Jhayco Earns First No. 1 as a Soloist on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart

It’s a special first for Jhayco

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican singer and rapper rises to No. 1 on Billboard’Latin Airplay chart with “Sensual Bebe” on the August 13-dated ranking.

JhaycoThe song marks his fifth champ on the all-Latin genre list, and his first as a soloist, unaccompanied by another act.

“Hitting No. 1 with a solo song was an overdue milestone for my career,” Jhayco tells Billboard. “We’ve been working towards that for quite some time and there are more to come. I don’t doubt it.”

“Sensual Bebe” climbs from No. 7 to lead Latin Airplay after a 29% surge in audience impressions, to 9.3 million, earned in the U.S. in the July 1-7 tracking week, according to Luminate.

The track simultaneously takes the Greatest Gainer honors of the week on two charts, as it advances 5-1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay.

“Sensual” gives JhayCo — who formerly performed as Jhay Cortez — his fifth leader on both lists, and first unaccompanied by any other collaborator. Jhayco’s first Latin Airplay No. 1 arrived through “Dakiti,” a co-billed collaboration with Bad Bunny, which spent two weeks at No. 1 (December 2020-January 2021). It also earned him three Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2021. The song concurrently won him the fourth-longest command in the history of the all-metric Hot Latin Songs, ruling for 27 weeks, behind only Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber (56 weeks); Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando” (41 weeks); and Nicky Jam and Iglesias’ “El Perdón” (30 weeks).

Back on Latin Airplay, Jhayco leads for the first time as a soloist, unassisted by any other act.

Here’s a recap of his wins:

Peak Date, Title, Artist (if other than Jhayco):
Dec. 26, 2020, “Dakiti,” with Bad Bunny
June 12, 2021, “Fiel,” Los Legendarios, Wisin & Jhay Cortez
Feb. 5, 2022, “Ley Seca,” with Anuel AA
Jan. 8, 2022, “Emojis De Corazones,” with Wisin & Ozuna featuring Los Legendarios
August 13, 2022, “Sensual Bebe”

While a now-established radio champ, “Sensual” debuted at No. 44 on the Latin Airplay chart dated March 26 and snatches the No. 1 spot in its 21st week (following three weeks in the top 10); it’s the longest climb to No. 1 in 2022 thus far. Let’s take a look at the tracks with the most weeks to No. 1:

Weeks to No. 1, Song Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
21 weeks, “Sensual Bebe,” Jhayco, August 13
19, “Buenos Días,” Wisin & Camilo, July 23
19, “Ley Seca,” Jhay Cortez & Anuel AA, Feb. 5
18, “Remix,” Daddy Yankee, August 6

“Sensual’s” Latin Airplay domination arrives days after he performed in Las Vegas on August 3 as part of his Timelezz world tour — which kicked off May 7 in the same city — in support of his sophomore effort Timelezz, the No. 2-peaking set on Top Latin Albums (September 18, 2021).

“Sensual Bebe” is the first single from Jhayco’s next studio album.

Daddy Yankee Earns 26th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Remix”

Daddy Yankee is remixing his way to the top of the charts…

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, singer and composer has reached the summit of Billboard’Latin Airplay chart as “Remix” reaches the No. 1 spot after 18 weeks to lead the August 6-dated ranking.

Daddy YankeeThe veteran singer now has 26 No. 1s on the chart, still the fourth-most among all acts.

“Remix” soars 11-1 with a 63% increase in audience impressions (rising to 10.58 million for the week) in the tracking week ending July 31, according to Luminate. It also takes the Greatest Gainer trophy among the 50-title deep list.

Among the song’s greater radio supporters were New York and Washington, D.C. markets, starting with WSKQ with 1.4 million impressions (up 27%) and WXNY with 843,000 (up 93%), both in NY. Meanwhile WLZL and WDCN in D.C. showed an increment of 147% (121,000) and 400% (300,000), respectively.

