Nicky Jam Notches First Latin Airplay No. 1

Alex Gomez
Nicky Jam photographed in 2015.

Also, Daddy Yankee breaks Latin Rhythm Airplay record.

A week after Nicky Jam scored his first No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs with "El Perdon" (where it remains this week), he tops Latin Airplay with the track, featuring Enrique Iglesias. It's his first radio-driven No. 1 (and Iglesias' 14th). The track rises 4-1 on the chart dated March 28, up 30 percent to 9.5 million audience impressions in the week ending March 15, according to Nielsen Music. WMGE, Miami championed the track, logging the most weekly spins during the tracking week (99).

"El Perdon" continues to climb in sales and streams, aiding its continued stay atop the hybrid Hot Latin Songs chart (which blends sales, streams and airplay data). Its streaming is up 21 percent (to 1.2 million domestic weekly clicks), with 66 percent deriving from YouTube -- a sizable figure, considering it has no official music video. Jam's official YouTube channel has amassed over 100 million worldwide streams of the song. The lyric video has logged 82 million global views.

The track shifted 6,000 digital downloads for the week, a 2 percent hike, to crown Latin Rhythm Digital Songs for a third consecutive frame. Jam holds four spots on the chart, with "Travesuras" continuing at No. 4 (3,000 downloads), "Si Tu No Estas" dropping 9-11 (1,000) and "Voy a Beber" steady at No. 16 (1,000).

Daddy Yankee's Top 10 Record: Daddy Yankee earns the week's highest debut on Latin Rhythm Airplay as "Sigueme" bows at No. 10. That gives him the most top 10s in the chart's 10-year history. (He was previously tied with Wisin & Yandel.)

Logging 2.4 million audience impressions, the track also takes the highest entrance on Hot Latin Songs -- bringing his total tally of charting songs to 37 (also breaking out of a tie with Wisin & Yandel for most charted songs by an urban act on the list). "Sigueme" enters Latin Digital Songs at No. 8, with 2,000 downloads -- marking his highest arrival on the sales chart since 2013 when he debuted at No. 7 as a featured act on Yandel's "Moviendo Caderas."

Jerry Rivera, Back at No. 1: Salsa singer Jerry Rivera lifts 2-1 on Tropical Songs with "Noche Bohemia," featuring Anthony Santos, to crown the list for a 12th time. The climb ties Rivera with Elvis Crespo for fourth-most No. 1s on the list. Santos, a renowned bachata singer from the Dominican Republic, scores his second chart-topper with the rise following a one-week stint at the peak in 2014 with "Solo Te Amo." A 25 percent increase at plays at the format drives "Noche Bohemia" to the top of the chart, led by WAMG, Boston with 66 spins recorded during the tracking week. 


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