Maldy Earns First No. 1 on Any Billboard Airplay Chart as a Solo Artist with Karol G-Collab “Gatúbela”

Maldy is celebrating a special first…

The Puerto Rican artist is starting off the new year with a new career success as “Gatúbela,” with Karol G, captures first place on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay chart dated January 7.

MaldyThe song gives the reggaetón singer his first champ as a soloist on any airplay chart.

“Gatúbela,” produced by DJ Maff, reaches the summit with a 3-1 jump, generating 7 million in audience impressions, up 1%, earned in the U.S. in week ending December 29, according to Luminate.

The track was released on August 26 via Universal Music/UMLE and reaches a No. 1 in its 18th week.

Maldy, one-half of veteran reggaetón duo Plan B, scores his first chart-topper on any airplay ranking a decade after he earned a first Latin Rhythm Airplay entry. He reached a No. 21 high prior with “La Formula Sigue,” with Zion, Arcangel, Lennox, Chencho, and RKM & Ken-Y, in 2012.

During his Plan B era, Maldy went as high as No. 4 with “Mi Vecinita” in 2014.

Karol G, meanwhile, enters a tie for the eighth-most No. 1s on Latin Rhythm Airplay.

She matches Don Omar, Nicky Jam and Yandel, all with 14 leaders.

Here’s the scoreboard since the list begun in 2005:

34, Daddy Yankee
34, J Balvin
28, Ozuna
19, Bad Bunny
19, Maluma
19, Wisin
19, Wisin & Yandel
14, Don Omar
14, Karol G
14, Nicky Jam
14, Yandel

Karol G Releases New Single “Cairo”

Karol G is ready to rock like an Egyptian

The 31-year-old Colombian superstar has released her new track “Cairo,” an infectious track produced by her go-to producer Ovy On the Drums.

Karol GPenned by the team behind “Provenza” — Karol, Ovy and Keityn — “Cairo” is a head-bobbing earworm that thrives on a fusion of dance beats and Afrobeat. In the song, Karol sings about allowing herself to love again, even after swearing she wouldn’t.

“I’m not in love yet, but soon I will be,” she confesses.

“Cairo” follows Karol G’s “Gatubela,” which dropped in August. With the track, in collaboration with Maldy, the Colombian artist banked her 16th top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs with a No. 4 debut on the September 10-dated ranking.

Billboard recently revealed that Karol G‘s $Trip Love tour had grossed $69.9 million and sold 410,000 tickets across 33 shows in North America (through the end of October), according to numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore. With those figures, she has now earned the highest U.S.-grossing tour by a female Latin act.

With $Trip Love, the “Provenza” singer surpasses Jennifer Lopez‘s $50 million grossing It’s My Party World Tour in 2019. Meanwhile, Shakira grossed $28.2 million in 2018 with her El Dorado World Tour. This year, Rosalía’s Motomami world tour has grossed $28.1 million through the end of October.

Karol G is currently working on her forthcoming album, which will follow her chart-topping, Grammy-nominated 2021 set, KG0516. She’s also slated to headline the 16th annual Calibash, taking place Jan. 21-22 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. She joins a previously billed group of headliners that includes Ozuna, Myke Towers and Farruko.

The song dropped alongside a music video, shot in Cairo, directed by WEOWNTHECITY.

Karol G Releases New Old-School Reggaeton-Laced Track “Gatúbela,” Featuring Maldy

Karol G is purring with new music…

The 31-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter and businesswoman, now sporting bright red hair, has released the new single “Gatúbela,” in collaboration with one of Latin urban’s pioneers, Maldy.

Karol GProduced by DJ MAFF, the track is an infectious old-school reggaeton laced with intense perreo beats.

In the lyrics, Karol G is fiery and unapologetic, chanting: “I’m not with anyone but I’m hooked/ I’m elevated, I feel like a Catwoman/ It feels good when he moves my panty to the side/ It feels good when you kiss me down there.”

The music video, directed by Pedro Artola in Barcelona, Spain, is inspired by vintage horror movies, showing Karol G — who makes her red-hair debut in a video — drenched in blood as she runs away from the moon. But before she’s caught in action running away in the dark, she’s feeling ultra sensual in a locker room full of equally sweaty people that she gets cheeky with.

“Gatúbela” comes four months after Karol G released her first single of the year, “Provenza,” and became the first woman to replace herself at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart (dated May 14).

 

Up next, the artist is set to kick off her $trip Love Tour, produced by AEG Presents, on September 6 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. She’ll make pit stops in New York, Toronto, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, Las Vegas and more before wrapping on October 29 at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena.

“There has never been a tour where they sing to love so nasty,” the singer previously expressed on Instagram, alongside a nearly one-minute video showing footage of her in a bed and scenes of professional pole dancers.

Tickets are available via KarolGMusic.com.

Plan B to Headline The Best Latino Urbano Concert at Madison Square Garden

If you live in New York City, there’s no need to formulate a Plan B

The Puerto Rican reggaeton duo, consisting of Chencho and Maldy, will headline The Best Latino Urbano concert at Madison Square Garden.

Plan B

Appearances by Daddy Yankee, J Alvarez, Arcangel, Tony Dize, Alexis y Fido, and Dominican artists El Mayor, Secreto and El Alfa have also been announced for the February 6 all-ages show.

Plan B’s August release Love & Sex, on Pina Records, was a major player in the past year’s full-blown reggaeton comeback, bringing the urban beat back after a period in which reggaeton superstars had detoured into dance pop.

Love & Sex, which some fans have deemed as important to the genre as Daddy Yankee’s seminal Barrio Fino, is at No. 4 on the latest Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums chart. Alvarez and Alexis y Fido are among the guests on that album.

Plan B performed for an audience of a reported 16,000 at San Juan’s Coliseo José Miguel Agrelot in November.

Felix Cabrera, who produced Romeo Santos’ two-night run at Yankee Stadium last July, is the promoter of The Best Latino Urbano concert.

Discount presale tickets are currently on sale on Ticketmaster (Code: MEGA).