Calibre 50 Scores 19th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Vamos Bien”

Calibre 50 is celebrating another chart-topper…

The Mexican norteño-banda group’s “Vamos Bien” rises on No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated May 8.

Calibre 50

Calibre 50 captures its 19th leader on the 26-year tally and extends its record for the most No. 1s.

“Vamos Bien” ascends 2-1 with 7.1 million in audience impressions, up 17%, earned in the week ending May 2, according to MRC Data.

The title track of Vamos Bien (No. 12 high, Regional Mexican Albums, February 20-dated list), is the third song from the album to land atop the Regional Mexican Airplay chart. It trails “Barquillero” (four-week champ, July 2020) and “Te Volvería a Elegir” (six- week winner, Dec. 2020).

With the songs move, Calibre 50 extends its record for the most No. 1s, raising its career count of No. 1s, ahead of Conjunto Primavera and Intocable, both with 16 No. 1s.

Here are the groups with the most leaders on Regional Mexican Airplay:

No. 1s, Artist
19, Calibre 50
16, Conjunto Primavera
16, Intocable
15, Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga
15, Los Tigres del Norte

In addition to its Regional Mexican Airplay coronation, “Vamos Bien” speeds up the all-genre Latin Airplay pushing 12-5. As Calibre 50 adds a 22nd top 10 to its career, it continues to hold the record for the most top 10s by a regional Mexican group.

Ortiz Earns His Seventh No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs Chart with “Fuiste Mia”

It’s Lucky No. 7 for Gerardo Ortiz

The 26-year-old Mexican American singer-songwriter’s latest single “Fuiste Mia” jumps 5-1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart (dated September 10), earning him his seventh chart-topper.

Gerardo Ortiz

The crowning rise ties Ortiz with Mexican superstar Vicente Fernandez for most No. 1s on the airplay chart by a solo act. (The chart was launched in 1994.)

Among all artists, regional Mexican groups Conjunto Primavera and Intocable lead for most overall No. 1s on Regional Mexican Songs, with 16 each.

It’s the first time “Fuiste Mia” has topped any Billboard chart, and comes five months after the song’s controversial music video was released. The clip, issued in March, depicted images of murder and violence against women. At a press conference in April, Ortiz attempted to explain his artistic vision for the video saying, “It’s only a music video, pure fiction. People have to understand and learn how to distinguish fiction from reality.”

The clip was removed from the artist’s official YouTube and Vevo channels in April following an online petition demanding its take down. An arrest warrant was later issued by the Mexican government for “criminal exaltation.” On July 16, Ortiz was arrested at an airport in Mexico in connection with the video, and released the following day after posting bail.

 

“Fuiste Mia” vaults to No. 1 with a 42 percent gain in airplay audience at the format in the week ending August 28, according to Nielsen Music, rising to 10.63 million. A healthy chunk of that rise is owed to increased play at KLAX in Los Angeles, which doubled its plays of the song from 30 spins to 60 in the latest tracking week (growing it by 116 percent in audience, to 990,000). Among all regional Mexican radio stations that report to the chart, “Fuiste Mia’s” largest supporter, in terms of audience, is KLTN, with 1.1 million for the week.

Ortiz accumulated his first seven No. 1s in just four years, four months and 20 days (trumping the 11 years it took Fernandez to notch his seven leaders). Only two other acts claimed their first seven No. 1s as fast as Ortiz: Conjunto Primavera took two years, eight months and 22 days between their first seven No. 1s, while Los Tigres del Norte marks the shortest duration between that many chart-toppers, one year, eight months and 22 days.

The airplay increase for “Fuiste Mia” helps the track to soar 16-5 on the Latin Airplay chart, where it takes Greatest Gainer honors and reaches a new peak in its 13th charting frame. It marks the seventh top five for Ortiz on the all-Latin genre radio chart.

Over on the Hot Latin Songs chart, which blends airplay, sales, and streaming, the track matches its previous peak, hopping 15-11 (it first peaked at No. 11 on the Aug. 6-dated chart).

On August 14, Ortiz announced that his forthcoming album will be called Comeré Callado. The release date has not yet been revealed.

Intocable’s “XX Aniversario” Debuts Atop Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart

It’s Lucky No. 7 for Intocable

The Tejano/Norteño musical group has scored it’s seventh No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, as XX Aniversario debuts at the summit with 3,000 sold in the week ending February 1, according to Nielsen Music.

Intocable

The hits collection, also available in CD + DVD format, includes memorable tracks spanning the band’s last 20 years.

Intocable is tied for the record for most chart-topping songs on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart (16), along with Conjunto Primavera.

XX Aniversario includes several of Intocable’s past crowning tracks, including “Sueno,” the longest running No. 1 (13 weeks).

