Calibre 50 Scores 19th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Vamos Bien”

Calibre 50 is celebrating another chart-topper…

The Mexican norteño-banda group’s “Vamos Bien” rises on No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated May 8.

Calibre 50

Calibre 50 captures its 19th leader on the 26-year tally and extends its record for the most No. 1s.

“Vamos Bien” ascends 2-1 with 7.1 million in audience impressions, up 17%, earned in the week ending May 2, according to MRC Data.

The title track of Vamos Bien (No. 12 high, Regional Mexican Albums, February 20-dated list), is the third song from the album to land atop the Regional Mexican Airplay chart. It trails “Barquillero” (four-week champ, July 2020) and “Te Volvería a Elegir” (six- week winner, Dec. 2020).

With the songs move, Calibre 50 extends its record for the most No. 1s, raising its career count of No. 1s, ahead of Conjunto Primavera and Intocable, both with 16 No. 1s.

Here are the groups with the most leaders on Regional Mexican Airplay:

No. 1s, Artist
19, Calibre 50
16, Conjunto Primavera
16, Intocable
15, Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga
15, Los Tigres del Norte

In addition to its Regional Mexican Airplay coronation, “Vamos Bien” speeds up the all-genre Latin Airplay pushing 12-5. As Calibre 50 adds a 22nd top 10 to its career, it continues to hold the record for the most top 10s by a regional Mexican group.

Angela Aguilar Becomes Youngest Act on a Lead Role to Earn No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with Christian Nodal Collab “Dime Como Quieres”

She’s only 17, but Angela Aguilar is already making her mark in the Latin music world…

The collaboration between Christian Nodal and the 17-year-old Mexican American singer, “Dime Como Quieres,” has risen 2-1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated January 30.

Angela Aguilar

In the process, Aguilar becomes the youngest female act on a lead role to achieve the feat. She concurrently picks up her first No. 1 on any Latin airplay chart while Nodal captures his 10th on Latin Airplay.

“The truth is that I received the news in the most quotidian way,” Aguilar tells Billboard. “I was having breakfast with my family, huevos en salsa, surrounded by many dogs. It was a very nice surprise, a great privilege, a great honor that I was not expecting to receive at such a young age.”

“Dime Como Quieres” jumps from the runner-up slot with 13% increase in audience impressions, to 8 million, earned in the week ending January 24, according to MRC Data. The song, which debuted in the top 20 in November and earned Aguilar her first entry, leads the list in its 10th frame. It’s Nodal’s fourth consecutive No. 1 and 10th overall.

“Chris and I had worked together on the Jaripeo Sin Fronteras tour, my father invited him to open the concert for us,” Aguilar remembers. “We have known each other for four or five years now so it was a genuine experience: a friend asking a friend to record a song. He sent my father a song telling him that something was missing from his album and that he believed that something was me. So, we got in touch, changed a few arrangements but always respecting his expectations. I think it changed how people of this generation see music.”

Notably, Aguilar is just the sixth female act on a lead role to rule Regional Mexican Airplay since the chart’s inception in 1994. She joins Selena, Pilar Montenegro, Alicia Villarreal, Jenni Rivera and Graciela Beltrán.

Aguilar, likewise, takes the baton as just the second female act on a lead role to pick-up her first No. 1 with first entry. Pilar Montenegro captured her first leader on a first try with “Quítame Ese Hombre” in March 2002.

At 17-years-old, she concurrently is the youngest female act in a lead role to reach No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay. The late Selena secured her first Regional Mexican No. 1 with the five-week leader “No Me Queda Más” in 1994, she was 23, three months prior to her death.

