Bad Bunny Extends Record on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart with Two New Top 10 Singles

Bad Bunny continues volando into the record books…

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican singer has collected his record-extending 42nd and 43rd top 10s on BillboardHot Latin Songs chart as “De Museo” rises 11-8 and “Volando,” by Mora, Bad Bunny and Sech, debuts at No. 7, on the July 24-dated survey.

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The former rises on the strength of streaming activity: It earned 6.2 million U.S. streams, up 34%, in the week ending July 15, according to MRC Data.

As for “Volando,” the cut — which was originally a solo track by Mora — garnered a new remix on July 8 with Bad Bunny and Sech. As the remix drives the bulk of the song’s chart activity, all three artists are credited. It’s the first top 10 for Mora. The track registered 6.4 million streams in the U.S., enough for a No. 5 start on Latin Streaming Songs.

Bad Bunny’s 43 top 10s are the most since the chart launched in 1986. Enrique Iglesias and Luis Miguel continue to be tied for the second-most, both with 39.

Here’s a look at the Latin artists with the most top 10s (at least 29) on the multi-metric (airplay, digital sales, and streams) Hot Latin Songs chart:

43, Bad Bunny
39, Enrique Iglesias
39, Luis Miguel
36, Daddy Yankee
34, J Balvin
30, Shakira
29, Chayanne
29, Cristian Castro

“De Museo,” Bad Bunny’s second new solo single of 2021, follows his five-week ruler “Yonaguni” which this week falls 1-2, as Kali Uchis’ “Telepatía” retakes the crown. The latter earlier spent four weeks atop the list.

With “De Museo” entering the top 10, Bad Bunny rises to 556 weeks in the chart’s top tier, the fourth-most weeks in the region, trailing Daddy Yankee who remains at the helm with a total of 629 weeks, J Balvin (621), and Enrique Iglesias (620).

Beyond its progress on Hot Latin Songs, “De Museo” makes its first visit on Billboard’s all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, arriving at No. 94. The track joins another Bad Bunny debut: “Volando,” with Mora and Sech, at No. 89, for a total of four placements on the tally as “Yonaguni” and “AM,” with Nio García and J Balvin, rank at No. 38 and No. 66, respectively.

Banda Los Sebastianes Earns Fourth No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Sin Miedo Al Éxito”

Banda Los Sebastianes isn’t afraid of success… And, they’re proving it.

The Mexican group has taken over the top spot on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Sin Miedo Al Éxito” rises to No. 1 on the July 17-dated list after three consecutive weeks in the runner-up slot.

Banda Los Sebastianes

Banda Los Sebastianes ascends with 6.6 million in audience impressions, up 8%, earned in the week ending July 8, according to MRC Data.

“Sin Miedo Al Éxito” is the Mazatlán group’s fourth No. 1, dating back to just two years ago when “Através del Vaso” led the 1994-launched tally (dated February 2019) for six consecutive weeks. Since then, the band has placed two other No. 1s: “Mi Meta Contigo” (six weeks, November-December 2019) and “En Eso No Quedamos” (two weeks, July 2020).

Elsewhere on the Latin charts, “Sin Miedo” pushes up the all-genre Latin Airplay chart, jumping 7-6. It’s the closest to the lead since “Mi Meta Contigo” notched a No. 2 high in 2019.

Over on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart, “Sin Miedo” lifts 47-46.

Natti Natasha & Becky G Return to No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with Latest Team-Up “Ram Pam Pam”

Natti Natasha and Becky G are back in top form…

The 34-year-old Dominican singer and the 24-year-old Mexican American singer have returned to Billboard’s Latin Airplay summit with their collaborative single “Ram Pam Pam.” The track hits No. 1 on the July 17-dated chart.

Natti Natasha & Becky G

The pair previously appeared atop the tally when “Sin Pijama,” their first team-up, ruled for one week in August 2018.

