Tito "El Bambino" scores his eighth No. 1 on Billboard's Tropical Airplay chart and Ricky Martin bounds 23-5 on Latin Airplay with "Vida."
Tito "El Bambino" scores his eighth No. 1 on Billboard's Tropical Airplay chart, as "El Gran Perdedor" jumps 6-1. The bachata/pop track rises by 73 percent in plays, according to Nielsen BDS. He last scaled the chart in November 2013 when "Carnaval" spent a week at No. 1. "Perdedor" will appear on his new album "Alta Jerarquía," due in the fall.
Ricky Martin bounds 23-5 on Latin Airplay with "Vida," capturing his 24th top 10 on the list. The track came about as part of a One Sony initiative launched jointly with FIFA in December called SuperSong. Fans and musicians were prompted to submit soccer-inspired original songs for Martin to record, and a reported 1,600 entries were received from 29 countries for the World Cup project.
After stages of judging and audience voting, “Vida” composer Elijah King was announced as the winner. The track simultaneously climbs 16-10 on Hot Latin Songs, with a 34 percent increase in airplay (to 7 million audience impressions). A music video for the SuperSong initiative has amassed nearly 15 million worldwide views since its April 22 premiere.
On Latin Airplay, Carlos Vives earns Hot Shot Debut and Greatest Gainer honors at No. 18 with "Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar," featuring Marc Anthony. The upbeat track climbs by 196 percent to 5.9 million audience impressions. Following the premiere of its music video on June 9, the track reached No. 1 on the real-time Billboard Twitter Trending 140 chart, Billboard's new real-time ranking of the fastest-moving songs shared by U.S. users on Twitter.
Calibre 50 claims its first No. 1 on Regional Mexican Albums with "Contigo," which starts with 3,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The regional Mexican group also claims Hot Shot Debut honors on Top Latin Albums, where it enters at No. 4 for its fifth top 10. The set's first single "Tus Latidos" leaps 24-18 on Hot Latin Songs in its sixth week on the chart.
Camila posts its third top 10 on Top Latin Albums, as "Elypse" enters at No. 5 (3,000). The Mexico-based duo (formerly a trio) previously hit No. 1 with debut album, "Todo Cambio" (2007), and sophomore set, "Dejarte De Amar" (2010). The new album's kick-off single, "Decidiste Dejarme," rises 15-14 on Hot Latin Songs.