La Septima Banda Scores Second No. 1 on Regional Mexican Songs Chart
Plus, Victor Manuelle extends a Tropical Songs chart record and Pirulo y La Tribu earns second Top Latin Albums top 10.
The 17-member band La Septima Banda scores its second No. 1 title on the Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart (dated June 24), as “Se Defiende” inches 2-1 in its 15th week on the chart with 10 million audience impressions (up 11 percent) in the week ending June 11, according to Nielsen Music.
The group’s first chart-topper, “Yo Si Me Enamore,” spent four weeks atop the tally last year, beginning on the chart dated October 15. Since the group’s inception in 2014, the band has charted four other hits on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart, three of which hit the top 10: “Bonito y Bello” in 2015 (No. 6 peak), “Se Va Muriendo Mi Alma” in 2015 (No. 2) and “Me Empezo A Valer” in 2016 (No. 6).
“Se Defiende” has been a big hit across Billboard’s Latin charts. The single reaches new peaks this week on the Hot Latin Songs chart at No. 22 and on the Latin Airplay chart at No. 8.
Victor Manuelle Extends Record: Victor Manuelle extends his record streak for most charted titles on the Tropical Airplay chart (which launched in 1994), as his 65th entry “Hasta Que Me de La Gana” enters at No. 12 with 1 million audience impressions.
The salsa singer/songwriter pulls even further ahead of the act with the second-most charted titles: Marc Anthony, who has 53.
Acts 40 or More Hits on the Tropical Songs Chart:
Number of Songs, Artist
65, Victor Manuelle
53, Marc Anthony
47, Daddy Yankee
47, Don Omar
45, Olga Tanon
45, Tito Rojas
43, Gilberto Santa Rosa
Pirulo y La Tribu Notches Its Second Top 10: Finally, Puerto Rican group Pirulo y La Tribu earns its second top 10 on the Top Latin Albums chart, as their latest effort Calle Linda 2 arrives at No. 10 with 2,000 equivalent album units (nearly all from traditional album sales) earned in the week ending June 8. Their previous album Calle Linda reached No. 5 on the Top Latin Albums chart dated Dec. 26, 2015
The album also earns Pirulo y La Tribu its first No. 1 on Latin Tropical Album Sales with 2,000 copies sold -- the act’s best sales week to date. The set also arrives at No. 2 on the Latin Album Sales chart and at No. 3 on the Tropical Albums chart.