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DJ Snake's Star-Powered 'Taki Taki' Hits No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart

DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B "Taki Taki"
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DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B "Taki Taki"

DJ Snake nabs his first No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart, as "Taki Taki," featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B, climbs 2-1 on the Dec. 8-dated chart. It's also the first leader for Gomez, the eighth for Ozuna and third for Cardi B.

The song ascends with a 14 percent lift in audience, rising to 14.53 million audience impressions in the week ending Dec. 2, according to Nielsen Music.

DJ Snake previously peaked at No. 22 with his first chart entry, “Lean On,” his 2015 collaboration with Major and Mø. Gomez first entered the chart in 2013 with “Come & Get It,” and "Taki Taki" marks her first ranking in Latin Airplay’s top 40.

The rise earns Cardi B her third chart topper and the eighth for Ozuna, Seven of his No. 1s have arrived in 2018.

Notably, DJ Snake is the first European DJ/producer to lead the Latin Airplay chart in 2018. He's also the first DJ/producer to be No. 1 in a lead role on a track since Willy William -- another DJ/producer of French descent -- topped the list with "Mi Gente." The latter, credited to J Balvin and Willy William (and featuring Beyoncé on a popular remix), was No. 1 for 12 nonconsecutive weeks between Sept. 16 and Dec. 16, 2017.

Sebastian Yatra, Mau & Ricky Hit Top 10: Over on the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart, Sebastian Yatra’s “Ya No Tiene Novio,” his first collaboration with brothers Mau & Ricky, lifts 11-9 thanks to a 21 percent boost in audience (to 9.1 million)

The track is Yatra’s second to reach the tier, after “Sutra,” also a collaboration, featuring Dalmata, peaked at No. 7 (March 31- dated chart.)

The move earns Mau & Ricky their first top 10 on the tally. The Venezuelan duo’s first chart entry, “Mi Mala,” a collaboration with Karol G, ranked in the top 25 for six weeks.

6ix9ine Debuts: Meanwhile, on the Hot Latin Songs chart, 6ix9ine debuts at No. 11 with “MALA” featuring Anuel AA. The song follows 6ix9ine’s earlier hit, the chart-topping “BEBE,” also featuring Anuel AA (No. 1 for one week, Sept. 15).

The new track enters the list mostly on the strength of streams. It earned 5 million U.S. clicks in the week ending Nov. 29, which grants him a top 10 debut on the Latin Streaming Songs tally, opening at No. 9.

Jose Feliciano Returns: Lastly, Jose Feliciano’s seasonal favorite “Feliz Navidad” climbs Latin Streaming Songs (14-5) and Latin Digital Song Sales (8-3) as we march towards Christmas.

The tune, released in 1970, tallied 7.49 million streams in the week ending Nov. 29 (up 79 percent) and sold 3,000 downloads (up 75 percent).