Here’s a look at the female leaderboard:

Artist, Title, Debut/Peak Date, Age
Selena, “No Me Queda Más,” Dec. 3, 1994, 23-years-old
Pilar Montenegro, “Quítame Ese Hombre,” March 23, 2002, 29-years-old
Alicia Villarreal, “Soy Tu Mujer,” August 14, 2004, 32-years-old
Jenni Rivera, “De Contrabando,” June 3, 2006, 37-years-old
Graciela Beltrán, “Es Cosa De El,” May 5, 2007, 32 -ears-old
Ángela Aguilar, “Dime Como Quieres,” with Christian Nodal, Jan. 30, 2021, 17-years-old

About the collaboration Aguilar adds: “Not being able to see each other or record together and brainstorm ideas about the video was a bit challenging. Due to the current situation, I was in Zacatecas and he was in Guadalajara. It was a bit difficult because, especially for a collaboration, one wants to have that energy, that vibe, and feel that the job is well done, and at a distance it was defiant.”

Calibre 50 Earns 18th No. 1 Song on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Te Volvería a Elegir”

Calibre 50 has another hit single on its hands…

The Regional Mexican band has landed its 18th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart, as “Te Volvería a Elegir” climbs 3-1 on the December 19 survey.

Calibre 50

The track posts a 21% gain in audience impressions, to 8.2 million, earned in the week ending December 13, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Te Volvería,” written by lead singer and accordionist, Eden Muñoz, follows “Decepciones,” the band’s first pairing with Alejandro Fernández, which led the chart for one week (October 4-dated chart).

“Te Volvería” is the second single from the Sinaloan’s forthcoming effort slated for 2021. “Barquillero,” the album’s lead single, topped Regional Mexican Airplay for four consecutive weeks starting July 5.

With “Te Volvería’s” reign, Calibre 50 extends its record for the most No. 1s on the list, with 18. Conjunto Primavera and Intocable stand behind, both with 16.

Over on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart, the tune ascends 11-5, granting the band its 21st top 10. The group breaks away from a tie with Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga and sets a record for the most top 10s among Regional Mexican bands since the chart launched in 1994.

On a broader spectrum, “Te Volvería” continues its ascent on Hot Latin Songs, which combines airplay, sales and streaming data, hiking 38-31 after peaking at No. 30 (December 5-dated list).

Los Dos Carnales Earns First-Ever Top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart

It’s a special first for Los Dos Carnales

The Mexican sibling duo has earned its first Top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated July 11 as “El Envidioso” surges 18-10. It’s the Mexican duo’s first top 10 on any Billboard airplay chart.

Los Dos Carnales

Los Dos Carnales – made up of brothers Poncho Quezada Jr. and Imanol Quezada – launched their career singing in buses, markets and bars before becoming an underground success. They also found notoriety as openers for famed Mexican band La Trakalosa de Moterrey in 2016.

“Our first immediate surprise this week was to find out that ‘El Envidioso’ is one of the few most listened to songs on radio,” Quezada told Billboard. “To know that the song is now part of the top 10 songs on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart, is a great accomplishment for us because we know the importance and relevance this has on an international level. We never thought we would get that far.”

“El Envidioso” soars up the chart with a robust 74 percent in audience impressions (to 4 million) earned in the week ending July 5, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The lift assists a 22-slot hike on the overall Latin Airplay chart, climbing 44-22 in just its third week.

The song was written by Quezada Jr., lead vocalist and bassist, and released via Afinarte Music on April 10.

The group claimed its first Billbaord entry when “Vida Ventajosa” bowed at No. 9 on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart (dated April 25). The song remains at No. 49 for a second week on the Hot Latin Songs chart, which blends airplay, digital sales and streaming data.on www.youtube.com</a>, or enable JavaScript if it is disabled in your browser.

Banda Los Sebastianes Earns Third No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “En Eso No Quedamos”

Make that two in a row for Banda Los Sebastianes

The Mexican band has earned their third No. 1, and second in a row, on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “En Eso No Quedamos” rises 2-1 on the survey dated July 4.

Banda Los Sebastianes

“En Eso No Quedamos” follows the six-week reign of the group’s “Mi Meta Contigo” in November.

Banda Los Sebastianesfirst led the Regional Mexican Airplay chart for six weeks with its longest-charting title “A Través del Vaso” (39 weeks on the chart) in February 16, 2019, over three years after the band’s first entry on the chart, “Indeleble” (No. 39, Sept. 2015). 

