Camilo Earns Third No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay Chart with “Pegao”

Camilo has another chart-topper on his hands…

The 28-year-old Colombian singer, musician and songwriter has notched his third No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart dated Aug. 13 as “Pegao” rises to the top spot in its 11th week.

Camilo“Pegao” climbs from the runner-up rank through a 7% gain in audience impressions, to 5.6 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending August 7, according to Luminate.

The single ends Manuel Turizo’s one-week command with “La Bachata” (Aug. 6-dated survey), as it drops to No. 2 on the latest chart.

The cumbia villera “Pegao” marks a new career achievement for Camilo’s Tropical Airplay career history, becoming his first champ on a lead role, unaccompanied by any other act. The track was co-written alongside Edgar Barrera with the collaboration of Andres Castro.

“Pegao” follows Camilo’s two-week champ “Baloncito Viejo,” with Carlos Vives (June 11-18-dated lists). Previously, he logged his first champ also through a co-lead collab, “Kesi,” with Shawn Mendes (Aug. 21, 2021).

“Pegao” is the third single from Camilo’s forthcoming third studio album, De Adentro Pa Fuera, set to be released in September. His eponymous worldwide tour, which kicked off on May 26 in Mexico, features some of the set’s already released singles: “Indigo” with Evaluna and “Pesadilla,” both which scored an entry on Latin Pop Airplay (No. 3 and No. 16 high, respectively), and the newly released singles “Nasa” with Alejandro Sanz and “Naturaleza” with Nicki Nicole, which have not yet entered a Billboard chart.

Further, ‘Pegao” moves closer to the top 10 on Latin Airplay, climbing 16-12 in its 10th week.

Carlos Rivera Teams Up with Carlos Vives for New Vallenato Single “Te Soñé”

Carlos Rivera is calling on his tocayo on his latest single…

The 36-year-old Mexican singer has penned a heartwarming love letter to his hometown Tlaxcala, Mexico, and he’s recruited the ever-so poetic Carlos Vives to join him on “Te Soñé.”

Carlos RiveraA charming vallenato, Rivera co-wrote this track with Julio Reyes Copello, who also produces the track.

“‘Te Soñé’ is a love song to my homeland; It is the best way to tell people who I am, what my roots are,” Rivera shares in a statement.

The music video to the prideful song is as colorful as its lyrics showcasing traditional and symbolic costumes and dances that give life to the Carnival of Tlaxcala.

It’s the first single off Rivera’s forthcoming album.

Maria Becerra Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with Prince Royce-Collab “Te Espero”

It’s a special first for Maria Becerra

The 22-year-old Argentine singer and former YouTuber has notched her first No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “Te Espero,” her collaboration with Prince Royce, rises 3-1 on the June 25-dated ranking.

Maria Becerra, Prince Royce, Te Espero“Te Espero” reaches the top of the all-genre tally, concurrent with its third week at No. 1 on the Tropical Airplay chart, due in part to a 19% gain in audience impressions, to 10.5 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 19, according to Luminate.

Released via Sony Music Latin on March 3, the song rises to No. 1 in its 15th week on the list and displaces another Sony Music Latin title from the top spot as Carlos Vives and Camilo’s “Baloncito Viejo” falls 1-7 after its one-week lead.

Further, “Te Espero” becomes the sixth song to reach the summit in 15 weeks or more in 2022.

Here’s a look at the ascent of these titles:

Number of weeks to the top, Title, Artist, Label
19, “Ley Seca,” Jhay Cortez & Anuel AA (Feb. 5)
17, “Mala,” Marc Anthony (March 12)
17, “Cúrame,” Rauw Alejandro (March 5)
17, “Sejodioto,” Karol G (Feb. 12)
16, “Medallo,” Blessd, Justin Quiles & Lenny Tavarez (May 21)
15, “Te Espero,” Prince Royce & Maria Becerra (June 25)

Becerra scores her first champ in her first try, all of which arrived in 2022. She’s also posted a pair of other titles, none of which hit top 20. Becerra, concurrently, becomes the eighth artist to claim a first leader this year.

