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Karol G's 'Bichota' Hits No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart

KAROL G "BICHOTA"
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KAROL G "BICHOTA"

Plus, Ovy on the Drums, Karol G & Danny Ocean's "Miedito o Qué" scores a new high.

Karol G nabs her ninth No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated Feb. 13), as “Bichota” climbs 5-1. The female anthem pushes to the top thanks to a 23% spike in audience impressions, to 12 million, earned in the week ending Feb. 7, according to MRC Data.

The audience improvement also makes the song just the second No. 1 by a solo woman, unaccompanied by any other artist, to reach No. 1 this decade -- and both are by Karol G.

Greatest gainers for the song in the tracking week were: WODA San Juan, P.R. (up 392,000 in audience); WPAT New York (up 347,000); WSKQ New York (up 307,000); and KAMA Houston (up 268,000).

Before “Bichota,” Karol previously reached the Latin Airplay summit completely solo with “Ay, Dios Mío!” (Oct. 10, 2020), both as a female soloist. She’s also secured a spot at the penthouse seven other times, all via collaborative efforts, dating back to “Mi Cama,” with J Balvin, featuring Nicky Jam. The triple-billed act spent one week atop the ranking in August 2018.

Karol G is the sixth female soloist to reach No. 1 on Latin Airplay with a song unaccompanied by another act since 2010. Let’s take a look at the leaderboard:

Artist, Title, Debut/Peak Date
Gloria Estefan, “Hotel Nacional,” Jan. 14, 2012 (debut)
Paulina Rubio, “Me Gustas Tanto,” Feb. 11, 2012
Leslie Grace, “Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow,” Oct. 27, 2012
Katherine Alexander, “Put It In a Kiss,” Jan. 18, 2014
Jennifer Lopez, “El Anillo,” July 14, 2018
Karol G, “Ay, Dios Mío!,” Oct. 10, 2020
Karol G, “Bichota,” Feb. 13, 2021

Aside from its Latin Airplay coronation, the Ovy on the Drums-produced track captures its highest ranking on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, jumping 75-72. Meanwhile, on the airplay-, streaming-, digital sales-blended Hot Latin Songs chart, “Bichota” returns to its No. 3 high (4-3), where its spent seven previous weeks.

Ovy on the Drums, Karol G & Danny Ocean's “Miedito o Qué” Hits Top 10 on Latin Rhythm: The trio's collaboration "Miedito o Qué" reaches a new high on Latin Rhythm Airplay, as it ascends 15-8 with 6 million in audience, up 57%. The Latin pop-rhythmic tune earns Karol her 10th top 10. Ovy and Ocean each claim their first. The song also grows 26-14 on Latin Airplay and re-enters Hot Latin Songs at No. 33 (both new peaks).