Chart Beat

Ozuna's 'La Funka' Slides Into Top 10 on Tropical Airplay Chart

The Soca and Brazilian funk-infused tune arrives at No. 9.

Ozuna captures his fifth straight top 10 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart, as “La Funka” debuts at No. 9 on the Sept. 18-dated ranking. The latest from the Puerto Rican arrives with only one day of airplay as the song was released Sept. 12, the final day of the chart's latest tracking week.

“La Funka,” a Soca (soul of calypso) and Brazilian funk-tinged tune, logged 2 million in audience impressions in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 12, according to MRC Data, the same date Ozuna premiered the song with a live performance at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

“La Funka” is Ozuna’s highest debut on the almost 27-year-old chart and follows the one-week ruler “Travesuras,” with an all-star collaborative team. Here’s a recap of his five top 10s:

Position, Title, Artist (if other than Ozuna), Date

No. 7, “Yo Soy,” with Pirulo, January 2017
No. 7, “Dile Que Tú Me Quieres,” January 2017
No. 1, “Sobredosis,” with Romeo Santos, April 2018 (10-week ruler)
No. 1, “Travesuras,” with Nio García, Casper Mágico, Wisin, Yandel, Myke Towers & Flow La Movie, March 6
No. 9, “La Funka,” Sept. 18

Billboard Latin Music Week Presented by Samsung Galaxy. For All News, Videos, and Coverage Click Here. This link opens a new window.