Enrique Iglesias Returns to Tropical Airplay With Maria Becerra Collab ‘Así Es La Vida’

It’s been more than seven years, but Enrique Iglesias returns to the top 10 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart with his first collab with Maria Becerra, as “Así Es La Vida” debuts at No. 7 on the Oct. 14-dated list. The song marks Iglesias’ first entry and top 10 since 2016 — and highest debut since 2013. Becerra secures her second top 10.

“Así Es La Vida” debuts in the upper region on Tropical Airplay with 2 million in audience impressions earned in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 5, according to Luminate. The song (and its music video) was released Sept. 28 via Sony Music Latin. It was produced by Carlos Paucar, Iglesias’ longtime collaborator, and arrives as the first single from Iglesias’ forthcoming album, Final Vol. 2.

“Así Es La Vida” is the second top 10 for Argentinian Becerra, who dominated Tropical Airplay for four weeks through another bachata duet, “Te Espero” with Prince Royce, in 2022. The latter held in the top 10 during 25 weeks of its 26-week chart run.

“Vida” gives Iglesias his 28th top 10 on the tropical airplat ranking, following the No. 9-peaking “Duele El Corazón,” featuring Wisin, in 2016. Prior, “El Perdón,” with Nicky Jam, took the Spanish singer-songwriter to No. 5 in 2015.

The new single is not the first time Iglesias has hit the chart with a bachata single. He landed his first foray on the chart within the genre with “El Perdedor,” featuring Marco Antonio Solis, for one week in charge in 2014.

Notably, “Vida” marks the first team-up with a female artist among 13 collabs, 10 that reached the top 10. Here’s the recap of the tenfold:

Peak, Peak Date, Title, Artist, Weeks at No. 1
No. 1, Dec. 19, 2009, “Gracias A Ti,” with Wisin & Yandel, one
No. 1, Sept. 11, 2010, “Cuando Me Enamoro,” featuring Juan Luis Guerra, six
No. 2, March 19, 2011, “No Me Digas Que No,” featuring Wisin & Yandel
No. 8, April 30, 2011, “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You),” featuring Ludacris & Dj Frank E
No. 2, Nov. 16, 2013, “Loco,” featuring Romeo Santos
No. 1, March 22, 2014, “El Perdedor,” featuring Marco Antonio Solis, one
No. 1, July 5, 2014, “Bailando,” featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona, four
No. 5, May 30, 2015, “El Perdón,” with Nicky Jam
No. 9, Aug. 27, 2016, “Duele El Corazón,” featuring Wisin
No. 7, Oct. 14, 2023, “Así Es La Vida,” with Maria Becerra

Elsewhere, “Vida” starts at No. 9 on Latin Digital Song Sales, an equal launch for Becerra’s last two top 10s there, and the 17th top 10 for Iglesias, after “Me Pasé,” featuring Farruko, took him to No. 2 in 2021.

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