Becky G last appeared atop the tally with “Sin Pijama,” while Natti Natasha was last at No. 1 in April with “Antes Que Salga El Sol,” with Prince Royce.

It’s the third No. 1 for Becky G on Latin Airplay, and the eighth for Natti Natasha on the 50-deep tally.

“Ram Pam Pam” takes the lead (6-1) with a 48% gain in audience impressions, to 9.6 million, earned in the week ending July 11, according to MRC Data. As Natti establishes her eighth chart-topper, she continues to have the fifth-most No. 1s among female artists since the chart launched in 1994.

Here’s a recap of female acts with the most Latin Airplay No. 1s:

15, Shakira
11, Gloria Estefan
11, Karol G
10, Jennifer Lopez
8, Natti Natasha
5, Paulina Rubio
5, Thalia

“Ram Pam Pam” becomes the second female pairing to lead Latin Airplay in 2021, after Karol G and Mariah Angeliq’s “El Makinon” reigned for one week on the June 5-dated list. The new collaboration is just the fourth joint effort by two women in a lead role to hit No. 1 since the chart’s inception.

Here are the four winners:

Artists, Title, Peak Date
Becky G & Natti Natasha, “Sin Pijama”, August 11, 2018
Karol G & Nicki Minaj, “Tusa,” Feb. 15, 2020 (five weeks)
Karol G & Mariah Angeliq, “El Makinon,” June 5
Natti Natasha & Becky G, “Ram Pam Pam,” July 17

 

Beyond its Latin Airplay coronation, “Ram Pam Pam” also lands at No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay: a seventh win for Natti and a fourth lead for Becky.

J Balvin Earns 30th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Otra Noche Sin Ti”

J Balvin is back on top…

The 36-year-old Colombian singer’s latest single “Otra Noche Sin Ti,” featuring Khalid, has landed at No. 1 on BillboardLatin Airplay chart dated July 10.

J Balvin

“Otra Noche Sin Ti” rises 5-1 with 9.7 million in audience impressions, a 43% gain, earned in the week ending July 4, according to MRC Data. For Khalid, it’s his first chart appearance since 2018 when Marshmello’s “Silence,” on which he is featured, debuted and peaked at No. 50. J Balvin, meanwhile, picks up his 30th No. 1 dating back to his first, “6 AM,” featuring Farruko in 2014.

Khalid, meanwhile, earns his first No. 1 on any Latin chart.

With the song’s ascent, Balvin gets closer to beating Enrique Iglesias’ all-time record of 31 leaders since the chart’s inception in 1994.

Here are the Latin Airplay winners:

31, Enrique Iglesias
30, J Balvin
24, Daddy Yankee
24, Ozuna
20, Maluma
19, Wisin
19, Romeo Santos

Beyond its Latin Airplay coronation, “Otra Noche Sin Ti” pushes up Hot Latin Songs with a 20-17 jump and takes the Greatest Gainer/ Airplay honors. It concurrently grants Khalid his first Latin Rhythm Airplay No. 1 as the song lifts 4-1.

Eslabon Armado Earns Fourth No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums Chart with “Tu Veneno Mortal, Vol. 2”

It’s another No. 1 for Eslabon Armado

Six months after the Regional Mexican group’s Corta Venas debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart, the band takes the lead again as its latest effort, Tu Veneno Mortal, Vol. 2, debuts at No. 1 on the July 10-dated survey.

Eslabon Armado

It’s the act’s fourth No. 1 total, and all have come in less than 13 months.

The new 12-track set is the second volume of Tu Veneo Mortalthe debut albums of the then-trio, which topped the tally for eight weeks in 2020. Eslabon Armado is now comprised of brothers Pedro and Brian Tovar after Gabriel Hidalgo exited the group.

Tu Veneno Mortal, Vol. 2 starts with 8,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending July 1, according to MRC Data. Nearly all the set’s opening sum derives from streaming activity. That is 12.5 million U.S. on-demand streams for the tracks on the album.

