CMA Awards 2018

Reik Returns to Hot Latin Songs Chart Top 10 With 'Me Niego'

Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment México

Plus, Piso 21 and Alfredo Olivas notch their first No. 1s on Tropical Songs and Regional Mexican Songs charts, respectively.

Mexican pop-rock trio Reik is back in the top 10 on the Hot Latin Songs chart after a year-and-a-half, as “Me Niego,” featuring Ozuna and Wisin, climbs 12-9 (on the list dated March 24). The band was last in the top 10 with “Ya Me Enteré,” with Nicky Jam, which peaked at No. 6 and spent five nonconsecutive weeks in the region (between Aug. 6-Sept. 10, 2016).

“Me Niego” is the third top 10 for Reik, and the ninth each for Ozuna and Wisin. Reik’s first top 10 came with “Inolvidable” in 2009, peaking at No. 3.

While “Me Niego” continues to gain in airplay (moving 26-27 on Latin Airplay with 6.1 million audience impressions in the week ending March 18, up 3 percent), streams drive the song’s gain on Hot Latin Songs (which blends airplay, sales and streams).

The track moves 11-8 on Latin Streaming Songs with 5.8 million clicks in the week ending March 15, up 13 percent. It also sold 2,000 downloads (up 30 percent), gliding 15-11 on Latin Digital Song Sales.

On the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart, the track rises 14-7.

Piso 21 Tops Tropical Songs: Elsewhere on the Latin airplay charts, Piso 21 gets its first No. 1 on the Tropical Songs airplay chart with “Dejala Que Vuelva,” featuring Manuel Turizo, as the song lifts 2-1 in its 15th week (10.5 million in audience, up 4 percent). It’s also the first leader for Turizo. “Dejala” is Piso’s second entry on the list, following 2015’s No. 29-peaking “Suele Suceder,” featuring Nicky Jam. 

On the overall Latin Airplay chart (which combines all formats of Latin radio), the track bumps 11-8 — the first top 10 for both acts.

Olivas Hits No. 1 on Regional Mexican Songs: Finally, 23-year-old Alfredo Olivas secures his first No. 1 on a currents-based U.S. airplay chart, as “El Problema” ascends 3-1 on Regional Mexican Songs. The song hits the top thanks to a 6 percent lift in audience. 

“El Problema” is the ranchero’s first top 10 in almost a year, since “El Paciente” spent seven nonconsecutive weeks in the top 10 between March 18 and May 6 of 2017 (peaking at No. 6).

Remarkably, Olivas made his Billboard chart debut when he was just 16-year-old, on the Feb. 5, 2011-dated Regional Mexican Songs list with “Las Vacaciones del Jefe,” which peaked at No. 31. He’s charted eight entries on the list in total, including “El Problema.”

Lastly, over on the Latin Airplay chart, “El Problema” continues to rise, climbing 16-14.