Daddy Yankee Returns to No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart
Meanwhile, Alejandro Sanz scores his fourth Top Latin Albums No. 1.
Daddy Yankee nets his fifth No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart as “Sigueme Y Te Sigo” jumps 6-1 (up 47 percent, to 11.1 million audience impressions) on the chart dated May 23. A pioneer of mainstream reggaeton, the Puerto Rican rapper concurrently steps 2-1 to top Latin Rhythm Airplay, gaining his 13th chart-topper. The rise inches Yankee closer to the record for most No. 1s on the chart, held by the since-dismantled urban duo Wisin & Yandel (14).
“Sigueme” scored Yankee the record for most top 10s on Latin Rhythm Airplay on the chart dated March 28, when it debuted at No. 10, becoming his 30th top 10 hit. The debut broke him out of a tie with Wisin & Yandel, to become the sole record holder.
Over on the Hot Latin Songs chart (which blends airplay, sales and streams), the single climbs steps 12-10, greatly aided by its airplay increase, netting Yankee his 17th top 10 hit. A video clip for the song was released on May 8, and could cause another climb on Hot Latin Songs for the May 30-dated chart.
Sanz Seizes No. 1: Alejandro Sanz crowns Top Latin Albums for a fourth time as Sirope enters with 7,000 units sold in the week ending May 10, according to Nielsen Music. The Spanish singer also rises 21-19 on Hot Latin Songs with album track “Un Zombie A La Intemperie,” grasping a new peak in its eighth week on the hybrid chart. A 13 percent boost in airplay aids in the lift, also driving the track 12-10 on Latin Airplay -- earning Sanz his 11th top 10.
Charlie Aponte’s First Solo Tropical No. 1: Over on Tropical Songs, salsa veteran Charlie Aponte scores his first solo No. 1, climbing 5-1 with “Para Festejar” (up 69 percent in plays). Aponte was a member of the acclaimed salsa ensemble El Gran Combo for 41 years, placing 30 songs on the chart during his time with the band -- including two No. 1s, before leaving the group in 2014. “Festejar” was produced by Sergio George, a famed arranger in the genre, who has worked with top tropical acts including Marc Anthony and Tito Puente.