Here’s the recap:

Artist, Title, 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 and Lisa (April 2)
Ed Sheeran, “Forever My Love” and “Sigue,” both with J Balvin (April 9 and April 16, respectively)
Blessd, “Medallo,” with Justin Quiles and Lenny Tavarez (May 21)
Lenny Tavarez, “Medallo,” with Justin Quiles and Blessd (May 21)
Maria Becerra, “Te Espero,” with Prince Royce (June 25)

Royce, meanwhile, captures his 15th hit on Latin Airplay, the third-most among tropical acts, trailing only Romeo Santos’ 19 No. 1s and Vives’ 16 champs. J Balvin continues at the helm with 35 leaders.

The surge in “Te Espero” plays also gives the tune a corresponding ascent on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart, which measures airplay, streaming data, and digital sales.

There, the bachata hit rises 38-36, after its No. 26 peak on the May 14-dated survey.

Carlos Vives & Camilo Reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Baloncito Viejo”

Carlos Vives’ latest single has reached the summit of another Billboard chart…

A week after rising to No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart, the 60-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter and actor’s collaboration with Camilo has reached the No. 1 rank on the overall Latin Airplay chart as “Baloncito Viejo” rules the June 18-dated list.

Carlos Vives, Camilo,Vives and Camilo’s first collaboration lifts 2-1 in its 11th week with a 13% gain in audience impressions, earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 12, according to Luminate.

“Baloncito Viejo” becomes Vives’ 16th No. 1 on Latin Airplay, and first in almost three years.

He last achieved a No. 1 with “Si Me Das Tu Amor,” with Wisin, in August 2019.

In between, he’s scored four other entries, including “Canción Bonita” with Ricky Martin, the only other single — along with “Baloncito Viejo” — that appears on his latest studio album, Cumbiana II, which has secured a spot on the overall genre tally (the album debuted and peaked at No. 14 on the May 28-dated Tropical Albums chart).

Camilo, meanwhile, clocks his sixth leader and first of the year. It follows “Millones” which ruled for one week in July 2021. Along with “Baloncito Viejo,” Camilo also charts with “Pegao” on Latin Airplay, at No. 42 on the current chart week.

Elsewhere, “Baloncito Viejo” rises to a new peak on Latin Pop Airplay with an equal 2-1 ascent. The move marks Vives first No. 1 in almost six years, since “La Bicicleta,” with Shakira, topped the ranking for 12 consecutive weeks, starting the July 9, 2016-dated chart.

Notably, both artists capture their fifth champ on Latin Pop Airplay.

Further, “Baloncito Viejo” holds its No. 1 rank on Tropical Airplay for a second week.

Airplay gains likewise push the song up the all-metric Hot Latin Songs, which factors radio airplay, song sales and streaming into its calculations. “Baloncito Viejo” climbs 50-41 and takes home the Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors.

Carlos Vives Earns Ninth No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay Chart with Camilo Collaboration “Baloncito Viejo”

Carlos Vives is celebrating another chart-topper…

The 60-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter and actor’s collaboration with Camilo, “Baloncito Viejo” has reached No. 1 on Billboard’Tropical Airplay chart as the song rises 2-1 on the June 11-dated ranking.

Carlos Vives, Camilo,

The move puts Vives back atop the tally. He last scored a champ in August 2019 when “Si Me Das Tu Amor,” with Wisin, climbed 3-1 in its 20th week.

He registers his ninth No. 1 on the chart, meanwhile, Camilo secures his second.

“Baloncito Viejo” jumps from No. 2 after a 42 percent surge in audience impressions, to 9.1 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 5, according to Luminate.

The duo sends another pair to the runner-up slot: Prince Royce and Maria Becerra’s “Te Espero” dips 1-2 with 8.5 million impressions after its two-week reign.

“Baloncito Viejo,” released March 2 via Sony Music Latin/WK, leads in 13th week. It’s the fourth track in 2022 to have landed at the summit in at least 10 weeks or more.

Here’s the recap:

Weeks to No. 1, Title, Artist, Peak Date
12, “Te Espero,” Prince Royce & Maria Becerra, May 28
13, “Baloncito Viejo,” Carlos Vives & Camilo, June 11
17, “Mala,” Marc Anthony, March 12
17 weeks, “La Fama,” Rosalia Featuring The Weeknd, May 14

Over on Latin Airplay, “Baloncito Viejo” barely misses the top, climbing 10-2 in its 10th week.

It’s the closest Vives has been to No. 1 since also “Si Me Das Tu Amor” gifted him his 15th win in 2019. It’s a different setting for Camilo as he last captured a No. 1 less than a year ago when “Millones” ruled the overall Latin survey for one week in July 2021.

