While Latin music has long been topping global streaming charts for the past couple of years, it’s more often than not the guys who’ve risen to the top.
This week, Spotify charts show a different trend. For the week of March 5-11, four Latin women were among the 10 most-streamed female artists on Spotify. They include Cardi B, who came in second only to Miley Cyrus, followed by (in order) Kali Uchis, Karol G and Shakira. They placed ahead of the likes of Beyonce, Lana Del Rey and Nicki Minaj.
On the overall chart, Cardi came in at No. 12 among the most streamed artists of the week, followed by Kali Uchis, Karol G and Shakira and Nos 13, 14 and 15.
This may be the first time in recent memory that so many Latin female artists place so high simultaneously on the chart. The placement is particularly notable for Shakira, Kali Uchis and Karol G, who sing predominantly in Spanish.
Shakira, a mainstay in the upper echelons of all charts, saw her positioning boosted by the continuous success of “Girl Like Me,” her collab with The Black Eyed Peas, which placed at No. 38 on this week’s Spotify 200 chart. On her end, Karol G has three songs on the Spotify 200 — “Bichota,” “Location” and “Tusa.”
And Kali Uchi’s success comes on the heels of her surprising hit single “Telepatía,” which placed at a stunning No. 3 on this week’s Spotify 200 chart.