Pedro Capo Celebrates First Hot Latin Songs Top 10 With 'Calma': 'I Feel Like I'm Living a Dream'
Plus, Los Angeles Azules notch first No. 1 in 18 years on Regional Mexican Songs chart.
Puerto Rican singer Pedro Capo claims his first top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart as “Calma” with Farruko rockets 15-6 on the list dated Jan. 26. The tune enters the chart’s top ranking in its 15th chart week -- three months after Farruko jumped onto the remix of the song.
“I’m super happy and grateful with the news of entering the Hot Latin Song’s top 10 for the first time!” Capo tells Billboard. “I feel like I’m living a dream.”
The streaming-powered track rises 14-7 on the Latin Streaming Songs chart and earns the week’s Greatest Gainer honor thanks to its growth of 70 percent (7.7 million clicks) earned in the week ending Jan. 17, according to Nielsen Music.
“Calma” is Capo’s sixth career entry on the Hot Latin Songs tally, which blends airplay, digital sales and streaming activity. He made his chart debut as a featured act on Thalia’s “Estoy Enamorado” which reached No. 28 in 2010; his highest peak until “Calma.”
For Farruko, the move earns him his seventh top 10.
“‘Calma’ for me is what the chorus says: a relief to the soul; it soothed my soul,” Farruko tells Billboard. “I left Puerto Rico with a thorn in my chest and when I heard Pedro’s song for the first time on the terrace of my house, it transported me to my island. I burst into tears. I immediately called him and offered to do a remix. It helped me released all those repressed emotions of longing.”
“Calma” also re-enters the Latin Airplay chart at No. 40 after previously dropping off the chart for six weeks. The track highest peak? No. 35 (Nov. 17, 2018).
Los Angeles Azules’ First No. 1 in Over 18 Years: Meanwhile, Los Angeles Azules clock their first No. 1 -and second overall- on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Nunca Es Suficiente” featuring Natalia Lafourcade, pushes 2-1 with 11.3 million in audience impressions (up 11 percent) collected in the week ending Jan. 20.
“Nunca” is the group’s first leader since 2000 when the sextet’s cumbia sonidera hit, “El Listón De Tu Pelo” peaked at No. 1 on the Feb. 5-dated list, leading for seven weeks.
Since then, Los Angeles went through a series of unfortunate events (ending terms with label Disa, signing to indie label Discos Musart/Balboa Records and leaving due to lack of promotion).
Nonetheless, a series of favorable events followed (signing to Ocesa Seitrack, touring around South America, having Justin Bieber show up to their Coachella 2018 performance, and being picked up by Disa again) which led the way for the release of Esto Sí Es Cumbia, their 27th studio album.
The set stands steady at No. 10 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart for a fourth consecutive week and includes collaborations by top Latin acts (Ana Torroja, Miguel Bosé, Fito Paez, Pepe Aguilar, Natalia Lafourcade, and more.)
As “Nunca” rises to the top, Fourcade earns her first No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart.