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Banda Carnaval Nabs Sixth Regional Mexican Airplay No. 1 With ‘Esa Vez Soy Yo’

Banda Carnaval earns its sixth No. 1 on the Billboard's Regional Mexican Airplay chart as "Esa Vez Soy Yo" jumps 3-1 on the survey dated Jan. 25.

Banda Carnaval earns its sixth No. 1 on the Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Esa Vez Soy Yo” jumps 3-1 on the survey dated Jan. 25. The track already marked the act’s 16th straight top 10.

The second single off the Sinaloan group’s 11th studio album Porque Así Tenía Que Ser arrives atop the list in its 15th week. It’s the longest climb to No. 1 since La Arrolladora Banda El Limón led the tally with “Cedí,” also in its 15th frame, in Oct. 2019.

“Esa Vez” rises with a 4% gain in audience impressions (to 8 million) in the week ending Jan. 19, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

In all, the band now has six Regional Mexican Airplay No. 1s and 16 straight top 10s since its first chart entry in 2011. As such, Banda Carnaval are tied for the second-most consecutive Regional Mexican Airplay top 10s since an act’s first chart entry with Bronco, both at 16. Only one other act places more consecutive top 10s since the beginning of its chart history: Marco Antonio Solis, who has 19 since he secured his first entry in 1995.

The 17-member band’s best showing was its 5-week ruler “Y Te Vas” in 2013, which remained on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart for a total of 42 weeks.

Julieta Venegas & Juan Ingaramo Score: As “Acaríñame,” the first collaborative effort by Los Angeles Azules with Julieta Venegas and Juan Ingaramo, lands in the Regional Mexican Airplay top 10, both Venegas and Ingaramo claim their first top 10 on the list.

“Acaríñame” surges 11-6 on the current chart marking a new high for the song which opened at No. 30 on the chart dated Nov. 2, 2019. It pushes up the tally thanks to a 5% boost in audience (to 5 million).

While Los Angeles collect their ninth top 10, “Acaríñame” marks Ingaramo’s first entry on any Billboard chart. For Venegas, who has a solid presence on other Latin charts, following the song’s 2019 debut, it becomes her first entry on any chart since 2015.