Carin León Earns Third No. on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with Grupo Frontera-collab “Que Vuelvas”

Make that three winners for Carin León.

The 33-year-old Mexican artist has earned his third No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart with his Grupo Frontera-collab “Que Vuelvas.”

Carin Leon, Grupo FronteraThe track rises 8-1 on the chart dated January 28 with 7.7 million in audience impressions, up 44%, earned in the U.S. during the January 13-19 tracking week.

León secures his third No, 1 on the chart, following his three-week domination through his featured role in Banda MS’ “Ojos Cerrados.”

It’s a first No. 1 on the chart for Grupo Frontera, which scored a No. 2 with “No Se Va” last December.

Over on the all-genre Latin Airplay list, “Que Vuelvas” reaches its highest peak: No. 6 in its sixth week.

Bizarrap Earns First No. 1 on Billboard Hot Latin Songs Chart with Shakira-Collab “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53”

Bizarrap has earned his first-ever No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart…

The 24-year-old Argentine DJ and record producer captures his first chart-topper for “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” his smash collaboration with Shakira.

Bizarrap, ShakiraThe new track rallies up the January 28-dated chart with a 16-1 jump following its first full-week of tracking.

With the No. 1 song, Shakira ties with Bad Bunny for the fourth-most No. 1s overall, both with 12.

The song was released on January 11 at 7 p.m. ET through Dale Play/Sony Music Latin and debuted at No. 16 (chart dated January 21) with less than two days of activity.

Hot Latin Songs ranks the most popular Latin songs in the U.S. based on a blend of airplay, digital sales, and streaming data.

Starting with radio airplay, “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” generated 7.42 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending in January 19, according to Luminate. The sum allows for a No. 5 debut on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart.

It’s the second top 10 for Bizarrap after his four-week command with “Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” with Quevedo (November 2022). Shakira, meanwhile, collects her 36th top 10.

On the streaming front, “Music Sessions, Vol. 53” logged 20.2 million official U.S. streams, up 315%, in the same tracking period. The count yields a No. 3 start on the overall Streaming Song ranking and a 17-1 jump on Latin Streaming Songs.

Sales also assist the collaboration’s No. 1 ascent on Hot Latin Songs. With 9,000 downloads sold, “Vol. 53” surges 23-3 on the Digital Songs Sales ranking and holds at No. 1 for a second week on Latin Digital Song Sales.

It’s the largest sales week among Hot Latin Songs hits since Shakira’s own “Suerte (Whenever, Wherever)” sold 15,000 on the Feb. 15, 2020-dated chart, following her performance of the track during the halftime show that year (Feb. 2).

Back on the multimetric tally, “Vol. 53” easily sends Fuerza Regida and Grupo Frontera’s “Bebe Dame” to No. 2 after its one week in charge.

Here’s the scoreboard since the chart’s inception in 1986:

27, Enrique Iglesias
16, Luis Miguel
15, Gloria Estefan
12, Bad Bunny
12, Shakira
11, Marco Antonio Solis
11, Ricky Martin

Notably, “Vol. 53” allows for another woman in a lead or co-lead role to rule Hot Latin Songs for the first time since Karol G’s “Provenza” in May 2022. Further, the tally’s No. 1 slot was monopolized by three Bad Bunny’s songs for 35 weeks, as “Moscow Mule,” “Me Porto Bonito,” with Chencho Corleone, and “Titi Me Preguntó” dominated the May 21, 2022 – January 14, 2023-dated rankings, until Fuerza Regida and Grupo Frontera’s “Bebe Dame” landed at the summit the week prior.

Elsewhere on the charts, “Vol. 53” makes a No. 9 debut on the overall Billboard Hot 100 chart. It’s the highest start for both acts, and Shakira’s highest ranking since “Beautiful Liar,” with Beyoncé, peaked at No. 3 in 2007. “Vol. 53” also bows at No. 2 on both the Billboard Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts.

Shakira Partnering with Bizarrap for “BZRP Music Session #53”

Shakira is joining the sessions

The 45-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter is teaming up with Bizarrap for one of the Argentine producer’s hit-producing Music Sessions.

