Christian Nodal Earns 14th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Vivo En El 6”

Make that 14 hits for Christian Nodal

The 23-year-old Mexican singer has extended his record for the most No. 1s on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as his latest single “Vivo En El 6” rises from No. 4 to rule the July 30-dated survey.

Christian Nodal,“Vivo En El 6” leads with 8.1 million in audience impressions, up 32%, earned in the U.S. in the week ending July 24, according to Luminate.

“Vivo En El 6” ensures Nodal’s unbroken record of chart-toppers among solo acts on Regional Mexican Airplay with 14 No. 1s. Gerardo Ortiz, with 11, has the second-most No. 1s. Among all acts, Calibre 50 continues to lead with 22 champs.

As “Vivo” jumps 4-1, it captures the week’s Greatest Gainer honor within the 40-deep title ranking.

Here’s a recap of Nodal’s No. 1s since his first Regional Mexican Airplay win in 2017:

Peak Date, Title, Artist (if other than Nodal)
April 8, 2017, “Adios Amor”
Sept. 30, 2017, “Probablemente,” featuring David Bisbal
March 10, 2018, “Me Deje Llevar”
August 11, 2018, “Te Falle”
Dec. 22, 2018, “No Te Contaron Mal”
May 4, 2019 “Nada Nuevo”
August 24, 2019, “De Los Besos Que Te Di”
May 9, 2020 “Se Me Olvido”
Sept. 12, 2020, “Aqui Abajo”
Jan. 30, 2021, “Dime Como Quieres,” with Angela Aguilar
April 24, 2021, “Duele,” with Alejandro Fernandez
May 22, 2021, “2 Veces,” with Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho
Nov. 27, 2021, “La Sinverguenza,” with Banda Ms
July 30, 2022, “Vivo En El 6”

Beyond its Regional Mexican Airplay coronation, “En El 6” cracks the top 10 on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart as the song rallies 12-4 in its ninth week.

With its growing airplay performance, Nodal enters a tie with Ortiz for the third-most top 10s among regional Mexican solo performers, trailing Marco Antonio Solis’ 27 leaders and Alejandro Fernández’s 20.

Banda MS Earns 18th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Hay Que Hacer Dinero,” Featuring Eden Muñoz

Banda MS is celebrating another chart-topper…

The Mexican banda group rises to No. 1 for an 18th time on BillboardRegional Mexican Airplay chart with “Hay Que Hacer Dinero,” featuring Eden Muñoz, which rises to the summit on the July 2-dated ranking.

Banda-MS“Hay Que Hacer Dinero” ascends 5-1 with a 34% increase in audience impressions, to 6.9 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 26, according to Luminate.

With the new champ, the Sinaloan band breaks from a tie with Banda El Recodo for the second-most No. 1 titles among all acts on Regional Mexican Airplay. Calibre 50 leads the category with 22 leaders. Muñoz, who scored his first No. 1 as a solo act less than two months ago with the three-week ruler “Chale!” (starting with the May 21-dated chart), captures his second.

 

Here’s a rundown of the Regional Mexican Airplay No. 1 scoreboard:

22, Calibre 50
18, Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga
17, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
16, Conjunto Primavera
16, Intocable
16, La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
16, Los Tigres del Norte
13, Christian Nodal
11, Gerardo Ortiz
11, La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas

 

Concurrently, “Hay Que Hacer Dinero” breaks into the top tier on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart with a 15-6 climb in its sixth week.

 

The push prompts a 23rd top 10 for Banda MS, which now ties with Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga for the third-most, trailing Marco Antonio Solis’ 27 top 10s and Calibre 50’s 25.

 

Elsewhere, “Hay Que Hacer Dinero” debuts at No. 49 on Hot Latin Songs, which blends airplay, digital sales and streaming data. With the new arrival, Banda MS adds a 32nd career entry, while Muñoz his second as a soloist.

 

Calibre 50 Earns Record-Extending 22nd No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Miranos Ahora”

Calibre 50 has another chart-topper…

The Regional Mexican band has notched its record-extending 22nd No. 1 on Billboard‘s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Miranos Ahora” rises 4-1 on the June 18-dated ranking.

