Prince Royce's 'Back It Up' Debuts on Hot Latin Songs Chart

Austin Hargrave
Prince Royce photographed backstage at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas.

The singer scores double debuts on the chart, also arriving alongside Anthony Santos.

Prince Royce earns two debuts on the Hot Latin Songs chart dated May 30, including the highest bow, as “Back It Up,” featuring Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez, enters at No. 27. The chart showing reflects digital sales and streaming data for the Spanish-language version of the pop track (originally released in English), as well as airplay stemming from Latin stations. Total sales for both versions reached 23,000 downloads during the week ending May 17 (a 201 percent increase), with 29 percent of overall sales attributed to the newly released Spanish version.

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Royce performed the track alongside Lopez and Pitbull on the season finale of Fox's American Idol last week.

Royce simultaneously debuts at No. 42 as a featured act on Anthony Santos’ tropical track “Que Cosas Tiene El Amor.” The entrance gives Santos, a prominent figure in the bachata genre, his first Hot Latin Songs hit as a lead act (and third overall).

Julion Alvarez Notches Fifth No. 1: Over on Regional Mexican Songs, Julion Alvarez y Su Norteño Banda steps 3-1 to crown the chart for a fifth time with latest single “El Amor de Su Vida.” The track takes Greatest Gainer honors, leaping 23 percent at the format to 8.9 million audience impressions, in its 10th week. A three percent climb in streams (to 620,000 weekly clicks) also supports a 9-7 rise on Hot Latin Songs, reaching a new peak.

Plan B’s No. 1 Plot: Tropical Songs also receives a new No. 1 as Plan B rises 4-1 with “Fanatica Sensual,” scoring the urban duo’s first chart-topper on the list. Spins were up 42 percent during the tracking week ending May 17, earning the pair the Greatest Gainer tag. The song concurrently jumps 7-4 on Hot Latin Songs, becoming Plan B’s first trip to the top five.


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