The new release gives Intocable its 14th No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart, where it remains the third best-charting group following Los Tigres Del Norte (23 No. 1s) and Los Temerarios (15).

Intocable hails from Zapata, Texas, and was started by friends Ricky Muñoz and René Martínez in the early 1990s. Other members include Sergio Serna, Johnny Lee Rosas, Alejandro Gulmar, Albert Ramírez and José Juan Hernández.

J Balvin to Participate in the 2014 Latin Grammy Street Party Concerts

J Balvin is taking it to the streets to get the Latin Grammy party started…

The 29-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer, whose full name is José Álvaro Osorio Balvín, is among the musicians who will participate in the Latin Recording Academy’s 2014 Latin Grammy street party concerts, which kick off on October 5 in Chicago’s Plaza Garibaldi.

J Balvin

Balvin, who was featured on the Colombian version of “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams & T.I., is best known for his songs “Yo Te Lo Dije” and “Tranquila.”

The Latin Grammy street parties have been held for the past 12 years and are presented by the Latin Academy (LARAS), together with Univision.

In addition to Balvin, artists confirmed to perform during the series, which will be played in five cities, include Conjunto Primavera, J Alvarez, Los Rieleros del Norte, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Noel Torres and Voz de Mando.

Along with a stop in Chicago, the series will also visit Dallas, Los Angeles and Phoenix before wrapping up in Hialeah (Miami) on November 9 with performances by Balvin, Alvarez and Victoria, among others, in the streets of Hialeah.

The Latin Grammy Street parties are free and lead up to the 15th annual Latin Grammys, airing live on November 20 on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Latin Grammy street party schedule:
Oct. 5, Chicago: Voz de Mando, Banda La Chacaloza, Cardenales de Nuevo León
Oct. 12, Dallas: Noel Torres, Los Rieleros del Norte, Jonatan Sánchez
Oct. 19, Los Angeles: Los Tucanes de Tijuana, El Rayo de Oro, Helen Ochoa, Jonatan Sánchez, Kent y Tony
Nov. 2, Phoenix, AZ: Conjunto Primavera, Voz De Mando, Los Canarios de Michoacán
Nov. 9,  Hialeah, FL:  J Balvin, J Álvarez, Gaitanes, Victoria, Eli Jas, J Quiles, Kent y Tony

3BallMTY: This Year’s Billboard Mexican Music Awards MVP

The members of 3BallMTY proved to be the beaus of the ball at this year’s Billboard Mexican Music Awards.

The Mexican tribal music troupe – comprised of Erick Rincon, Sergio Zavala (Dj Sheeqo Beat) and Alberto Presenda (Dj Otto) – earned the most awards of any artist/act during Thursday night’s nationally televised awards show, which honors regional Mexican music.

3BallMTY

This year’s 12-time nominee 3BallMTY picked up nine awards, including New Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year, Duo or Group; Song Artist of the Year and Digital Download Artist of the Year.

The awards show was broadcast live on Telemundo from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and featured genre-breaking performances from 3BallMTY together with reggaetón duo J King & Maximán, as well as more traditional fare from Conjunto Primavera and Los Huracanes del Norte.

3BallMTY’s wins helped to shine a spotlight on the dynamic nature of regional Mexican music, the top-selling Latin sub-genre in the United States. The trio of DJs, who only released their debut album last year – and who had their network performance premiere on the first Billboard Mexican Music Awards – also won Songs Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for the single “Inténtalo,” featuring El Bebeto and América Sierra.

“In Mexico there have always been new waves,” said 3Ball MTY’s Zavala on the red carpet outside of Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. “We brought something fresh with the electronic sound [and] tribal is really growing.”

 

Meanwhile, last year’s big winner, norteño star Gerardo Ortiz, picked up seven awards, including Artist of the Year and Artist of the Year, Male. Ortiz’s album Entre Dios y el Diablo also won the Album of the Year Award.

A special award for the evening was given to ranchera singer/songwriter Pepe Aguilar, who received Billboard‘s Legacy Award in recognition of his lengthy and rich musical trajectory that has influenced the genre and its artists.

Legendary ranchera singer Vicente Fernández, currently on a farewell tour, swept the ranchero/mariachi category, winning Ranchero/Mariachi Album of the Year for Otra Vez, Song of the Year with “El Vestido Blanco” and overall Ranchero/Mariachi Artist of the Year.

Jenni Rivera won Artist of the Year, Female and Banda Album of the Year for her album Joyas Prestadas.

Billboard Mexican Music Awards finalists and winners are determined by chart performance as chronicled in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com during the eligibility period of August 27, 2011 through August 18, 2012. Award categories are based on album and digital track sales data provided by Nielsen SoundScan and radio airplay monitored by Nielsen BDS.

For a full list of winners, click here.