Farruko's 'Chillax' Takes a 20-Week Trip to No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart

Farruko "Chillax"
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Farruko "Chillax"

Also, Alex Sensation & Gente de Zona arrive on Latin Rhythm Airplay along with Lil Jon.

Farruko gets his fourth No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated Nov. 26) as “Chillax,” featuring Ky-Mani Marley, flies 6-1 in its 20th charting frame. The track was up 37 percent in audience in the week ending Nov. 13, rising to a new high of 14.8 million, according to Nielsen Music. The song originally earned its best audience week on the Oct. 22-dated list, when it collected 12.51 million impressions and ranked at No. 3.

“Chillax’s” jump to No. 1 is owed largely to increased spins at major market stations in New York, Miami and Puerto Rico. New York’s WXNY contributed the bulk of the song’s audience for the week, with 2.6 million audience impressions logged -- up 56 percent from the song’s haul at the station in the previous week. In addition, WSKQ, New York had a significant 32 percent rise in audience, to 1.9 million impressions, helping the track reach the No. 1 slot.

The song is only the 16th in the chart’s 22-year history to take at least 20 weeks to reach No. 1. In fact, it’s the third song to take 20 weeks to hit No. 1 in 2016, following Maluma’s “El Perdedor,” featuring Yandel, and IAmChino’s “Ay Mi Dios,” featuring Pitbull, Yandel and Chacal.

It’s the first No. 1 on the chart for Bob Marley’s son Ky-Mani and second charting hit. Last year, he reached No. 17 as a featured act on Jencarlos Canela’s “Bajito.” He is the only member of the Marley family to have hits on the Latin chart.

Over on Latin Rhythm Airplay, “Chillax” jumps 5-1 to return to the top spot for a sixth week; it first crowned the Sept. 10-dated list.

Elsewhere on Latin Rhythm Airplay, WSKQ, New York’s on-air DJ Alex Sensation bows at No. 12 with “La Buena y La Mala,” with Gente de Zona. The arrival marks Alex Sensation’s third chart entry, while Gente de Zona earns its sixth. Further down the list, Lil Jon debuts at No. 17 with “Take it Off,” featuring Becky G and Yandel. The Spanglish single comes onto the list with 2.8 million audience impressions.

La Energia Nortena Nabs No. 1: Lastly, La Energia Nortena scores its first No. 1 on Top Latin Albums as No Hay Quinto Malo skips 4-1 in its second week. It earned a 35 percent sales increase (to 1,000 copies sold) after the album garnered healthy sales from stops along the group’s concert appearances in the Southwest. Meanwhile, the album’s single “Hoy Me Toca Perder” spends a second straight week at its No. 24 peak on Regional Mexican Airplay.


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