Daddy Yankee is officially in the same circle as some of Latin music’s superstars…
The 40-year-old Puerto Rican singer/rapper has earned his 50th hit on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, as “Hula Hoop” earns the Hot Shot Debut, arriving at No. 30 on the March 25-dated tally.
The reggaetonero becomes one of only seven acts, and the only urban artist, to have placed 50 or more songs on the 30-year-old chart.
Even more impressive, Daddy Yankee earns the feat quicker than anyone other act, netting his first 50 hits in 12 years, four months, and three weeks. (Luis Miguel had previously accomplished it the fastest: 16 years, five months, two weeks).
Daddy Yankee debuted on the Hot Latin Songs chart in 2004 with his international hit, “Gasolina.” In total, he has gathered 21 top 10s and five No. 1s on the list.
“Hula Hoop” bows with 3,000 downloads sold in the tracking week ending March 9, according to Nielsen Music, concurrently notching a No. 3 debut on the Latin Rhythm Digital Song Sales chart. Streaming totaled 740,000 in its first week, with 54 percent stemming from YouTube, where a lyric video has amassed 16 million global views since its release on March 2.
Elsewhere, the new single lands at No. 25 on the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart, with 1 million audience impressions in the week ending March 12. WLZL, Washington DC, was the track’s biggest supporter, supplying 74 spins.
Artists With at Least 50 Hot Latin Songs hits:
Number of chart hits, artist
66, Los Tigres del Norte
58, Vicente Fernandez
57, Luis Miguel
53, Ednita Nazario
50, Daddy Yankee
50, Marc Anthony
The new track originates from a remix for Daddy Yankee’s “Shaky Shaky,” featuring Nicky Jam and Plan B. Released in October, the remix included a “hula hoop” line, not present in the song’s original version, inspiring Yankee to derive a new song based on the catchy hook.
Meanwhile, Daddy Yankee remains at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs for a fifth straight week, as a featured guest on Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito.” The track earns its best streaming week yet, collecting over 8.8 million streams in the most recent tracking week (a four percent increase). It slips 52-56 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its eighth charting frame on the overall-genre ranking.