It’s the longest wait for a No. 1 by any act on the chart.
Following a fruitful musical career as a singer-songwriter of traditional Mexican ranchera and mariachi music since his origins in the early '90s, Alejandro Fernández earns his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart (dated Jan. 11), as “Caballero” ascends 3-1 in its 14th week.
Fernández crossed over into the Latin pop mainstream in 1997 with the 15-week Latin Pop Albums chart ruler Me Estoy Enamorando. Since then, "El Potrillo" has alternated between ranchera and pop efforts, after placing 37 hits -and four No. 1s- on Billboard’s Latin Pop Airplay chart and 15 titles on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart, including his most recent hit “Caballero.”
The single, which is from his upcoming all-mariachi album and first via Universal Music Latino/UMLE, earned 8.46 million in audience impressions in the week ending Jan. 5, according to Nielsen Music (down 1%).