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J Balvin & Willy William’s ‘Mi Gente’ Hits No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart

J Balvin and Willy William's "Mi Gente" climbs 2-1 on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart in its 10th week on the list, jumping 14 percent to 16.38 million audience impressions in the week ending Sept…

J Balvin and Willy William’s “Mi Gente” climbs 2-1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart (dated Sept. 16) in its 10th week on the list, jumping 14 percent to 16.38 million audience impressions in the week ending Sept. 3, according to Nielsen Music. The song earns Balvin his seventh No. 1 on the ranking and William his first.

“Mi Gente” bumps Wisin’s “Escapate Conmigo,” featuring Ozuna, from No. 1 to No. 2 in its 22nd week on the chart. It falls with a six percent decrease in audience for the week (to a total of 15.41 million impressions). The song spent one week atop the list.

“Mi Gente” also holds at its No. 2 peak on both the Hot Latin Songs and Latin Digital Song Sales charts for a seventh straight week each (trailing Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, on both charts).


Christian Nodal Debuts at No. 1 on Regional Mexican Albums: Meanwhile, Christian Nodal’s debut album Me Deje Llevar arrives at No. 2 on the Top Latin Albums chart and No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart with 9,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 31, according to Nielsen Music.

Of that sum 6,000 were in traditional album sales, helping the 18-year-old singer also open at No. 2 on the Latin Album Sales chart.

Concurrently, Nodal’s second single “Probablemente,” featuring David Bisbal, rises 25-20 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. Nodal’s first hit, “Adios Amor,” reached No. 4 in February.


“Despacito” On Track For Another Record: Finally, “Despacito” tallies a 31st week at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart, passing Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias’ “El Perdon” for the second-longest reign at No. 1.

The all-time leader, Iglesias’ “Bailando,” featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, spent 41 weeks at No. 1 from May 2014 to February 2015.

Plus, “Despacito” logs its 30th week atop the Latin Streaming Songs chart, tying “El Perdon” for second-longest time spent at No. 1. “Bailando” also holds that record, with 66 weeks weeks at No. 1.