Gerardo Ortiz Earns Regional Mexican Songs Chart Record

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Gerardo Ortiz "Regresa Hermosa"

Plus, Ozuna scores his first top 10 on Hot Latin Songs and Yomil & El Dany debut

Gerardo Ortiz notches his eighth No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart (dated Jan. 14) with “Regresa Hermosa,” earning the record for most No. 1s among solo artists in history of the 22-year-old chart. He breaks out of a tie with Vicente Fernandez for the title.

The track, which is the lead single from Ortiz’s upcoming album Comeré Callado, steps 2-1 in its 11th charting frame with a 6 percent increase at the radio format (to 13.3 million audience impressions in the week ending Jan. 1, according to Nielsen Music).

Gerardo Ortiz’s No. 1s on Regional Mexican Songs
Title, weeks at No. 1, peak date
“Amor Confuso,” four weeks, April 21, 2012
“Solo Vine A Despedirme,” 12 weeks, Nov. 3, 2012
“Mujer de Piedra,” three weeks, Feb. 8, 2014
“Quien Se Anima,” five weeks, June 14, 2014
“Eres Una Niña,” five weeks, Jan. 3, 2015
“Por Que Terminamos?,” one week, March 12, 2016
“Fuiste Mia,” one week, Sept. 10, 2016
“Regresa Hermosa,” one week (so far), Jan 14, 2017

Among all acts on Regional Mexican Songs, six groups have tallied as many (or more) No. 1s as Ortiz. In the lead overall: Conjunto Primavera and Intocable, each with 16 leaders.

Ozuna Emerges: Elsewhere, Ozuna scores his first top 10 on Hot Latin Songs as “Dile Que Tu Me Quieres” rises 11-10. In addition to “Dile,” Ozuna holds two other spots on the chart: No. 28 with “La Intimidad” and No. 21 with “Si No Te Quiere,” featuring Arcangel & Farruko. All three songs have concurrently charted for the last 10 consecutive weeks.

Ozuna, who is from Puerto Rico, emerged on the chart in 2016, boosted mostly by streaming. During the course of the year, he stacked 94 million total on-demand audio and video streams in the U.S.

Yomil & El Dany Enter at No. 1:  Finally, newcomers Yomil & El Dany notch a second straight No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Albums with Mug (1,000 copies sold in the week ending Dec. 29). The Cuban reggaeton duo first crowned the June 4, 2016 chart with debut set Sobredosis.

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