Ricky Martin Scores 26th Top 10 Hit on Hot Latin Songs Chart
Plus: Calibre 50 logs fifth No. 1 on Regional Mexican Songs.
Ricky Martin earns his 26th top 10 hit on the Hot Latin Songs chart, as “La Mordidita” featuring Yotuel rises 12-10 (on the list dated Aug. 22). The lift bumps Martin into fourth place for the most top 10s in the 29-year history of the chart -- led by Luis Miguel with 39.
The track receives the Digital Gainer award, increasing 22 percent to just over 2,000 downloads in the week ending Aug. 6. In terms of airplay, it climbs 4 percent (to 7.8 million audience impressions) and continues at its No. 6 peak on Latin Airplay for a second week.
The jump marks the first Hot Latin Songs top 10 for featured rapper and co-writer of the song Yotuel, who previously charted alongside Beatriz Luengo on “Como Tu No Hay Dos” in 2011 (No. 34 peak). Luengo is also credited as a co-writer on “La Mordidita.”
Calbire 50 Collects Fifth No. 1: Mexican group Calibre 50 collects its fifth No. 1 on Regional Mexican Songs as “Aunque Ahora Estes Con El” steps 2-1. The track takes Greatest Gainer honors, for a second consecutive week, rising 22 percent (to 8.6 million audience impressions) in the week ending Aug. 9, according to Nielsen Music.
It’s the second No. 1 this year for the band, which ruled for 10 straight weeks with “Contigo” between the charts dated March 21 and May 23. The song's No. 1 ascent also aids its new peak on the hybrid airplay/sales/streaming Hot Latin Songs chart, where it hops 15-11 in its eighth charting frame.
Gente de Zona Rises To No. 2: Gente de Zona reaches a new peak on Hot Latin Songs, ascending 3-2 with “La Gozadera,” featuring Marc Anthony. Radio airplay is the main cause for the climb, growing two percent, reaching 10.5 million audience impressions -- its best week on-air yet (also stepping 3-2 on Latin Airplay). A 13 percent swell in streaming (to 629,000 weekly clicks) also kindles the song’s rise.
The Cuban duo first achieved massive success as a featured act on Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando,” also featuring Descemer Bueno. It broke the record for the longest-running No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs, spending a total 41 weeks at the top.