Shakira, MonotoniaAfter teasing a new track on Monday, January 9), Shakira and Bizarrap both took to social media to confirm their collaboration.

Initially, the new single had been teased with release date of Wednesday, January 11 and a one liner: “a wolf like me doesn’t have time for men like you.”

Subsequently, they announced the collab, simply writing, “Tomorrow, BZRP Music Session #53.”

It’s the first time the pair has teamed up for a track. Shakira joins a number of artists — including Nicky Jam, Residente and Paulo Londra — who’ve jumped on one of Bizarrap’s zealously streamed music sessions.

His session with Spanish act Quevedo scored both their first entry on the Billboard Hot 100. Currently, it has more than 400 million views on YouTube.

This new song will follow Shakira’s Ozuna-assisted “Monotonía,” which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’Hot Latin Songs chart dated November 5. It currently sits at No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart, where it’s ruled for four weeks.

Recently, Shakira shared a heartfelt message of hope to start off the new year. “Even if our wounds are still open in this new year, time has a surgeon’s hands. Even if someone’s betrayed us, we must continue to trust others,” wrote the Colombian singer. “When faced with contempt, continue to know your worth. Because there are more good people than indecent ones. More people with empathy than indifference.”

She continued: “The ones who leave are fewer than the many who stay by our side. Our tears are not in vain, they water the soil our future will spring from and make us more human, so that even while suffering heartache we can continue to love.”

The message came after a difficult year due to her separation from Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué, the father of her children. The singer has spoken openly about the breakup since it was confirmed in June, and has posted material — including releasing the heartbreak song “Monotonía” — alluding to her pain.

Rosalía to Release “Despechá” Remix with Cardi B as a Featured Guest

Rosalía is getting a high profile assist on her chart-topping hit…

The 30-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter’s certified hit “Despechá” is getting a remix with Cardi B as a featured guest.

RosaliaThe announcement remix was made by Rosalía via social media, with the singer writing:

“MOTOMAMIS, TOMORROW DESPECHÁ REMIX, who do you think it will be with????” A day later, she followed up revealing which artist would join her on the remix.

“Today at midnight with La Cardi,” she wrote.

Meanwhile, Cardi B responded with “Uy, bien perra.”

The remix will drop on Friday (Dec. 16).

Rosalía released “Despechá” back in July, her first single after releasing her Latin Grammy-winning album Motomami.

Her first mambo ever, the Chris Jedi and Gaby Music-produced track was first teased in the midst of her Motomami World Tour and quickly gained social media virality.

“Despechá” is a danceable electro-merengue and mambo fusion track about a girl who’s hitting the club with her friends to get over a heartbreak.

“There are many ways to be Despechá, in this theme it is from the freeness or the craziness, moving without reservations or regrets,” she previously said in a statement.

In October, the track scored Rosalía her first No. 1 as a soloist, unaccompanied by any other act, on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart.

“Despechá” also helped secure the artist her second No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart. On Hot Latin Songs, it peaked at No. 7 on the chart dated October 1.

Ozuna to Perform at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony

Ozuna is heading to Qatar…

The 30-year-old Puerto Rican singer will perform at the 2022 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony, FIFA has announced.

OzunaThe event, where Argentina and France will play for the trophy, will be held on Sunday, December 18, at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.

Since August, Ozuna has been making the rounds with his track “Arhbo” alongside French-Congolese rapper Gims, which is part of the official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 soundtrack.

The feel-good collaboration is named after the local slang word for “welcome” in Qatar, which “perfectly embodies the welcoming spirit” of the Arabian country that has been hosting the World Cup since November 20.

“Arhbo” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart dated December 17 after arriving in the top 10 last week. This marks Gims’ first No. 1 title on any U.S. chart.

“I think ‘Bienvenidos’, ‘welcome home’ says it all,” Ozuna previously said in a press statement. “Whatever journey everyone was on, it brought them here, to this moment, and for that moment they are home. They say that ‘home is where the heart is, right? El hogar está donde está el corazón. For all the people who are coming, and all the people who — with all their hearts — want to come, we are saying, ‘bienvenidos’, welcome home!”

Although Puerto Rico was not one of the 32 countries that played at the World Cup, Ozuna has been very much involved with the tournament.

