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Calibre 50 Nabs 16th No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay Chart With ‘Barquillero’

Calibre 50 notches its 16th No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Barquillero” jumps 2-1 on the July 25…

Calibre 50 notches its 16th No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Barquillero” jumps 2-1 on the July 25 survey.

The corrido, written by Calibre 50’s frontman and accordionist Eden Muñoz, is the first single off the Sinaloan group’s forthcoming album. The follow up to its Regional Mexican Albums chart No. 2 peak Simplemente Gracias.

The band, via an email statement to Billboard, says, “We are extremely happy and above all grateful to God and life. “What started as a dream becomes reality every day thanks to our fans. We realize that all sacrifice is worth it.”

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“Barquillero” leads Regional Mexican Airplay with 6.4 million in audience impressions (up 10%) earned in the week ending July 19, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

With its new No. 1, Calibre 50 enters a three-way tie with Conjunto Primavera and Intocable for the most No. 1s on the chart which began in 1994, all with 16.

“We have just been notified that with ‘Barquillero,’ we have a total of 16 No. 1 songs on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart,” Calibre 50 says. “Thanks to each and every one of you, fans, the media, our families, our team, and our record company, Andalusian Records/Disa/Universal Music Latin Entertainment.

“Barrquillero” is the band’s second leader of 2020. It previously took possession of the Regional Mexican Airplay crown for five weeks with “Solo Tú,” third single off  Simplemente Gracias, starting on the Feb. 29-dated chart.