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Longest-Leading No. 1s Ever on Billboard's Latin Pop Airplay Chart

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Billboard put together the 20 longest-leading No. 1 songs on the Latin Pop Airplay chart. The list includes early 2000 pop anthems such as "No Me Doy Por Vencido" by Luis Fonsi to Shakira's "Suerte" and Ricky Martin's "Tal Vez." It also includes more contemporary hits such as Rauw Alejandro's "Todo De Ti," Daddy Yankee's "Con Calma" and J Balvin's "Ginza."

In 2020, Billboard revamped the Latin Pop Airplay chart to better reflect the reach of Latin pop music on Latin radio. For the revised Latin Pop Airplay chart, songs are considered for inclusion if they are pop ballads or mid-tempo or up-tempo pop. Pop-rhythmic and Pop-dance tunes are eligible for the chart if they are not predominantly rapped and/or do not include notable Latin rhythm, tropical or regional Mexican elements.

Check out the complete list of the 20 longest-leading No. 1 songs on the Latin Pop Airplay chart below.

The longest-leading No. 1s list is ranked based on peak positions on the Latin Pop Airplay chart from the ranking’s first chart week on Oct. 8, 1994, to the Oct. 2, 2021-dated chart. For songs with the same number of weeks at No. 1, we then ranked them by most weeks in the top 10, then most total weeks on the chart.

1. "No Me Doy Por Vencido," Luis Fonsi 

Peaked at No. 1 on Aug. 30, 2008, where it reigned for 30 weeks.

2. "Bailando," Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona

Peaked at No. 1 on June 7, 2017, spending 27 weeks atop.

3. "Ginza," J Balvin

Peaked at No. 1 on Sept. 12, 2016, staying strong at the summit for 25 weeks.

4. "Me Enamora," Juanes

Peaked at No. 1 on Sept. 29, 2007, leading for 21 weeks.

5. "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor," Juanes

Peaked at No. 1 on Sept. 4, 2004, where it ruled the chart for 20 weeks.

6. "A Puro Dolor," Son by Four

Peaked at No. 1 on April 8, 2000, spending 19 weeks atop.

7. "Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber

Peaked at No. 1 on March 4, 2017, where it reigned for 18 weeks.

8. "Si No Te Hubieras Ido," Maná

Peaked at No. 1 on April 19, 2008, where it kept atop for 18 weeks

9. "Y Tu Te Vas," Chayanne

Peaked at No. 1 on April 6, 2002, spending 18 weeks atop.

10. "Con Calma," Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry feat. Snow

Peaked at No. 1 on March 30, 2019, leading the survey for 16 weeks.

11. "Tusa," Karol G & Nicki Minaj

Peaked at No. 1 on Feb. 15, 2020, where it ruled for 15 weeks.

12. "El Perdon," Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

Peaked at No. 1 on May 16, 2015, staying atop for 14 weeks.

13. "Suerte," Shakira

Peaked at No. 1 on Sept. 29, 2001, leading the chart for 14 weeks.

14. "Vuélveme a Querer," Cristian 

Peaked at No. 1 on Sept. 23, 1995, where it ruled for 14 weeks.

15. "Todo de Ti," Rauw Alejandro 

Peaked at No. 1 on June 19, 2021, ruling the tally for 13 weeks.

16. "Loco," Enrique Iglesias feat. Romeo Santos

Peaked at No. 1 on Sept. 28, 2013, remaining atop for 13 weeks.

17. "Algo Me Gusta De Ti," Wisin Y Yandel feat. Chris Brown & T-Pain

Peaked at No. 1 on Oct. 6, 2012, where it stayed for 13 weeks.

18. "Tu Recuerdo," Ricky Martin feat. La Mari De Chamabao & Tommy Torres

Peaked at No. 1 on Nov. 18. 2006, leading for 13 weeks.

19. "Te Quise Tanto," Paulina Rubio

Peaked at No. 1 on Feb. 21, 2004, reigning for 13 weeks.

20. "Tal Vez," Ricky Martin 

Peaked at No. 1 on April 12, 2003, where it stayed for 13 weeks.