Shakira’s ‘Chantaje’ Ties ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ for Her Second-Longest No. 1 Run on Hot Latin Songs Chart
Shakira crowns Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart (dated Jan. 21) for an eighth (nonconsecutive) week with "Chantaje," featuring Maluma, matching the amount of weeks that she spent atop the chart with…
Shakira crowns Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart (dated Jan. 21) for an eighth (nonconsecutive) week with “Chantaje,” featuring Maluma, matching the amount of weeks that she spent atop the chart with her 2006 smash “Hips Don’t Lie,” featuring Wyclef Jean. Both songs are now tied for her second-longest command of the chart; the Colombian star’s “La Tortura,” featuring Alejandro Sanz, spent 25 weeks at the top beginning in June 2005.
Meanwhile, “Chantaje” jumps 65-51 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, reaching a new peak in its eighth charting week. Apart from “Tortura,” which peaked at No. 23, “Chantaje” marks Shakira’s best Hot 100 showing for a Spanish-language song that does not have an accompanying English version. (“Chantaje” translates to “blackmail” in English.)
A gain in streaming for the song supports its rank on both charts. The track logged 6.1 million streams during the week ending Jan. 5, according to Nielsen Music, an 18 percent hike. It concurrently debuts at No. 47 on the Streaming Songs chart, which ranks weekly U.S. streaming data across all genres, marking Shakira’s fourth time on the four-year-old chart, and the first with a Spanish-language song.
Of the song’s total domestic weekly streams, 62 percent stem from YouTube, where its official video has reached 395 million global views to date.
Meanwhile, “Chantaje” spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart, despite a 4 percent dip in sales (to 5,000 downloads; most titles dropped in sales in the tracking week, following Christmas-week shopping the week before).
For nine years (2005-14), “La Tortura” held the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs. It wasn’t until Enrique Iglesias‘ global hit “Bailando,” featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, ran up 41 frames at No. 1 (through February 2015), dethroning “Hips.” Since then, Nicky Jam and Iglesias also surpassed the reign of “Hips,” when their collaborative “El Perdon” tallied 30 weeks at No. 1 in March-October 2015.
Shakira is currently working on her 11th studio album, her first full-length Spanish release since 2010’s Sale el Sol.