As "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E, tops Pop Songs for a second frame, Iglesias' Spanish-language "No Me Digas Que No," featuring Wisin & Yandel, rises 3-1 on Latin Songs. The latter title is Iglesias' record-extending 22nd No. 1 on Latin Songs. Luis Miguel ranks second with 16 No. 1s on the list, which launched the week of Oct. 4, 1986.
Universal Republic and Universal Music Latino released Iglesias' current bilingual album, "Euphoria," with the labels promoting their respective English- and Spanish-language radio singles.
Martin topped the tallies in 1999 with the English and Spanish versions of "Livin' La Vida Loca." Shakira repeated the feat in 2006 with dual-language versions of "Hips Don't Lie." (Pop Songs originated the week of Oct. 3, 1992).
"Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" concurrently becomes Iglesias' first No. 1 (2-1) on the all-format Radio Songs chart. Like on Pop Songs, Iglesias is the first artist to rule Radio Songs and Latin Songs with different songs in the same week.
As previously reported, "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" became Iglesias' eighth No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs the week of Feb. 5, lifting him past Michael Jackson and Prince for most leaders among solo male artists in the chart's 34-and-a-half year archives.
("I've been reading Billboard since I was a child and I'm very proud to be part of music history," Iglesias told Billboard upon rewriting the Dance/Club Play Songs record).
EXTRAORDINARY: As noted Friday (March 4) in "Ask Billboard," courtesy of Chart Beat reader JonMichael Rasmus of Madison, Wis., Katy Perry last week matched the mark for most consecutive weeks spent in the Billboard Hot 100's top 10. As "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, soared 28-8 and "Firework" smoldered at No. 6 last week, Perry logged a 42nd week in a row in the chart's top tier.
This week, Perry moves into a solo share of second place for longest uninterrupted stay in the top 10, as "E.T." holds at No. 8 and, for good measure, "Firework" remains in the top 10 at No. 10.
At 43 straight weeks, Perry passes Santana, who linked 42 consecutive frames in the top 10 starting Sept. 4, 1999, with the No. 1s "Smooth," featuring Rob Thomas, and "Maria Maria," featuring the Product G&B.
Perry's "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, arrived at No. 2 on the Hot 100 dated May 29, 2010. Her run continued with "Teenage Dream" prior to "Firework" and "E.T."
The only act in Perry's way for the record? Ace of Base, who occupied the top 10 for 48 consecutive weeks beginning Oct. 16, 1993, with "All That She Wants," "The Sign" and "Don't Turn Around."
As pointed out in "Ask Billboard" Friday, Ace of Base might not mind if Perry bests the group's record stretch.
Said Perry when she was working on "Teenage Dream" in 2009, "I'm kind of thinking I want to do my record like a mesh between 'Lovefool' by the Cardigans and 'The Sign' by Ace of Base. I want to make songs that people want to hold hands and roller-skate to."
Ace of Base reciprocated the admiration.
"I listen to ... Katy Perry and find myself in turn being inspired," says Ulf Ekberg, Ace of Base's co-founder (with Jonas Berggren).
"In many ways ... 'I Kissed a Girl' opened up radio for pop and dance again. We did a little of that in the early '90s in the U.S., so it's amazing (that she's) inspired by us."