Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma,” featuring Snow, moves 3-1 on the Latin Airplay chart dated March 16, scoring Yankee his 11th leader and Snow, his first.
The new leader arrives 13 years and three months since Yankee notched his first chart leader when “Rompe” landed in the penthouse on Dec. 10, 2005 and led the tally for 15 nonconsecutive weeks. Snow, meanwhile, scores his first No. 1 with his first chart entry. The track is a reworking of Snow’s 1993 No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Informer.”
“Con Calma” advances with 15.7 million in audience impressions (a 23 percent boost) earned in the week ending March 10, according to Nielsen Music.
“Con Calma” arrives at the summit in its sixth week, the fastest sprint to the top since Ozuna and Manuel Turizo’s “Vaina Loca” also took six weeks last October.
Over on the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart, “Con Calma” dethrones Manuel Turizo’s one-week reign with “Sola,” with a 3-1 jump, securing Yankee his 19th No. 1 on the tally. He continues to hold the record for the most leaders since the chart’s inception in Aug. 2005.
It’s a bit more of a haul than expected, via transit and feet, to the studio on the neglected, lower-western industrial fringes of North York where Snow — yes, that Snow — is holed up on a recent Friday night, so this conscientious music writer feels apologies are in order for intruding at the end of what must have been a long and tiring day of recording.
“No, no, man. I just woke up,” he laughs, once a couple of pals and the two-man video crew that was shooting the Star photographer shooting Snow when I turned up leave us alone in the control room and the apology is extended again. “I just woke up and came here and now it starts now and we’ll see what we’re gonna get into tonight.”
Daddy Yankee & Snow’s “Con Calma” earned the #2 position on last week’s Global YouTube Music Videos Chart.
It improves to #1 on this week’s listing.
The hit video captures the throne thanks to the 58.2 million streams it received during the February 22-28 tracking period. The count tops last week’s mark by a healthy 37.1%.
Pedro Capo & Farruko’s “Calma,” last week’s #1 video, slips to #2 this week. It received another 45.9 million views during the tracking period.
Anuel AA & Karol G’s “Secreto” holds at #3 with 38.7 million views, while a play count of 35.4 million keeps Maroon 5’s enduring “Girls Like You (featuring Cardi B)” at #4.
Up three places on the heels of the big Oscar showcase, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” earns #5 on this week’s chart. It received 32.4 million views during the tracking period, besting last week’s mark by 16.2%.