The tracking week included Daddy Yankee’s La Última Vuelta tour launch on July 25 in Denver, which likely fueled promotion around the track in radio stations.

The trek in support of his Legendaddy album which debuted at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums (April 9) — his seventh champ.

Here are the five acts with the most No. 1s on Latin Airplay:

35, J Balvin
32, Enrique Iglesias
28, Ozuna
26, Daddy Yankee
22, Wisin

“Remix” is the first of three singles from the Legendaddy album to secure a spot on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart. It was succeeded by “Por Última Vez,” with Bad Bunny (No. 44 debut and peak, April 23) and “Hot,” with Pitbull, which hits a new high of No. 25 on the current chart week.

As “Remix” rallies to the summit after 18 weeks, it becomes Daddy Yankee’s second-longest climb to No. 1 among a collection of 26 champs (dating back to “Rompe” in 2005).

Here’s a look at his longest marches to the top during his Latin Airplay 17-year career history:

Weeks to No. 1, Peak Date, Title, Artist (if other than Daddy Yankee)

19 weeks, Nov. 17, 2018, “Zum Zum,” with, RKM & Ken-Y & Arcangel
18 Weeks, August 6, 2022, “Remix”
17 weeks, Feb. 25, 2012, “Lovumba (Prestige)”
16 weeks, Jan. 23, 2016, “Vaiven”
14 Weeks, July 13, 2019, “Soltera” with Lunay & Bad Bunny
14 Weeks, Sept. 14, 2019, “No Lo Trates,” with Pitbull & Natti Natasha
14 Weeks, May 30, 2020, “Definitivamente,” with Sech
14 Weeks, Dec. 5, 2020, “La Santa,” with Bad Bunny

Don Omar Earns 11th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay Chart with “Soy Yo,” with Wisin & Gente de Zona

It’s Lucky No. 11 for Don Omar

The 44-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor has risen to the No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart dated July 16 with his latest single “Soy Yo” with Wisin and Gente de Zona.

Don OmarWith the new chart-topper, Don Omar adds an 11th No. 1 career total to his account.

The new win arrives a week after “Soy Yo” cracked the No. 1 spot on Tropical Airplay for the first time to rule in its 12th week (July 9-dated ranking).

“Reaching No. 1 for the 11th time in my career is a blessing!” Don Omar shares with Billboard. “The love and appreciation from my fans who have stood by me all these years inspires me to bring more music to them! I dedicate this achievement to them!”

“Soy Yo” rules Latin Airplay with a 38% gain in audience impressions, to 11.17 million, logged in the U.S. in the week ending July 10, according to Luminate.

The airplay surge earns the song the week’s Greatest Gainer trophy, while the percentage gain becomes the second-largest increase following another Wisin collaboration: “Buenos Días,” with Camilo, with a 44% boost, to 5.2 impressions.

With the move, Don Omar claims an 11th career No. 1 total on Latin Airplay. The champ arrives six months after he ruled with “Se Menea,” with Nio García, for two weeks.

Here’s Don Omar’s No. 1 recap:

Peak Date, Title, Artist (if other than Don Omar), Weeks At No. 1
July, 22, 2006, “Angelito Vi,” one
Nov. 13, 2010, “Danza Kuduro,” with Lucenzo, 15
July 16, 2011, “Taboo,” five
April 07, 2012, “Dutty Love,” featuring Natti Natasha, one
July 21, 2012, “Hasta Que Salga El Sol,” three
March 02, 2013, “Zumba,” nine
Feb. 14, 2015, “Soledad,” one
Feb. 11, 2017, “Sin Contrato,” Maluma featuring Fifth Harmony or Don Omar & Wisin, one
Dec. 24, 2016, “Te Quiero Pa’Mi ,” with Zion & Lennox, four
Jan. 15, “Se Menea,” with Nio Garcia, two
July 16, “Soy You,” with Wisin & Gente de Zona

As “Soy Yo” leads, collaborators Wisin and Gente de Zona, concurrently add chart achievements. Wisin continues his No. 1 career expansion as a solo act with 21 champs, tying with Maluma for the fifth-most among all Latin acts. Gente de Zona, meanwhile, pounces to the No. 1 rank after almost seven years. The duo last took the top spot on Latin Airplay with “La Gozadera,” featuring Marc Anthony, in August 2015 for one week.

