BBMAs 2018

Farruko's 'Sunset' Shines in Top Five on Hot Latin Songs Chart

Ramona Rosales
Farruko photographed by Ramona Rosales on October 10th at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

Also: A new Regional Mexican Airplay No. 1 & Carla Morrison arrives with “Un Beso.”

Puerto Rican singer Farruko finds his first top five hit on Hot Latin Songs (as a lead act) as “Sunset,” featuring Shaggy and Nicky Jam, jumps 9-5 (dated Oct. 3), earning Digital Gainer and Streaming Gainer honors. The climb is due in part to a music video released Sept. 11, causing a 176 percent rise in streams to 533,000 (during the tracking week ending Sept. 17, according to Nielsen Music), with 62 percent stemming from Vevo on YouTube plays.

Downloads rise 30 percent (to 2,000), driving the song 17-8 on Latin Digital Songs. It steps 3-2 on Latin Airplay, reaching a new peak.

‘Piensalo’ Crowns Regional Mexican Airplay: Mexican group Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga scores its third No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay, as “Piensalo” steps 2-1 in its 12th week -- taking the Greatest Gainer tag (up 8 percent to 9.3 million audience impressions in the week ending Sept. 20). The popular band, which boasts 6.7 million Facebook likes, continue in the top 10 on Hot Latin Songs with the track, currently at No. 6.

Carla Morrison Lands on Latin Digital Songs: Lastly, Mexican singer-songwriter Carla Morrison’s latest single “Un Beso” enters Latin Digital Songs at No. 6 (2,000 downloads). The alternative track was premiered on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music Beats 1 show on Sept. 15.

Morrison becomes the first female solo act in 22 weeks to crack the top 10 with a new song, following the No. 4 debut (on the May 23 chart) of Jennifer Lopez’s live performance medley from the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards, “A Selena Tribute.”