Ricky Martin Extends Latin Pop Songs Chart Record
Plus, Karlos Rose earns fourth Tropical Songs No. 1
Ricky Martin vaults 40-20 on the Latin Pop Songs chart (dated June 6) with "La Mordidita," featuring Yotuel, extending his record for most top 20 hits on the chart. The latest single is from his new studio set A Quien Quiera Escuchar, which scored the best selling week for a Latin title so far in 2015 when it debuted on Top Latin Albums with 25,000 copies on the chart dated February 28. "Mordidita" soars 110 percent in spins at the format (according to Nielsen Music, in the week ending May 24) in its second week on the chart. The on-air boost thrusts the track onto Hot Latin Songs where it lands at No. 46. A music video shot earlier this year in Colombia is expected to be released shortly.
Karlos Rose Rises To No. 1: Karlos Rose tops Tropical Songs for a fourth time as "Mi Lugar Es Contigo" vaults 13-1, up 94 percent in spins, during the tracking week ending May 25. The crowning lift follows Rose's previous No. 1 song "Nina De mi Corazon," which had a similar 12-1 spike on chart dated the September 27, 2014. The Dominican singer first hit No. 1 with his bachata cover of Bruno Mars' "Just The Way You Are" in 2012.
El Komander Commands Streams: Regional Mexican act El Komander jumps 15-8 on Hot Latin Songs with "Maldita Ganas," reaching the top 10 for a third time. The song is up 201 percent in streams (to 680,000) in its ninth week on the chart, with YouTube views accounting for 77 percent of the overall clicks. The song also reaches a career peak on Regional Mexican Songs, stepping 4-3 (up seven percent to 8.1 million audience impressions). El Komander (real name Alfredo Rios) also hops 48-42 on Hot Latin Songs with his new single "El Papel Cambio."