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Shakira & Anuel's 'Me Gusta' Team-Up Hits Top 10 on Hot Latin Songs Chart

Shakira and Anuel AA
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Shakira and Anuel AA, "Me Gusta" cover art.

Plus, N’Klabe returns to Tropical Airplay’s top 10 with La Tribu de Abrante’s collab.

After its Hot Latin Songs top 20 debut in the previous chart week, Shakira and Anuel AA’s “Me Gusta” rises 20-6 in its second frame on the Feb. 1-dated chart.

It’s the biggest jump to the top 10 for a collaborative title since May 2019 when “Soltera” by Lunay, Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny surged 41-3. In between, Bad Bunny’s “Vete” hiked 32 positions to the top (33-1; Dec. 17, 2019).

“Me Gusta” makes for Shakira’s 30th top 10 on Hot Latin Songs; a tie with Daddy Yankee for the third-most on the list. Luis Miguel and Enrique Iglesias continue at the lead and runner-up slots with 39 and 38 top 10s, respectively. 

The track is Shakira’s best showing on Hot Latin Songs in over a year: her previous peak came through another collaboration, “Clandestino,” with Maluma (No. 7 peak) in Aug. 2018.

Shakira and Anuel’s first collaborative effort ascends mainly on the strength of streaming activity. It registered 3.9 million U.S. clicks (up 128%) in the week ending Jan. 23, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The big push also yields a No. 10 debut on Latin Streaming Songs, Shakira’s best opening since “Me Enamoré” opened at No. 9 in June 2017.

Radio airplay, meanwhile, ignites a top 25 arrival on Latin Airplay after its first full tracking week, logging 4.38 million in audience impressions in the week ending Jan. 26, according to Nielsen Music/MRC.

N’Klabe’s Top 10 Comeback: It’s been over three years since N’Klabe last nabbed a top 10 on the Tropical Airplay chart. Its Jan. 3-released “Pa’lante y Pa’tras,” with La Tribu de Abrante, marks the Puerto Rican’s trio’s return to the list’s top tier as the song climbs 11-8.

The move secures N’Klabe’s 15th top 10, while the 12-member orchestra of La Tribu de Abrante earns its second.

“Pa’lante’ ascends despite a 6% dip in audience (down to 2 million), logged in the week ending Jan. 26.

2016 marked N’Klabe last top 10 visit, when the trio hit No. 1 with "Amor de Verdad.” The trio’s coronation arrived through its featured role on Charlie Cruz’ one-week ruler, which also featured Frankie Negrón NG2 and Omar Lugo.