As Tu Veneno Mortal, Vol. 2 arrives at No. 1, it earns Eslabon Armado a career milestone. The duo becomes the first Latin act to debut two albums at No. 1 in 2021 on any of the five Latin albums charts.

In 2020, Bad Bunny pulled three No. 1 debuts: on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart, with YHLQMDLG (March 14, 2020), Las Que No Iban a Salir (May 3, 2020) and El Último Tour del Mundo (Dec. 12, 2020).

Tu Veneno Mortal, Vol. 2 is Eslabon Armado’s third No. 1 debut in less than 12 months on Regional Mexican Albums, as the act also opened atop the list with Vibras de Noche on the Aug. 1, 2020-dated chart. Their first No. 1, Tu Veneno Mortal, debuted at No. 2 before climbing to No. 1 last June.

With 8,000 equivalent album units, Eslabon Armado earns the second-biggest week in terms of overall units in 2021 for a regional Mexican album. Who did it first? Well, the group itself, when Corta Venas arrived at the summit with 21,000 units (chart dated Jan. 2).

As Vol. 2 launches at No. 1, it dethrones Natanael Cano’s A Los 20 from its four-week coronation. It concurrently earns the Tovar brothers four successive champs. Here is the recap:

Title, Debut/ Peak Date/ Weeks at No. 1

Tu Veneno Mortal, June 13, 2020, eight weeks
Vibras de Noche, August 1, 2020, 11 weeks
Corta Venas, Jan, 2, 17 weeks
Tu Veneno Mortal, Vol. 2, July 10

With Vol. 2’s entrance on Regional Mexican Albums, Eslabon Armado places a total of four simultaneous titles on the list, the most since Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga had as many in September 2020.

Two Vol. 2’s songs debut on Hot Latin Songs on the strength of streaming activity: “Regresa Mami” at No. 25 and “No Dudes de Ti” at No. 45. The tally encapsulates airplay, streaming data and digital sales. Among both, the group registered 3.8 million U.S. clicks in the week ending July 1.

Elsewhere on the charts, Vol. 2 concurrently bows at No. 5 on Top Latin Albums and at No. 132 on the overall Billboard 200 chart.

Rauw Alejandro Earns First No. 1 on Any Billboard Chart with “Vice Versa”

Rauw Alejandro is celebrating a big first

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, singer and composer has notched his first No. 1 on any Billboard albums chart as Vice Versa, his sophomore effort, debuts atop the Top Latin Albums chart dated July 10.

Rauw Alejandro

Vice Versa was released on June 25 via Duars/Sony Music Latin. It starts with 21,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending July 1, according to MRC Data.

His debut set, Afrodisiaco, debuted at No. 30 and eventually peaked at No. 10 on the 50-deep tally.

Vice Versa, like everything I do, was created from the heart,” Rauw Alejandro tells Billboard. “The main difference is that I was willing to take more chances and experiment more than when I did Afrodisíaco, which was a lot more traditional.”

The Top Latin Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multimetric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

Nearly all of Vice Versa’s starting sum is powered by streaming activity. The album registered 20,000 SEA units, which equals 29.1 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks. Album sales and TEA units comprise less than 1,000 units combined.

Vice Versa bends Rauw Alejandro’s usual reggaetón structure by integrating synth-pop, drum’n’bass and dance rhythms to the 14-track set produced by Mr. NaisGai, Tainy and Caleb Calloway; the project also features artists Anitta and Lyanno.

“There were two challenging parts to making this album,” Rauw Alejandro adds. “Being able to separate the artist from myself and the second one was deciding which track was going to be the first single. I wanted every track to be the first single.”

Vice Versa was preceded by two singles on Hot Latin Songs: the No. 3 high “Todo De Ti” (June 12-dated tally) and “2/Catorce,” with Mr. NaisGai (which reaches a new peak of No. 11 on the current chart). Concurrently, two other tracks debut on the airplay-, streaming- and digital sales-blended list: “Sexo Virtual” at No. 20 and “Aquel NapZzZz” at No. 48.

“Todo De Ti” also sees progress on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, pushing 36-32.

Over on the Billboard 200Vice Versa arrives at No. 17, marking the Puerto Rican’s highest-charting entry there.

Luis Vázquez Becomes Youngest Soloist to Top Billboard’s Tropical Airplay Chart with “Tu Fan”

He may not be old enough to drive, but Luis Vázquez is already making a splash in the music world…

The 15-year-old Puerto Rican singer has notched his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart as “Tu Fan” rises 3-1 on the July 3-dated survey.

Luis Vázquez

At 15, Vázquez becomes the youngest soloist to arrive at the summit since the chart began in October 1994. He beats out previous record-holder Leslie Grace, who was 17 when “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” topped the chart in October 2012.

“I’m beyond happy that at the beginning of my career I already have a No. 1 on the Tropical Airplay chart,” Vázquez tells Billboard. “Thankful to God for helping me achieve this dream with my first song and to my family for all the support and love. Grateful also to the public who has supported the song from the beginning and to my second family, JAK Entertainment.”

“Tu Fan” tops the chart with 3.8 million in audience impressions earned in the week ending June 27, up 39%, according to MRC Data. The song is Vázquez’s first entry on any Billboard chart.

“We, at JAK Capitol, are extremely proud of Luis’ great achievement!“ Andy Martinez, CEO, JAK Entertainment tells Billboard. ‘We believe in his talent and our mission is to continue working hard so the tropical genre sees more young talent.”

As it lands atop the summit, “Tu Fan” joins a list of five other tracks that have topped the Tropical Airplay chart in 2021.

Song, Artist, Debut/ Peak Date
“De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta,” Daddy Yankee & Mark Anthony, Jan. 2
“Travesuras,” Nio García, Casper Mágico, Ozuna, Wisin & Yandel, Myke Towers, Flow La Movie, March 6
“Un Amor Eterno,” Marc Anthony, March 20
“Víctimas Las Dos,” Victor Manuelle & La India, May 29
“Si Supieras,” Prince Royce, June 5
“Tu Fan,” Luis Vázquez, July 3

“I’m super excited for this No. 1 because from the beginning this project sounded incredible and ambitious with a great artist who exceeded my expectations even at such a young age,” Juan Miguel, the song’s producer, tells Billboard. “I am sure that Luis will be a salsa icon and I will be very happy in the future to have been part of his history.”

Beyond its Latin Airplay coronation, “Tu Fan” also sees progress on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart, where the track advances 41-32.

“Tu Fan” is part of Vázquez’s debut studio album, Comienzos. The eight-track set, released February 12, debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the Tropical Albums chart.

Kali Uchis Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Telepatía”

Kali Uchis is celebrating another first on the Latin music charts…

A month after “Telepatía” reigned on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart for four weeks (May 22-June 12-dated lists), the 26-year-old half-Colombian American singer’s ubiquitous single rises 5-1 on the Latin Airplay chart dated July 3. It’s her first No. 1 on the chart.

Kali Uchis

The single is her second chart entry on the Latin Airplay chart and her first as a lead act. She previously charted via her featured role on Juanes‘ No. 23-peaking “El Ratico” in 2017.

The steady march of “Telepatía” on radio airplay sends the TikTok hit to No. 1 on the all-Latin genre radio ranking. The track climbs to the top in its 11th week on the list, and with its fourth consecutive weekly gain in audience impressions. It earned 9.6 million in audience in the week ending May 16 — up 30% from the previous week — according to MRC Data.

The song’s Latin Airplay coronation comes after it earlier reached No. 1 on the Latin Streaming Songs chart and Latin Digital Song Sales. The song ruled the Hot Latin Songs chart (which blends airplay, streams and song sales) for four weeks (May 22-June 12 charts). On the latest Hot Latin Songs chart, the track holds at No. 2.