“Baloncito Viejo” concurrently makes progress on Latin Pop Airplay. It rises 2-1 as the Greatest Gainer of the week.

Becky G’s Collaboration with Karol G, “Mamiii,” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Airplay Chart

Becky G is celebrating a pop-tastic honor…

The 25-year-old Mexican American singer, rapper and actress has scored a No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Airplay chart with “Mamiii,” her collaboration with Karol G, jumping from No. 3 on the chart to lead the March 19-dated survey.

Becky G & Karol GThe rise to the summit comes four weeks after the song debuted in the top spot on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, giving Becky G her first No. 1 on Billboard’s the chart.

The new win trails two other Latin charts where the tune concurrently rules for a fourth week: Latin Digital Song Sales and Latin Streaming Songs.

On the former, it leads with 1,700 downloads sold, despite a 17% dip in sales, in the week ending March 10, according to MRC Data. On the latter, it holds at the summit despite a 10% decline in streams: the track logged 11.5 million U.S. streams in the same tracking period.

Back on Latin Pop Airplay, “Mamiii” reigns in its fifth week thanks to a 25% gain in audience impressions, to 8 million, earned in the week ending March 13.

It marks the fastest ascent in over a year. Rauw Alejandro’s “Todo De Ti” was the last champ to hit No. 1 quicker, with just four weeks before its coronation in June 2021.

Among female artists, Becky G and Karol G’s sprint to the speediest rise to No. 1 list since Shakira when “La Bicicleta,” her collaboration with Carlos Vives, took four weeks to reach the top spot in 2016.

In total, “Mamiii” becomes the 35th of 307 Latin Pop Airplay No. 1s to reach the penthouse in five weeks or better.

While Becky G scores her second No. 1 on Latin Pop Airplay (after “Sin Pijama,” with Natti Natasha, in 2018), Karol G clocks her sixth.

Here’s a recap of Karol G’s No. 1s:

Song Title, Artist, Weeks at No. 1, Date Reached No. 1
“Créeme,” with Maluma, one, March 2, 2019
“China,” with Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna and J Balvin, two, Oct. 12, 2019
“Tusa,” with Nicki Minaj, 15, Feb. 15, 2020
“Ay, Dios Mio!” one, Oct. 10, 2020
“Location,” four, April 3, 2021
“Mamiii,” Becky G x Karol G, March 19

Wisin & Yandel to Receive BMI President’s Award

Wisin & Yandel are getting the presidential treatment…

The iconic Puerto Rican reggaeton duo will be honored with the BMI President’s Award at the 29th Annual BMI Latin Awards, which will be held on March 15 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Wisin & YandelWisin & Yandel will receive the honor in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to the Latin music community that span over 20 years and continue to influence the next generation of songwriters, according to the music rights organization.

“Wisin & Yandel are true innovators of reggaeton and urban Latin music” Jesus GonzalezBMI vice president, creative, Latin, said in a statement. “Their music transcends generations and has influenced many artists across all genres, helping to propel Latin music forward. We’re thrilled to finally come together and present this distinct honor to ‘el duo de la historia,’ whose undeniable chemistry and talents have earned them legions of fans around the world.”

Since the late ’90s, Wisin & Yandel has scored a number of hits on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, including “Rakata,” “Ahora Es,” “Llame Pa’ Verte” and “Algo Me Gusta de Ti.”

Wisin y Yandel also brought reggaetón from an underground genre to the mainstream in collaborations with different artists, including Chris Brown, T- Pain, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi and Enrique Iglesias.

The special award presented to a songwriter, composer, producer or executive who has “profoundly influenced the entertainment industry,” Wisin & Yandel join previous BMI President’s Award recipients including Carlos Vives, Gloria Trevi, Juanes, Luis Fonsi, Mario Quintero, Pitbull and Sergio George, among others.

Songwriters, publishers and administrators of the past year’s most-performed Latin songs in the United States will also be honored during the ceremony hosted by BMI president & CEO Mike O’Neill and Gonzalez. The BMI Regional Mexican Song, Songwriter, BMI Contemporary Latin Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year will also be named.

Carlos Vives Delays Restart of U.S. “Después de todo … Vives” Tour Indefinitely Due to COVID-19 Surge

Carlos Vives’ trek across the United States has been put on hold…

The 60-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter and actor has announced that his Después de todo … Vives tour is being postponed until further notice due to the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country.

