Karol G Earns 14th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Provenza”

Karol G has another airplay chart-topper on her resume…

The 31-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter and businesswoman has conquered the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart for a 14th time as “Provenza” rises from No. 4 to lead the July 9-dated list.

Karol G

Holding strong at No. 2 (after its No. 1 high) is Karol G’s single with Becky G, “Mamiii.”

With the one-two punch Karol G logs a new career achievement, becoming just the second woman, after Selena in 1995, to hold Nos. 1 and 2 at the same time since the chart launched in 1994.

“Provenza” rallies 4-1 on Latin Airplay thanks to a 23% gain in audience impressions, to 10.9 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending July 3, according to Luminate.

It’s Karol G’s 14th champ overall on the tally which measures audience totals across all Latin-monitored stations in the U.S.

It’s concurrently her fourth No. 1 as a solo act, unaccompanied by any other artist, two of which stem from her Top Latin Albums No. 1 set KG0516 (April 14, 2021-dated ranking): “Ay, Dios Mío! (Oct. 2020) and “Bichota” (Feb. 2021).

Further, Karol G sends Rauw Alejandro and Chencho Corleone’s “Desesperados” to No. 5 after its one-week reign (July 2-dated survey) with a 23% dip in audience impressions.

The last female to claim the top two spots together was the late Selena, when “Tú Sólo Tú” and “I Could Fall in Love” ranked at Nos. 1 and 2 respectively, on the Sept. 9, 1995-dated tally. (Selena logged a total of six weeks at Nos. 1 and 2 with those titles beginning that August.)

Further, having already asserted its strength with a No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs, Latin Digital Song Sales, and Latin Streaming Songs charts for at least one week, “Provenza” concurrently pounces to the top on the current Latin Pop Airplay survey.

Elsewhere, “Provenza” holds at No. 4 on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart for a third week, after its one-week reign (May 14). It concurrently rebounds 40-32 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart.

 

Ozuna Earns 28th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Deprimida”

There’s no reason for Ozuna to be deprimido

The 30-year-old Puerto Rican singer collects his 28th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “Deprimida” rises 7-1 on the June 4-dated ranking.

OzunaThe song ascends from No. 7 in its 13th week due to a 50% increase in audience impressions earned in the U.S. in the week ending May 29, according to Luminate.

The 50% gain, which equates to 9.9 million in audience impressions, earns “Deprimida” the Greatest Gainer honors of the week, and sends Becky G and Karol G’s “Mamiii” to No. 2 after its second nonconsecutive week at the summit.

“Deprimida’s” top three stations, by audience, in the tracking week were in New York: WSKQ leads with 155,000 in audience impressions, followed by WXNY (827,000) and WPAT (595,000).

With 28 leaders on his Latin Airplay account, Ozuna extends his third-most ranking among all acts since the chart launched in 1994, standing only behind J Balvin’s 35 No. 1s and Enrique Iglesias’ 32 leaders.

Here’s the recap of the scoreboard mainly dominated by Latin rhythmic acts:

35, J Balvin
32, Enrique Iglesias
28, Ozuna
25, Daddy Yankee
21, Maluma
20, Wisin
19, Romeo Santos

“Deprimida” is the first single from Ozuna’s upcoming sixth studio album Ozutuchi. He has placed a total of five studio sets on the Top Latin Albums chart, all which have debuted in the penthouse, dating back to his 46-week champ Odisea in 2017.

Beyond its victory on the Latin Airplay chart, “Deprimida” concurrently ascends 4-1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay. 

It gives Ozuna his 27th leader there, also the third-most trailing J Balvin’s 34 No. 1s and Daddy Yankee’s 32.

Thanks to its radio push, the song re-enters at No. 43 on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart (it previously peaked at No. 34 peak on the March 12-dated recap).

Karol G Claims New Career Milestone on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart with “Provenza” & “MAMIII”

It’s a one-two punch for Karol G.

The 31-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter has claimed a new career milestone on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart as her latest single, “Provenza,” debuts at No. 2 on the May 7-dated ranking.

Karol GStill holding the No. 1 spot with “Mamiii,” with Becky G, Karol G becomes only the second woman, after Selena, to hold Nos. 1 and 2 at the same time since 1995.

“Provenza,” Karol G’s 15th Hot Latin Songs top 10, begins with 11 million U.S. streams in the week ending April 28, according to Luminate. It opens as her fifth No. 1 on Latin Streaming Songs and her second top 10, at No. 10 (after “Mamiii”), on the overall Streaming Songs chart.

“Provenza” also sold 2,100 downloads and becomes her fifth No. 1 on Latin Digital Song Sales. It additionally jumps onto Latin Airplay at No. 18 with 5.3 million in audience.

Produced by Karol G’s longtime collaborator Ovy on the Drums, “Provenza” is a fusion of sounds with tropical and rhythmic elements peppered with afro-dance beats that pays tribute to a neighborhood in her native Medellín.

With “Provenza” arriving at No. 2 on Hot Latin Songs as “Mamiii” reigns for a 10th week, Karol G achieves a feat that no other woman had in over a quarter-century.

The last solo female with no accompanying artists to claim the top two spots together was the late Selena, when “Tú Sólo Tú” and “I Could Fall in Love” ranked at Nos. 1 and 2 respectively, on the September 9, 1995-dated tally (when Hot Latin Songs, now a blend of airplay, streaming and sales data, was based on monitored audience totals among Latin radio stations). Selena logged a total of six weeks at Nos. 1 and 2 with those titles beginning that July.

Previously this decade, Bad Bunny (two weeks) and The Black Eyed Peas (five) doubled up at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on Hot Latin Songs, both in 2020.

Elsewhere, “Provenza” bows at No. 36 on the all-genre, multi-metric Billboard Hot 100, marking Karol G’s highest start as an unaccompanied act. It’s her fourth top 40 entry; “Mamiii” ranks at No. 20, after launching at a personal-best No. 15 in February.

Karol G Lands Fifth Music Video on YouTube’s Billion Views Club with “Bichota”

Make that five music video hits for Karol G

The 31-year-old Colombian singer’s “Bichota” music video has surpassed one billion views on YouTube, marking her fifth title to enter the Billion Views Club.

Karol GThe latest clip follows “China,” “Secreto,” “Tusa,” and “Culpables.”

Karol G, who won the 2021 Latin Grammy for best reggaeton performance with this single, reached this new milestone over the weekend.

Released on October 23, 2020, the term “Bichota” (linked to the Puerto Rican slang “bichote,” deriving from the English term “big shot”) refers to “a moment of feeling sexy, flirtatious, daring, strong, empowered, and to a certain extent, [it] translates into personal motivation and self-confidence,” Karol G previously told Billboard. “We are all super ‘Bichotas’ inside. It’s about believing and working so that the rest of the world can see it too.”

The Ovy on the Drums-produced single hit the Top 20 on Billboard Global Charts, earning Karol G her ninth No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart, and her 10th top 10 on Hot Latin Songs.

This led to her becoming the first female artist to debut in the list’s top 10 without another act in eight years since Gloria Estefan’s 2012 “Hotel Nacional.”

News of “Bichota” reaching one billion views comes on the heels of Karol G’s two-weekend Coachella debut on April 17 and 24, where she performed “MAMIII” with Becky G live for the first time, releasing her new single “Provenza,” and announcing her upcoming new trek dubbed the $trip Love Tour 2022. The trek kicks off on September 6 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, and wraps up on October 29 at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena.

Karol G Announces New 30-Date “$trip Love Tour”

Karol G is strippin’ things down…

The 31-year-old Colombian singer has announced a new 30-date tour called $trip Love Tour, which will kick off in Chicago on September 6.

Karol G“There has never been a Tour where they sing to Love so NastY,” Karol G wrote on social media. “$triP LoVe ToUr USA 2022 ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 29.”

The AEG-produced tour will hit 30 North American cities in September and October 2022, including major cities like New York, Toronto, Miami, and Los Angeles.

“After breaking multiple sales records with her previous ‘Bichota Tour,’ Karol G promises to make her new ‘$trip Love Tour’ some of the most impressive shows in her career where she will bring to life all the greatest hits of her music repertoire,” the new tour’s press release reads.

