Becky G on Her First No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart With 'Mayores': 'I Feel Like I'm Flying'
Plus, Wisin collects his 16th top 10 on Latin Airplay with "Todo Comienza en La Disco" featuring Yandel and Daddy Yankee.
Becky G scores her first No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart, as “Mayores,” featuring Bad Bunny, lifts 2-1 in its 24th week (on the Feb. 18-dated list). The song — which also earns Bad Bunny his first No. 1 — logs the longest climb to No. 1 since 2012, when Prince Royce’s “Incondicional” hit No. 1 in its 27th week.
“I feel incredible. I feel like I’m flying," Becky G tells Billboard. "I feel like everything I’ve ever worked towards is finally becoming real. I’m beyond happy and feel so blessed. It’s all finally paying off. I hope I can continue to inspire others along the way.”
“Mayores” grew 9 percent in audience impressions, rising to 16.7 million earned in the week ending Feb. 11, according to Nielsen Music.
At 20 years old, Becky G is the youngest solo woman to collect a No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart since 2012, when Leslie Grace — then 17 — topped the list with “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” (Oct. 27, 2012). Grace remains the youngest woman to ever have a Latin Airplay No. 1. The list began in 1994.
The only solo women under the age of 21 to notch a No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart are:
Artist, Age When No. 1 (Title, Peak Date)
Leslie Grace, 17 years and nine months ("Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," Oct. 27, 2012)
Jennifer Pena, 18 years and 11 months ("El Dolor de Tu Presencia," Aug. 24, 2002)
Christina Aguilera, 19 years and 9 months ("Ven Conmigo," Oct. 14, 2000)
Jaci Velsaquez, 20 years and one month ("Llegar a Ti," Nov. 13, 1999)
Jennifer Pena, 20 years and 8 months ("Vivo y Muero En Tu Piel," May 29, 2004)
Becky G, 20 years and 11 months ("Mayores," featuring Bad Bunny; Feb. 17, 2018)
Servando Primera, one of the six writers of “Mayores,” tells Billboard: “This is amazing not only for us or anyone else involved on the creation and promotion of the song, but for the Latin culture; in a world where male artists rule the charts globally, this achievement will write a page on music industry history. I just believe artists and musicians are like magicians, but without tricks, only emotions and deep connection with everything that surrounds us, trying to make the whole world forget about our differences at least for the length of a song.”
Wisin Gets 16th Top 10 on Latin Airplay: In non “Mayores” news, Wisin collects his 16th top 10 on Latin Airplay with “Todo Comienza en La Disco,” featuring Yandel and Daddy Yankee. (It’s Yandel’s 13th top 10, and Yankee’s 23rd top 10.) The track climbs 15-8 in its ninth chart week with 10.7 million in audience (up 18 percent).
"Todo" is Wisin's second top 10 of 2018, following his featured role on Jennifer Lopez's "Amor, Amor, Amor," which hit No. 1 on the Feb. 3-dated list. (The song dips 9-15 on the latest chart.)
Wisin is also one-half of the duo Wisin & Yandel, which has notched 21 top 10s (10 of which were No. 1).
“Todo” also ascends to new peaks on both the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart (8-6) and Latin Pop Airplay (15-12).