Ricky Martin Earns 15th No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart

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Ricky Martin performs at Univision's Premios Juventud 2015 at Bank United Center on July 16, 2015 in Miami, Florida. 

Also: Julieta Venegas scores her first No. 1 album on a Billboard chart

Ricky Martin logs his 15th Latin Airplay chart No. 1 as “La Mordidita,” featuring Yotuel, jumps 6-1 (on the chart dated Sept. 5) in its 14th frame (up 58 percent, to 11.8 million audience impressions in the week ending Aug. 23, according to Nielsen Music). The Puerto Rican singer holds onto his claim of the second-most No. 1s on the list (with Enrique Iglesias in first place with 27). “La Mordidita” is the third single from Martin’s latest album, A Quien Quiera Escuchar, which tallied the best sales week so far for any Latin title in 2015 (25,000) when it entered at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums (chart dated Feb. 28).

 

Julieta Venegas’ First No. 1 Album: Mexican singer Julieta Venegas earns her first No. 1 on a Billboard album chart, as Algo Sucede crowns Latin Pop Albums, arriving with 1,000 sold (in the week ending Aug. 20). Of her seven charting sets, Venegas previously peaked at No. 2 in 2006, when Limón y Sal debuted in the runner-up spot (5,000 first-week copies). The new album’s single “Ese Camino” reached No. 13 on Latin Pop Songs (dated Aug. 1) -- her first charting track since 2010, when “Despedida” netted a No. 35 peak.

Jesse & Joy’s Digital Entry: Sibling pop duo Jesse & Joy return to Latin Pop Digital Songs, arriving at No. 2 (2,000 downloads) with “Ecos de Amor,” the first single from their forthcoming album (due towards the end of the year). It’s the second-best peak on the list, since “Corre!” crowned the chart for one week in 2012 (5,000 peak weekly downloads). A lyric video on the pair’s YouTube channel has generated over 1 million global views since its Aug. 13 release.

 


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