In addition to being a part of the FIFA soundtrack, the “Hey Mor” singer teamed up with Coca-Cola Puerto Rico for limited-edition collectible cans, with 14 different designs representing some of the participating countries.

In addition, the initiative will promote the development of sports on the island by allocating a donation of $50,000 for the rehabilitation of soccer fields in San Juan.

Intocable Earns Record-Tying 45th Top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart

It’s a milestone tie for Intocable.

The Regional Mexican band, hailing from Zapata, Texas, has reached a milestone 45 top 10s on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Un Poquito Tuyo” rises 13-9 on the December 10-dated ranking.

IntocableIntocable now ties with Los Tigres del Norte for the most top 10s overall.

“Un Poquito Tuyo” lands in the upper reaches of the chart in its fifth week due to a 15% weekly increase in audience impressions earned in the U.S. in the week ending December 4, according to Luminate.

The song was released on October 14 via Good I Music.

“Un Poquito Tuyo” is the second single from Intocable’s forthcoming album (release date to be announced).

It was written by Carlos Preciado and Ricardo Muñoz.

The song advances to the tally’s top region and earns the group its 45th top 10, all spanning four decades, tying with Los Tigres del Norte for the most top 10s since the chart launched in 1994.

Here’s the leaderboard:

45, Intocable
45, Los Tigres del Norte
44, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
36, Los Tucanes de Tijuana
35, La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de Rene Camacho
32, Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
32, Calibre 50
30, Marco Antonio Solis
28, Conjunto Primavera
24, Vicente Fernandez

The new top 10 arrives just a month after the sextet earned its second top 10 of 2022 through “Más Muerto Que Vivo,” with Matisse (November 5-dated ranking).

Previously, “Si Me Duele Que Duela” ruled for two week in July.

Elsewhere, “Un Poquito Tuyo” climbs 32-26 on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart.

Maluma to Perform on Season Finale of NBC’s “The Voice”

Maluma will be sharing his voice on a special stage next week…

The two-hour finale of NBC’s The Voice, taking place on Tuesday, December 13, will feature a star-studded parade of guest stars, including the 28-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter.

MalumaMaluma will perform his Billboard Latin Airplay chart No. 1 single “Junio.”

Other scheduled performers include OneRepublicAdam Lambert and Duran Duran.

Breland will make his Voice debut with “For What It’s Worth” and returning season 21 winner Girl Named Tom will perform “One More Christmas” from the trio’s debut EP.

At the end of the night, a winner will emerge after the final showdown between finalists bodie, Omar Jose Cardona, Baryden Lape, Bryce Leatherwood and Morgan Myles.

The Voice’s season finale will air from 9:00 – 11:00 pm ET.

Jessi Uribe Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with Luis R Conriquez-Collab “Si Ya Hiciste El Mal”

It’s a special first for Jessi Uribe

The 35-year-old Colombian singer has secured his first No. 1 on Billboard’Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated November 19 as “Si Ya Hiciste El Mal,” his first collaborative effort with Luis R Conriquez, rises 2-1.

Jessi UribeUribe is one of the forerunners of Colombian ranchero, a branch of regional Colombian music that borrows from Mexican mariachi, ranchera and corrido formats.

He becomes the second Colombian singer-songwriter to score a No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay in 2022: As “Si Ya Hiciste el Mal” hits No. 1, it sends Camilo, a core Latin pop Colombian artist, to No. 2 as “Alaska,” with Grupo Firme dips after its one-week command (chart dated November 12).

“Honestly, I’m extremely happy and grateful,” Uribe tells Billboard. “It’s a dream fulfilled. I have been a regional Mexican music lover since childhood, I am singer of regional Colombian music and to be the first one to achieve this, is an honor. Thanks to Luis, my team, and the listeners who have given us so much love.”

“Si Ya Hiciste el Mal” climbs from the runner-up spot after a 3% increase in audience impressions, to 7.1 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending November 13, according to Luminate.

The song gives Uribe his first leader on an airplay chart. He previously scored a No. 6 best with “El Alumno,” with Joss Favela, in May. Meanwhile, Conriquez clocks his second ruler: “JGL,” with La Adictiva, topped Regional Mexican Airplay for one week (September 10).

