Cazzu Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with Santa Fe Klan & Los Ángeles Azules Single “Tú y Tú”

It’s a career first for Cazzu

The 29-year-old Argentine rapper and singer and Santa Fe Klan have each scored their first No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Tú y Tú,” with Los Ángeles Azules, rises 3-1 to lead the May 20-dated survey.

CazzuThe new leader yields both Cazzu and Santa Fe Klan’s first champ in their maiden chart appearance.

“Tú y Tú,” released via SeiTrack/Disa/UMLE on March 10, takes over Regional Mexican Airplay in its eighth week after a 28% boost in audience impressions, to 8.5 million, earned in the U.S. during the May 5-11 tracking week, according to Luminate.

As “Tú y Tú” rises to the top of the ranking, Cazzu and Santa Fe Klan become the first artists to claim a No. 1 in their maiden chart performance among the nine tracks that have crowned Regional Mexican Airplay in 2023.

The last artist to pick up a first No. 1 in a first attempt was Mario Bautista, as “Brindo” with Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga led for one week on June 11, 2022.

Previously, Eden Muñoz completed the deed with “Chale!” (May 21, 2022).

“Tú y Tú” ascends 3-1 and sends Grupo Marca Registrada and Grupo Frontera’s “Di Que Sí” to No. 6 after its three-week domination, with a 39% dip in audience (to 5.2 million).

“Tú” also brings Los Ángeles Azules back to No. 1. The cumbia sonidera ensemble last ranked first through the three-week ruler “Nunca Es Suficiente,” with Natalia Lafourcade, in early 2019. In between, the group collected five top 10s, including the No. 2-peaking “Amor a Primera Vista,” with Belinda and Lao Ebratt, featuring Horacio Palencia, in August 2019.

Elsewhere, “Tú” continues its progress on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart, reaching its No. 5 high.

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.

Pesado Signs New Record Deal with Warner Music Latina

Pesado has a new recording contract…

The Mexican norteño group has signed a record deal with Warner Music Latina.

PesadoThe new deal with Warner is a homecoming for the ensemble group, which was founded in 1993 by leading members Beto Zapata and Pepe Elizondo. They’re now returning to the label a decade later.

Most recently, Pesado had been releasing music via Disa, Universal Music Latin Entertainment’s regional Mexican label.

The signing comes ahead of the group’s 30-year anniversary and release of new music.

Pesado’s upcoming single under Warner Music Latina, titled “El Infierno,” is set for release on July 1.

“In this new era with Warner, Pesado comes as one of the best structured, most mature bands, and I think together we will again achieve great things. Pesado’s future is to continue making music, continue to sing, tell stories that people can identify with and keep doing things with a lot of passion,” Zapata, frontman and accordionist, said in a statement.

“This is important step for Pesado,” Elizondo echoed. “This was the label that made us international, that supported us in that moment and we’re back with many more dreams and encouragement to continue to grow and take our joy to all Latin American homes.”

Known for their norteño heartbreak anthems like “Loco”, “Ojalá Te Mueras”, “Dile” y “A Chillar a Otra Parte,” Pesado has placed nearly 50 songs on Billboard‘s Regional Mexican Airplay chart, including 15 top hits and three No. 1 hits.

Additionally, the group from Monterrey, Nuevo León has scored four No. 1 albums on the Regional Mexican Albums tally: Mi PromesaDirecto 93-13, Vol. 1Piensame Un Momento and Abrazame.

Added Delia Orjuela, general manager of Warner Music Latina’s new Música Mexicana division, “[Our] family is proud to welcome Pesado, an iconic group among Mexican music. I feel honored to be able to work with them in this new era.”

Los Hijos de Barrón Sign with Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Los Hijos de Barrón have Universal appeal…

The Regional Mexican band-to-watch has signed with Universal Music Latin Entertainment.

Los Hijos de Barrón

The group from Sinaloa released a new single, “Lo Que Pese Mi Palabra,” and video coinciding with the announcement last Friday.

The single is the title track of the band’s next album, due out on Universal imprint Fonovisa/Disa in early 2016.

Los Hijos de Barrón are also set to tour the U.S. in February.

The group is known in Mexico as one of the most popular bands playing the acoustic guitar-supported genre called Sierreño.