India Passes Gloria Estefan for Most Tropical Songs Chart No. 1s Among Women

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La India performs at James L. Knight Center on Aug. 6, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

Meanwhile, Banda El Recodo earn new No. 1 and Daddy Yankee re-enters the Social 50 chart

On Tropical Songs, India becomes the female artist with the most No. 1s as “Ahora Que Te Vas” hops 4-1 (up 35 percent in spins) on the chart dated July 25, logging the singer her eighth chart-topper. The rise breaks the salsa star out of a tie with Gloria Estefan for the most No. 1s among women in the nearly 21-year history of the chart. “Ahora” is from India’s Intensamente con Canciones de Juan Gabriel, a collection of Gabriel’s hits revamped as salsa tracks. The set was produced by India’s longtime collaborator, Sergio George.

India first crowned the list in 1994 with “Nunca Voy A Olvidarte,” spending two weeks at the top of the list. The track was the leading single from her album, Dicen Que Soy.

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Banda El Recodo Rises: Veteran Mexican group Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga scores its 14th No. 1 on Regional Mexican Songs, stepping 2-1 with “Mi Vicio Mas Grande.” The chart-topping lift maintains the band’s stance as the act with the third-most No. 1s on the list -- led by Conjunto Primavera and Intocable (16 each). Meanwhile, newly released album Mi Vicio Mas Grande stays at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums, following its crowning debut on the chart dated July 18. The album became the group’s first to top the list since 2002, out of its total 34 charting sets.

Shows Spur Daddy Yankee Social Gain: Daddy Yankee re-enters the Social 50 chart at No. 48, following the launch of his European tour (July 8) and the announcement of his upcoming Madison Square Garden concert (Sept. 19). The reggaeton artist last headlined the New York venue in 2005. Following an influx of Instagram posts about the forthcoming events, reactions spiked 27 percent (to 1.8 million), helping him to re-enter the chart.