Throwback Thursday: Cristian Castro's 'Azul' Hit No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs 15 Years Ago

Cristian Castro at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards
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Cristian Castro arrives at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards at Bank United Center on April 28, 2011 in Miami.

Remember that one time Cristian Castro surprised everyone with his sleek platinum-blond hairdo in the "Azul" music video? Well, we're dedicating our TBT to that version of the Mexican singer (and trend-setter), who, on June 30, 2001, scored his fifth No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart with the summer anthem "Azul." The upbeat track spent nine weeks at the top of the chart from June 30 to August 25.

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Fifteen years after debuting the tune and ruling the Hot Latin Songs chart for nine weeks, "Azul" is still one of our favorite songs and music videos, which really just makes you want to throw an epic beach party with your BFFs.

Check it out for yourself:


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