Black Eyed Peas & Shakira’s ‘Girl Like Me’ Tops Latin Airplay Chart
Black Eyed Peas and Shakira add a new No. 1 to their scorecards as “Girl Like Me” jumps 4-1 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated March…
Black Eyed Peas and Shakira add a new No. 1 to their scorecards as “Girl Like Me” jumps 4-1 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated March 13). It’s the Peas’ fourth consecutive No. 1 and Shakira’s 15th — her first since “Clandestino,” with Maluma, ruled for one week in Sept. 2018.
“Girl Like Me” advances to the top boosted by a 33% gain in audience impressions, to 11 million, earned in the week ending March 7, according to MRC Data.
The song is the fifth single from Black Eyed Peas’ Translation, the trio’s first bilingual LP. It debuted at No. 3 on the Top Latin Albums chart and No. 52 on the all-genre Billboard 200 (dated July 4, 2020).
The Black Eyed Peas boast their fourth Latin Airplay No. 1 from the same album. The last act to pull four No. 1s from an album was Bad Bunny, with four No. 1 hits from his 35- week No. 1 set YHLQMDLG: “Vete” (one week, March 2020), “Yo Perreo Sola” (two weeks, June 2020), “La Difícil” (one week, Aug. 2020) and “La Santa” (one week, Dec 2020).
To recap the Black Eyed Peas’ four Latin Airplay No. 1s from Translation:
Song, Peak Date
“Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life),” with J Balvin, Feb. 8, 2020
“Mamacita,” with Ozuna & J.Rey Soul, June 20, 2020
“Feel The Beat,” with Maluma, Nov. 14, 2020
“Girl Like Me,” with Shakira, March 13, 2021
With Shakira’s newest leader, she joins a privileged group of acts who have secured a No. 1 in each of the last four decades alongside Alejandro Fernandez, Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez.
“Girl Like Me” was produced by will.i.am, Shakira and Johnny Goldstein and written by the Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, Brendan Buckley, Johnny Goldstein, Albert Menendez and Tim Mitchell.