Rolf Sanchez's Debut Hit Reaches No. 1 on Tropical Songs
Plus, Pitbull arrives with his latest Spanish-language single.
Rolf Sanchez, 19, earns his first No. 1 on Tropical Songs (dated June 27), hopping 4-1 with his salsa track “Por No Te Vuelvo A Ver” in its 16th week on the chart. The song is up 36 percent in spins through the tracking week ending June 14, according to Nielsen Music. It’s the first charting hit for artist, who was born in the Netherlands to parents of Dutch and Dominican descent. Sanchez was a contestant on the 2011 season of The X Factor in his home country, where he finished in third place. Sanchez is currently working on his debut album.
Pitbull’s ‘Baddest Girl’ Bows: Elsewhere, Pitbull’s latest Spanish-language track, “Baddest Girl in Town,” featuring Mohombi & Wisin, lands on Latin Digital Songs at No. 9, selling 2,000 downloads in its first available week. It’s his highest arrival since “Echa Pa’lla (Manos Pa’rriba)” debuted at No. 4 in 2012 (4,000 downloads) At radio, the song reaches 2.1 million audience impressions, helping to spur a No. 50 entrance on Hot Latin Songs, Pitbull’s 34th charting hit. It also enters Latin Rhythm Airplay at No. 17.
Royce Returns to Hot Latin Songs: After spending a week on Hot Latin Songs (No. 27 debut on May 30), Prince Royce’s “Back It Up,” featuring Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull, returns to the list at No. 23. The release of the music video for the English version of the song (on June 9) propels its overall streaming to 2.2 million domestic weekly plays (up 720 percent), with 10 percent of points stemming from the Spanish version that counts towards the Hot Latin Songs rank.