Zion & Lennox Top Latin Airplay Chart With 'Otra Vez' Feat. J Balvin
Plus, Calibre 50 climbs to No. 1, Cosculluela tops Latin Rhythm Albums & Lapiz Conciente arrives.
Puerto Rican act Zion & Lennox reaches No. 1 on the Nov. 5-dated Latin Airplay chart as “Otra Vez,” featuring J Balvin, hops 4-1 (up 13 percent, to 13.5 million audience impressions in the week ending Oct. 23, according to Nielsen Music). The single is from the duo’s latest album, Motivan2, which became their first chart-topping set on the Oct. 22 chart. It’s the pair’s second song to top the list.
The ascent gives Balvin his sixth No. 1 on the tally -- and he replaces himself at No. 1. His own single “Safari” topped the list in the week previous, and falls to No. 5 on the new chart.
Since he first reached No. 1 with “6 AM,” featuring Farruko (May 24, 2014 chart), no other artist has scored as many chart-topping hits. Balvin scored his fifth with “Safari,” featuring Pharrell Williams, BIA and Sky.
Zion & Lennox first topped the chart in 2012 with “Diosa De Los Corazones,” a collaborative single from a compilation album Pina Records Presenta: La Formula: The Company, which spent one week atop the Top Latin Albums chart. The duo was joined by RKM & Ken-Y, Lobo and Arcangel, on the track.
Calibre 50 Climbs to No. 1: Regional Mexican act Calibre 50 steps 2-1 on the Top Latin Albums chart with Desde El Rancho (2,000 copies sold, up 56 percent), rising to the top in its fourth charting week. The rise marks the group’s tenth charting album and second No. 1, following its crowning bow with previous set, Historias De La Calle (Dec. 12, 2015).
The four-week climb to No. 1 is the slowest rise to the top in more than a year, since Joan Sebastian’s Personalidad took eight weeks to reach the top (on the list dated Aug. 1, 2015).
The new album debuted at No. 2 on the Oct. 15-dated chart (with 3,000 sold). That week, Juan Gabriel’s Los Duo 2 topped the ranking. Following Gabriel’s death on Aug. 28, he has had at least four titles in the top 10 on the chart (for eight consecutive weeks since the Sept. 17 chart.)
Desde El Rancho’s lead single, “Amor Del Bueno,” continues at its No. 13 peak on Hot Latin Songs for a second week, aided by its highest streaming week yet. The track logged 902,000 weekly U.S. streams through Oct. 20 (up 7 percent), with 63 percent coming from YouTube views.
Cosculluela Bows at No. 1: Puerto Rican rapper Cosculluela earns his third No. 1 on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart with his latest release, Blanco Perla, jumping 8-1 in its second week with 2,000 copies sold (his best sales week since 2009). The album debuted at No. 8 in the week previous due to sales of the album in advance of its release date on Oct. 14.
Over on the overall Top Latin Albums chart, Perla arrives at the No. 2 Hot Shot Debut -- his best entrance yet.
He last topped the chart five years ago when El Niño started at No. 1 on the Dec. 21, 2011 list. His debut set, El Principe was his first chart-topper, bowing at No. 1 on Dec. 19, 2009 with 6,000 copies sold in its first week.
Lapiz Conciente Arrives: Taking the No. 2 debut on Latin Rhythm Albums, Lapiz Conciente’s Latidos lands with 1,000 copies sold. The Dominican rapper concurrently earns his first top 10 on Top Latin Albums, debuting at the No. 7 spot. Latidos includes a variety of featured acts, including Belinda, J Alvarez and Vico C.