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Kali Uchis & Karol G’s ‘Labios Mordidos’ Debuts in Top 10 on Hot Latin Songs

After their first collab reached the top 20 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, Kali Uchis and Karol G linked up for “Labios Mordidos,” which debuts at No. 10 on the chart dated Dec. 9. Karol G extends her record for the most female pairings to debut in the top 10 in the list’s 37-year-old history, with five all-women collaborations.

“Labios Mordidos” is the third preview from Uchis’ fourth studio album Orquídeas, the all-Spanish-language set due Jan. 12. The Colombian now repays the favor, after “Me Tengo Que Ir” — from Karol G’s No. 1 album Mañana Será Bonito (Bichota Season) — placed the pair at No. 19 on Hot Latin Songs last August.

“Labios Mordidos” which translates to “Bitten Lips,” arrives at No. 10 on the strength of streaming activity. The song logged 5.6 million official U.S. streams on latest tracking week of Nov. 24-30, according to Luminate. The seven-figure sum sparks a No. 9 start on the Latin Streaming Songs chart.

Further, “Labios” also begins with 500 downloads sold in the same period, enough for a No. 3 arrival on Latin Digital Song Sales.

With “Labios,” Uchis ups her career top 10 count on Hot Latin Songs to two and her first equal-billed top 10 debut. The new top 10 follows the eight-week ruler “Telepatía” (2021). The ranking blends weekly streaming, sales, and radio airplay data.

Karol, meanwhile, collects her 25th top 10, extending her second-most among women, trailing only Shakira who leads with 35 top 10s. Plus, as“Labios” debuts on the upper tier, la bichota captures her fifth all-women pair-up top 10 debut, the most by a woman in the history of Hot Latin Songs, which dates to 1986. Only one other female pair has racked up a top 10 launch without Karol G as one of the collaborators, Becky G and Natti Natasha with “Sin Pijama” in May 2018.

Here’s the full list of top 10 debuts by two co-billed women:

Debut Date, Debut Position, Title, Artist
May 5, 2018, 10, “Sin Pijama,” Becky G & Natti Natasha
Nov. 23, 2019, No. 1, “Tusa,” Karol G & Nicki Minaj
April 10, 2021, No. 9, “El Makinon,” Karol G & Mariah Angeliq
Feb. 26, 2022, No. 1, “MAMIII,” Becky G & Karol G
March 11, No. 1, “TQG,” Karol G & Shakira
Dec. 9, No. 10, “Labios Mordidos,” Kali Uchis & Karol G

Elsewhere, “Labios” gives Uchis her second all-Spanish-language entry on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, at No. 97. For Karol, it becomes her 29th career entry – still the most for a Latin female artist with all-Spanish-language songs.

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