“Working with Wisin and Gente De Zona, two outstanding artists, was great fun and I feel that enthusiasm showed through on ‘Soy Yo,’ Don Omar adds. “Thanks, Billboard, for giving me a reason to celebrate and acknowledge a special song!”

As Wisin enters a new tie for the fifth-most Latin Airplay No. 1s, let’s look at the scoreboard:

35, J Balvin
32, Enrique Iglesias
28, Ozuna
25, Daddy Yankee
21, Maluma
21, Wisin
19, Romeo Santos

Elsewhere, despite its dip in streams and digital sales, “Soy Yo” pushes up the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart with a 49-40 climb, after its No. 38 debut and peak.

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.

Eden Muñoz Earns First Top 10 on Any Airplay Ranking as a Solo Act with “Chale!”

Eden Muñoz has logged his first Top 10 as a solo artist…

The 31-year-old Mexican singer and former Calibre 50 frontman has entered the top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Chale!” climbs 14-8 in its sixth week.

Eden MuñozIt’s Muñoz’s his first top 10 as a solo act on any airplay ranking.

Muñoz’s first venture to the ranking’s upper tier, unaccompanied by any other act, arrives following his departure as lead singer for Calibre 50 and under his new label, Lizos Music.

“Chale!” advances with 4.29 million in audience impressions, up 44%, earned in the U.S. in the week ending April 24, and takes home the Greatest Gainer honors.

The track concurrently makes progress on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart, advancing 10-9 despite a dip in both digital sales and streams.

It earned 3.2 million U.S. streams in the week ending April 21, a 3% decline from the 3.27 million streams it generated the prior week, which pushes the track down 18-20 on Latin Streaming Songs.

Back on Regional Mexican Airplay, Muñoz has notched 30 top 10s as part of Calibre 50; 21 out of those have hit No. 1 among a compendium of 43 total entries — the most leaders among all regional Mexican acts.

Rauw Alejandro Earns 7th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Cúrame”

Rauw Alejandro has found a chart-topping cure

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican singer and rapper has reached the top of BillboardLatin Airplay chart as “Cúrame” lifts 7-1 in its 17th week to lead the March 5-dated ranking.

Rauw AlejandroWith the chart-topping move, the Greatest Gainer song of the week gifts Rauw Alejandro his seventh No. 1 among a collection of 17 entries.

He previously took over atop the chart with the Latin pop hit and three-week ruler “Todo de Ti” (between July, August and December 2021), the longest the Puerto Rican reigned on the charts with a song. The latter has held steady in the list’s top 10 for 38 weeks during its 40-week term and counting (currently at No. 5).

With a 17-week trek to the top, “Cúrame” joins a group of two other songs that have completed the slow-but-steady journey to the top in 2022 so far.

Jhay Cortez and Anuel AA’s “Ley Seca” took 19 weeks to arrive at No. 1 on the February 5-dated survey. Karol G’s “Sejodioto” also crossed the barrier in its 17th week.

“Cúrame” knocks Romeo Santos’ “Huellas” from its one-week reign (dips to No. 2) with 9.19 million in audience impressions, up 58%, earned in the week ending February 27, according to MRC Data. It’s the biggest percentage gain of the week, ahead of Raymix’s latest single “Te Voy a Conquistar,” with NZO, which debuts at No. 42 with a 43% gain.

“Cúrame” is the sixth single from Rauw’s two-week champ Vice Versa, his second studio album and first No. 1 on Top Latin Albums (July 10, 2021-dated chart). The new No. 1 arrives after the Puerto Rican released the EP Trap Cake Vol. 2 on February 25, the follow-up to the EP’s first volume in 2019 (the latter set has not entered the charts).

Beyond its Latin Airplay coronation, “Cúrame” rises 4-1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay, where it also follows “Todo de Ti” as his seventh chart-topper.

Los Dos Carnales Top Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Yo Soy Rico”

It’s a rich time for Los Dos Carnales

The Mexican norteño group, founded by brothers Poncho Jr. and Imanol Quezada, take over the top spot on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Yo Soy Rico” lifts 3-1 on the November 20-dated chart.

Los Dos CarnalesThe Quezada brothers capture their second leader and take the Greatest Gainer honor of the week thanks to a 49% gain in audience impressions, to 9.6 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending November 14, according to MRC Data.

“’Yo Soy Rico’ has a special space in our repertoire; it’s a song that speaks about human prosperity, of how fortunate we are to have our family,” Imanol tells Billboard.

“Yo Soy Rico” follows Los Dos Carnales’ only other Regional Mexican Airplay leader: “El Envidioso” (September 5, 2020-dated list).

In between the brothers have placed two other top 10s: “Cabrón y Vago,” with El Fantasma (No. 7, ranking dated February 13) and “La Tóxica” (No. 3, July 17-dated survey).

“Yo Soy Rico’s” Regional Mexican Airplay success arrives a week after it vaulted at No. 10 on the overall Latin Airplay tally, where it rallies 10-2 on the current chart. It’s their first top 10 on the list.

It’s the week’s largest improvement among all of the 50-deep title chart.

Over on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart (a blend of airplay, digital sales and streams), “Rico” pushes 35-26 thanks to its radio gains, despite a 1% dip in streams.

J Balvin Ties Enrique Iglesias for Most No. 1s on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart (31) with “In Da Getto,” Featuring Skrillex

J Balvin has tied a Latin music icon…

The 36-year-old Colombian singer and Skrillex rise to No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “In Da Getto” rises 3-1 on the September 11-dated survey.

J Balvin, Skrillex, In Da Getto

With the new chart-topper, J Balvin earns his 31st No.1 on the chart, tying him with Enrique Iglesias for the most leaders in the chart’s history.

Meanwhile, Skrillex secures his first No. 1 on any Latin airplay chart.

“In Da Getto” takes over the 26-year-old tally with a 15% gain in audience impressions, to 12.4 million, earned in the week ending September 5, according to MRC Data.

J Balvin’s collection of Latin Airplay No. 1s dates back to 2014, when he sent “6 AM,” the fourth single from his La Familia album to the summit –his breakthrough set which earned him a first top 10 on the overall Top Latin Albums chart (October 2014).

With the ‘90s dance interpolated “In Da Getto” taking over atop Latin Airplay, J Balvin ties Enrique Iglesias’ all-time No. 1 record, a mark Iglesias has held since 1996 as he placed five simultaneous tracks from his self-titled debut effort atop the all-genre Latin tally (“Si Tú Te Vas,” ‘Experiencia Religiosa,” “Por Amarte,” “No Llores Por Mi,” and “Trapecista”).

“In Da Getto” turns out to be profitable for the EDM DJ/ producer Skrillex having previously scored his first top 10 on the airplay-, digital sales, and streaming-blended Hot Latin Songs chart when the club banger debuted at No. 7 (dated July 17). It concurrently earned him a first No. 1 on any Latin chart with the track dominating the Latin Digital Song Sales on the same chart week.

The Skrillex and Tainy-produced tune also takes home the Greatest Gainer/Digital honors on Hot Latin Songs jumping three rankings (10-7) with close to 1,500 downloads sold, up 59%, logged in the week ending September 2.

 

On the streaming front, the track posts a 28% gain to 3.42 million U.S. streams, and re-enters Latin Streaming Songs at No. 12.

“In Da Getto” follows J Balvin’s one-week Latin Airplay reign of “AM,” with Nio García and Bad Bunny (July 10). In total, he’s placed four No. 1s in 2021, all through collaborations except for “Tu Veneno” (April 3-dated list), his ninth ruler as a solo act among his 31 chart toppers.

