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.
“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.