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Natti Natasha & Prince Royce's 'Antes Que Salga El Sol' Hits No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart

Natti Natasha and Prince Royce
Nataly Aguilera

Natti Natasha and Prince Royce

Natti Natasha and Prince Royce’s “Antes Que Salga El Sol” rises to No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as the song advances with a 7-1 climb on the list dated April 17.

The track also bests their previous best collaborative showing “Ayer Me Llamó Mi Ex,” with Khea, featuring Lenny Santos, which secured a No. 28 high (March 6-dated list).

“Antes” was released Jan. 14 via Pina Records/ Sony Music Latin. The song caps the chart in its 12th week as it escalates with a 40% increase in audience impressions, to 11 million, earned in the week ending April 11, according to MRC Data. The song scored its biggest gains in the tracking week on New York's WSKQ (up 780,000 in audience), WPAT (up 338,000) and WXNY (248,000), as well as Los Angeles’ WXOL (449,000).

Natti Natasha unlocks her seventh No. 1 with a song produced by DJ Luian, Mambo Kingz and Rafael Salcedo "Neneto." Royce, meanwhile, ups his career count to 13 leaders which places him on a tie with Marc Anthony for the third-most No. 1s by a tropical act. They follow Romeo Santos (17) and Carlos Vives (15).

The new chart champ also unveils good news for Natti Natasha’s record label, Pina Records, as its docking on the top spot earns the label its first No. 1 in almost two years which also arrived through a Natti track: “Me Gusta” (8-1; chart dated May 18, 2019). As for Sony Music Latin, it has achieved six leaders so far this year, three of which took at least a five-rank leap to the top: Ozuna and Camilo’s “Despeinada” (6-1; Feb. 6-dated tally), Marc Anthony’s “Amor Eterno” (9-1; chart dated March 20) and now “Antes” (7-1).

A Painless Rise: Elsewhere on Latin Airplay, Alejandro Fernández and Christian Nodal’s “Duele” arrives in the tally’s top 10 with a 14-9 hike. The track climbs with 6.3 million in audience impressions, up 8%. Fernández clocks his 20th top 10 and Nodal his 11th.

The song, composed by Nodal, is their second collaboration but first to reach the Latin Airplay chart. They previously shared vocals on “Más No Puedo” a track on Fernández Hecho En México album, which debuted at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums in Feb. 2020. With that win, Fernández became the first act to achieve No. 1s on Top Latin Albums in the 1990s, ‘00s, ‘10s and ‘20s.