Carlos VivesVives’ latest tour kicked off in December and was set to pick up January 13 in Seattle.

The Loud and Live-produced tour is being canceled for the time being to protect the public, artists and their teams.

“This difficult decision has been made in a prudent manner to ensure the well-being and health of the entire community,” stated Nelson Albareda, CEO and founder of Loud and Live.

New dates will be announced in the next few days, according to a press release, and tickets purchased will remain valid.

The emergence of the highly contagious Omicron variant has resulted in a spike in coronavirus infections across the U.S.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 206.6 million people in the U.S. have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, but the country still hit a record high on January 3 with more than one million people diagnosed with COVID-19, according to data from the John Hopkins University.

Ivy Queen Among Latin Recording Academy’s ‘Leading Ladies of Entertainment’ Honorees

Ivy Queen is officially a leading lady

The 49-year-old Puerto Rican singer, rapper, songwriter and actress will be minted as one of the 2021 Leading Ladies of Entertainment by the Latin Recording Academy.

Ivy Queen

Ivy Queen, known as the “Queen of Reggaeton,” joins a list of honorees that includes composer Mónica Vélez, publicist and marketer Mayna Nevarez and Spotify’s managing director for Latin America, Mia Nygren.

Due to limitations imposed by COVID-19, the four women, representing different arenas of Latin music, will be honored during a virtual ceremony November 16 instead of the traditional lunch that has defined the event.

Launched five years ago, the Academy’s Leading Latin Ladies initiative was created to honor and recognize “professional and socially-conscious women within the arts and entertainment fields who have made significant contributions and inspired the next generation of female leaders.”

Since its inception, the initiative has honored both artists and musicians along with executives, and this year is no exception.

Ivy Queen, considered the pioneer female artist in reggaetón, is being honored alongside Vélez, a two-time Latin Grammy winner who has written for the likes of Marc Anthony and Luis Fonsi. But she’s also being honored with Nygren, who oversees Spotify’s Latin America operations, and Nevarez, whose company – Nevarez Entertainment — is the longtime agency of superstars like Daddy Yankee and Carlos Vives.

This year the event is also partnering with She Is The Music on a collaborative mentorship program that will pair past honorees with a She Is The Music mentee.

“On behalf of The Latin Recording Academy, I am proud to honor these powerful women as this year’s Leading Ladies of Entertainment,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy, in a statement. “These dynamic women give us a chance to reflect on the challenges female professionals face in today’s arts and entertainment environment. There is still a lack of gender parity in the industry, and we remain focused on continuing our work to overcome the challenges that women face through educational programs, partnerships and a transparent voting process.”

The Leading Latin Ladies event will take place the week of the Latin Grammys, which will air live on the Univision network from Las Vegas on November 18.

Carlos Vives to Star in Disney+’s Latin American Series “El Club de Los Graves”

Carlos Vives is joining El Club

The 60-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter and actor has officially joined Disney+‘s new Latin American fiction series titled El Club de Los Graves.

Carlos Vives

The story follows Amaranto Molina (Vives), an unconventional music teacher who comes to teach at a school specialized in music education, governed by ancient formulas that ignores students who do not comply with the rules established by the commercial success.

The director of the institute, Eduardo Kramer (Julián Arango), chooses each year five students nicknamed Los Agudos to join the prestigious Teen Band of the school. Molina, then, is assigned as a teacher at Los Graves, a group of students who are left out of the selection because his talent does not meet market standards.

In this way and with disruptive methods, the eccentric teacher will undertake together with the boys a transformative musical journey that will help him heal wounds and will inspire each of the young people to express their unique talent, finding together a hopeful common path and at the same time, they will discover the mysterious past that the professor hides.

The cast of El club de Los Graves is made up of Catalina Polo, María Fernanda Marín, Manuela Duque, Salomé Camargo, Elena Vives, Brainer Gamboa, Kevin Bury, Gregorio Umaña, Pitizion, Juan Manuel Lenis, Juan Camilo González, Giseth, Zoila and Deisy Mariano, and Luis Fernando Salas.

The series will consist of 10 episodes of 30 minutes.

El Club de Los Graves, which will be shot in Colombia, will start airing in 2022.

Vives’ previous acting credits include La estrategia del caracol, La mujer doble and Cadena Braga.