Tony Elizondo, Calibre 50Calibre 50 continues to have the most No. 1s since the chart’s launch in 1994.

In second place are Banda El Recodo de Cruz de Lizárraga and Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga, each with 17 No. 1s.

“Míranos Ahora” was released on March 11 via Andaluz/Disa/UMLE. It takes the No. 1 spot thanks to a 13% boost in audience impressions, to 7 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 12, according to Luminate.

The song trades places with “Brindo” by Mario Bautista and Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga as it dips 1-4.

With the new No. 1, Calibre 50 improves its career totals to 22 No. 1s on Regional Mexican Airplay.

Here’s a look at the leaderboard:

22, Calibre 50
17, Banda El Recodo de Cruz de Lizárraga
17, Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
16, Conjunto Primavera
16, Intocable
16, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
16, Los Tigres del Norte

“Míranos Ahora” arrives atop the tally after Calibre 50 last led with “Si Te Pudiera Mentir,” which topped the chart for two weeks in January.

The band also makes progress on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart as “Míranos Ahpra” ascends 15-7.

The move earns Calibre 50 its 25th top 10, the most among Regional Mexican groups, and the second-most among all regional Mexican acts, trailing only Marco Antonio Solis’ 27 top 10s.

Mario Bautista Earns First No. 1 on a Billboard Airplay Chart with “Brindo,” Featuring Banda El Recodo

It’s a special first for Mario Bautista.

The 26-year-old Mexican artist has claimed his first No. 1 on a Billboard airplay chart as his single “Brindo,” with Banda El Recodo de Cruz de Lizárraga, rises to No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated June 11.

Mario BautistaBanda El Recodo notches its 17th champ on the chart.

“Brindo” posted a 20% gain in audience impressions, to 7.8 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 5, according to Luminate.

It dethrones Eden Muñoz’s “Chale!” after three weeks at No. 1 — the first leader for the singer-songwriter and producer after becoming a solo act.

The original version of “Brindo,” billed solely to Bautista, was released on September 9, 2021.

The regional Mexican collaboration with Banda El Recodo was announced via Twitter in January. The anticipatory buildup likely fueled the remix to debut on Regional Mexican Airplay at No. 40 on the March 26-dated survey.

With the 3-1 lift in its 12th week, Banda El Recodo secures its 17th win and enters a tie with Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga for the second-most leaders, just behind Calibre 50’s 21 No. 1s.

Further, Bautista is the fifth soloist to capture his first No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay in 2022.

Here’s the scoreboard:

Artist, Title, Date
Maluma, “Cada Quién,” with Grupo Firme, Feb. 5
Banda Rancho Viejo de Julio Aramaburú, “Me Vale Perderte,” April 16
Virlan García, “Híbrido,” May 14
Eden Muñoz, “Chale!”, May 21
Mario Bautista, “Brindo,” with Banda El Recodo, June 11

Elsewhere, “Brindo” moves up the overall Latin Airplay chart with a 8-4 climb.

Bautista gained notoriety as YouTuber for his sketch comedy, also becoming popular in his native Mexico as a pop singer and R&B performer.

“Brindo” is his first regional Mexican release.

 

Eden Muñoz to Perform at This Year’s SESAC Latina Music Awards

Eden Muñoz is preparing for a special performance….

The 31-year-old Mexican singer/songwriter and former Calibre 50 singer will perform at the 2022 SESAC Latina Music Awards, taking place on June 29 in Beverly Hills.

Eden Muñoz

The awards ceremony honors its songwriters and publishers by presenting awards to the most-performed songs of the year, including song of the year, publisher of the year and songwriter of the year for both Regional Mexican and pop/Latin rhythm.

This month, Muñoz hit No. 1 on the Billboard Regional Mexican Airplay chart with his debut solo single “¡Chale!”

Eden Muñoz Earns First No. 1 as a Solo Artist on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart

It’s a special first for Eden Muñoz

The Mexican singer-songrwiter and producer has reached a new career milestone as “Chale!” rises 2-1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated May 21.

Eden MuñozIt’s his first No. 1 on the chart — and chart entry — as a solo artist, after fronting Calibre 50 for all 21 of their No. 1s from 2013-21. He departed the group in January.

