Yandel soars 13-1 on the Latin Airplay chart dated Aug. 15 with “Calentura,” notching his fourth solo chart-topper on the list (in addition to the 10 he previously logged as part of urban duo Wisin & Yandel). The reggaeton track rises 73 percent in its 14th week on the chart, to 11.7 million audience impressions in the week ending Aug. 2, according to Nielsen Music. Over on Hot Latin Songs, “Calentura” leaps 31-10, scooping up his fifth solo top 10 (and 26th career top 10) on the chart and taking the Airplay Gainer tag.
Farruko & Shaggy Take Top Debut: The highest debut on Hot Latin Songs comes from Puerto Rican singer Farruko, with “Sunset” featuring Shaggy and Nicky Jam, coming in at No. 37. The arrival is mainly driven by a 65 percent rise in airplay (to 3.8 million audience impressions), while digital downloads come in just under 1,000 downloads (up 9 percent). Its Farruko’s best entrance of his now six total charting hits and Shaggy’s first ever appearance on the list. Farruko’s previous top debut was on the chart dated May 10, 2014 when “Passion Whine” featuring Sean Paul, landed at No. 42, eventually reaching No. 10 (Sept. 13, 2014).
Mana’s Electronic Rise: The release of a Steve Aoki remix to Mana’s “La Prision” causes the track to jump 34-28 on Hot Latin Songs, reaching a new peak, and taking Digital Gainer honors in its 10th charting week (up 268 percent). Sales of the new remix account for 68 percent of its nearly 1,000 downloads sold.
“La Prision” is the second single from the Mexican rock group’s most recent set, Cama Incendiada, following its Hot Latin Songs crowning lead single “Mi Verdad,” featuring Shakira. “Mi Verdad” debuted atop the list (Feb. 28), becoming the first song to arrive at No. 1 since changing to a hybrid airplay, sales, and streaming methodology in October 2012. It also halted Enrique Iglesias’ historic 41-week chart-topping run with “Bailando” featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona.
Leslie Grace Grasps No. 1: Leslie Grace adds a third Tropical Songs No. 1 to her tally as “Como Duele El Silencio” jumps 5-1 (up 44 percent in plays at the format). “Silencio” is the bachata singer’s lead single from her recently released album Lloviendo Estrellas, which opened at No. 6 on Tropical Albums (July 11). Grace first seized the top spot on Tropical Songs when “Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow” (a bilingual adaptation of The Shirelles' 1961 hit) spent a week at No. 1 in 2012. The singer returned to the chart’s peak in 2013 with “Day 1,” spending a week atop the list.