Gerardo Ortiz Earns 11th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Tranquilito”

It’s Lucky No. 11 for Gerardo Ortiz.

The 32-year-old Mexican American singer has earned his 11th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as his single “Tranquilito” rises 4-1 on the October 16-dated survey.

Gerardo OrtizThe single, released February 21 as part of Ortiz’s Décimo Aniversario set, pushes to the top of the tally with a 40% increase in audience impressions, to 8 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending October 10, according to MRC Data.

As the corrido lands atop the 26-year-old chart, Gerardo captures his 11th No. 1, the second-most among soloists behind Christian Nodal’s 12 leaders. (Calibre 50 continues at the helm, among all acts, with 20 total No. 1s.)

Here’s a recap of the solo acts with the most Regional Mexican Airplay No. 1s:

12, Christian Nodal
11, Gerardo Ortiz
8, Marco Antonio Solis
7, Vicente Fernández
4, Alejandro Fernández
4, Joan Sebastian
4, Ulices Chaidez

“Tranquilito” was written by Emmanuel Delgado and Julio Nápoles. It concurrently sets foot in the overall Latin Airplay chart’s top 10 as it races 15-5 in its sixth week and earns Ortiz his 15th top 10 there, the third-most for a regional Mexican solo act. With a 40% boost in audience, it logs the largest percentage increase by a regional Mexican song.

Back on Regional Mexican Airplay, “Tranquilito” follows the two-week champ “Otra Borrachera” (June 2020) from his No. 7-peaking album Más Caro, Que Ayer. Previously, he placed nine other No. 1 titles, including the 12-week leader “Solo Vine a Despedirme” in 2012, the second-longest leading No. 1 for a soloist behind Marco Antonio Solis’ “La Venia Bendita” (13 weeks, 1997).

Joss Favela Signs Worldwide Administration Agreement with Warner Chappell Music

Joss Favela has a new deal…

The 30-year-old Mexican award-winning singer-songwriter has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Warner Chappell Music.

Joss Favela

“His raw talent, creative instincts, and authenticity shine through in every performance,” said Gustavo Menéndez, WCM president, U.S. Latin & Latin America, who first saw Favela perform at the ASCAP Latin Music Awards a few years ago. “We’re glad Joss has chosen Warner Chappell as his partner in this journey and we look forward to working alongside him.”

Proud to be his publisher and excited to do “great things together,” Lazaro Hernandez, WMC vice president, A&R, U.S. Latin & Latin America, added: “Joss is a dynamic and genuine songwriter who at such a young age has already established himself as one of the greatest of his time.”

The Regional Mexican star, who has penned more than 100 songs for artists like Alejandro Fernandez, Banda MS, and Natti Natasha, made history at the 2016 Premio ASCAP as the youngest person ever to win songwriter of the year. He nabbed the title in 2017 and 2018.

On the Billboard charts, Favela has entered Hot Latin Songs, Latin Airplay, Top Latin Albums, Regional Mexican Albums, and Regional Mexican Airplay, where he has five top 10’s.

“When my love for music started I never thought that I’d get to spend my life writing songs,” he said. “I’m continuously surprised by the beautiful things that happen to me, and joining the Warner Chappell family is one of them. I’m grateful for the songs that life has given me, but I’m even more grateful for the ones that are still to come.”

Favela, who is represented by Simran A. Singh and Christopher Navarro of Singh, Singh & Trauben, LLP, is nominated for best banda album at the 2021 Latin Grammys with Llegando al Rancho.

Banda El Recodo Earns 15th No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Qué Tienen Tus Palabras?”

Banda El Recodo has finally returned to the throne…

The Mexican band has reached the summit on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Qué Tienen Tus Palabras?” rises 2-1 on the October 9-dated ranking.

Banda El Recodo

It’s the group’s first No. 1 in over six years, and 15th leader overall. It leads with 7.6 million in audience impressions, up 10%, earned in the U.S. in the week ending October 3, according to MRC Data.

Banda El Recodo last landed at the summit with the two-week ruler “Mi Vicio Más Grande” in July 2015. In between, the group nabbed seven top 10s, including three tracks that preceded its latest effort Esta Vida Es Muy Bonita: “Hubiera Sido Como Tú” (No. 10 high, February 2020), “De Ti Me Enamoré” (No. 5 peak, August 2020) and “Voy Pa’Arriba y Con Viada” (peaked at No. 2 on the April 10-dated list).

