The Year In Latin Charts: Ozuna, J Balvin & Romeo Santos Score

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Men dominate the 2018 year-end Top Latin Artists listing, Shakira and Natti Natasha among the many high 20.

The Latin city style has clutched the reigns of Billboard’s Latin charts throughout 2018 with 4 of the highest 5 on the year-end Top Latin Artists tally consultant of the style.

2017’s newcomer Ozuna, ends because the year-end Top Latin Artist whereas J Balvin is runner up. Bachata warhorse Romeo Santos locations third and down the listing, pop ruler Shakira and one of many most-watched city females, Natti Natasha, rank within the high 20.

Billboard’s year-end music recaps are primarily based on chart efficiency throughout the charts dated Dec. 2, 2017, to Nov. 17, 2018. Data registered earlier than or after a title’s chart run just isn't thought of in these standings. That methodology element, and the December-to-November time interval, account for among the variations between these lists and the calendar-year recaps which might be independently compiled by Nielsen Music.

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Men dominated Latin music in 2018, although a lot of ladies have sparked a small revolt on the charts. On the 50-position year-end Top Latin Artists listing, there are solely six feminine acts: Shakira (No. 9), Natti Natasha (No. 15), Tejano queen Selena (No. 22), Karol G (No. 25), Becky G (No. 26) and Jennifer Lopez at No. 34. Notably, three of these six had been solely simply starting to actually make a breakthrough in 2017: Natti Natasha, Karol G, and Becky G (all between 21-31 years of age).

Twenty-six-year-old Ozuna, leads a male-dominated Top Latin Artists recap. Eight of the highest 10 acts are solo males, whereas there's one all-male band (Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga at No. 6, who rank within the year-end high 10 for a fifth consecutive yr) and naturally, Shakira.

Shakira is the one feminine act to finish within the high 10 for a second yr, and has been the one girl within the year-end high 10 since Jenni Rivera completed fifth in 2014. (Rivera died in 2012.)

Ozuna Commands: Ozuna’s coronation because the yr’s Top Latin Artist is powered by his smash albums Odisea and Aura, in addition to an enormous 43 charting tracks throughout the chart yr on the Hot Latin Songs chart (probably the most of any artist).

During the 52 weeks of the chart yr, Odisea and Aura spent a mixed 46 weeks atop the listing. Odisea, with 46 weeks at No. 1 in complete (throughout its total chart life), grew to become the album with the second-most weeks atop the listing ever. It handed Selena’s Dreaming of You, with 44 weeks at No. 1. Only Gloria Estefan’s Mi Tierra has extra weeks at No. 1, with 58.

The identical week Aura bowed at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated Sept. eight, 2018), Ozuna logged a document 21 concurrently charting tracks on the Hot Latin Songs chart – 14 of them from Aura.

It’s no shock then to see Odisea and Aura end 2018 because the Nos. 1 and a couple of titles on the year-end Top Latin Albums chart. It’s the primary time one artist has held the highest two slots since Jenni Rivera claimed the highest three in 2013 (La Misma Gran Señora, Joyas Prestadas: Pop and Joyas Prestadas: Banda) following her passing.

At No. 2 on the yr finish Top Latin Artists listing is J Balvin – the fourth yr in a row he’s completed among the many high 5 acts. During the chart yr, his third studio album, VIBRAS, debuted at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart (June 9, 2018), whereas his two earlier entries — the previous No. 1 Energia and La Familia — continued to chart. Further, J Balvin charted 18 titles on the Hot Latin Songs chart throughout the charting yr. VIBRAS finishes the yr because the No. three Top Latin Album, whereas Energia and La Familia rank at Nos. 14 and 29, respectively.

Rounding out the remainder of the solo males within the high 10 of the Top Latin Artists recap: Romeo Santos (No. three), Daddy Yankee (No. four), Maluma (No. 5), Nicky Jam (No. 7), Bad Bunny (No. eight) and Luis Fonsi (No. 10).

Shakira Leads the Way for Women: Shakira is the highest feminine Latin artist for a 3rd consecutive yr, regardless of solely charting three tracks on the Hot Latin Songs chart. (Two of them went high 10: “Perro Fiel” and “Chantaje,” her third collaboration with Maluma.) That stated, Shakira did place three charting titles on the Top Latin Albums chart throughout the chart yr, together with her former No. 1 El Dorado (which collected its 5 totals weeks at No. 1 within the 2017 chart yr), spent all the 2018 chart yr throughout the high 20 of the weekly listing, with most of that point within the high 10.

Natti Natasha, Karol G, and Becky G rank at Nos. 2, four and 5, respectively, on the year-end high feminine Latin artists recap.

Natti and Karol every racked a complete of eight hits on the weekly Hot Latin Songs chart throughout the 2018 eligibility yr, whereas Becky G notched 5. (Natti and Becky G share a kind of hits with their collaboration “Sin Pijama.”)

Karol G, in the meantime, takes third place on the general Top New Latin Artist tally, the one feminine of the listing. She was aided not simply by her a number of hits on the Hot Latin Songs chart, but additionally from her 2017 Unstoppable album, which continued to chart via 2018.

Raymix Rules New Artists: Former NASA-trained aerospace engineer, Raymix made a shocking breakthrough in 2018 together with his electro-cumbia hit “Oye Mujer” which topped the Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart and Tropical Songs airplay charts for a number of weeks. The observe additionally climbed to No. 7 on the general Hot Latin Songs chart, serving to earn the Mexican the No. 1 spot on the Top New Latin Artists listing.

Raymix’s album, Oye Mujer, debuted at No. 48 on the Top Latin Albums chart in April, after which spent almost the remainder of the chart yr throughout the weekly high 40.

Raymix leads a male-heavy Top New Latin Artists recap, as T3r Elemento, Sebastian Yatra and DJ Kass rank at Nos. 2, four and 5, respectively. chart additionally populated by males with the one feminine go to by Karol G.

Regional Mexican’s Streak: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga is the Regional Mexican style’s massive winner as it's the solely group to notch a spot within the high 10 of the Top Latin Artists listing, ending additionally because the No. 1 act on the Top Latin Artists – Duo/Group chart.

Their win is essentially because of the sustained success of six charting albums on the Top Latin Albums chart throughout the 2018 chart yr (they claimed extra titles on the listing throughout the chart yr than another act). Among these titles had been their most up-to-date launch, the highest five-charting Con Todas Las Fuerzas. Further, 4 of their albums end throughout the high 10 on the year-end Regional Mexican Albums listing. The act additionally closes out 2018 with the No. four Regional Mexican Songs airplay hit, “Tu Postura.”

At No. 2 on the Duo/Group listing is Aventura. The act might have disbanded years in the past, however their albums proceed to chart nicely, thus making them the second-biggest duo/group of 2018. Calibre 50 ranks at No. three, following the success of Mitad y Mitad, which debuted at No. 5 on the Top Latin Albums chart on Aug. four, 2018.

“Despacito” … Again! For the second yr, the highest two titles on the year-end Hot Latin Songs chart are the identical: Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” that includes Justin Beiber, guidelines at No. 1, whereas J Balvin and Willy William’s “Mi Gente,” that includes Beyoncé is No. 2.

“Despacito,” which debuted on Hot Latin Songs means again on Feb. four, 2017, spent 56 weeks at No. 1, with 21 of these frames racked up throughout the 2018 chart yr. “Mi Gente” spent six of its complete 12 weeks at No. 1 throughout the 2018 chart yr, and was a weekly presence within the high 10 of the tally from its debut again on July 22, 2017 via Aug. four, 2018.