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Prince Royce Earns 15th No. 1 on Tropical Songs Chart with Shakira Duet 'Deja Vu'

Shakira and Prince Royce in the video for "Deja vu."
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Shakira and Prince Royce in the video for "Deja vu."

“Collaborating with Shakira has been such a great experience,” Royce tells Billboard.

Prince Royce earns his 15th No. 1 on the Tropical Songs airplay chart as “Deja Vu,” with Shakira (who earns her fifth leader), steps 2-1 on the April 29-dated chart. The lift puts Royce in third place for most chart-toppers on the 23-year-old chart, breaking out of a tie with Gilberto Santa Rosa and Elvis Crespo (each with 14 No. 1s). He is bested only by Marc Anthony and Victor Manuelle, who each lead the pack with 28 No. 1s.

“I feel honored and grateful for being amongst artists I admire. Marc Anthony and Victor Manuelle have been creating great music for so many years and have maintained the tropical genre,” Royce shared with Billboard.

The song reaches the top spot due to a 9 percent audience increase at monitored Latin stations, to 14.3 million impressions in the tracking week ending April 16, according to Nielsen Music.