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Los Ángeles Azules & Alejandro Fernández Bring ‘La Cumbia Triste’ to No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay

“La Cumbia Triste” is a cause for celebration for Los Ángeles Azules and Alejandro Fernández, who each bank a new No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart, as their first collaboration ascends 3-1 to rule the April 13-dated list.

“La Cumbia Triste” rolls to No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay boosted by a 13% gain in audience impressions, to 7 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending April 4, according to Luminate. The song sends Christian Nodal and Peso Pluma’s “La Intención” to No. 5, after two weeks in charge, with a 41% decrease in impressions, to 4.6 million.

As “La Cumbia Triste” seizes the throne on Regional Mexican Airplay, Los Ángeles Azules adds their fourth career No. 1. Further, they extend its span of hits to 24 years, dating to the the cumbia sonidera group’s first week at No. 1 on Feb. 3, 2004, when “El Listón De Tu Pelo” commenced a seven-week reign. As Los Ángeles Azules collection of champs grows, here are their Regional Mexican Airplay chart-toppers:

Peak Date, Title, Artist, Weeks at No. 1
Feb. 5, 2000, “El Listón De Tu Pelo,” seven
Jan. 26, 2019, “Nunca Es Suficiente,” featuring Natalia Lafourcade, three
May 20, 2023, “Tú Y Tú,”with Cazzu & Santa Fe Klan, one
April 13, 2024, “La Cumbia Triste,” with Alejandro Fernández, one

Fernández, meanwhile, collects his eighth No. 1, and first through a collaboration in almost two years, since “Nunca Dudes en Llamarme,” with La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho, ruled for one week in Sept. 2022. In between, “No Es Que Me Quiera Ir” and “Difícil Tu Caso” led for one week each last August and November, respectively.

In total, two other co-billed songs from Fernández have topped Regional Mexican Airplay: “Decepciones,” with Calibre 50 (one week, Oct. 2020) and “Duele,” with Christian Nodal (one week, April 2021).

“La Cumbia Triste” will appear on Los Ángeles Azules’ forthcoming 30th studio album, Se Agradece, to be released April 12. Two other top 10-charting songs previewed the project: “Tú y Tú,” with Cazzu and Sant Fe Klan, an equal Regional Mexican Airplay winner, for one week in charge (May 2023) and “El Amor de Mi Vida,” with Maria Becerra, which nearly missed the penthouse, reaching No. 2 last October.

The news arrives in midst of Los Ángeles Azules’ 31-date El Amor De Mi Vida tour which kicked off in Nashville, TN. on Feb. 13 and will take the Mejía Avante family to a double booking on Napa County, CA on June 1-2.

Beyond its Regional Mexican Airplay coronation, “La Cumbia Triste” rebounds to its No. 5 high on the overall Latin Airplay chart (lifts 9-5) thanks to a 12% gain, to 8 million.

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