Fresh off his exclusive Facebook Live performance of “Lao’ a Lao’,” Prince Royce conquers the radio airwaves as the song jumps 4-1 to lead the overall Latin Airplay chart (dated Oct. 30). It concurrently takes over atop Tropical Airplay (2-1).
The bachata track was released Aug. 12 and opened on Latin Airplay at No. 16 on the Aug. 28-dated survey, with 5 million audience impressions earned in the U.S. On the latest chart, it bounds with a 34% gain, to 10.7 million, in the week ending Oct. 24, according to MRC Data. The growth gives Royce his 14th leader and secures the song the week’s greatest gainer honor.
“Lao’ a Lao’” follows Royce’s only other No. 1 on the all-Latin ranking, which arrived more than six months ago: “Hasta Que Salga El Sol,” with Natti Natasha (one week atop the April 17-dated list).
“Lao’ a Lao’” also rebounds to No. 1 on Tropical Airplay to become the radio format’s most-played song for a second week after its Aug. 28 lead. The champ then earned Royce his 21st leader, the third-most, trailing only Marc Anthony’s 34 wins and Victor Manuelle’s 29.
Beyond its Latin Airplay and Tropical Airplay coronations, “Lao’” pushes 35-25 on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart.