Latin Rhythm Airplay

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Latin Rhythm Airplay is an airplay-only chart published weekly by Billboard that ranks the most popular songs being played on Hispanic rhythmic/hurban radio stations in the United States.[1] The music typically heard on these stations include reggaeton, Hispanic R&B and hip hop, rhythmic pop/dance, and crossovers from English-language and/or bilingual acts.

The chart was introduced the week of August 13, 2005, and came about as a result of radio stations tapping into the growing second and third generation Hispanic audience who wanted a Spanish-speaking or bilingual alternative to the (English-language mainstream, rhythmic, and R&B/hip-hop) formats that they felt would represent them.[2] "Lo Que Pasó, Pasó" by Daddy Yankee was the first number-one song on the chart.[3] With the issue dated January 8, 2011, the chart's methodology was change to reflect overall airplay of Latin rhythm music on Latin radio stations. Instead of ranking songs being played on Latin-rhythm stations, rankings are determined by the amount of airplay Latin rhythm songs receive on stations that play Latin music regardless of genre.[4]

Only a few female artists have been able to reach the top ten of the chart. These include reggaetón singer Ivy Queen, who currently has seven top-ten, two of them number-one singles, Nina Sky, who appeared on Tony Touch's "Play That Song", Latin pop singers Shakira and RBD, and American R&B singers Beyoncé Knowles, Cassie, and Keyshia Cole.[5] Ivy Queen became the first woman to top the chart in 2008, when her single "Dime" reached number one.[6] Karol G is the female artist with the most number-ones, with fifteen.[7] As of March 2016, "Danza Kuduro" by Don Omar featuring Lucenzo is the longest-leading song with 29 weeks at number-one.[8]

Records[edit]

J Balvin has the most number-one songs, with 34 between 2014 and 2022.
"Danza Kuduro" by Don Omar (pictured) and Lucenzo is the longest-running number one with 29 weeks.

Artist with the most number-one hits[edit]

Number
of singles
Artist Span Longest-reigning number-one Ref
34 J Balvin 2014–2022 [9]
Daddy Yankee 2005–2022 [10]
28 Ozuna 2017–2022 [11]
19 Bad Bunny 2018–2022 [12]
Wisin & Yandel 2005–2022 [13]
Maluma 2015–2022 [14]
Wisin 2013–2022 [15]
14 Don Omar 2005–2017 [16]
Yandel 2012–2021 [17]
Nicky Jam 2015–2023 [18]
11 Pitbull 2012–2020 [19]

Artist with the most entries[edit]

Year-end charts[edit]

Decade-end charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daddy Yankee is Still Dominating the Charts, Thanks to "Que Tire Pa' Lante"". January 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Cobo, Leila (August 20, 2005). "Radio's New Rhythm". Billboard. Vol. 117, no. 34. Prometheus Global Media. p. 49. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved June 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "Latin Rhythm Airplay : Week of August 13, 2005". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
  4. ^ Cobo, Leila (January 8, 2011). "Wide Angle View" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 123, no. 1. p. 20. Archived (PDF) from the original on February 19, 2021. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  5. ^ Ben-Yehuda, Ayala (2007-03-31). "The Ladies of Latin Hip-Hop: Reggaetón Divas Look For A Breakthrough". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
  6. ^ "October 11, 2008 - Latin Billboard: Hot Latin Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
  7. ^ Bustios, Pamela (July 12, 2018). "Jennifer Lopez Logs Eighth Latin Airplay No. 1 With 'El Anillo'". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Daddy Yankee, Don Omar & More to Perform at 2016 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS". BroadwayWorld.com. March 16, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  9. ^ "J Balvin Chart History: Latin Rhythm Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  10. ^ "Daddy Yankee Chart History: Latin Rhythm Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  11. ^ "Ozuna". Billboard. Retrieved 2022-10-17.
  12. ^ "Bad Bunny Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  13. ^ "Wisin & Yandel Chart History: Latin Rhythm Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  14. ^ "Maluma". Billboard. Retrieved 2022-10-17.
  15. ^ "Wisin Chart History: Latin Rhythm Airpaly". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  16. ^ "Don Omar Chart History: Latin Rhythm Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  17. ^ "Yandel Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  18. ^ "Nicky Jam Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  19. ^ "Pitbull Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 3, 2020.

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