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J Balvin's 'Tu Veneno' Hits No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart

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The song surges 40-1 in its second week.

J Balvin’s “Tu Veneno” lands atop the Latin Airplay chart (dated April 3) as the song soars 40-1 in its second week on the list. After debuting a week ago at No. 40 from only three days of airplay, the song rallies with a 314% boost in audience impressions, to 12.5 million, earned in the week ending March 28, according to MRC Data.

The song was released March 19 via Sueños Globales/Universal Music Latino/UMLE. Taking just two weeks to No. 1, "Tu Veneno" has the fastest trip to No. 1 since the Nov. 9, 2019-dated chart, when Lunay, Ozuna and Anuel AA debuted at No. 1 with "Aventura."

The 40-1 surge marks the fastest ascent in over three years as Yandel’s “Como Antes,” featuring Wisin, was the last leader to arrive at No. 1 in its second charting week in October 2017.

With the new No. 1, J Balvin extends his winning streak to 28 leaders maintaining his record as the reggaetón act with the most No. 1s. Among all acts however, Enrique Iglesias continues at the helm with 31 No. 1s on his career board.

As “Veneno” arrives at the Latin Airplay summit, it evicts Selena Gomez’s “Baila Conmigo,” with Rauw Alejandro, from the penthouse with a 1-5 dip.

“Veneno” concurrently vaults at No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay, earning Balvin his 28th No. 1. The song is Balvin’s first No. 1 without an accompanied act since “Rojo” reigned for one week on July 2020. In between he’s placed four other leaders all through collaborations. With 28 No. 1s, Balvin extends his second-most wins trailing only Daddy Yankee who remains atop with 30 leaders.

Elsewhere on the Latin charts, “Veneno” starts at No. 6 on Hot Latin Songs, which blends airplay, streams and digital sales. The song logged 3 million U.S. streams in the week ending March 25 and yields a top 20 debut on Latin Streaming Songs. It likewise sees a No. 5 start on Latin Digital Songs with a little over 500 downloads sold in the same period.