Karol G will likely perform her new singles “Provenza” and “MAMIII,” as well as her now-classics like “200 Copas,” “Bichota,” and “Tusa.”

The tour announcement comes days after Karol G captivated hundreds of thousands of fans during her Coachella’s main stage performances on April 17 and 24.

For the second Coachella weekend, she performed her newest single, “Provenza,” for the first time, giving us a taste of this upcoming $trip Love Tour.

The song is already becoming a hit, having reached the No. 1 spot on YouTube’s “Global Trending” chart only a couple of days after its release.

Karol G Releases Surprise New Single “Provenza”

Karol G is back with new music…

The 31-year-old Colombian singer surprised fans by releasing her new single, “Provenza.”

Karol GIt was released with little anticipation on the eve of the 2022 Latin AMAs

Coming after a string of powerful, anthemic, rhythmic tracks, from “Tusa” to “Makinón” and to “Mamiii,” her collaboration with Becky G, “Provenza” feels like an impressionistic painting: Wistful and sweet, even gentle, but with an undercurrent of strength.

Singing over a lilting, calypso-esque beat, Karol yearns for an encounter with a past love — “Baby what’s up. Haven’t heard anything from you in a while; I was with someone but now I’m free, ready to relive old times, haven’t been out in a long time” — her vocals almost floating in counterpoint over the soft, but quick-paced bass line.

Despite the chant that arrives toward the end of the track, “Provenza” is more dance than urban, its vibe of freedom and joy augmented by a video that features only women — of all sizes and stripes — uninhibitedly lounging, swimming and dancing in a seaside town.

And Karol — face practically devoid of makeup — embracing the liberty of it all.

Becky G & Karol G’s “Mamiii” Track Hits No. 1 on Six Billboard Latin Charts

It’s a hot mami-ment for Becky G and Karol G.

The 25-year-old Mexican American singer/rapper and the 31-year-old Colombian singer’s sew single “Mamiii” has hit No. 1 on two new Billboard Latin charts.

Becky G & Karol G

A week after conquering the Latin Pop Airplay chart (dated March 19), their first collaboration takes over the all-genre Latin Airplay chart as it jumps 3-1 on the March 26-dated ranking. It concurrently ascends 2-1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay.

With the move, “Mamiii” now tops six Latin charts concurrently: Hot Latin SongsLatin AirplayLatin Pop AirplayLatin Rhythm Airplay, Latin Digital Song Sales, and Latin Streaming Songs.

The previous instance of that six-chart simultaneous domination occurred almost three years ago when Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma,” featuring Snow, topped all six of the May 25, 2019-dated tallies and the surveys dated June 15-29, 2019.

“Mamiii” ascends to lead Latin Airplay with an 11% increase in audience impressions, to 8.97 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending March 20, according to MRC Data.

Karol G adds a 13th No. 1 in her 22nd appearance, the second-most for a woman after Shakira’s 15 leaders. Meanwhile, Becky G captures her fourth No. 1.

With the latest success, ‘Mamiii” joins a group of four other tracks which have ruled all six Latin charts concurrently in the last five years. Here’s a recap of the champs:

Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
“Chantaje,” Shakira featuring Maluma, Jan. 14, 2017
“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber, March 25, 2017; April 8, 2017, April 22 – July-1, 2017
“Mi Gente,” J Balvin and Willy Williams, featuring Beyoncé, Oct. 21, 2017; Nov. 4-25, 2017
“Con Calma,” Daddy Yankee, featuring Snow, May 25, 2019; June 15-29, 2019
“Mamiii,” Becky G & Karol G, March 26, 2022

Thanks to its growing airplay across Latin stations in the U.S., “Mamiii” holds strong at the summit on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart despite a dip in both streams and digital sales for the tracking week ending in March 17. On the former, it registered 11.3 million U.S. clicks with a 2% decline, which removes it from the top 10 on the overall Streaming Songs survey (9-17) but enough to continue at the lead on Latin Streaming Songs. On the latter, it likewise holds steady at the penthouse with a little over 1,000 downloads sold.

