams.

The 20-year-old Argentine singer and rapper was only 6 years old when he discovered his passion for music, thanks to Daddy Yankee’s 2007 song “Impacto (Remix)” (featuring Fergie).

Tiago PZK (who also cites Justin Bieber as inspiration) has since created his own fusion of R&B, reggaetón and alternative rock, best heard on his five Billboard Global 200 hits: “Además de Mi,” “No Me Conocen,” “Entre Nosotros,” “Salimo de Noche” and “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 48.

In 2021, the artist born Tiago Uriel Pacheco signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Sony Music Publishing U.S. Latin and, this year, a record deal with Warner Music Latina (through a partnership with indie Grand Move Records). Looking ahead, he says he’s most excited to tour: “It will make me travel the world and strengthen me mentally.”

DannyLux has garnered 4.8 million streams.

The 18-year-old Chicano alt-rocker is a self-taught musician who hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Songwriters chart at just 17 years old thanks to his work on Eslabon Armado’s “Jugaste y Sufrí” (off the band’s third album, Corta Venas).

The sierreño artist has since signed a record deal with Warner Music Latina (in partnership with his indie label, VSP Music) and released his ultra-melancholic album, Perdido Sin Ti. He’s already working on new music because, as he says, consistency is key. “Since I’m young, I have so much time to grow up to be the best artist I can be,” he says, citing Bad Bunny’s career as an inspiration because “he never gave up.”

The Linda Lindas, comprised of Mila de la Garza, Eloise Wong, Lucia de la Garza and Bela Salazar, have logged 6.9 million streams.

The all-girl group broke out onto the scene with their viral hit “Racist, Sexist Boy,” which they performed live from the L.A. Public Library.

Adassa & Fellow “Encanto” Cast Mates’ “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” Logs Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard Global 200

Adassa’s global domination continues…

The 35-year-old Afro-Colombian singer and her Encanto cast mates’ “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” has notched a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200.

EncantoThe track, which also features Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto cast, from Disney’s hit animated film.

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” which Lin-Manuel Miranda solely wrote and co-produced with Mike Elizondo, drew 65.3 million streams (down 6%) and sold 12,900 (down 32%) worldwide in the Feb. 4-10 tracking week.

On the U.S. charts, the track tallies a third week at No. 1 on the U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100, while its parent album, the Encanto soundtrack, logs a fifth week at No. 1 on the U.S.-based Billboard 200.

The chart ranks songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by MRC Data. The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.

Chart ranks are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts’ calculations.

Carolina Gaitán & Her “Encanto” Castmembers Reach No. 1 on Billboard Global 200 Chart with “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”

Carolina Gaitán is celebrating a global takeover…

The 37-year-old Colombian actress and singer and her Encanto castmember’s track “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” ascends to No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 dated February 12.

EncantoThe track, which also features Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto cast, from Disney’s hit film, rises from No. 2 to No. 1 for its first week atop the Billboard Global 200.

The song drew 69.3 million streams (up 10%) and sold 19,000 (up 8%) worldwide in the January 28-February 3 tracking week.

Gaitán and Castillo become the first artists from Colombia to top the Global 200; Adassa, Feliz, Guerrero and Beatriz are all from the U.S. (with all singing as the characters that they voice in Encanto).

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” which Lin-Manuel Miranda solely wrote and co-produced with Mike Elizondo, also hits the Global Excl. U.S. top 10, rising 11-9 with 32.4 million streams (up 14%) and 4,400 sold (up 2%) outside the U.S. in the tracking week.

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” spends a second week at No. 1 on the U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100, while its parent album, the Encanto soundtrack, logs a fourth week at No. 1 on the U.S.-based Billboard 200.

Billboard‘s global charts rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by MRC Data. The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.

Chart ranks are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts’ calculations.

Nicki Nicole & Maria Becerra Bring Girl Power to Tiago PZK & LIT Killah’s “Entre Nosotros” Remix

Nicki Nicole and Maria Becerra are bringing some girl power to Tiago PZK’s most recent single…

The 21-year-old Argentine rapper and singer and 21-year-old compatriot have joined voices with Tiago PZK (real name: Tiago Uriel Lezcano) and LIT Killah for the official remix of “Entre Nosotros.”

Nicki Nicole, Maria Becerra, LIT Killah, Tiago PZK

Released in the summer of 2021 via Mad Move Records/Warner Music Chile, the original track is a collaboration between Tiago and LIT, which has garnered more than 212 million views on YouTube and entered the Billboard Global 200 chart last year.

Now, the two artists have reeled in fellow Argentine stars Nicole and Becerra for a fiery remix.

Produced by Big One, the new version keeps its sultry R&B and rap fusion intact, but each artist shines in their own right with their powerhouse vocals.

“Entre Nosotros” is about a person who’s struggling to forget an ex-lover.

In the music video, helmed by director Ballve and producer Anestesia, all four artists appear to be battling their internal feelings and lying on stretchers inside a laboratory as a scientist experiments with each of their minds.

“Entre Nosotros’ is easily the most iconic song that I have until now,” Tiago, a former Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise, previously said. “It not only continues to top the charts in my country but it also opened many doors for me. Many artists and producers are interested in collaborating with me.”