Farruko’s new leader arrives three months after he dethroned himself from No. 1 with the ubiquitous “Pepas,” as the club banger sent Enrique Iglesias’ “Me Pasé,” on which Farruko is a featured act, to the runner-up slot (Oct. 9, 2021-dated list). While the former led Latin Airplay for four weeks, it had already spent seven weeks at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs (supported by airplay and a strong streaming activity).
With “El Incomprendido” landing in the penthouse, Farruko captures his third straight No. 1, within a collection of 12 leaders, which dates back to almost seven years ago through another featured role, on J Balvin’s “6 AM,” a one-week leader in May 2014.
For Cárdenas and DJ Adoni, their performance on “Incomprendido” outlines a new scenario, as both earned their first entry on any Billboard chart when the song debuted on seven different tallies on the Oct. 16, 2021-dated surveys.
After its No. 31 start on the Nov. 13, 2021-dated ranking, “Incomprendido” leads Farruko to his first victory of 2022 with a dual win, taking over both Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythm Airplay with a 13% gain in audience impressions, to 10.9 million, earned in the U.S., in the week ending Jan. 23, according to MRC Data.
Beyond those placements, “Incomprendido” maintains its top 20 ranking on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart (a blend of streams, airplay, and digital sales) for a ninth week, with its highest improvement on the current survey, peaking at No. 13. Twelve spots above, “Pepas” holds strong at No. 1 for a 23rd week, the seventh-most since the chart launched in 1986.
“Incomprendido” is the third single from La 167, Farruko’s ninth studio album, which debuted at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums (Oct. 16, 2021). In addition to “Pepas,” the set was preceded by one other top 10: “La Tóxica” (No. 4 high, November 2020).