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The Billboard Hot Latin Songs (formerly Hot Latin Tracks and Hot Latin 50) is a record chart in the United States for Latin singles, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Since October 2012, chart rankings are based on digital sales, radio airplay, and online streaming, and only predominantly Spanish-language songs are allowed to rank. The chart was established by the magazine on September 6, 1986 and was originally based on airplay on Latin music radio stations. Songs on the chart were not necessarily in Spanish language, since a few songs in English and Portuguese language have also charted.

The first number one song of the Hot Latin Songs chart was "La Guirnalda" by Rocío Dúrcal on September 6, 1986. As of the issue for the week ending on July 21, 2018, the chart has had 427 different number one hits, while 160 artists have reached number one (as a lead or a featured act). The current number one song is "Te Boté" by Casper Mágico, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, and Bad Bunny.

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HistoryEdit

On September 6, 1986, Billboard premiered a Latin music singles chart: the Hot Latin 50. During the 1980s decade, the data were compiled by the Billboard chart and research department with information from 70 Spanish-language radio stations in the United States and Puerto Rico.[1] Those radio stations were selected based on their number of listeners, and were asked to report their playlists for the week. This data was compiled by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, which electronically monitors radio stations in more than 120 music markets across the United States.[2] Before this chart's inception, the Latin music information on the magazine was presented only in the form of the biweekly album sales chart Top Latin Albums, which continues to be listed separately.[1] There were no language restrictions on the chart, since a few songs in English and Portuguese have charted and even reached number one on five occasions.

According to the Billboard electronic database, the first number one song on the Hot Latin 50 was "La Guirnalda" by Spanish singer Rocío Dúrcal on September 6, 1986.[3] However, in the listings included in the first printed publication of the chart on October 4, 1986, the first number-one song was "Yo No Sé Qué Me Pasó" by Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel.[4]

In 1994, three charts were introduced in addition to Hot Latin Songs: Latin Pop Airplay, which deals with pop songs whether or not it is Spanish-language; Regional Mexican Airplay, which dealt with different styles of Mexican genres; and Tropical Airplay, which focuses on the genres of tropical music. In 2005, the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart was introduced in response to the growing influence of Latin hip hop and reggaeton.[5]

Due to the increasing popularity of downloads sales and streaming data, Billboard updated the methodology for the Hot Latin Songs chart on October 11, 2012 to include digital sales and streaming activity in addition to airplay, as well as making only predominantly Spanish-language songs elegible for inclusion and increasing airplay data to more than 1,200 radio stations across the United States.[6]

Component chartsEdit

There are several component charts that contribute to the overall calculation of Hot Latin Songs. The most significant ones are:

  • Latin Airplay: The chart measures the "most popular songs played on Regional Mexican, Latin pop, tropical and Latin rhythm stations, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music."[7] It was established on November 12, 1994. "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" by Selena was the first number-one song on the chart.[8]
  • Latin Digital Songs: The chart measures the "top-downloaded Spanish-language songs, ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music."[9] It was established on January 23, 2010. "Loba" by Shakira was the first number-one song on the chart.[10]
  • Latin Streaming Songs: The chart measures the "top Latin streamed radio songs and on-demand songs and videos on leading online music services."[11] It was established on April 20, 2013. "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was the first number-one song on the chart.[12]

CompilationEdit

The tracking week for sales and streaming begins on Friday and ends on Thursday, while the radio play tracking-week runs from Monday to Sunday. A new chart is compiled and officially released to the public by Billboard on Tuesday. Each chart is post-dated with the "week-ending" issue date four days after the charts are refreshed online (i.e., the following Saturday).[13] For example:

  • Friday, January 1 – sales tracking-week begins, streaming tracking-week begins
  • Monday, January 4 – airplay tracking-week begins
  • Thursday, January 7 – sales tracking-week ends, streaming tracking-week ends
  • Sunday, January 10 – airplay tracking-week ends
  • Tuesday, January 12 – new chart released, with issue post-dated Saturday, January 16

Hot Latin Songs policy changesEdit

The methods and policies by which this data is obtained and compiled have changed many times throughout the chart's history.

