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Romeo Santos Debuts Atop Latin Airplay With Drake-Assisted ‘Odio’

Romeo Santos’ new single featuring Drake, the anguish-filled Bachata track “Odio,” opens at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart. Santos, aka the King of Bachata, ties Enrique Iglesias for the most arrivals at No. 1 (three), following the former’s chart-topping starts with “You” in 2011 and his featured turn on Iglesias’ “Loco,” which opened at No. 1 in September 2013.

Iglesias inked his first two No. 1 beginners in 1997: “Enamorado Por Primera Vez” and “Solo En Ti.” His third, and Santos’ second, arrived 16 years later (“Loco”). Next with two first-week No. 1 s is Maná, with “Labios Compartidos” in 2006 and “Lluvia Al Corazon” in 2011.

Dating to the Nielsen BDS-based chart’s November 1994 inception, “Odio” is the 14th song to debut at No. 1.

“Odio” is the second single from Santos’ album “Formula, Vol. 2,” due Feb. 25. Although an official music video has yet to be released, a lyric video and an audio video on his YouTube channels have amassed more than 6 million views worldwide in the song’s first week of availability.

The first single from the new set, “Propuesta Indecente,” spent two weeks at No. 1 on Latin Airplay and 25 weeks in the top 10.

In addition to Drake, Santos’ upcoming album will include collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Marc Anthony, Carlos Santana, Tego Calderon and comedian Kevin Hart.

All charts, including Latin Airplay, will refresh on Billboard.com on Thursday (Feb. 6).