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Marc Anthony Secures 14th No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart With ‘Mala’

The single also leads Tropical Airplay, earning Anthony his 35th No. 1 among an impressive collection of 62 entries.

Marc Anthony captures his 14th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “Mala” surges 9-1 on the March 12-dated ranking.

“Mala” is the second single of Pa’lla Voy, Anthony’s 14th studio album, released March 4 via Sony Music Latin. The tune leads the chart with 8.58 million in audience impressions, up 46%, earned in the U.S. in the week ending March 6, according to MRC Data. It’s the second-largest percentage improvement of the week, following another Sony Music Latin title: Wisin & Yandel’s “Recordar,” which soars 30-13 with a 76% gain.

“Mala” debuted at No. 29 in Nov. 2021 and moves to No. 1 in its 17th week on the chart. It’s the third title to take as many weeks to lead in 2022: Karol G’s “Sejodioto” and Rauw Alejandro’s “Cúrame,” completed the same journey to the top. Which title has taken the longest thus far? Jhay Cortez and Anuel AA’s “Ley Seca,” a 19-week frame.

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With 14 No. 1s on his chart account, Anthony ties with Prince Royce, both with 14 champs, for the third-most among tropical acts. Among all acts, Romeo Santos continues to have the most leaders on the chart.

Here’s the recap:

  • 19, Romeo Santos
  • 15, Carlos Vives
  • 14, Marc Anthony
  • 14, Prince Royce
  • 11, Gloria Estefan
  • 6, Juan Luis Guerra & 440
  • 4, Aventura

Over on the airplay-, digital sales-, and streaming data-blended Hot Latin Songs tally, “Mala” also benefits from a 2% gain in streaming activity. Meanwhile, despite a 7% dip in sales, the song scales 41-29.

Beyond its Latin Airplay coronation, the single also leads Tropical Airplay with a 3-1 jump. It earns Marc his 35th No. 1 among an impressive collection of 62 entries. The Puerto Rican extends his record for the most leaders overall. Let’s take a look at the leaderboard:

  • 35, Marc Anthony
  • 29, Victor Manuelle
  • 21, Prince Royce
  • 16, Romeo Santos
  • 14, Elvis Crespo
  • 14, Gilberto Santa Rosa