Panamanian DJ/producer El Chombo (real name: Rodney Clark) secures his first No.1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart (dated May 12) with his first entry, as his viral hit “Dame Tu Cosita” jumps 4-1 in its fourth week.
It’s the fastest climb to No. 1 in a little more than a year, when Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber jumped to No. 1 in its third week (Feb. 18, 2017).
“Dame Tu Cosita” — released through Ultra Records — is charting nearly entirely from streams, and the song earns the Streaming Greatest Gainer honors and collecting 21.1 million U.S. streams (up 102 percent) in the week ending May 3, according to Nielsen Music. Thanks to the lofty increase, “Dame” debuts at No. 21 on the Streaming Songs chart and rules the Latin Streaming Songs tally, jumping 3-1.
The reggaetón recording, originally released in 1998 as “Introduccion B (El Cosita Mix)” on Juston Records, has become a viral hit in the strength of a computer-animated video (by ArtNoux) featuring a dancing alien, which also inspired the “Dame Tu Cosita” Challenge. The video has collected over 295 million YouTube global views since its release on Apr. 5.
El Chombo is the first lead act to send their first chart entry to No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs since Willy William, whose co-billed song “Mi Gente” with J Balvin featuring Beyonce ruled for a total of 12 weeks (Oct. 21, 2017 — Jan. 3, 2018).
Elsewhere, on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, “Dame” surges 81-43 in its second week.