Shakira’s dominance on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart strengthens this week as “El Jefe,” with Fuerza Regida, extends her record for the most No. 1s among women in the chart’s history. The cross-genre track pushes 5-1 on the chart dated Nov. 18 and sends Karol G’s “Mi Ex Tenía Razón” to No. 2 after two weeks in charge.
“El Jefe” advances with an 18% gain in audience impressions, to 10.3 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 9, according to Luminate. It gives Fuerza Regida its second champ: “Bebe Dame,” with Grupo Frontera, took the Mexican American regional Mexican band to No. 1 for one week in March. In between, the group scored another top 10, “Mentira No Es,” with Banda MS (No. 6 high last July).
With the new ruler, Shakira improves her career total of Latin Airplay No. 1s to 21. She remains atop the leaderboard for the most No. 1s among women since the chart launched in 1994. Now she ties with Romeo Santos for eighth-most overall. Here’s a review of the artists with the most rulers on the all- Latin airplay tally, a record mostly male- dominated:
36, J Balvin
32, Enrique Iglesias
28, Daddy Yankee
22, Bad Bunny
21, Romeo Santos
18, Ricky Martin
Elsewhere, “El Jefe” enters the top 10 on Regional Mexican Airplay, at No. 9. Shakira picks up her first top 10 there, while Regida secures its seventh.
In addition to its radio growth, “El Jefe” has achieved multiple top 10s across Billboard charts: No. 1 on Latin Digital Song Sales, No. 4 on Hot Latin Songs, which blends airplay, digital sales, and streaming activity, and on Latin Streaming Songs, all on the Oct. 7-dated lists.