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Daddy Yankee Takes Over Atop Latin Airplay Chart With 'Problema'

Isaac Reyes

Daddy Yankee

The song jumps 2-1.

Daddy Yankee captures his 24th No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart, as “Problema” jumps 2-1 on the May 15 survey.

The tune, released Feb. 26, takes over atop the all-genre Latin airplay chart in its eighth week through a 7% boost in audience impressions, to 9.8 million, earned in the week ending May 9, according to MRC Data.

As “Problema” hits No. 1, Daddy Yankee collects his 24th leader dating back to the 15-week coronation of "Rompe" in 2005. Since then, he’s placed 23 other No. 1 hits, three of which have led the tally for at least five weeks starting in March of its corresponding year: “Despacito” (19 weeks starting March 11, 2017), “Dura” (five weeks, starting March 17, 2018), and “Con Calma” (eight weeks starting March 16, 2019).

Daddy Yankee concurrently breaks away from a tie with Ozuna for the third-most Latin Airplay No. 1s, only trailing Enrique Iglesias’ 31 No. 1s and J Balvin’s 29.

Beyond its Latin Airplay victory, “Problema” holds steady at No. 11 on Hot Latin Songs chart (which blends airplay, streams and digital sales) after its No. 9 debut and peak (March 13-dated tally) despite a 44% dip in sales and an 8% decline in streams (1.7 million U.S. streams collected in the week ending May 6).

Back on Latin Airplay, “Problema” arrives atop the list 12 weeks after the Puerto Rican’s last triumph: “De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta,” with Marc Anthony, a one-week champ (Feb. 27-dated survey).