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A New 'Location' for Karol G, Anuel AA & J Balvin: No. 1 on Latin Pop Airplay Chart

Karol G
Sebastian Quintero

Karol G

The track lands atop the list in its seventh week.

Karol G, Anuel AA and J Balvin team up to take over the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Latin Pop Airplay chart (dated April 3) as “Location” jumps 2-1 in its seventh week.  It’s their second collaboration, as the three acts also joined atop the tally with “China,” the two-week champ (Oct. 2019) alongside Daddy Yankee and Ozuna.

“Location” ascends with 9 million in audience impressions, up 25%, earned in the week ending March 28, according to MRC Data. The fourth single from KG0516, Karol G's third studio album, adds a fifth Latin Pop Airplay No. 1 to her leaderboard. J Balvin, meanwhile collects his 16th leader and Anuel his third.

As “Location” leads, Karol G joins a select group of female acts who have secured at least five Latin Pop Airplay No. 1s or more; Shakira has 19 No. 1s and Gloria Estefan and Paulina Rubio also have five each.

Here is a recap of Karol G’s winning titles:

Song Title, Artist (if other than Karol), Weeks at No. 1, Date Reached No. 1

“Créeme,” with Maluma, one, March 2, 2019
“China,” with Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Ozuna & J Balvin, two, Oct. 12, 2019
“Tusa,” with Nicki Minaj, 15, Feb. 15, 2020
“Ay, Dios Mío!” one, Oct. 10, 2020
“Location,” with Anuel AA & J Balvin, April 3 

On the all-Latin-genre Latin Airplay chart, “Location” gets closer to the lead with a 6-2 push. On the airplay-, digital- and stream-blended Hot Latin Songs chart, the track remains at No. 10 for a third week after its No. 6 debut and peak (Feb. 27-dated list), two slots below “Bichota,” which holds strong at No. 8 in its 22nd frame.

The rhythmic tune, fused with hip-hop and western beats, was produced by Ovy on the Drums and written by Karol G, Anuel AA, J Balvin and Ovy.