Los Rieleros del Norte Earn First No. 1 in 14 Years with “Cuéntame”

Los Rieleros del Norte are back on top after a long time…

The Mexican Grammy-nominated Regional Mexican band returns to the No. 1 spot for the first time in 14 years on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated September 24 with “Cuéntame.”

Los Rieleros del NorteIt’s their first single released via Fonovisa after a nearly decade-long break from the label.

The song — released on July 29 — ascends 7-1 in its seventh week with 5.73 million in audience impressions, a 44% gain, earned in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 18, according to Luminate.

It’s the biggest jump to the top in 2022. Which other track has jumped at least 5 rankings this year? “JG,” the team-up by La Adictiva and Luis R. Conriquez, which climbed 6-1 (September 10-dated list).

“Cuéntame” gives Los Rieleros their fifth No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay. It’s their first win in almost a decade and a half, after “A Punto de Llorar” ruled for one week in June 2008.

In between, the El Paso, Texas-based band placed 17 tracks including four top 10s, among those the No. 3-peaking “El Columpio,” with Banda Los Sebastianes and La Maquina Norteña in 2021.

The band first landed at the summit on its fifth chart visit, over two decades ago, when “Te Quiero Mucho” reached No. 1 in 1999. Let’s look at their champs across the years:

Peak, Title, Weeks at No. 1
Oct. 30, 1999, “Te Quiero Mucho,” 10
Dec. 16, 2006, “Dime Quién Es,” 9
Sept. 15, 2007, “Un Juego,” 1
June 14, 2008, “A Punto De Llorar,” 1
Sept. 24, 2022, “Cuéntame”

Elsewhere, “Cuéntame” takes Los Rieleros to upper region on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart. It’s also the band’s fifth top 10 and first since 2008.

Luis R. Conriquez Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with La Adictiva-Collab “JGL”

Luis R. Conriquez has his first chart-topper…

The Mexican singer/songwriter’s collaboration with La Adictiva has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated Sept. 10 as “JGL” rises to the top spot after spending four weeks in the top 10.

Luis R. Conriquez, La Adictiva“JGL” rises 6-1 boosted by a 50% increase in audience impressions, to 6.6 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 4, according to Luminate.

The song was released February 18 via Anval.

In addition to earning each of its credited acts a new No. 1, the new champ also gifts the label its ninth chart topper and first after it took over atop Regional Mexican Airplay for four weeks in December 2021, also through a La Adictiva track: “Ya Solo Eres Mi Ex.”

With the move, La Adictiva claims its 11th champ dating back to its first and longest leading title “Te Amo y Te Amo” in 2011 (nine weeks at No. 1).

Conriquez, meanwhile, achieves his first No. 1 in his sixth appearance and after two earlier top 10s. His maiden entry, “El Buho,” peaked at No. 6 in September 2021, while his collaborative turn on Giovanny Ayala’s “Quien Se Apunta,” reached No. 7 on the Aug. 13-dated tally.

Here’s a recap of the regional Mexican groups with the most leaders on Regional Mexican Airplay since its inception in 1994:

22, Calibre 50
18, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
18, Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
17, Intocable
16, Conjunto Primavera
16, La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de Rene Camacho
16, Los Tigres del Norte
11, La Adictiva Banda San José de Mesillas
8, Los Tucanes de Tijuana

Elsewhere, “JGL” rallies 20-8 on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart. It’s La Adictiva’s 13th top 10 and Conriquez his first in his third chart appearance.

Christina Aguilera to Host Intimate ‘Premiere Party’ at Billboard Latin Music Week

Christina Aguilera is throwing a premiere party

The 41-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer will take part in this year’s Billboard Latin Music Week, taking place September 26-October 1 at the Faena Forum in Miami.

Christina AguileraDuring the conference, Xtina will be hosting the “Premiere Party with Christina Aguilera,” where she’ll be debut never-before-heard music and answer fan questions in an intimate setting.

But Aguilera isn’t the only new addition to the lineup…

Justin Quiles will take part in an engaging panel about connecting people with music through technology, while Wisin y Yandel will join Nicky Jam for a compelling conversation during The Nicky Jam Rockstar Show Live from Billboard Latin Music Week.

The artists join a star-studded lineup that already includes: Bizarrap, Blessd, Camilo, Chayanne, Cris Chil, Dannylux, Dimelo Flow, Eladio Carrion, Elena Rose, Foreign Teck, Grupo Firme, The Children of Jenni Rivera, Kuinvi, Kunno, Lili Zetina, Luis R Conriquez, Eslabón Armado, Ivy Queen, Maluma, Mariah Angeliq, Ovy On The Drums, Subelo Neo, Tini, Tokischa, Ugly Primo and The King of Bachata Romeo Santos.

