Daddy Yankee Scores Sixth No. 1 on Latin Airplay

Daddy Yankee
Ramona Rosales

Daddy Yankee was photographed on May 12, 2014 at Bulb Studios in Los Angeles.

Plus, Silvio Mora scores his first No. 1 and Ken-Y & Nicky Jam scale Hot Latin Songs.

Daddy Yankee’s “Vaiven” steps 2-1 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated Jan. 23), notching his sixth leader. It rises by 23 percent in audience for the week ending Jan. 10, according to Nielsen Music. The track concurrently crowns Latin Rhythm Airplay, marking his 14th No. 1, which ties with urban duo Wisin & Yandel for the list’s most chart-toppers.

The reggaeton artist’s first No. 1 came just over 10 years ago when “Rompe” topped the tally for 15 weeks. His most recent one came when “Sigueme y Te Sigo” reached the peak on the chart dated May 23, 2015, where it spent one week.

“Vaiven” will appear on his upcoming studio album, King Daddy II, Elemento DY, expected later this year.

Silvio Mora’s No. 1 Jump: On Tropical Songs, Silvio Mora scores his first No. 1 as “Yo Quiero Volver” hops 5-1 in its ninth charting week. The singer first appeared on the chart in 2014 when his comical merengue track “Llego el Pavo” (which means “The Turkey Has Arrived”) peaked at No. 35. Mora, who was born and raised in Switzerland, moved to the Dominican Republic as a child where he learned Spanish and studied music.

The track appears on Mora’s upcoming set Mora Mundial Encendio!, expected to be released on Feb. 12.

Ken-Y & Nicky Jam Soar: Leaping 46-30 on Hot Latin Songs, Ken-Y & Nicky Jam’s “Como Lo Hacia Yo” tallies the week’s largest positional increase. The rise is owed to a 35 percent hike at Latin radio (to 5 million impressions), while it also scales 35-24 on Latin Airplay.

The single is Ken-Y’s first track to chart on Hot Latin Songs since 2013 when “More” with Zion & Jory reached No. 16. “Como Lo Hacia Yo” also marks Nicky Jam’s fifth charting collaboration in a row.

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