Giovannie Yanez and his band mates are celebrating a massive first…
The Latino vocalist and acoustic guitarist and his Giovannie & the Hired Guns band mates have scored their first No. 1 on a Billboard chart, as “Ramon Ayala” rises from No. 3 to the top of the Rock & Alternative Airplay chart dated July 23.
The song earned 4.8 million audience impressions, a 14% boost, in the week ending July 17, according to Luminate. The song ascends to No. 1 in its 20th week on the chart.
Giovannie & the Hired Guns is the second act to notch a first No. 1 on Rock & Alternative Airplay in 2022, after Jack White led with “Taking Me Back” in February.
Giovannie & the Hired Guns are the first such act to rule with a first charted title this year; White accumulated seven solo appearances before “Back.”
“Ramon Ayala” is Giovannie & the Hired Guns’ first Billboard chart entry as well, making the band the first act to send a first charted title to No. 1 on Rock & Alternative Airplay since lovelytheband led with “Broken” for nine weeks beginning in June 2018.
Concurrently, “Ramon Ayala” jumps 4-2 on Mainstream Rock Airplay (led at the format by 45 plays in the tracking week on KKBA Corpus Christi, Texas) and 10-7 on Alternative Airplay (paced by an overall-best 73 plays on WPOI-HD2 Tampa, Fla.), both new best ranks for the song.
On the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs chart, “Ramon Ayala” bullets at No. 6 (after reaching No. 3 earlier in July) with 568,000 official U.S. streams in addition to its radio airplay. The song also ranks at No. 40 on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, after reaching No. 37.
“Ramon Ayala” is slated to appear on Giovannie & the Hired Guns’ forthcoming LP Tejano Punk Boys.
In addition to Yanez, the band is also comprised of Chance Bannister (lead guitar), Adam Urbanczyk (rhythm, lead guitar), Alex Trejo (bass guitar), and Milton Toles (drums).