“En Eso No Quedamos” rules the roost with a 13% boost in audience impressions (to 6.2 million) earned in the week ending June 28, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

With a 19-week climb to No. 1, “En Eso No Quedamos” ties for slowest rise to No. 1 on the list in 2020. Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga also took a 19-week journey to the top with “No Elegí Conocerte” on the February 15-dated list. (

Concurrently, the new song lifts 13-12 on the overall Latin Airplay chart.

“En Eso No Quedamos” is the second single off Banda Los Sebastianes’ 2018 album En Vida, which launched in the top 20 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart.

Jenni Rivera Earns Third Posthumous Top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Engañémoslo”

Jenni Riverahas another Top 10 hit…

The late Mexican American bandasinger has notched her third posthumous top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplaychart as “Engañémoslo” rises 13-8.

Jenni Rivera

The track was recorded by Rivera prior to her death in 2012 and co-written by Rivera alongside Espinoza Paz

It’s also the theme song of a campaign launched by the Rivera family in support of women empowerment throughout Mexico and U.S.

“I assumed she didn’t get to record it,” Paz commented via a press release. “What a pleasant surprise to find out she did.”

“Engañemoslo” lifts to 4 million in audience impressions (up 14%) earned in the week ending May 3, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The song marks the second previously unreleased recording by the Rivera family following Rivera’s death. It follows the No. 7 peak (Sept. 7, 2019) “Aparentemente Bien” which was written by Erika Enderand Argentina’s Alejandro Lerner

In between, “Que Me Entierren Cantando” (No. 38 peak) was released by her brother Lupillo Riverawhich includes pre-recorded vocals from the late banda singer-songwriter.

With the new single, Rivera has earned top 10s spanning three decades dating back to 2005 with the No. 7 high “Qué Me Vas a Dar.” 

Since then La Diva de La Bandahas placed six top 10s in the 2000s six in the 2010s and her current hit at No. 8.

Los Angeles Azules Bringing Their ‘Todos Somos Cumbia’ Tour to the U.S.

Los Angeles Azules are ready to cumbianorth of the border…

The Mexican musical group will bring all of their classics to the U.S. with their Todos Somos Cumbia tour, adding 21 dates for a total of 27 shows in the states. 

Los Angeles Azules

In support of Gran Centenario Tequila, the tour will kick off February 21 in Ft. Myers, Florida, with gigs to follow in West Palm Beach and Auburndale, marking the Mexican group’s first-ever concerts in the Sunshine State. 

From late February to late April, Los Angeles will make stops in cities like Houston, New York, Washington, and Chicago. The group will retake the tour in September and November, visiting their fans in the West Coast and Canada. Additional dates will be announced. 

Ximena Sariñana and Jay de la Cueva will be the special guests in select cities.

Formed by siblings of the Mejia Avante family — Elías, Alfredo, José Hilario, Jorge, Cristina and Guadalupe in 1983 — the group is known for their catchy cumbia soniderasound, including Billboard chart hits like “Como Te Voy a Olvidar” and “Nunca es Suficiente” featuring Natalia Lafourcade, which landed the group their first No. 1 in 19 years on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart (dated Jan. 26, 2019).

Their latest single “Amor a Primera Vista,” in collaboration with BelindaHoracio Palencia, and Lalo Ebratt, jumped 11-4 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart-dated August 17, 2019, nabbing the group their eighth top 10. 

Tickets for the Todos Somos Cumbia tour are currently on sale to the general public via Ticketmasterand Live Nation.

Todos Somos Cumbia U.S. tour dates:
*with special guests Ximena Sariñana and Jay de La Cueva
2/21 — Fort Myers, FL  @ Lee Civic Center
2/22 — West Palm Beach, FL @ South Florida Fairgrounds
2/23 — Auburndale, FL @ International Market World
2/28 — Laredo, TX @ Sames Auto Arena *
2/29 — Corpus Christi, TX @ Selena Auditorium *
3/1 — Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre *
3/12 — New York, NY @ United Palace 
3/13 — Washington, D.C @ MGM National Harbor
4/16 — Dallas, TX @ Toyota Music Factory
4/17 — San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
4/18 — Hidalgo, TX @ Payne Arena
4/19  — Austin, TX @ HEB Center 
4/24 — Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre 
4/25 — Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
4/26 — Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room 
9/11 — Bakersfield, CA @ Mechanics Arena
9/12 — Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Summit 
9/13 — Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
9/17 — El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
9/18 — Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre 
9/26 — San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
9/27 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
11/13 — Duluth, GA @  Infinite Energy Arena
11/14 — Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum 
11/19 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
11/20 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
11/21 — Ontario, CA @ Toyota Arena

