Shakira’s latest single, “Chantaje,” featuring Maluma, debuts at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs (chart dated Nov. 19), becoming only the 14th track to debut atop the chart in its 30-year history. It’s Shakira’s 11th No. 1, and the first leader for fellow Colombian singer Maluma. Further, “Chantaje” is just the second No. 1 debut on the list since the chart transitioned from an all-airplay chart to a multi-metric ranking in 2012, blending airplay, sales and streams.
The track simultaneously bows at No. 96 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Shakira’s 19th hit there and Maluma’s first.
The last song to bow atop Hot Latin Songs was Mana’s “Mi Verdad,” featuring Shakira, which started at No. 1 on the Feb. 28, 2015-dated list. Shakira’s last No. 1 as a lead act came in 2010 when “Loca,” featuring El Cata, spent a week at the top.
“Chantaje,” released on Oct. 28, arrives with 13.8 million audience impressions in the week ending Nov. 6 (according to Nielsen Music), enough to also top the Latin Airplay chart. The song sold 13,000 downloads in the week ending Nov. 3 — the second highest sales week for a Spanish-language track in 2016. Pitbull’s “El Taxi,” featuring Sensato, Lil Jon and Osmani Garcia had the best-selling week with a handful of downloads more than “Chantaje” on the March 5 chart.
The No. 1 entrance for “Chantaje” was also supported by 1.6 million U.S. streams and enables its No. 7 debut on the Latin Streaming Songs chart.
Shakira first appeared on the Hot Latin Songs chart in 1996 with “Estoy Aqui,” from her debut U.S. album, Pies Descalzos. The song reached No. 2 that year and three additional songs from the album reached the top 20. Her first No. 1 was “Ciega, Sordomuda,” the lead single from her sophomore set, Donde Estan Los Ladrones?, released in 1999.
Shakira’s 11 No. 1s on Hot Latin Songs
Title, Peak date (weeks at No. 1)
“Ciega, Sordomuda,” Nov. 21, 1998 (three weeks)
“Tu,” Feb. 20, 1999 (one week)
“Suerte,” Oct. 6, 2001 (seven weeks)
“Que Me Quedes Tu,” March 1, 2003 (one week)
“La Tortura,” featuring Alejandro Sanz, June 4, 2005 (25 weeks)
“Hips Don’t Lie,” featuring Wyclef Jean, May 27, 2006 (eight weeks)
“Te Lo Agradezco, Pero No” (Alejandro Sanz featuring Shakira, March 10, 2007 (one week)
“Loba,” Aug. 29, 2009 (five weeks)
“Loca,” featuring El Cata, Nov. 6, 2010 (one week)
“Mi Verdad” (Mana featuring Shakira), Feb. 28, 2015 (one week)
“Chantaje,” featuring Maluma, Nov. 19, 2016 (one week, so far)
A music video for “Chantaje” was filmed last month in Barcelona by director Juame De La Iguana, Shakira’s longtime collaborator who has shot videos for her songs “No,” “Don’t Bother” and “Gypsy” among many others. It is expected to be released later this month.
Elsewhere on Hot Latin Songs, Shakira dips 3-5 alongside Carlos Vives with “La Bicicleta.” The song has spent each of its 23 charting weeks in the tally’s top 5, peaking at No. 2. It takes Digital Gainer honors, with a 15 percent increase in sales, to 3,000 downloads.
The new release spurs a 34-13 jump for Shakira on the Social 50 chart, while Maluma hops 20-18. The chart is powered by data tracked by music analytics company Next Big Sound and ranks the most popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Instagram, Tumblr and Vine. The chart’s methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views and engagement.