As Pitbull and Ne-Yo’s “Me Quedaré Contigo,” featuring Lenier and El Micha, hits No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated April 18). With it Pitbull secures his ninth leader, Ne-Yo his second, while Lenier and El Micha each take a first No. 1.
Lenier and El Micha join the group of acts who have claimed their first No. 1 in 2020: The Black Eyed Peas clocked their first leader when “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life),” with J Balvin took possession of the crown on the Feb. 8, 2020-dated list. Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj nabbed her first No. 1 with “Tusa,” with Karol G as the tune landed atop the tally on Feb. 15. Lastly, Israeli pop duo Static & Ben El got their first leader with “Súbelo (Further Up),” with Pitbull and Chesca.
“Me Quedaré” hikes 7-1 thanks to a lofty 74 percent increase in audience impressions (to 16 million), earned in the week ending April 12, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
Originally a song by El Micha and Lenier released on June 8, 2018, “Me Quedaré’ was remixed by Pitbull in collaboration with Ne-Yo and slotted as the third single off the Cuban rapper’s 11th studio album Libertad 548, which debuted and peaked at No. 12 on the Top Latin Albums chart in October of 2019.
“Me Quedaré” follows another Latin Airplay No. 1 title off Libertad 548: “No Lo Trates” with Natti Natasha and Daddy Yankee (September 2019). The reimagination of El General’s 1994 hit “No Me Trates de Engañar,” featuring American singer Anayka, marked Pitbull’s first No. 1 on the chart since 2016.
Beyond its Latin Airplay coronation, “Me Quedaré” lands atop the Latin Rhythm Airplay tally with an equal 7-1 climb.
Over on Hot Latin Songs, which blends airplay, streaming activity and digital sales, “Me Quedaré” soars up the list with a 31-15 lift despite declines in sales and streams.