Luis Fonsi's 'Calypso' Hits No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart


Plus: J Balvin, Zion & Lennox and Carlos Vives log new top 10s across Latin charts.

Luis Fonsi’s “Calypso” vaults 5-1 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated Sept. 15), securing his ninth No. 1 on the list. The song takes the week’s Greatest Gainer honors (up 42 percent to 15.5 million audience impressions) in the week ending Sept. 9, according to Nielsen Music. 

The tune originally only featured Stefflon Don, but Karol G later jumped onboard for a remix, which is likely sparking the surge in audience gains. “Calypso” also gives Don her first leader and Karol G her second.

Notably, out  Fonsi's nine No. 1s, “Calypso” marks his third collaborative leader. All three those, however, credit him in a lead role. The other two collaborations? “Despacito” with Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, which led the chart for 19 weeks, and “Echame La Culpa” with Demi Lovato, which reigned for one week (Jan. 20). 

Meanwhile, further down the list, J Balvin enters the top 10 for the sixth time in 2018, as “No Es Justo” with Zion & Lennox moves 11-9 with 9 million in audience.

The lift earns him his 15th top 10 on the tally, while Zion & Lennox, their 10th. The two acts previously teamed up for an earlier chart hit, “Otra Vez” (Zion & Lennox featuring Balvin), which reached No. 1 (Nov. 5, 2016).

Lastly, Carlos Vives marks his 18th top 10 on the Latin Pop Songs airplay tally with “Hoy Tengo Tiempo (Pinta Sensual),” as the song soars 16-7 (up 26 percent in spins). Vives secures his first top 10 the year. He last visited the region when “Robarte Un Beso” with Sebastián Yatra peaked at No. 4 in 2017.

Concurrently, “Hoy” commands the Tropical Songs list for a third consecutive week.