“This is my first No. 1 as a soloist but not the first in my career,” Muñoz tells Billboard. “It is something that fills me with satisfaction and gives me the drive to continue working for the better, to keep evolving, remain in the public’s favor, which I believe is the most important thing in this beautiful career.”

It’s the first champ for Muñoz after he parted ways as the lead singer of Sinaloan norteño band Calibre 50.

The group’s 21 leaders, all with Muñoz, are the most in the chart’s history (it launched in 1994). Banda MS is in second place with 17 No. 1 hits.

“Chale!” gives Muñoz a first win in his first chart appearance as a solo act. He’s already logged a second chart entry, as his featured role on Banda MS’s “Hay Que Hacer Dinero” rises 38-28 in its second week on the chart.

“Chale!” takes the Greatest Gainer honor of the week thanks to 23% increase, to 7.74 million audience impressions in the week ending May 15, according to Luminate.

“The song’s musical production addresses as such a fresh and innovative concept, a style that results from the mixture of instruments representing the classic big band (slide trombones, trumpet, sax, drums), with a fusion of current norteño, in search of a new aspect of the Mexican Regional, without leaving aside its essence,” adds Muñoz.

As a soloist, Muñoz joins three other acts who have clocked their first No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay in 2022.

Here’s the new leaderboard:

Banda Rancho Viejo de Julio Aramaburú, “Me Vale Perderte” April 16
Maluma, “Cada Quién,” with Grupo Firme, Feb. 5
Virlan García, “Híbrido,” May 14
Eden Muñoz, “Chale!”, May 21

Beyond its Regional Mexican Airplay coronation, “Chale!” enters the top 10 on the all-Latin genre Latin Airplay chart with an 11-4 jump in its seventh week. It’s also Muñoz’s first top 10 there.

“The adoption of the tuba and Toloche al norteño has undoubtedly come to complement ‘Chale!,’” Muñoz concludes. “It gives it the characteristic touch that makes it, without a doubt, a natural and unmistakable success that can be enjoyed at any time and in any situation.”

Eden Muñoz Earns First Top 10 on Any Airplay Ranking as a Solo Act with “Chale!”

Eden Muñoz has logged his first Top 10 as a solo artist…

The 31-year-old Mexican singer and former Calibre 50 frontman has entered the top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Chale!” climbs 14-8 in its sixth week.

Eden MuñozIt’s Muñoz’s his first top 10 as a solo act on any airplay ranking.

Muñoz’s first venture to the ranking’s upper tier, unaccompanied by any other act, arrives following his departure as lead singer for Calibre 50 and under his new label, Lizos Music.

“Chale!” advances with 4.29 million in audience impressions, up 44%, earned in the U.S. in the week ending April 24, and takes home the Greatest Gainer honors.

The track concurrently makes progress on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart, advancing 10-9 despite a dip in both digital sales and streams.

It earned 3.2 million U.S. streams in the week ending April 21, a 3% decline from the 3.27 million streams it generated the prior week, which pushes the track down 18-20 on Latin Streaming Songs.

Back on Regional Mexican Airplay, Muñoz has notched 30 top 10s as part of Calibre 50; 21 out of those have hit No. 1 among a compendium of 43 total entries — the most leaders among all regional Mexican acts.

CNCO to Perform at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

CNCO is preparing to take the global stage…

The Latin boy band is among the latest acts appearing on the performance roster for this year’s Latin American Music Awards, which will take place at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas

CNCOIn addition to CNCO, the latest list of confirmed artists includes EmiliaFarruko, Gera MXLuis Fonsi, Prince Royce, and Reik.

They join previous performers Black Eyed Peas, Boza, Calibre 50, Chiquis, Christian Nodal, Esteman, Gerardo Ortiz, Gloria Trevi, Jesse & Joy, Jhay Cortez, Lit Killah, Los Ángeles Azules, Lupita D’Alessio, María Becerra, Nicki Nicole, Ozuna, Sofía Reyes, and Tiago PZK.

The three-hour event will “pay tribute to today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists” in 26 categories, including favorite video and favorite social artist, selected by a committee of industry professionals who consider the quality, content, creativity, and fan engagement.

