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Nicky Jam Earns Second No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs Chart

Nicky Jam Hasta El Amanecer
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Nicky Jam in the video for "Hasta El Amanecer."

Also, Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho climb, while a song recorded by late frontman debuts.

The Hot Latin Songs chart (dated March 19) welcomes a new No. 1 as Nicky Jam steps 2-1 with “Hasta El Amanecer,” earning the urban act his second chart-topper (following his 30-week topping run alongside Enrique Iglesias with “El Perdon” in 2015). The climb bumps J Balvin’s “Ginza” from a 22-week reign, which became the longest running No. 1 for a solo act, unaccompanied by another. (All of the other longer-leading No. 1s were duets or by soloists featuring a guest star.)

“Amanecer” takes Digital Gainer honors on the chart, selling 3,000 downloads in the week ending March 3 (up four percent, according to Nielsen Music), while a seven percent hike in weekly streams (to 1.7 million domestic plays) also aids in the crowning rise. Increased radio play also causes “Amanecer” to step 2-1 on Latin Airplay, where he notches his third No. 1, rising nine percent to 13.3 million audience impressions (in the week ending March 6).

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Over on Top Latin Albums, his Greatest Hits, Vol 1 reaches a new peak (No. 21), earning the Pacesetter tag, after debuting at No. 46 on the May 30 chart.

Ariel Camacho lives on through Los Plebes del Rancho: Further down on Hot Latin Songs, the Streaming Gainer award goes to regional Mexican act Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho -- formerly known as Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho -- who fly 27-18 with “Que Caro Estoy Pagando,” logging 1 million weekly streams (up 27 percent).

Most clicks (75 percent) stem from YouTube, where the song’s music video has over 11.8 million global views. The group is now led by singer Jose Manuel Lopez Castro, who joined the group in 2015 following Camacho's death in 2015. The band was renamed in tribute to Camacho and currently have four charting songs on the chart, including a No. 49 debut with “El Mentado.”

Meanwhile, an older track by Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho enters the chart, as “Yo Quisiera Entrar” (from Hablemos, released nine months after Camacho’s death) arrives at No. 41. In all, 10 songs recorded by Camacho have entered the list since he died, with three of those tracks currently on the chart.

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