Kevin Ortiz Signs with SESAC Latina for Worldwide Representation

Kevin Ortiz is ready to take over the world…

The Regional Mexican rising star has joined the SESAC Latina roster for worldwide representation, excluding Mexico.

Kevin Ortiz

“Kevin launched his career at a very young age and has shown a commitment to working on his skill set and evolving for the next phase of his career,” says Celeste Zendejas, SESAC Latina Director of Creative Services in a press statement. “He is an outstanding addition to our roster of Regional Mexican creative talent, and we’re thrilled he has joined the SESAC Latina family.”

So far, Kevin Ortíz has already released three albums and scored six songs on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart including “La Niña Más Linda,” “A Los 18,” “La Indicada,” and “Un Minuto.” 

Ortíz debuted in 2012 after collaborating with sibling Gerardo Ortiz in the “Tal Como Eres.”

El Fantasma Named One of SoundExchange’s Top 20 Breakout Stars on Digital Radio

El Fantasma is breaking out in a big way…

The 27-year-old Mexican rising star, whose real name is Alexander García, has been honored by SoundExchange as one of digital radio’s top 20 breakout artists of 2017.

El Fantasma

El Fantasma placed seventh on the list — the top Latin artist in the tally — behind Julia Michaels and Harry Styles and ahead of Noah Cyrus and Bad Bunny.

“We’re not celebrating yet. We’re looking ahead,” said a smiling El Fantasma, whose nickname comes from his fair complexion.

El Fantasma was feted by SoundExchange’s Matthew Limones at a private luncheon in Las Vegas two days before the Latin Grammy awards, where he’s nominated for his first Latin Grammy in the Best Banda album category for En El Camino.

SoundExchange’s honors are based on play on outlets like Pandora, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio and Music Choice.

This week, El Fantasma also placed his fifth single on the Top 10 of Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart.

Despite the power of reggaetón and urban music, Regional Mexican continues to be a driving force in digital radio, said Limones, noting that Christian Nodal also made the Top 20 list, at No 17.

As for El Fantasma, he’s continuing to break the mold with music that’s strongly tied to his roots and which has cross-generational appeal.

“I like to film all my videos in Durango de la Sierra,” he says, referring to his birth town. “I don’t like to show mansions or stuff like that. My corridos talk about people who wake up to drink coffee in the morning, who work the fields. Everybody deserves their own corrido.”

Luis Coronel’s Earns Third Top 5 Studio Album on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart with “Ahora Soy Yo”

Luis Coronel is back in the Top Five…

The 21-year-old Mexican American singer has debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums (dated November 11) with his third studio album, Ahora Soy Yo, opening with 6,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending October 26, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 5,000 were in traditional album sales.

Luis Coronel

The set is Coronel’s third top five-charting effort, following his last studio set, the chart-topper Quiero Ser Tu Dueño in 2014 (one week at No. 1) and his No. 2-peaking debut Con La Frente En Alto in 2013.

Ahora Soy Yo’s first-week sales were aided by a series of in-store appearances by Coronel and gives the singer the second-best sales frame for a Regional Mexican set this year. It trails only the arrival of Christian Nodal‘s Me Deje Llevar (6,000).

Coronel’s album was led by a pair of top 10 hits on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart: “Dime Qué Se Siente,” which peaked at No. 4 in April, and “Tal Como Eres,” which hit No. 9 in October.

Over on the Regional Mexican Albums chart, Ahora Soy Yo opens at No. 1, giving Coronel his third straight chart topper, following his first two releases.