Don Omar Gains Eighth No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart

Don Omar in 2016
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Don Omar performs at the Cubatonazo - El Concierto at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Nov. 19, 2016 in Hollywood, Fla.

Puerto Rican reggaeton giant Don Omar picks up his eighth No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated Dec. 24) as “Yo Te Quiero Pa’Mi,” with Zion & Lennox, bounds 11-1 in its fourth charting frame – his quickest chart-topping rise yet. The track concurrently flies 7-1 on the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart, where it becomes Omar’s 12th leader. A 40 percent increase in audience, to 13.6 million impressions in the week ending Dec. 11, causes the No. 1 climbs.

New York’s WSKQ leads in audience impressions contributing towards its rank, with 3.8 million coming from the major-market station. Two San Juan, Puerto Rico stations (WODA and WKAQ) also provide significant points, with over 1 million weekly audience impressions, each.

The newly recorded single appears on Omar’s recent 10th anniversary re-release of his King of Kings album — his most successful album to date. In 2006, the original set spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart and has sold 556,000 copies, according to Nielsen Music.

King of Kings spurred Omar’s first No. 1 hit on Latin Airplay, when “Angelito” reached the top on the July 22, 2006 chart. The set’s “Salio El Sol” also became a top 20 hit that year.

Don Omar’s No. 1s on Latin Airplay
Title, Peak date (weeks at No. 1)
“Angelito,” July 22, 2006 (one week)
“Danza Kuduro,” with Lucenzo, Nov. 13, 2010 (15 weeks)
“Taboo,” July 16, 2011 (five weeks)
“Dutty Love,” featuring Natti Natasha, April 7, 2012 (one week)
“Hasta Que Salga El Sol,” July 21, 2012 (three weeks)
“Zumba,” March 2, 2013 (nine weeks)
“Soledad,” Feb. 14, 2015 (one week)
“Te Quiero Pa’Mi,” with Zion & Lennox, Dec. 24, 2016 (one week, so far)

Zion & Lennox, who first landed on Latin Airplay in 2005, score their third No. 1 with the rise, just seven weeks after notching their second career chart-topper with “Otra Vez” (Nov. 5-dated chart). The reggaeton duo have notched 17 hits on the chart since their debut.

The leap to No. 1 marks the second biggest jump to the peak this year, following Carlos Vives’ 12-1 jump in March with “Las Cosas De La Vida."

Christmas in Puerto Rico: Leading the Top Latin Albums chart is De Puerto Rico Para El Mundo, a compilation album by various Puerto Rican stars, including Pedro Capo, Manny Manuel and Ismael Miranda. The set soars 39-1 in its third charting week, due to sales triggered by its accompanying annual television special put on by Banco Popular, which aired on Dec. 4 on Telemundo. Sales following the broadcast grew over 1,000 percent, to 2,000 copies sold in the week ending Dec. 8. 

The album features a mixture of party-ready tunes, holiday selections and patriotic songs that are popular at traditional Puerto Rican Christmas celebrations. They include remakes of Tito Nieves' "I Like It Like That" (performed by La Tribu de Abrante featuring Jeimy Osorio) and Vico C's "Bomba Para Afincar" (performed by Jowell & Randy), along with the ever-popular "Feliz Navidad" (performed by Manny Manuel featuring Mozart la Para).

Original "Feliz Navidad" singer Jose Feliciano is also featured on the star-studded festive collection. He lends his talents on the patriotic “En Mi Lindo San Juan."

Elsewhere, Feliciano reaches No. 1 on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart with his rendition of “Feliz Navidad,” which has topped the list every year around the holiday season since the chart’s inception in 2010. The track's download sales also increase 57 percent, to over 6,000 sold for the week.

Meanwhile, streaming also gets a boost, soaring to 4.1 million weekly streams in the U.S. (up 42 percent in the week ending Dec. 8). The song steps 3-2 on the Latin Streaming Songs chart, where it takes Greatest Gainer honors. Of the total streams, 47 percent come from YouTube plays.

Jory Boy Earns First No. 1: Urban act Jory Boy scores his first No. 1 on a Billboard songs chart as “Detras De Ti” hops 4-1 on Tropical Songs in its ninth charting frame (up 36 percent in spins). He concurrently debuts at No. 2 on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart with his EP, Otra Liga.

In Oct. 2015, Jory Boy earned his first chart-topper when he debuted at No. 1 on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart with Matando La Liga.

Boston’s WAMG-AM championed the track with 63 spins, while fellow Massachusetts station, WORC, Springfield, followed the top weekly plays with 59. In all, 17 stations on the panel supported the track in the latest tracking week.

The latest single has amassed 1.7 million U.S. on-demand video and audio streams to date, with 129,000 logged in the most recent week. A remix with Ozuna has amassed nearly 4 million global views on YouTube.


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