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Enrique Iglesias' 'Duele el Corazon' Ignites at No. 1 on Latin Airplay

Enrique Iglesias Duele El Corazon 2016
Courtesy of Sony Music Latin

 Cover art for "Duele El Corazon" by Enrique Iglesias.

Enrique Iglesias blasts onto the Latin Airplay chart at No. 1 (chart dated May 7) with his new single “Duele el Corazon,” featuring Wisin, scoring the highest single week audience for a song since 2008 with 18.6 million audience impressions earned in the week ending April 24, according to Nielsen Music.

The last larger week was racked up on the Dec. 6, 2008-dated list by Luis Fonsi’s “No Me Doy Por Vencido” (No. 1 on Latin Airplay, with 20.02 million audience.).

The No. 1 debut is Iglesias’ fourth chart-topping bow, breaking him out of a tie with Mana (with 3 No. 1 debuts) to now  solely hold the record for most No. 1 arrivals. "Duele" becomes the 17th overall song to start atop the list since the chart began in 1994. “Corazon” extends the singer’s record for most No. 1s on the chart, becoming his 28th career No. 1 (Ricky Martin follows with 15 No. 1s).

Over on Hot Latin Songs, which blends airplay, sales and streams, “Duele” arrives at No. 2, trailing Nicky Jam’s “Hasta El Amanecer.” While Iglesias beat Jam in both airplay and download sales, Jam still has a significant lead in streams, which keeps him atop the overall chart.

“Duele” is one of only three songs to debut in the top 2 of the Latin Songs chart since the list shifted to a hybrid methodology in 2012. Prince Royce’s “Darte Un Beso” debuted at No. 2 in 2013 and Mana’s “Mi Verdad,” featuring Shakira, arrived at No. 1 in 2015.

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