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.”

Edén Muñoz Leaving Calibre 50 to Launch Solo Career

Edén Muñoz is re-Calibre-ating his career…

The Mexican singer and accordionist is leaving Calibre 50 after 12 years to launch his solo career.

Edén Muñoz

Lizos Music announced the move in a statement this week the frontman of the norteño band has also signed a record and management deal with the indie label and management company spearheaded by Sergio Lizárraga.

Lizos Music is also home to artists like Banda MS and Natalia Jiménez.

Muñoz founded Calibre 50 in 2010, and the group quickly become known for its norteño sound via anthems like “El Inmigrante” and “A La Antiguita,” placing seven No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart. Their most recent album, Vamos Bien, peaked at No. 8 on the tally dated September 11.

Earlier in January, the group scored its 21st No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart (dated January 22) with their Marco Antonio Solís cover “Si Te Puediera Mentir.”

With 21 leaders on the group’s account, the band from Sinaloa extends its record for the most No. 1 since Regional Mexican Airplay launched in 1994.

As a songwriter, Muñoz has penned most of Calibre 50’s repertoire, and has also written chart-topping hits for Alejandro Fernández, Pepe Aguilar, Yuridia, Banda MS and Carlos Rivera, among many others.

Last year, Muñoz was named songwriter of the year at the annual 2021 SESAC Latin Music Awards. He won songwriter of the year in the regional Mexican category for the second time for songs penned both for Calibre 50 (“Barquillero,” “Solo Tú”) and for other groups, including Banda MS (“Cerrando Ciclos”) and Banda Carnaval (“Esta Vez Soy Yo”). Muñoz’s publisher, Dulce María Music, won publisher of the year, Regional Mexican.

According to the press release, 2022 will be a “year that will mark the beginning of a very productive era for both Muñoz and Lizos.”

“I feel alive again. I feel like I’ve escaped monotony. I’m motivated now that I have creative freedom,” says Muñoz of his decision to go solo.

His upcoming new solo single “Chale” is due out on February 18.