Adding to Karol G’s triumph “Mamiii” becomes the first song to rule the hybrid Hot Latin Songs chart and three airplay charts (Latin Airplay, Latin Pop Airplay, and Latin Rhythm Airplay) in over two years. Who did it prior? Well, herself, as “Tusa,” with Nicki Minaj, led all four rankings on the Feb. 15, 2020-dated list.

Becky G’s Collaboration with Karol G, “Mamiii,” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Airplay Chart

Becky G is celebrating a pop-tastic honor…

The 25-year-old Mexican American singer, rapper and actress has scored a No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Airplay chart with “Mamiii,” her collaboration with Karol G, jumping from No. 3 on the chart to lead the March 19-dated survey.

Becky G & Karol GThe rise to the summit comes four weeks after the song debuted in the top spot on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, giving Becky G her first No. 1 on Billboard’s the chart.

The new win trails two other Latin charts where the tune concurrently rules for a fourth week: Latin Digital Song Sales and Latin Streaming Songs.

On the former, it leads with 1,700 downloads sold, despite a 17% dip in sales, in the week ending March 10, according to MRC Data. On the latter, it holds at the summit despite a 10% decline in streams: the track logged 11.5 million U.S. streams in the same tracking period.

Back on Latin Pop Airplay, “Mamiii” reigns in its fifth week thanks to a 25% gain in audience impressions, to 8 million, earned in the week ending March 13.

It marks the fastest ascent in over a year. Rauw Alejandro’s “Todo De Ti” was the last champ to hit No. 1 quicker, with just four weeks before its coronation in June 2021.

Among female artists, Becky G and Karol G’s sprint to the speediest rise to No. 1 list since Shakira when “La Bicicleta,” her collaboration with Carlos Vives, took four weeks to reach the top spot in 2016.

In total, “Mamiii” becomes the 35th of 307 Latin Pop Airplay No. 1s to reach the penthouse in five weeks or better.

While Becky G scores her second No. 1 on Latin Pop Airplay (after “Sin Pijama,” with Natti Natasha, in 2018), Karol G clocks her sixth.

Here’s a recap of Karol G’s No. 1s:

Song Title, Artist, Weeks at No. 1, Date Reached No. 1
“Créeme,” with Maluma, one, March 2, 2019
“China,” with Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna and J Balvin, two, Oct. 12, 2019
“Tusa,” with Nicki Minaj, 15, Feb. 15, 2020
“Ay, Dios Mio!” one, Oct. 10, 2020
“Location,” four, April 3, 2021
“Mamiii,” Becky G x Karol G, March 19

Karol G Partners with Crocs for Two Distinctive Silhouettes with Charms Designed by the Singer

Karol G is croc-in’ out…

The 31-year-old Colombian singer has teamed up with Crocs in a collaboration that celebrates Valentine’s Day and self-love.

Karol G x CrocsKarol G and the shoe brand announced their partnership by unveiling two distinctive silhouettes, the Karol G X Crocs Classic Clog ($70) and the Karol G X Crocs Mega Crush Clog ($110), decorated with charms that were designed by the “Bichota” singer herself.

According to an official description of the two designs, the Mega Crush Clog features an “enhanced rubber tread, updated detailing around the outsole” and comes with its own exclusive Karol G custom Jibbitz charms. The Classic Clog come with a rose-red color base, decorative barbed wire, heart-shaped Jibbitz, metal heart clips on the heel strap and safety pin charm.

Karol G x Crocs

“Today is a reminder to all my fans to celebrate self-love,” Karol G said in a statement. “My collab with Crocs has been an amazing experience, it was such an honor to be able to work on the design and create the Jibbitz charms to truly express the message I wanted to come across when people saw them: LOVE, SELF-LOVE!”

Hoping to purchase the Karol G Crocs?

Fans will have until February 18 to enter a drawing by visiting www.crocs.com for a chance to purchase the collection. If they win the drawing, they will be notified, according to Crocs.

Most recently, Karol G scored her 12th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart with “Sejodioto.” With 12 No. 1s on the all-Latin genre ranking, she moves into sole possession of the second-most among women, after Shakira’s 15 leaders.

Karol G — who released “MAMIII,” her first-ever collab with Becky G last week — was previously tied with Gloria Estefan for the second-most No. 1s among women.