“Telepatía” also jumps 2-1 on Latin Pop Airplay and sends Rauw Alejandro’s pop-disco “Todo De Ti” to the runner-up slot after its two-week reign.

“Telepatía” is Uchis’ first charting single on Latin Pop Airplay without an accompanying act. “El Ratico” peaked at No. 10 in September 2017 and “La Luz (Fin),” with Jhay Cortez, reached No. 16 in January.

Both “Telepatía” and “La Luz” are part of Uchis’ album Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios), which has spent nine weeks at No. 1 on Latin Pop Albums.

Beyond its Latin Airplay and Latin Pop Airplay No. 1s, “Telepatía” continues to climb on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, as the track rises 30-25. It’s her second entry on the chart, following the No. 93 peak of “Get You,” by Daniel Caesar featuring Uchis.

Elsewhere, “Telepatía” rebounds 2-1 on Latin Digital Song Sales after its 11-week lead with 1,400 downloads sold in the week ending June 24.

Eslabon Armado Scores First No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Te Encontré,” Featuring Ulices Chaidez

It’s a special first for Eslabon Armado

The Regional Mexican group has scored its first No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart with “Te Encontré,” featuring Ulices Chaidez, as the track rises 3-1 on the June 26-dated survey.

Eslabon Armado

The song, written by Chaidez, takes the lead with a 19% gain in audience impressions to 7.2 million in the week ending June 20, according to MRC Data. The Sinaloan-born artist captures his fourth No. 1.

He previously reached the top of the list with the six-week ruler “Que Bonito Es Querer,” with his band Los Plebes (starting June 30, 2018).

California-based trio Eslabon Armado meanwhile secure their first Regional Mexican Airplay No. 1 after reaching a No. 3 high with “Con Tus Besos” (September 26, 2020-dated list).

Beyond its Regional Mexican Airplay win, “Te Encontré” also pushes to the top 10 on Latin Airplay with a 12-6 surge. It grants Chaidez his fourth top 10. Eslabon claim their first top 10 on the all-Latin genre chart.

Elsewhere, “Te Encontré” sees progress on Hot Latin Songs (which blends airplay, steaming data and sales). Boosted by its airplay gain and streaming activity increase (up 4%), the tune ascends 36-30.

The band is composed of Pedro Tovar on vocals, Gabriel Hidalgo on background vocals and harmony and Brian Tovar with the bass and bajoloche.

Myke Towers Earns Fifth No. 1 on Billboard Latin Airplay Chart with “Bandido,” Featuring Juhn

Myke Towers is celebrating his latest chart-topper…

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, singer and songwriter’s single “Bandido,” featuring Juhn, rises 10-1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart dated June 19, earning Towers his fifth No. 1 and Juhn his first No. 1 on any Billboard chart.

Myke Towers

“Bandido” climbs with a 39% gain in audience impressions, to 9 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 13, according to MRC Data.

Here’s a recap of his chart-topping collection:

Song Title, Artist (if other than Myke Towers), Weeks at No. 1, Peak Date
“Caramelo,” with Ozuna and Karol G, three, August 8, 2020
“Mi Niña,” with Los Legendarios & Wisin, one, Jan. 16
“La Nota,” with Manuel Turizo & Rauw Alejandro, one, Jan. 23
“Travesuras,” with Nio García, Casper Mágico, Ozuna, Wisin & Yandel, Flow La Movie, one, March 6
“Bandido,” with Juhn, June 19.

Beyond its Latin Airplay coronation, “Bandido” pushes 8-1 on the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart. Towers’ fifth leader there and also Juhn’s first.

“Bandido” also sees progress on the airplay-, digital sales- and streaming-blended Hot Latin Songs, climbing 10-9 with a 41% gain in sales and 4 million streams (up 1%) earned in the week ending June 10. Despite its streaming gain, the song dips 11-12 on Latin Streaming Songs.

“Bandido” is one of four tracks from Tower’s EP Para Mi Ex, which has not entered the Billboard charts.