Gerardo Ortiz's Violent Video Pushes 'Fuiste Mia' Up Hot Latin Songs Chart

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Gerardo Ortiz in the video for "Fuiste Mia."

Plus, Farruko earns a new No. 1 on Latin Pop Songs & Calibre 50 climbs on Hot Latin Songs.

Gerardo Ortiz’s “Fuiste Mia” re-enters Hot Latin Songs at No. 21 on the April 16-dated chart (where it previously spent one week at No. 46) following an online petition calling for the removal of the track’s music video from Vevo, due to its violent nature.

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Growing media attention about the protest spurred a 176 percent increase in streams (to 1 million U.S. plays in the week ending March 31, according to Nielsen Music). The bump causes the track to return to the chart almost solely on the strength streams, of which 87 percent stem from YouTube views.

The controversial video, uploaded in January, depicts Ortiz killing his onscreen girlfriend and her lover, and has gathered 25 million global views since its release. During a press conference on Monday in Los Angeles, Ortiz justified the clip, stating, “It’s only a music video, pure fiction.” The song concurrently debuts at No. 16 on Latin Streaming Songs.

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The song is from Ortiz’s album Hoy Mas Fuerte, which debuted at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums in June 2015. It marked his sixth No. 1 on the chart (all dating back to 2011), earning the singer the record for most No. 1s on the chart this decade. It spent three weeks at the top and was 2015’s biggest-selling regional Mexican album.

Farruko Hits High: Meanwhile, Puerto Rican urban act Farruko earns his first No. 1 on Latin Pop Songs as “Obsesionado” hops 4-1 (up 14 percent in spins at the format). The singer’s previous peak (as a lead) came when “Sunset,” featuring Shaggy & Nicky Jam, reached No. 2 on the Oct. 24 chart. “Obsesionado” also earns a new peak on Latin Airplay, where the track steps 3-2.

Calibre 50 Gets New Top 10: Regional Mexican group Calibre 50 scores its seventh top 10 on Hot Latin Songs, climbing 12-10 with “Prestamela A Mi.” Airplay supplies the majority of points for the rise, with 8.6 million audience impressions through April 3, a four percent increase.

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