Juanes Nabs 11th Latin Airplay No. 1 With 'Fuego'

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Juanes in the video for "Fuego."

Juanes earns his 11th No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated Nov. 12) with his latest single, “Fuego,” jumping 6-1 in its fourth charting week (with a 33 percent rise, to 13.7 million audience impressions in the week ending Oct. 30 according to Nielsen Music).

The track takes Airplay Gainer honors there and on the multi-metric Hot Latin Songs chart, where it hops 18-14.

Juanes’ 11 No. 1s on Latin Airplay
Title, Peak date (weeks at No. 1)
“Fotografia,” with Nelly Furtado, July 19, 2003 (five weeks)
“Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor,” Sept. 25, 2004 (12 weeks)
“Volverte A Ver,” Feb. 5, 2005 (three weeks)
“La Camisa Negra,” April 9, 2005 (eight weeks)
“Me Enamora,” Sept. 29, 2007 (20 weeks)
“Gotas De Agua Dulce,” Feb. 23, 2008 (three weeks)
“Yerbatero,” Sept. 4, 2010 (one week)
“La Señal,” May 5, 2012 (one week)
“La Luz,” March 15, 2014 (one week)
“Juntos (Together),” April 18, 2015 (one week)
“Fuego,” Nov. 12, 2016 (one week, so far)

The crowning rise ties Juanes for the fourth-most No. 1s in the chart’s 30-year history. He equals Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Mana and Romeo Santos. Ahead of them: Carlos Vives (12), Ricky Martin (16) and Enrique Iglesias (28). “Fuego” is the lead single from Juanes’ upcoming visual album, Mis Planes Son Amarte.

Deorro’s Pop Hit: Elsewhere on Hot Latin Songs, Deorro’s “Bailar,” featuring Pitbull and Elvis Crespo, spends a fourth straight week in the top 10 (continuing at No. 8), aided by a 2 percent rise in digital sales (4,000 in the week ending Oct. 27) and 1.1 million weekly streams (up 3 percent). The digital sales help the track to remain at No. 1 on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart for a fourth week, while stepping 13-12 (returning to its previous peak) on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart.

Meanwhile, the dance hit debuts on the Pop Songs airplay chart at No. 39 (with a 7 percent increase in weekly spins). It’s Deorro and Crespo’s first song to land on the chart, while Pitbull notches his 33rd hit at the format.

“Bailar” concurrently spends a third charting week on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, dipping 38-40 despite a 17 percent increase in plays. The Spanish-language song is having less of an impact on Latin radio stations, landing well below the Latin Airplay 50-position threshold. It did, however, crown the Tropical Songs chart for one week (Sept. 17 chart), but has since fallen below the 40-position chart. 

Gerardo Ortiz Finally, Gerardo Ortiz scores the Hot Shot Debut on Hot Latin Songs, arriving at No. 29 with “Regresa Hermosa.” The single -- his 18th hit on the Hot Latin Songs chart -- sold 2,000 downloads in the week ending Oct. 27, earning a No. 1 entrance on Regional Mexican Digital Song Sales, Ortiz’s fifth chart-topping debut on that list. Over on Regional Mexican Airplay, the song soars 31-12 (up 155 percent to 4.2 million audience impressions).