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Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey Tally Third No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay Chart

Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey "Saludos a mi ex"
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Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey "Saludos a mi ex"

Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey score their third No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart (dated March 6) as “Saludos a Mi Ex” jumps 3-1 in its 15th week on the list.

The song, written by Salvador Aponte, César Valdivia and Edwin Luna, rises with 6.3 million in audience impressions, up 20%, earned in the week ending Feb. 28, according to MRC Data.

“This new No. 1 took us by surprise,” Luna tells Billboard. “It’s a good energy conductor for me and Angel Reyna to continue producing. He’s a key factor for La Trakalosa de Monterrey in handling all arrangements. We have a great understanding of each other’s needs and we fuse that with Rogelio Salazar from Remex Music. Thanks to the support of our listeners, this trio will continue working together.”

Over the group’s 13 chart entries, dating back to 2015’s “Terreno Limpio,” Luna y La Trakalosa have earned three leaders, all of which arrived in less than a year; “Dormida,” ruled Regional Mexican Airplay for three weeks starting on the April 4, 2020-dated chart. “Me Hubieras Pasado” had a two-week reign starting on the chart dated Aug. 22, 2020. “Saludos a Mi Ex” arrives atop the current list and becomes just the second title by a regional Mexican group to lead the tally in 2021.

With a 15-week climb to the top, it’s the longest jump to the top this year, following Christian Nodal and Angela Aguilar’s 10-week trek to the summit on the Jan. 1-dated list.

Concurrently, “Saludos” makes progress on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart, where the song surges 18-6 and earns the band its highest-charting effort. Over on Hot Latin Songs, which blends airplay, streaming and digital sales, “Saludos” hits a new high, rebounding 43-34.