Enrique Iglesias Earns 29th No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart
Also: Prince Royce & Shakira jump due to music video, and Banda Carnaval scores its highest debut.
Enrique Iglesias’ latest single “Subeme La Radio,” featuring Descemer Bueno and Zion & Lennox, steps 2-1 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated April 15). The track rises 4 percent to 21.5 million audience impressions (in the week ending April 2, according to Nielsen Music), extending Iglesias’ record for the most No. 1s ever on the 22-year-old list to 29. Iglesias holds a large lead, with 13 more chart-topping hits than Ricky Martin, who is in second place with 16. Iglesias first topped the chart in 1995 when “Si Tu Te Vas” spent eight weeks at No. 1.
Iglesias not only holds the most No. 1s on Latin Airplay, he has also spent the most weeks at the top of the chart: 159 weeks. Seven of his songs have exceeded 10 weeks at No. 1. Only one other act has had multiple songs spend 10 or more weeks at No. 1: Juanes, who notched two long-running chart leaders with “Me Enamora” (20 weeks in 2007) and “Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor” (12 weeks in 2004). Iglesias’ longest-running chart-topper, “Bailando,” featuring Bueno and Gente de Zona, led the list for 20 weeks. (Shakira holds the record for longest-running No. 1, 25 weeks, earned in 2005 with “La Tortura,” featuring Alejandro Sanz).
Artists with the most weeks at No. 1 on Latin Airplay:
Artist, Total weeks at No. 1
Enrique Iglesias, 159
Marc Anthony, 45
Ricky Martin, 44
Romeo Santos, 42
Don Omar, 40
Over on the multi-metric Hot Latin Songs chart, “Subeme” rises 4-3, aided in part by a 4 percent increase in streams, to 3.2 million -- its best streaming week yet. The single became Iglesias’ 40th career hit on the chart when it debuted at No. 3 on the March 18-dated ranking.
Bachata Bump: Meanwhile, Prince Royce and Shakira jump 11-4 on Hot Latin Songs with their collaborative bachata single “Deja Vu,” triggered by the release of its music video on March 24. The song amassed 4 million streams in the week ending March 30 (up 276 percent), with 76 percent of those clicks coming from YouTube plays. The lift gives Shakira her 26th career top 10, extending her record for most top 10s by a woman, to 26 (Gloria Estefan trails with 23). Prince Royce earns his 14th top 10 chart hit, and his highest peak on the chart in three years, since “Te Robare” reached No. 4 (April 12, 2014).
Banda Carnaval Bows: Banda Carnaval takes the highest debut on Top Latin Albums, arriving at No. 5 with Como No Queriendo (2,000 equivalent album units earned, nearly all from traditional album sales). It’s the eighth entry for the group on the list, and their fourth top 10 effort. The set concurrently tops the Regional Mexican Albums chart, becoming the act’s first No. 1.