J Balvin’s “Reggaeton” hits No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart dated April 6 as the song surges 9-1 in its 13th week. The song rises with a lofty 85 percent gain in audience impressions (to 15.1 million) earned in the week ending March 31, according to Nielsen Music.
“I always feel it’s a blessing when one of my songs connects so strongly with fans and radio that it reaches No. 1, but this one is extra special,” Balvin tells Billboard.
The move earns Balvin his 13th No. 1 — and puts him in solely seventh-place for the most No. 1s in the history of the chart, which began in 1994.
“‘Reggaeton’ is an anthem of pride about our music, our culture, and the great respect I have for legendary artists who led the way in creating this sound that now connects with people worldwide,” Balvin adds.
Before “Reggaeton,” Balvin earned his 12th chart topper with “No Es Justo” with Zion & Lennox on Nov. 24, the last of his five leaders of 2018. In all, the Puerto Rican artist has logged 13 crowns, dating back to his first which he achieved on May 2014 with “6AM,” featuring Farruko.
In addition to the song’s coronation on the Latin Airplay chart, “Reggaeton” also lands atop the Latin Rhythm Airplay tally, vaulting 6-1 and taking the Most Increased Audience honors of the week.
The song is Balvin’s 13th leader there too who now ties with Don Omar for the third-most No. 1s, only trailing Daddy Yankee with 19 and Wisin & Yandel (16).
Over on the Hot Latin Songs chart, which blends airplay, streaming data and digital sales, “Reggaeton” continues its ascend despite a 9 percent dip in sales, bumping 15-13 in its 19th frame and taking the Greatest Gainer Airplay trophy.