The all-Spanish track is the first to debut at No. 1 in nearly two years.
Rapper 6ix9ine makes his Latin chart debut with “BEBE” as the Spanish language song, featuring Anuel AA, bows at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart (dated Sept. 15).
Notably, “BEBE” is the first song to debut at No. 1 on the chart in nearly two years, since Shakira’s “Chantaje,” featuring Maluma, opened atop the Nov. 19, 2016-dated list.
The tune, released ScumGang/TenThousand Projects/UMLE/Caroline on Aug. 31, opens in the penthouse mostly on the strength streams and digital sales. It collected 24.7 million U.S. streams and 10,000 in downloads sold in week ending Sept. 6, according to Nielsen Music.
The video has already amassed over 91 million YouTube global views through Sept. 11.
While it is both acts first chart leader and 6ix9ine’s first chart entry, it earns Anuel AA his first top 10, besting his No. 16 peak with “Brindemos” featuring Ozuna (Aug. 25-dated chart). Since first arriving on the chart dated May 28, 2016, Anuel has now charted 13 entries on the Hot Latin Songs; more than half those (8) debuted in 2018. (The Hot Latin Songs chart blends airplay, digital sales, and streams data.)
Concurrently, the song debuts in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (at No. 30). It is 6ix9ine’s second-highest debut following “FEFE” featuring Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz, which debuted at No. 4 on the Aug. 4-dated tally. For Anuel AA, “BEBE” earns him his first chart entry on the Hot 100.
Elsewhere, the song lands atop both the Latin Streaming Songs and Latin Digital Songs charts. It's the first chart leader for both acts.