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Karol G & Peso Pluma’s ‘Qlona’ Leads Latin Airplay & Latin Rhythm Airplay Charts

Five months after Karol G and Peso Pluma’s “Qlona” concluded its fifth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, the collab rises 2-1 to lead the Latin Airplay chart dated March 2.

“Qlona” lands at the summit with a 17% gain in audience impressions, to 9.54 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 22, according to Luminate. It ousts Myke Towers’ “La Falda” from the top after one week in charge, dropping 1-2 with a 10% dip in impressions, to 9.5 million.

As “Qlona” reaches the summit in its 23rd week on the list, it wraps the longest journey to the top spot this decade, passing the 22-week trek that two Towers’ songs needed to their reign in 2020: “Bandido,” with Juhn, and “Bésame,” with Luis Fonsi. (The last song to take longer to reach No. 1 was Pedro Capo and Farruko’s “Calma,” which hit the top in its 24th week, on the April 13, 2019 chart.)

With “Qlona” on top, Karol logs the 17th No. 1 in her Latin Airplay career. The new champ arrives five months after her own “Mi Ex Tenía Razón” reigned for two weeks last October. Peso Pluma, meanwhile, picks up his third, after “Ella Baila Sola,” with Eslabon Armado, ruled for one week last June.

Elsewhere, “Qlona” wins a first term at No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay, marking a 16th win for Karol. It’s the second Latin rhythmic crown for Pluma, after the four-week champ “La Bebe,” with Yng Lvcas, in 2023.

Thanks to its radio haul, “Qlona” rebounds 5-4 on the multimetric Hot Latin Songs chart — which blends airplay, streaming activity, and digital sales — after five weeks in charge.

Karol G & Tiesto Enter Upper Region

In more Karol G news, “Contigo,” her latest collab with Tiesto, flies 48-3 on Hot Latin Songs in its second week.

The song, released via Bichota/Interscope, debuted Feb. 15 at No. 48 with only one day of activity, the last day of the previous tracking week. In its first full tracking week, “Contigo” rallies to No. 3 on the strength of streaming activity. The song generated 8.2 million during the same period, up 240% in U.S. clicks.

That figure is enough to debut at No. 44 on the overall Streaming Songs chart, and to yield a No. 5 debut on Latin Streaming Songs.

Sales too, assist in its second week at No. 1 on Latin Digital Songs, as the song logged 1,000 downloads after its debut week.

Notably, the new champ also secures a milestone achievement for Tiesto, who captures his first top 10 on Hot Latin Songs among two chart entries. The electronic DJ and record producer earned his first career entry on the multimetric ranking with a No. 36 high for “Provenza (Remix),” with Karol G, in Aug. 2023.

Beyond its No. 3 high on Hot Latin Songs, “Contigo” matches Karol’s previous Tiesto team-ups on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs ranking, lifting 10-4, and mirroring the No. 4 high of “Don’t Be Shy” and “Provenza (Remix)” in 2021 and 2023, respectively.

The new, March 2, 2024-dated chart will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on Feb. 27.

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