Ricky Martin Nets 16th Latin Airplay No. 1 With 'Vente Pa' Ca' Featuring Maluma

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Ricky Martin and Maluma in the video for "Vente Pa' Ca."

Also, Calibre 50 top Regional Mexican Albums and La Septima Banda earns its first airplay No. 1

Ricky Martin debuts at No. 1 on Latin Airplay with his latest single, “Vente Pa’ Ca,” featuring Maluma, earning his 16th crowning hit (and Maluma’s third) on the Oct. 15-dated chart. The track arrives with 14 million audience impressions in the week ending Oct. 2, according to Nielsen Music. It’s Martin’s 40th career entry on the chart and only his second to start at No. 1 following 2003’s “Tal Vez.”

The new song simultaneously debuts at No. 1 on Latin Digital Songs, where Martin scores his first ever chart-topper as a lead artist, with 5,000 digital downloads sold in the week ending Sept. 29. He previously topped the chart once as a featured act on Wisin's “Adrenalina,” also featuring Jennifer Lopez.

Here are Ricky Martin’s 16 No. 1s on Latin Airplay:

Title, Weeks at No. 1, Peak Date
“Vuelve,” two weeks, Feb. 28., 1998
“Perdido Sin Ti,” one week, Sept. 19, 1998
“Livin’ La Vida Loca,” nine weeks, April 24, 1999
“She’s All I Ever Had,” three weeks, Sept. 4, 1999
“She Bangs,” one week, Nov. 4, 2000
“Solo Quiero Amarte,” four weeks, April 7, 2001
“Tal Vez,” 11 weeks, April 12, 2003
“Jaleo,” one week, Aug. 9, 2003
“Y Todo Queda En Nada,” one week, March 27, 2004
“Tu Recuerdo” featuring La Mari de Chambao y Tommy Torres, three weeks, Dec. 23, 2006
“Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tu” featuring Natalia Jimenez, two weeks, Feb. 12, 2011
“Come With Me,” one week, Dec. 14, 2013
“Adrenalina” (Wisin featuring Jennifer Lopez & Ricky Martin), one week, March 29, 2014
“Disparo Al Corazon,” one week, March 14, 2015
“La Mordidita” featuring Yotuel, one week, Sept 5, 2015
“Vente Pa’ Ca” featuring Maluma, one week (so far), Oct, 15, 2016

Over on Hot Latin Songs, “Vente” starts at No. 4, becoming his third-highest arrival of his total 46 charted songs on the multi-metric chart, which blends airplay, sales and streams.

Though “Vente” is the week’s biggest track in both airplay and sales, it lags behind in streams, thus preventing it from opening atop the hybrid Hot Latin Songs chart. The tune just misses charting on the 25-position Latin Streaming Songs chart, with 1.1 million streams earned in the week ending Sept. 29. Of the total U.S. clicks, 69 percent stem from video streams, boosted by a music video release on Sept. 22 which has amassed over 29 million global views (as of Oct. 5).

Calibre 50’s Crowning Debut: Calibre 50 bows atop the Regional Mexican Albums chart with its latest set, Desde El Rancho (3,000 copies sold). It’s the fourth straight No. 1 for the group, following Contigo (2014), Lo Mejor De…(2015), and Historias De La Calle (2015).

Meanwhile, the band’s single “Amor Del Bueno” falls one spot below its peak on Hot Latin Songs, dipping 14-15 in its 12th charting week. Airplay and digital sales of the song have slight declines, but streaming climbs 6 percent, to 804,000 domestic weekly streams.

La Septima Banda’s First No. 1: La Septima Banda hops 3-1 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart with its fifth charting hit, “Yo Si Me Enamore,” (up 21 percent to 9.3 million audience impressions) earning the group its first No. 1. The band, which debuted on the chart in 2015, previously reached a No. 2 peak on the tally with “Se Va Muriendo Mi Alma” (Nov. 7, 2015 chart).

 

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