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Carlos Vives Returns to Hot Latin Songs’ Top 10 With ‘Colombia, Mi Encanto’

The 'Encanto' soundtrack tune is his first top 10 since 2016.

Carlos Vives collects his 14th top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart as the Encanto soundtrack tune “Colombia, Mi Encanto” soars on the Jan. 22-dated ranking with a 17-9 climb.

The song, penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda as a love letter to Colombia and featured in Disney’s animated film Encanto, is one of two Spanish-language tunes on the Encanto soundtrack, released Nov. 19, 2021, via Walt Disney Records.

Streams fuel the song’s surge on Hot Latin Songs: “Colombia, Mi Encanto” registered 3.6 million streams, up 36%, in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 13, according to MRC Data. Notably, the streaming sum is the highest weekly count for any Vives song, trailing only the 2.3 million total for “La Bicicleta,” with Shakira, in the week ending Dec. 15, 2016.


While “Colombia” takes the Greatest Gainer/Streaming honors on the all-metric tally (a blend of airplay, streams and digital sales), the 35% streaming gain prompts a top 10 entrance (13-6) on Latin Streaming Songs, his second top 10 (and entry) there.

An instrumental version of “Colombia” is included in the Disney soundtrack, which also features orchestral arrangements by Germaine Franco (Coco).

“Colombia” concurrently becomes Vives’ highest charting title on Hot Latin Songs since 2016 (“La Bicicleta,” No. 2 peak). In between, he placed five top 13 tracks; his latest was “Canción Bonita,” with Ricky Martin (No. 23 high).

In the sales market, “Colombia” has earned Vives his sixth top 10 on Latin Digital Song Sales, holding at No. 2 for a second week despite an 18% decline in sales, with 1,000 downloads sold, from its previous week.