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Farruko's 'Sunset' Earns Latin Airplay No. 1
Plus: Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho’s second consecutive Hot Shot Debut despite lead singer’s death.
Puerto Rican singer Farruko rides to his first Latin Airplay No. 1 as a lead act as "Sunset" (featuring Shaggy and Nicky Jam) rises 2-1 in its 13th week (chart dated Nov. 7). Farruko first topped the chart in 2014 as a featured artist on J Balvin's "6 AM," which led the list for a week (and reached No. 3 on Hot Latin Songs).
An 8 percent increase in plays (to 15 million audience impressions in the week ending Oct. 25, according to Nielsen Music) supports the trek to the top. “Sunset” steps 4-3 on Hot Latin Songs, hitting its peak so far, aided by 490,000 domestic streams -- a 3 percent growth (during the tracking week ending Oct. 22), in addition to the surge at radio.
“Sunset” appears on Farruko’s latest studio album, Visionary (released Oct. 23) which is poised to land on the Nov. 14-dated charts.
Ariel Camacho’s Double Hot Shot Debuts: On Hot Latin Songs, regional Mexican group Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho earns the Hot Shot Debut with “Hablemos” (No. 44), marking the second week in a row that the act has scored the highest entrance. (“El Rey de Corazones” entered at No. 50 on the Oct. 31 chart.)
Lead singer Camacho died in a car accident on Feb. 25 at age 22, at which time his first single, “El Karma,” had been on the chart for 20 weeks. The track shot 30-1 following his death (on the March 14 chart), and the group has placed four additional songs on the tally since then. Most notably, single “Te Metiste,” currently at No. 7, has spent the last 18 of its total 35 charting weeks in the top 10.
Los Plebes del Rancho recently toured with regional Mexican star Gerardo Ortiz, performing a tribute to Camacho, featuring 18-year-old singer José Manuel Lopez Castro, a recent signee to DEL Records. The new iteration of the group released single “DEL Negociante,” on Oct. 4 under the name Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho. The track reached No. 3 on Regional Mexican Digital Songs (chart dated Oct. 31).