Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart turns 30 today (Oct. 4), and we’re celebrating by taking a look back at notable feats achieved over the tally’s first three decades. Since the chart’s launch on Oct. 4, 1986, a total of 147 artists have scored at least one No. 1 (as a lead or a featured act). Of those, 25 have earned five or more chart-toppers.
Today, we spotlight the top 15 artists with the most No. 1s in the Hot Latin Songs chart’s history (through the list dated Oct. 1, 2016).
Artists with the Most No. 1s on Hot Latin Songs
27, Enrique Iglesias
16, Luis Miguel
15, Gloria Estefan
11, Ricky Martin
10, Marco Antonio Solis
10, Wisin & Yandel
8, Marc Anthony
8, Alejandro Fernandez
7, Juan Gabriel
7, Romeo Santos
Having crowned Hot Latin Songs with 27 tracks, Enrique Iglesias holds a wide lead for the most No. 1s. He debuted on the chart in 1995 and scored his first leader with “Si Tu Te Vas,” which spent eight weeks at No. 1. His first eight charted songs all reached the top, a feat that no other act has matched. (Romeo Santos and Jon Secada come closest, each having sent their first four entries to the top.) His latest leader? “Duele El Corazon,” featuring Wisin.
Although his last No. 1 was 13 years ago, Luis Miguel ranks in second place for the most chart-toppers, 16. The majority of his hits reigned during the ’90s when the Mexican superstar led with songs including “Tengo Todo Excepto A Ti” (eight weeks at No. 1 in 1990) and “Si Nos Dejan” (seven, 1995).
Early crossover queen Gloria Estefan started her career as the lead singer for Miami Sound Machine and has since earned 15 of her own solo No. 1s on the chart. (MSM earned a No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 but never topped Hot Latin Songs). Fellow Latin-to-pop stars Ricky Martin, Shakira and Marc Anthony also dot the all-time list above, having cemented their influential roles in the Latin genre and scaled pop surveys.
Hot Latin Songs began on Oct. 4, 1986, as an airplay-only chart. It became a multi-metric ranking, blending U.S. radio airplay, digital sales and streaming data, as measured by Nielsen Music, on Oct. 20, 2012.