Aventura’s “Volví,” Featuring Bad Bunny, Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart

Aventura has officially returned to the top of the charts…

The Dominican-American bachata group leads Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart as its new single “Volví,” with Bad Bunny, rises 2-1 in its second week (August 21-dated survey). It’s Aventura’s third No. 1, and first since 2010’s “Dile Al Amor.”

Bad Bunny x Aventura

The bachata-rhythmic tune takes the lead of the airplay-, streaming-, and digital-blended list boosted by gains in both streams and airplay. “Volví” generated 14.6 million U.S. streams (up 25%) in the week ending August 12, according to MRC Data, enough to enter the all-genre Streaming Songs chart’s top 10 (a 16-10 leap that takes the Greatest Gainer honors). Concurrently, the song holds at No. 1 on Latin Streaming Songs for a second week.

“Volví,” a midnight release on August 3, was teased by both Bad Bunny and Aventura’s Romeo Santos on their Instagram accounts just hours before. The pair has since performed the song live for the first time on Saturday night (August 14) at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami; the group’s first sold out date of its Inmortal stadium tour.

“Volví” grants Aventura its first No. 1 on the all-metric tally since the nine-week leader “Dile Al Amor” in 2010. Previously, the Dominicans led with “Por Un Segundo” (two weeks atop in 2009). Bad Bunny, meanwhile, captures his ninth No. 1, a lead following his first 2021 win: “Yonaguni,” which remained atop Hot Latin Songs for five weeks starting the June 19-dated tally.

“Volví” also reigns thanks to a lift on radio airplay: it pushes 50-31 on Latin Airplay with 3.5 million audience impressions (up 33%).

J Balvin Earns 10th No. 1 on Billboard Latin Airplay Chart with “Ambiente”

Make that a Perfect 10 for J Balvin

The 33-year-old Colombian urban singer has earned his 10th  No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart with “Ambiente,” the fourth single off his latest studio album, Vibras.

J Balvin

The track zooms 10-1 in its 11thweek on the chart dated July 7, and earns the week’s Greatest Gainer honors thanks to a 70 percent increase in audience (to 16.74 million in the week ending July 1), according to Nielsen Music.

The nine-position leap is the biggest jump to No. 1 since March 10, when Wisin’s “Todo Comienza En La Disco,” featuring Yandel and Daddy Yankee, rose 11 ranks (12-1).

“Ambiente,” which was released on April 13, is Balvin’s third No. 1 of the year. It follows “X” with Nicky Jam, which topped the list on the April 28-dated chart, ruling for two weeks, and “Machika” with Neon and Anitta which led for one week on March 24.

“I’m extremely grateful for so many blessings, for seeing how every day we are reinventing ourselves musically,” Balvin tells Billboard. “Thankful as we go surprising the audience with different sounds and “Ambiente” has not been the exception. I am very happy with this 10th  No. 1. Thank you for everything, onwards with the Latin culture.”

For a second week in a row, Balvin has three songs in the top 10 (“Ambiente” at No. 1, “X” with Nicky Jam steady at No. 2, and “I Like It” with Cardi B and Bad Bunny moving 7-10).

Further, for the first time in his career, Balvin holds down the top two at the same time — an achievement only seven other acts have managed in the chart’s 23-year history. Balvin is also just the fifth act to be both Nos. 1 and 2 as a lead artist, and the first since Pitbull in 2011 (Oct. 15, 2011: “Rain Over Me,” featuring Marc Anthony was No. 1, and “Give Me Everything,” featuring Ne-Yo,Afrojack and Nayer was No. 2).

“Ambiente” also lands atop the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart, rising 8-1. It’s Balvin’s 10th No. 1.

Earlier this week, Balvin earned his first-ever No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 alongside Cardi B and Bad Bunny with their hit single “I Like It.”