The ranchera track “Qué Tienen Tus Palabras?” was written by Mario Martínez and Tláloc Noriega and becomes Banda’s 15th win, posting its first No. 1 in 1999 (“Adorable Mentirosa,” six weeks atop). The track concurrently pushes up the overall Latin Airplay chart (8-6) and the all-metric Hot Latin Songs tally (39-38).

Marco Antonio Solis Earns Eighth No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Se Veía Venir”

Marco Antonio Solis is finally back on top…

The 61-year-old Mexican musician, singer, composer and record producer has returned to the top of Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart for the first time in over two decades as “Se Veía Venir” climbs 6-1 on the ranking dated October 2.

Marco Antonio Solis

It’s his first leader at the radio format since “El Peor de Mis Fracasos” topped the chart for one week on the September 11, 1999-dated list.

“Se Veía Venir” takes over at the summit after being boosted by a 67% increase in audience impressions, to 8 million, in the U.S. in the week ending September 26, according to MRC Data.

The mariachi-powered “Se Veía Venir” grants Solis his eighth No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay, the third-most among soloists since the chart began in 1994. Among all acts, the group Calibre 50 continues to lead with 20 No. 1s.

After the chart’s launch in 1994, Solis became the first male solo act to achieve a No. 1 on the now-26-year-old survey with the two-week champ “Una Mujer Como Tú” in 1995, alongside Los BukisSelena was the first solo act to hit No. 1, with “No Me Queda Mas,” on December 3, 1994.

Between his trips to the summit with “Una Mujer” and “Se Veía Venir,” Solis conquered six other times the top of the ranking. Among them, a pair of two-digit week leaders: “Que Pena Me Das” (10 consecutive weeks atop in 1996) and “La Venía Bendita” (ruler for 13 consecutive weeks between 1997 and 1998).

Elsewhere on the Latin charts, “Se Veía” also reaches the top 10 on the all-genre Latin Airplay tally with an 18-5 surge and becomes the Greatest Gainer of the week. With the move, Solis earns his 27th top 10 and ties with Marc Anthony for the sixth-most behind Daddy Yankee (42), Enrique Iglesias (41), J Balvin (36), Shakira (32) and Ozuna (30). He continues to have the most top 10s among all Regional Mexican acts, ahead of Calibre 50’s 23 top 10s since the chart’s inception in 1994.

Carin León Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with Grupo Firme-Collab “El Tóxico”

It’s a special first for Carin León

The 32-year-old Mexican artist’s collaboration with Grupo Firme, “El Tóxico,” has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated September 11.

Carin León & Grupo Firme

It’s Leon’s first leader on any Billboard airplay chart. León had previously secured a first top 10 with chart entry in 2019 with “Me La Aventé” (No. 6 peak).

Grupo Firme adds its second top 10 on the chart.

“El Tóxico” leads with a 7% increase in audience impressions, to 5.3 million, in the week ending September 5, according to MRC Data., clocks a first No. 1.

Grupo Firme previously led Regional Mexican Airplay through its featured role in Lenin Ramirez’s “Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo” (June 2020). In between, the Eduin Cazares-fronted band from Tijuana, Baja California, reached a No. 4 high with “No Estoy Perdiendo Nada,” with Enigma Norteño (October 2020).

 

“El Tóxico” concurrently picks up on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart with a 16-13 jump (previously a No. 7 peak).

El Fantasma Notches Second No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with “Soy Buen Amigo”

El Fantasma is back on top…

The 31-year-old Mexican regional singer and songwriter, who’s real name is Alexander Garcia, returns to No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated August 14 for only the second time in his career, as his latest single, “Soy Buen Amigo,” rises 2-1.

El Fantasma

The song reaches the summit on the strength of 7.7 million radio airplay audience impressions earned in the tracking week ending August 8, according to MRC Data.

El Fantasma first hit No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay in 2019 with “Encantadora” after previously sending five songs into the top 10.

“Soy Buen Amigo” concurrently rises 29-28 on the Hot Latin Songs chart (after reaching No. 27 five weeks ago).

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.

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.

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.”