Nicky Jam Hits No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart With ‘Ojos Rojos’

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Plus, Banda Los Recoditos’ “Me Siento a Todo Dar” leads Regional Mexican Airplay chart.

Nicky Jam

Nicky Jam
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Nicky Jam pounces to the No. 1 rank on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as the song climbs 5-1 to lead the April 23-dated ranking. Jam expands his dominance with 16 leaders, and the first unaccompanied by another act in over five years.

“Ojos Rojos” advances from No. 5 – having previously reached No. 4 for two weeks – in its 11th week, thanks to a 48% boost in audience impressions, to 10.5 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending April 17, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data. WSKQ New York posted the biggest increase among panelists, up 1 million to 1.8 million, followed by WMEG San Juan, P.R. (up 564,000 to 914,000), and KXOL Los Angeles (up 497,000 to 842,000).

The coronation of “Ojos Rojos’” arrives amid Jam’s Infinity Tour, which kicked off Feb. 3 in Boston. The song evicts J Balvin and Ed Sheeran’s “Sigue” from its one-week reign and takes home the Greatest Gainer honors of the week.

With the new champ, Jam collects his 16th No. 1 – among a collection of 39 career entries – and first as a soloist without any other artist since the two-week champ “El Amante” in February 2017. Since then, he’s placed 10 other leaders, all through collaborations.

In addition, the song pushes 3-1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay, Jam’s first leader in almost a year following “Fan de Tus Fotos” with Romeo Santos (May 2021).

Elsewhere, “Ojos Rojos” makes progress on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart, entering the top 20 (24-20) despite a decline in both sales and streams: Hot Latin Songs blends airplay, digital sales and streaming data.

Banda Los Recoditos Rules Regional Mexican Airplay: Over on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart, Banda Los Recoditos return to lead thanks to “Me Siento a Todo Dar,” the seventh single from the eponymous album, which jumps 3-1 in its 12th week.

“Me Siento a Todo Dar” rules with 6.15 million audience impressions, up 10%, earned in the U.S. in the week ending April 17. It’s a follow-up to “Llorando en Un Carro del Año” the album’s lead single which peaked at No. 3 in Nov. 2021.

Los Recoditos take the lead after almost three years when “Perfecta” topped for three weeks in 2019.

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