Nicky Jam Notches First Latin Airplay No. 1


Also, Daddy Yankee breaks Latin Rhythm Airplay record.

A week after Nicky Jam scored his first No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs with “El Perdon” (where it remains this week), he tops Latin Airplay with the track, featuring Enrique Iglesias. It’s his first radio-driven No. 1 (and Iglesias’ 14th). The track rises 4-1 on the chart dated March 28, up 30 percent to 9.5 million audience impressions in the week ending March 15, according to Nielsen Music. WMGE, Miami championed the track, logging the most weekly spins during the tracking week (99).

“El Perdon” continues to climb in sales and streams, aiding its continued stay atop the hybrid Hot Latin Songs chart (which blends sales, streams and airplay data). Its streaming is up 21 percent (to 1.2 million domestic weekly clicks), with 66 percent deriving from YouTube — a sizable figure, considering it has no official music video. Jam’s official YouTube channel has amassed over 100 million worldwide streams of the song. The lyric video has logged 82 million global views.

The track shifted 6,000 digital downloads for the week, a 2 percent hike, to crown Latin Rhythm Digital Songs for a third consecutive frame. Jam holds four spots on the chart, with “Travesuras” continuing at No. 4 (3,000 downloads), “Si Tu No Estas” dropping 9-11 (1,000) and “Voy a Beber” steady at No. 16 (1,000).

Daddy Yankee’s Top 10 Record: Daddy Yankee earns the week’s highest debut on Latin Rhythm Airplay as “Sigueme” bows at No. 10. That gives him the most top 10s in the chart’s 10-year history. (He was previously tied with Wisin & Yandel.)

“El Perdon” continues to climb in sales and streams, aiding its continued stay atop the hybrid Hot Latin Songs chart (which blends sales, streams and airplay data). Its streaming is up 21 percent (to 1.2 million domestic weekly clicks), with 66 percent deriving from YouTube — a sizable figure, considering it has no official music video. Jam’s official YouTube channel has amassed over 100 million worldwide streams of the song. The lyric video has logged 82 million global views.

The track shifted 6,000 digital downloads for the week, a 2 percent hike, to crown Latin Rhythm Digital Songs for a third consecutive frame. Jam holds four spots on the chart, with “Travesuras” continuing at No. 4 (3,000 downloads), “Si Tu No Estas” dropping 9-11 (1,000) and “Voy a Beber” steady at No. 16 (1,000).

Daddy Yankee’s Top 10 Record: Daddy Yankee earns the week’s highest debut on Latin Rhythm Airplay as “Sigueme” bows at No. 10. That gives him the most top 10s in the chart’s 10-year history. (He was previously tied with Wisin & Yandel.)

–Courtesy of Billboard

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