“Music is universal, and ‘Pepas’ felt right when we decided to record it,” Farruko continues. “It has foundations of reggaetón beats and I liked the vibe; it was something new for my usual scope of work or sound. I never thought it would be a No. 1. I am more than thankful with everyone’s acceptance and support of the song.”
“Pepas” steps to the Hot Latin Songs summit assisted by gains in all metrics, registering the biggest increase in streams: a 20% boost with 11.6 million U.S. clicks earned in the week ending Aug. 19, according to MRC Data. That’s a 1.9 million increase from its previous week, enough to enter the all-genre Streaming Songs list’s top 20 (29-18) and earn Farruko his first No. 1 on Latin Streaming Songs (2-1).
“Pepas” concurrently pushes up Hot Latin Songs supported by airplay. It gains territory on Latin Airplay through a 10-6 thrust with 7 million in audience impressions, up 10%, earned in the week ending August 22.
The EDM track produced by IAmChino, Sharo Towers, Keriel “K4G” Quiroz and Axel Rafael Quezada Fulgencio “Ghetto,” concurrently holds strong at No. 1 on Latin Digital Song Sales for a third week with 3,000 digital sales, up 5%.
“The song was not really challenging to write or put together,” he adds. “The challenge was coming up with the perfect chorus, to give it the peak that a dance track delivers, and fans expect to hear.”
"Pepas” concurrently rules Hot Dance/ Electronic Songs for a second week, his first No. 1 there. “I’m loving the Lil’ Jon remix so much, which I introed at the Baja Beach Club this weekend,” Farruko adds. “Also digging the Carnage Remix.”
With the Hot Latin Songs success, the club banger pushes new boundaries on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100. It climbs 52-33, a new career high for Farruko after the No. 64-peak “Relación” (Sept. 2020).
Beyond its Hot Latin Songs coronation, “Pepas” gains new ground on the Global charts securing a spot in the top 10 on both tallies: It climbs 16-8 on Global 200 and 13-6 on Global Excl. U.S. chart.
About releasing more Latin/EDM tracks, Farruko concludes: “Anything is possible! For now, the focus is on enjoying the good feeling that ‘Pepas’ is bringing to the fans and the success it is having.”