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Gerardo Ortiz’s ‘Modo Crudo’ Arrives at No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay Chart

Ortiz earns his 12th champ among 31 career appearances.

Gerardo Ortiz’s “Modo Crudo” reaches its destination on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as the single leads the Oct. 8-dated ranking. The track takes the Greatest Gainer trophy of the week thanks to a robust 65% gain in audience impressions, to 7.1 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 2, according to Luminate.

“Modo Crudo” was released June 3 via Bad Sin/Sony Music Latin. It becomes the most-heard song on U.S. monitored regional Mexican stations during the tracking week as it rallies 8-1 after it reached a No. 5 high on the Sept. 10-dated ranking.


Among “Modo Crudo’s” greatest radio supporters by audience during the Sept. 26-Oct. 2 tracking week, stations in Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles take the lead. Chicago’s WOJO generated 9.8 million (up 91%), Dallas’ KLNO rose to 8.7 million (up 1,795%), while Los Angeles’ KSCA increased by 77% (to 7.1 million).

The new leader gifts Ortiz his 12th champ among 31 career appearances. Out of those, 23 reached the top 10, including his 12-week ruler “Solo Vine a Despedirme” (Nov. 2012-Jan. 2013). The singer/songwriter continues to hold the second-most wins among soloists, trailing Christian Nodal who leads with 14 No. 1s since the chart launched in 1994. Here’s a recap:

14, Christian Nodal
12, Gerardo Ortiz
8, Marco Antonio Solís
7, Vicente Fernández
5, Alejandro Fernández

Elsewhere, “Modo” keeps rolling on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart. There, the Pasadena-born record producer scores his 16th top 10 as the track speeds 19-7, also the Greatest Gainer of the week.