Victor Manuelle Earns Third Latin Airplay No. 1

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Singer Victor Manuelle arrives at the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Victor Manuelle hops 3-1 to crown Latin Airplay with his festive hit “Que Suenen Los Tambores,” climbing to 10.3 million audience impressions in its 11th week (a 14 percent hike in the frame ending Dec. 21, according to Nielsen Music).

It’s the third No. 1 on the list for the salsa singer in his 21-year chart history, and his first since “Si Tu Me Besas” spent a week at No. 1 in 2012. The song’s climb follows a five week consecutive run at No. 1 on Tropical Airplay (where it dips 2-1 this week), the longest concurrent run of 2014. “Tambores” became his 24th chart-capping track, extending his record for second-most No. 1s to 24 (Marc Anthony leads with 25).

Ken-Y's 'Sentirte Mia' Hits No. 1: Singer Ken-Y discontinues Manuelle’s No. 1 run on Tropical Airplay, climbing 3-1 with “Sentirte Mia,” his debut solo single. A 42 percent increase in spins earns the song Greatest Gainer honors at the format. With the rise marking his first unaccompanied No. 1, he adds to his tally of two chart-toppers as part of the duo RKM & Ken-Y.  The pair reached the chart’s summit with “Down” in 2006 followed by “Te Regalo Amores” in 2009, where each spent a week at No. 1. The duo split in 2013 to pursue solo endeavors. Ken-Y is currently prepping his debut solo set The King of Romance, expected for spring 2015. 

Ortiz's Third Chart Topper: Over on Regional Mexican Airplay, Gerardo Ortiz ascends 5-1 with “Eres Una Nina,” netting the singer his fifth No. 1 on the chart. The track takes the Greatest Gainer tag for the second consecutive week, rising 26 percent (to 9.4 million audience impressions) in its 14th charting week. It’s the third single to hit No. 1 from Ortiz’s album Archivos de Mi Vida, following “Mujer de Piedra” (three weeks in February), and “Quien Se Anima” (five weeks in June). “Nina” leaps 9-2 on Latin Airplay, also as the week’s Greatest Gainer.


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