Enrique Iglesias’ chart feat this week — an artist ranking at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs and Mainstream Top 40 charts simultaneously with two different compositions, in two different languages — is a first in the surveys’ histories.
This week, Iglesias’ track “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You),” featuring Ludacris, tops Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart for a second week. At the same time, his “No Me Digas Que No,” featuring Wisin & Yandel, rises 3-1 to top Hot Latin Songs for the first time.
“No Me Digas que No” is Iglesias’ record-extending 22nd No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs. Luis Miguel is second with 16 No. 1s on the chart, which launched the week of Oct. 4, 1986. Iglesias’ current bilingual album, “Euphoria,” was released by Universal Music Latino/Republic, with the two labels working their respective Spanish and English language tracks to radio.
Prior to Iglesias, two Latin acts — Ricky Martin and Shakira — had topped Hot Latin Songs and Mainstream Top 40 simultaneously, but with English and Spanish versions of the same song. Martin topped both charts in 1999 with different language versions of “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” and Shakira repeated the feat in 2006 with “Hips Don’t Lie.” (Mainstream Top 40 originated the week of Oct. 3, 1992.) Similarly, Gloria Estefan topped the then top 40 radio-based Hot 100 and Latin Songs in 1989 with the English “Don’t Wanna Lose You” and its Spanish version “Si Voy a Perderte.”
“Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)” concurrently becomes Iglesias’ first No. 1 on Hot 100 Airplay this week, rising 2-1 (116 million audience impressions) on the all-format radio ranking. Like at Mainstream Top 40, Iglesias is the first artist to rule Hot Latin Songs and Hot 100 Airplay with different songs in the same week. Also identical to their pop/Latin dual dominations, Martin (“Livin’ La Vida Loca”) and Shakira (“Hips Don’t Lie”) were the only prior acts to top Hot Latin Songs and Hot 100 Airplay simultaneously, although with different songs.
As reported March 1 on Billboard.com, “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)” already made chart history as Iglesias’ eighth No. 1 on Dance Club Songs the week of Feb. 5, lifting him past Michael Jackson and Prince for most leaders among solo male artists in the chart’s 34-and-a-half year history.
While “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)” represents Iglesias’ first Mainstream Top 40 chart champion, the singer has twice topped the Billboard Hot 100, with “Bailamos” (two weeks, 1999) and “Be With You” (three weeks, 2000).