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Daddy Yankee Replaces Himself at No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart With 'Dura'


The song bumps 4-1 in its sixth week. Plus: Nicky Jam and J Balvin’s “X” opens at No. 5 on Hot Latin Songs.

Daddy Yankee collects his ninth No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart, as “Dura” bumps 4-1 on the March 17-dated list. The song collected 16.4 million in audience impressions (up 15 percent) in the week ending March 11, according to Nielsen Music.
“Dura” is the first single from Daddy Yankee’s upcoming studio album El Disco Duro. "This song belongs to the people, not me," Daddy Yankee tells Billboard.
Daddy Yankee replaces himself at No. 1 on Latin Airplay, as his featured turn on Wisin’s “Todo Comienza En La Disco” (also featuring Yandel) crowned the list a week earlier (March 10). On the new chart, is descends 1-5.
Daddy Yankee photographed on Oct. 18, 2017 at Vandal in New York. 

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The last time an act replaced itself at No. 1 on Latin Airplay was on Nov. 5, 2016, when J Balvin replaced himself atop the list. That week, Balvin’s “Safari,” featuring Pharrell Williams and Bia & Sky ceded the summit to Zion & Lennox’s “Otra Vez,” featuring Balvin. The latter jumped 4-1, earning Balvin his sixth leader. He’s since added a seventh No. 1 with “Mi Gente,” alongside Willy William, featuring Beyoncé.
On Hot Latin Songs — which blends airplay, sales and streams — “Dura” holds at No. 2 for a second week, and takes Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors. It also hits No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay, ascending 3-1. It’s his 17th leader on the list, extending his record for the most No. 1s in the 17-year history of the tally. In second place: Wisin & Yandel, with 14.
Nicky Jam & J Balvin Debut at No. 5 on Hot Latin Songs: Elsewhere on Hot Latin Songs, Nicky Jam and J Balvin and Nicky Jam’s “X” debuts at No. 5.
J Balvin and Nicky Jam during the Superstar Mano A Mano panel at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami on April 26, 2017.

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“X” -- which was released on March 2 -- is the first single from Nicky Jam’s forthcoming album, scheduled to be released in late summer. It earns him a 12th top 10, and Balvin his 14th.
In the week ending March 8, the song collected 5.9 million streams, and 13,000 in download sales. The tune bows at No. 5 on Latin Streaming Songs, and No. 1 on Latin Digital Song Sales. On the airplay side, it earned 7 million in Latin audience impressions in the week ending March 11, bowing at No. 23 on Latin Airplay.