Digital downloads and online streamingEdit

Since October 11, 2012, the Billboard Hot Latin Songs tracks paid digital downloads and streaming activity.[6] Billboard initially started tracking downloads since January 10, 2010 with the Latin Digital Songs chart.[14] However, these downloads did not count towards Hot Latin Songs. A component Latin Streaming Songs chart was introduced on April 20, 2013, which ranks web radio streams from services such as Spotify, as well as on-demand audio titles.[15]

RecurrentsEdit

Billboard, in an effort to allow the chart to remain as current as possible and to give proper representation to new and developing artists and tracks, has removed titles that have reached certain criteria regarding its current rank and number of weeks on the chart. A song is permanently moved to "recurrent status" if it has spent 20 weeks on Hot Latin Songs and fallen below position number 25.[16] Additionally, descending songs are removed from the chart if ranking below number five after 52 weeks.[17]

Achievements and milestonesEdit

 
Enrique Iglesias holds the record for most number-one songs on the chart, with 27 between 1995 and 2016.
 
Luis Miguel holds the record for most top 10 songs on the chart, with 39 between 1987 and 2005.
 
"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi (pictured), Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber holds the record for most weeks at number one, with 52 non-consecutive weeks from February 2017 to April 2018.

Top 10 songs of All-Time (1986–2016)Edit

In 2016, for the 30th anniversary of Hot Latin Songs, Billboard magazine compiled a ranking of the 50 best-performing songs on the chart over the 30 years, along with the best-performing artists.[18] Billboard has stated that "due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods."[19] Shown below are the top 10 songs over the 30-year period of the Hot Latin Songs chart, through October 2016.

Rank Single Artist(s) Year released Peak and duration Ref.
1. "Propuesta Indecente" Romeo Santos 2013 #1 for 4 weeks[20] [19]
2. "A Puro Dolor" Son by Four 2000 #1 for 20 weeks[21]
3. "Si Tú Supieras" Alejandro Fernández 1997 #1 for 6 weeks[22]
4. "La Tortura" Shakira featuring Alejandro Sanz 2005 #1 for 25 weeks[23]
5. "Te Quiero" Flex 2007 #1 for 20 weeks[24]
6. "No Me Doy por Vencido" Luis Fonsi 2008 #1 for 19 weeks[25]
7. "El Perdón" Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias 2015 #1 for 30 weeks[26]
8. "Bailando" Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona 2014 #1 for 41 weeks[27]
9. "Me Enamora" Juanes 2007 #1 for 20 weeks[28]
10. "Abrázame Muy Fuerte" Juan Gabriel 2000 #1 for 9 weeks[29]

Songs with most weeks at number oneEdit

Songs with most total weeks on Hot Latin SongsEdit

Artists with most number-one singlesEdit

Artists with most top 10 singlesEdit

Artists with most chart entriesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  16. ^ "Billboard Charts Legend". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2018. 
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  19. ^ a b "Greatest of All Time Hot Latin Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  20. ^ a b "Romeo Santos Propuesta Indecente Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  21. ^ a b "Son by Four A Puro Dolor Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Alejandro Fernández Si Tu Sipieras Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 5, 2017. 
  23. ^ a b "Shakira La Tortura Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Flex Te Quiero Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Luis Fonsi No Me Doy Por Vencido Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  26. ^ a b "Nicky Jam El Perdon Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  27. ^ a b "Enrique Iglesias Bailando Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Juanes Me Enamora Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  29. ^ "Juan Gabriel Abrazame Muy Fuerte Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 5, 2017. 
  30. ^ a b "Luis Fonsi Despacito Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  31. ^ Bustios, Pamela (February 12, 2018). "Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito' Breaks Hot Latin Songs Record for Most Weeks at No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2018. 
  32. ^ Bustios, Pamela (April 10, 2018). "Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito' Hits 50th Week at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2018. 
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  34. ^ "Prince Royce Incondicional Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
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  41. ^ a b "Shakira Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  42. ^ "Marco Antonio Solís Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
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  44. ^ "Wisin & Yandel Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
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  51. ^ "Vicente Fernandez Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  52. ^ "Marc Anthony Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 

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