Latin Airplay

Summary

Latin Airplay is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. It was established on October 20, 2012.

This chart lists the 50 most-played songs on Spanish-language radio stations across the country as monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) weighted to each station's Nielsen ratings. It is based on the Hot Latin Songs chart's former methodology prior to October 20, 2012 which was revamped afterwards to rank the best-performing Spanish-language songs based on streaming, digital downloads, and airplay from all radio stations in the US.[1] Although the Latin Airplay was launched on October 20, 2012, it retroactively includes songs that ranked on the Hot Latin Songs since the issue dated November 12, 1994, which was when the Billboard began incorporating Nielsen BDS to the Hot Latin Songs chart methodology.[2] Unlike the Hot Latin Songs chart, the Latin Airplay does not require a song to be predominately sung in Spanish, thus any song is eligible to rank on it.

The first number one song at the chart's launch was "Algo Me Gusta de Ti" by Wisin & Yandel featuring Chris Brown and T-Pain, while the online database lists "No Me Queda Más" by Selena as its first number one. The current number one song is "Mamiii" by Becky G, karol G[3]

Component chartsEdit

The Latin Airplay has four subcharts that not only contributes to the overall calculation of the chart, but reflects on the diverse Spanish-language music genres that are listened to by the Hispanic audience. They were previously subcharts of the Hot Latin Songs chart prior to Billboard changing its methodology in 2012. These are:

  • Latin Pop Airplay: Ranks the best-performing Spanish-language Latin pop songs, namely pop ballads and mid/up-tempo tracks, on Spanish-language radio stations. Prior to August 15, 2020, the chart listed the most-played songs on Latin pop radio stations.[4]
  • Tropical Airplay: Ranks the best-performing Spanish-language tropical songs, specifically, musical styles originating from the Hispanophone Caribbean, on Spanish-language radio stations. Prior to January 21, 2017, the chart listed the most-played songs on tropical radio stations.[5]
  • Regional Mexican Airplay: Ranks the most-played songs on Regional Mexican radio stations in the US. It is the only subchart of the Latin Airplay chart that continues to be spin-based, rather than audience impression from all Spanish-language radio stations like the other charts listed.
  • Latin Rhythm Airplay: Ranks the best-performing Spanish-language Latin rhythm songs such as reggaeton and Latin hip hop/Latin trap on Spanish-language radio stations. Prior to January 8, 2011, the chart listed the most-played songs on Latin rhythm radio stations.[6]

Chart achievementsEdit

 
J Balvin holds the record for the most number one songs since 2021 with 35.
 
Daddy Yankee holds the record for the most top 10 songs since 2021.
 
"La Tortura" by Shakira (pictured) is the longest-running number one song with 25 weeks.

Artists with the most number-one hitsEdit

Total Artist Source
35 J Balvin [7]
32 Enrique Iglesias [8]
27 Ozuna [9]
25 Daddy Yankee [10]
21 Maluma [11]
20 Wisin [12]
19 Romeo Santos [13]
17 Ricky Martin [14]
16 Bad Bunny [15]
Nicky Jam [16]
Shakira [17]
15 Carlos Vives [18]
Wisin & Yandel [19]

Artists with the most top-ten hitsEdit

Total Artist Source
43 Daddy Yankee [10][20]
41 Enrique Iglesias [8]
40 J Balvin [7]
33 Shakira [21]
32 Ozuna [9]
29 Marc Anthony [22]
27 Ricky Martin [14]
Marco Antonio Solís [23]
Wisin & Yandel [24]
25 Cristian Castro [25]
Wisin [26]
22 Nicky Jam [27]

Artists with the most entriesEdit

Total Artist Source
76 Daddy Yankee [28]
60 Ozuna [29]
59 J Balvin [30]
57 Marc Anthony [31]
50 Marco Antonio Solís [32]
49 Enrique Iglesias [33]
47 Ricky Martin [34]
44 Shakira [35]
43 Don Omar [36]
43 Maluma [37]
43 Wisin & Yandel [38]

Songs with the most weeks at number oneEdit

Year Single Performer(s) Weeks at #1 Ref
2005 "La Tortura" Alejandro Sanz featuring Shakira 25 [39]
2014 "Bailando" Enrique Iglesias featuring Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno 20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Billboard Shakes Up Genre Charts With New Methodology". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. October 11, 2012. Archived from the original on October 16, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ Lannert, John (November 12, 1994). "Latin Notas". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 106 (46): 37.
  3. ^ "Latin Airplay". Billboard. May 24, 2022. Retrieved May 24, 2022.
  4. ^ Bustios, Pamela (August 11, 2020). "Billboard Introduces Revamped Latin Pop Airplay Chart". Billboard. Archived from the original on August 12, 2020. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  5. ^ Mendizabal, Amaya (January 12, 2017). "Fonseca, El Gran Combo Highlight Revamped Tropical Songs Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on November 28, 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  6. ^ Cobo, Leila (January 8, 2011). "Wide Angle View" (PDF). Billboard. 123 (1): 20. Archived (PDF) from the original on February 19, 2021. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "J Balvin Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2022.
  8. ^ a b "Enrique Iglesias Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Ozuna Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2022.
  10. ^ a b "Daddy Yankee Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  11. ^ "Maluma Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  12. ^ "Wisin Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved January 5, 2022.
  13. ^ "Romeo Santos Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved February 23, 2022.
  14. ^ a b "Ricky Martin Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  15. ^ "Bad Bunny Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2021.
  16. ^ "Nicky Jam Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  17. ^ "Shakira Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 3, 2022.
  18. ^ "Carlos Vives Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  19. ^ "Wisin & Yandel History". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  20. ^ Bustios, Pamela (January 13, 2021). "Daddy Yankee Breaks Latin Airplay Top 10 Record With 'De Vuelta Pa' La Vuelta'". Billboard. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  21. ^ "Shakira Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  22. ^ "Marc Anthony Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  23. ^ "Marco Antonio Solis Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  24. ^ "Wisin & Yandel History". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  25. ^ "Cristian Castro Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  26. ^ "Wisin Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 22, 2021.
  27. ^ "Nicky Jam Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  28. ^ "Daddy Yankee Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  29. ^ "Ozuna Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2022.
  30. ^ "J Balvin Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 5, 2022.
  31. ^ "Marc Anthony Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  32. ^ "Marco Antonio Solís Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  33. ^ "Enrique Iglesias Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  34. ^ "Ricky Martin Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  35. ^ "Shakira Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  36. ^ "Don Omar Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  37. ^ "Shakira Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  38. ^ "Wisin & Yandel Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  39. ^ Mendizabal, Amaya (April 6, 2017). "Enrique Iglesias Earns 29th No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart". Billboard. Retrieved May 12, 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Billboard Latin Airplay chart – online version.