“Working with Jessie was a beautiful experience,” Conriquez tells Billboard. “We traveled to Colombia to record the song and our bonding was beyond great.”

Further, thanks to its radio reception, “Si Ya Hiciste el Mal” debuts at No. 50 on the multimetric Hot Latin Songs chart. It earns Uribe his first chart appearance. Conriquez claims his ninth entry.

The track also makes progress on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart jumping 10-8, the closest Conriquez has been to the top after another No. 8 high (“JGL” in the Sept. 10-dated ranking).

Camilo Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with Grupo Firme Collab “Alaska”

It’s another first for Camilo

The 28-year-old Colombian Latin Grammy-winning singer has landed his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Alaska,” his single with Grupo Firme, rises from the No. 4 slot to rule the November 12-dated list.

Camilo“Alaska” received its official release through Hecho A Mano/Sony Music Latin on August 18. It’s the sixth single from Camilo’s third studio album, De Adentro Pa’ Fuera, which reached a No. 6 high on Latin Pop Albums (September 24).

“Alaska” reaches the No. 1 slot, after a second week in the top 10 (No. 4 high, November 5-dated ranking) and in its eighth week on the chart boosted by a 25% increase in audience impressions, to 7.1 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 6, according to Luminate.

The regional Mexican tune, which was co-written and co-produced by Camilo alongside Edgar Barrera, dispatches Duelo’s “24 Siete” after it’s one-week command.

With seven No. 1s on its career history, Grupo Firme ties with Christian Nodal and Banda MS for the third-most champs this decade, trailing Calibre 50’s eight leaders. Since the chart launched in 1994, Calibre 50 continues at the helm with 22 No. 1’s.

“Alaska” becomes the first team-up by a regional Mexican group with a core Latin pop act to lead Regional Mexican Airplay since Natalia Lafourcade ruled for three weeks through her featured role in Los Angeles Azules’ “Nunca Es Suficiente” in 2019.

Meanwhile, “Alaska” earns Grupo Firme its fourth No. 1 in 2022, including “Cada Quien,” with Maluma, which topped the chart for two weeks in February

“Alaska” advances 11-7 on the overall Latin Airplay ranking, earning Camilo his 11th top 10 while Grupo Firme adds a sixth top 10 to its scoreboard.

Duelo’s “24 Siete” Rises to No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart

Duelo has triumphantly returning to the top of the charts…

The Mexican norteño band has returned to the No. 1 spot for the first time in a decade and a half on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated October 29 with its latest single “24 Siete.”

DueloThe song marks Duelo’s first visit to the summit since 2007. It also represents a new achievement for the group’s label La Bonita Music, winning its first leader among a collection of 16 entries.

“Everything we have been reaping, working hard these years, tours in Mexico and the United States and the truth, this new No. 1 caught us by surprise,” Oscar Iván Treviño, one of founding members of the group, told Billboard.

“24 Siete” was released on August 11 via La Bonita Music. It ascends to the top in its ninth week following a 19% gain in audience impressions, to 5.8 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 23, according to Luminate.

With its ascent, “24 Siete” becomes Duelo’s fourth champ dating back to the one-week ruler “Te Compro” in 2006. In between, the Monterrey-bred group nabbed two other one-week champs in 2007: “Un Idiota Como Yo” and “Olvidame Tú.”

As for “24 Siete,” Treviño adds, “We composed the song with the best intentions in the world. Doing the song and recording our new album No Digas No, well, it’s been exciting. It is important to always maintain that curiosity and that passion for music, doing what you love.” “24 Siete” is the second single from No Digas No, which hasn’t entered the charts yet.

Further, with the new champ, La Bonita Music claims its first No. 1 in the 28-year-old history of the Regional Mexican Airplay chart. It previously reached a No. 3 high also through a Duelo song, “Puño de Diamantes,” in July 2013.

Elsewhere, “24” steps into the upper region on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart with a 15-9 jump. The lift gifts the group its first top 10 in almost a decade, since “Puño de Diamantes” peaked at No. 8 in its 13th week in 2013.