Mana & Nicky Jam's 'De Pies a Cabeza' Video Premieres, While Track Soars Onto Hot Latin Songs Chart
Increased airplay causes big chart moves for the collaborative hit.
Maná and Nicky Jam pal around in their new dance-filled video for “De Pies a Cabeza,” which premiered Tuesday (Aug. 16). The track, which is a reworking of Maná’s 1992 song, is revised as a reggae-tinged pop tune and is matched with the vibrant new music video.
Meanwhile, “Cabeza” earns a No. 26 debut on the hybrid Hot Latin Songs chart (dated Aug. 27), which blends airplay, sales and streams. According to Nielsen Music, the track sold 2,000 downloads in the week ending August 11, aiding in its chart entry. It concurrently arrives at No. 9 on the Latin Digital Songs chart.
The majority of points contributing to the Hot Latin Songs entrance stems from radio, with 6 million audience impressions logged through Aug. 14. Over on the Latin Airplay chart, the song takes Greatest Gainer honors, flying 47-19 (up 110 percent). The climb marks Maná’s 24th top 20 and Nicky Jam’s eighth.
Certainly the arrival of the video will aid the track’s fortunes on the Hot Latin Songs chart dated Sept. 3, which will reflect streaming in the week ending Aug. 18.
The new collaboration is not yet available on an album and it has not been announced if it will appear on a forthcoming release from either artist.
Elsewhere, the single vaults 31-10 on the Latin Pop Songs airplay chart, soaring 181 percent in plays at the format. Of the Latin pop stations that report toward the chart, WVJP, San Juan, Puerto Rico championed the track with 48 spins in the most recent tracking week. In fact, three San Juan stations topped the track’s weekly spins at the format, with WFID following with 41 weekly plays and WXYX rounding out the list with 39 spins. It was among the top 10 most-played songs during the week at both WFID and WXYX.
The rise bests the original track’s No. 15 peak on Latin Pop Songs, reached on the March 25, 1995, chart. The song was on the band’s 1992 album, Donde Jugaron Los Ninos?, which peaked at No. 4 on the Top Latin Albums chart in 1994 (the chart began in 1993).
Maná is set to embark on a 22-city U.S. tour on Sept. 9, beginning at San Diego’s Viejas Arena, with dates that include four shows at The Forum in Los Angeles (Sept 24- 25, Nov. 12-13).