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Mana Becomes Group With Most No. 1s on Latin Airplay Chart, Thanks to Nicky Jam Collaboration
Also, Bomba Estereo’s “Soy Yo” debuts on Hot Latin Songs & Gente de Zona tops Tropical Songs.
Maná and Nicky Jam leap 7-1 on Latin Airplay with their collaborative single “De Piez a Cabeza” soaring 47 percent at radio to 15 million audience impressions in the week ending Sept. 18, according to Nielsen Music. The rise gives Nicky Jam his fourth chart-topper while Maná earns its 11th No. 1. Maná now has the most No. 1s among duos or groups; they were previously tied with Wisin & Yandel, with 10.
Among all acts, Enrique Iglesias leads with 28 No. 1s in the nearly 22-year history of the chart. He’s followed by Ricky Martin (with 15), Carlos Vives (12) and then Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Maná, Romeo Santos and Shakira -- all with 11 each.
The new single is a revamped version of Maná’s 1992 version of the song, from the group’s debut charting album, Donde Jugaron Los Niños?
Puerto Rican radio stations are largely responsible for the No. 1 climb. Out of the top 10 stations with the highest weekly audiences, five are from the island. San Juan’s WKAQ contributes 1.4 million audience impressions, while WODA, San Juan supplies 1 million. New York’s WSKQ, however, tops all of the stations with 3 million audience impressions counting towards its rank.
Over on Hot Latin Songs (which blends airplay, sales, and streams), “De Pies a Cabeza” lands in the top 10, flying 17-8 in its sixth charting frame. Along with Airplay Gainer honors, digital downloads also aid in the climb with an 11 percent hike (to 1,000 downloads in the week ending Sept. 15).
Bomba Estereo’s Video-Powered Debut: Colombian group Bomba Estereo takes the Hot Shot Debut on Hot Latin Songs, arriving at No. 31 with “Soy Yo,” following the release of its self-empowerment themed music video on Sept. 7. The entrance is powered mostly by 659,000 U.S. weekly streams, with 84 percent coming from video streams. The official clip has logged nearly 3.5 million global views through Sept. 20.
Digital sales also spike as a result of the video release, with a 178 percent increase (to over 1,000 downloads), spurring a No. 5 re-entry on the Latin Pop Digital Songs chart. The song has yet to be worked at radio. Only one station contributes any airplay points towards its debut – Washington DC’s WLZL played the song 5 times in the latest tracking week.
“Soy Yo” marks Bomba Estereo’s second charting hit, following last year’s “Fiesta (Remix)” with Will Smith. The track reached No. 11 on the Oct. 24, 2015- dated chart.
Gente de Zona Reaches No. 1: Gente de Zona adds a fifth Tropical Songs No. 1 to its chart career as “Algo Contigo” hops 3-1 in its 15th week. The song reaches the summit due to a 32 percent increase in plays at the format.
Since the duo earned its first Tropical Songs chart-topper in July of 2014 (as a featured act on Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando,” also featuring Descemer Bueno), only one other act has also earned five No. 1s on the chart in that time span: Prince Royce.
“Algo” marks the first non-assisted No. 1 for the pair, the other four were as a featured act or had a feature on it. Most recently, Gente de Zona topped the list with “Traidora,” featuring Marc Anthony, spending four weeks at No. 1 (initially peaking on the March 26 chart).