More participants will be announced in the weeks leading up to the 2022 Latin Music Week.

Registration is now open here.

Grupo Firme to Take Part in ‘Superstar Panel’ During Billboard Latin Music Week

Grupo Firme will be taking part in this year’s Billboard Latin Music Week.

The Regional Mexican band will take part in one of the various superstar panels during the event, which will take place on September 26-30 at Miami’s Faena Forum.

Grupo FirmeFounded by Eduin Caz in Tijuana, Mexico, in 2013, Grupo Firme — which straddles the genres of banda and norteño — is comprised of Eduin’s brother Jhonny Caz, Abraham Hernández, Joaquín Ruiz, Christian Gutiérrez, José Rubio and Dylan Camacho.

Touring titans, in 2021, the band secured a historic booking at Los Angeles’ 20,000-capacity Staples Center as the first Latin act to perform the most shows in a single calendar year at the venue with seven sold-out concerts this summer. (The only other artist who has done more in one year is Adele, with eight performances in 2016.)

Grupo Firme joins the already announced star-studded lineup that includes Romeo SantosCamiloChayanneIvy QueenNicky JamEslabon ArmadoBizarrapBlessdYahritza Y Su EsenciaLuis R. ConriquezOvy on the Drums, Kunno, and The Rivera Family.

More participants will be announced in the weeks leading up to the 2022 Latin Music Week. Registration is now open at BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.

For 30 years, Billboard Latin Music Week has been the longest running and biggest Latin music industry gathering in the world. After a sold-out 2021 edition that featured Q&As with Daddy Yankee and Karol G, as well as show-stopping performances by AnittaRauw Alejandro, and Natti Natasha, the event returns, coinciding with Hispanic Heritage Month.

Billboard Latin Music Week will also coincide with the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Miami. The Billboard Latin Music Awards will broadcast live on Telemundo, and will also broadcast simultaneously on the Spanish entertainment cable network, Universo, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.

Chayanne to Speak During This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Week

Chayanne is ready to talk shop…

The 54-year-old Puerto Rican Latin pop singer and actor will take part in this year’s Billboard Latin Music Week, set to take place on September 26-30 at the Faena Forum in Miami.

ChayanneChayanne, one of Latin music’s most successful pop stars who has crooned to fans for nearly four decades with his ballads, will be releasing new music for the first time in more than six years, and speaking in his first interview in over five years.

But he isn’t the only new addition to the roster…

Ivy Queen, known as the Queen of Reggaeton, will open up about her prolific 25-year career, songwriting process, new music, and struggles as the only woman in a genre dominated by men.

Both Chayanne and Ivy join an already-announced star-studded lineup that includes Romeo Santos, Camilo, Nicky Jam, Eslabon Armado, Bizarrap, Blessd, Yahritza Y Su Esencia, Luis R. Conriquez, Ovy on the Drums, Kunno and The Rivera Family. More participants will be announced in the weeks leading up to the 2022 Latin Music Week.

Registration is now open at BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.

Billboard Latin Music Week will also coincide with the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Miami. The Billboard Latin Music Awards will broadcast live on Telemundo, and will also broadcast simultaneously on the Spanish entertainment cable network, Universo, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.

Adriel Favela Releases Sixth Studio Album “Cosas Del Diablo”

It’s a devilish time for Adriel Favela.

The 29-year-old Mexican American Regional Mexican artist has released his sixth studio album Cosas Del Diablo.

Adriel Favela

It’s Favela’s first album under his recording and production deal with Fonovisa Records, owned by Universal Music Latino.

El Bo,” an infectious corrido-meets-norteño fusion with Sonora-based artist El Bala, was the first single off the album, his first LP release in four years.

On “Oveja Negra,” Favela pens honest and raw lyrics, attesting “I’m no Saint, I don’t like to play, and even though I’m not a bad person, I’m the Devil’s son.”

Corridos and melodious requintos have characterized Favela’s career throughout the years, but in Cosas del Diablo, he also includes catchy Banda tunes “Ray02” and “Bayo 17” with Luis R. Conriquez, and flaunts his vulnerability in heartfelt songs “Lagrimas de Miel” and “Lunes.”

“Corridos do not necessarily talk about negative things, on the contrary,” Favela previously said to Billboard. “My songs are corridos that talk about people’s battles and who have grown as a person.”

Prior to releasing his 15-track set, Favela dropped his Carin Leon-assisted single “Con Un Botecito A Pecho,” a country-tinged mariachi anthem for those who are finally getting over a breakup.

In the track, both artists sing about going out and drinking because they are happy and convinced that they will not get back with their ex.