The 2022 Latin AMAs nominations are led by Bad Bunny with 10 nominations. He’s followed by the eight-time nominee Jhay Cortez, and Karol G, J Balvin, and Rauw Alejandro with seven nods each.

This year’s nominees, which are determined by fan voting via LatinAmas.com, are based on key fan interactions with music, including streaming, sales, airplay, and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners Luminate — formerly MRC Data — and Next Big Sound for data covering the periods of Feb. 6, 2021, through Jan. 29, 2022.

The 2022 Latin AMAs will take place on Thursday, April 21, live from the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The seventh annual ceremony will be broadcast on Telemundo starting at 7 p.m. ET with the red-carpet pre-show followed at 8 p.m. ET by the awards show.

Jesse & Joy to Perform at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Jesse & Joy are preparing for the Latin AMAs

The Latin American Music Awards have announced the first round of performers for its 2022 edition, with the Mexican sibling duo – comprised of brother Jesse Huerta and sister Joy Huerta – set to take the stage.

Jesse & JoyJesse & Joy are among a roster of performers that includes The Black Eyed Peas, BozaCalibre 50Chiquis, Esteman, Gerardo Ortiz and Gloria Trevi.

The Latin AMAs will be broadcast on Telemundo from Las Vegas starting at 7:00 p.m. ET with the red-carpet pre-show.

Other acts confirmed to grace the stage include Jhay Cortez, Lit KillahLos Ángeles Azules, María BecerraNicki Nicole, Sofia ReyesOzuna and Tiago PZK.

The awards show kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET live from the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

According to a press release, the forthcoming three-hour event will “pay tribute to today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists” in 26 categories, including favorite video and favorite social artist, selected by a committee of industry professionals who consider the quality, content, creativity and fan engagement.

As it was previously announced, Mexican songstress Lupita D’Alessio will be honored with the Legend Award and Regional Mexican chart-topping artist Christian Nodal will receive the Extraordinary Evolution Award. Nodal is also a five-time nominee at this year’s Latin AMAs.

The 10-time-nominated Bad Bunny leads the list of nominees. The Puerto Rican hitmaker is followed by Jhay Cortez with eight nominations, and Karol G, J Balvin and Rauw Alejandro with seven nods each.

This year’s nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including streaming, sales, airplay and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners MRC Data and Next Big Sound for data covering the periods of February 6, 2021, through January 29, 2022. All Latin AMA categories are determined by fan voting.

To vote for your favorite artists, visit LatinAMAs.com.

Banda MS Earns 17th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Ojos Cerrados”

It’s an eye-closing moment for Banda MS

The Mexican banda act has earned its 17th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Ojos Cerrados” jumps 2-1 in its seventh week on the March 5-dated ranking.

Banda-MSThe track is Banda MS’ first collaboration with Carin León, who climbs up the list (31-18) with another collaboration: “Con Un Botecito a Pecho” with Adriel Favela.

“Ojos Cerrados” leads with 6.66 million in audience impressions, up 15%, earned in the week ending Feb. 27, according to MRC Data.

The track was released on January 7 via Lizos Music and composed by Horacio Palencia, Nathan Galante and Edgar Barrera.

With 17 No. 1s on its account, Banda MS breaks from a tie with four other groups for the second-most leaders, standing just behind Calibre 50’s 21 champs, since the chart’s inception in 1994.

Here’s a recap of the acts with the most leaders on Regional Mexican Airplay:

21, Calibre 50
17, Banda MS
16, Banda El Recodo de Cruz de Lizárraga
16, Conjunto Primavera
16, Intocable
16, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
15, Los Tigres del Norte
15, Christian Nodal
11, Gerardo Ortiz
11, La Arrolladora Banda San José de Mesillas

“Ojos Cerrados” concurrently makes progress on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart with a 9-6 lift.

Back on Regional Mexican Airplay, “Ojos” follows another No. 1: “La Sinvergüenza,” a two-week champ (starting chart dated Nov. 27, 2021). Notably, out of Banda MS’ 17 hits, only three arrived through collaborations: in addition to the two already mentioned, “Somos Los Que Somos” with Los 2 De La S, ruled for one week in September 2020.