Carlos Vives & Shakira's 'La Bicicleta' Bows at No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart
Meanwhile, Nicky Jam rises on the Hot 100 and aids in Reik’s Hot Latin Songs climb
Carlos Vives and Shakira’s new single, “La Bicicleta,” debuts at No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated June 18), scoring the second chart-topping entrance this year (Enrique Iglesias’ “Duele El Corazon” featuring Wisin was the first, on the May 7 chart). The collaboration arrives with 17 million audience impressions in the week ending June 5, according to Nielsen Music.
The entry marks Vives’ third No. 1 start, following his 2014 hit “El Mar de Sus Ojos,” and his 2012 song “Volvi A Nacer.” Shakira notches her second crowning bow, following her No. 1 debut as the featured act on Mana’s “Mi Verdad” (Feb. 28, 2015 chart).
“La Bicicleta” gives Shakira her 11th career No. 1, tying her with Gloria Estefan for most chart-toppers by a female on the Latin Airplay chart. Vives’ total swells to 12 No. 1s, placing him in third place for most crowning songs (Ricky Martin is in second place with 15, and Iglesias leads with 28).
Over on airplay/streaming/sales hybrid chart Hot Latin Songs, “Bicicleta” arrives at No. 4, aided by 7,000 downloads sold in the week ending June 2. The first week sales cause the track to also bow at No. 1 on the Latin Digital Songs chart.
Nicky Jam’s Hot 100 Climb: Meanwhile, Nicky Jam’s “Hasta El Amanecer” continues to climb the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, rising 98-95 in his second week. Streams of the song reach a new high, logging 2.9 million weekly plays (up 2 percent in the frame ending June 2). The track concurrently spends a 12th week at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs, with points earned only from the Spanish versions of the track. (There is also an English mix titled “With You Tonight.”)
Reik Rises with Jam Remix: Nicky Jam also contributes to Reik’s climb on Hot Latin Songs, with activity from a newly released urban remix of “Ya Me Entere” powering a 27-24 lift. The song earns Digital Gainer honors, increasing 91 percent (to 1,000 downloads), with 57 percent of its sales owed to the remix. Reik reaches its highest peak on the chart since 2011, when “Tu Mirada” reached No. 18.