Karol G Replaces Herself at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs Chart With ‘Provenza’

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Karol G crosses off a new milestone achievement in her Billboard chart career as she becomes the first woman to replace herself at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart (dated May 14). “Provenza,” which debuted on the May 7 chart at No. 2, trades places with “Mamiii,” with Becky G.

“Provenza” rallies to No. 1 thanks to its robust streaming activity: it takes the Greatest Gainer/Streaming honors, with a 25% gain to 13.73 million U.S. streams generated in the week ending May 5, according to Luminate; enough to secure its coronation on Latin Streaming Songs for a second week.

“Provenza’s” arrival in the runner-up slot on Hot Latin Songs made the Colombian only the second woman to hold the top two positions simultaneously, following Selena in 1995 with “Tú Sólo Tú” and “I Could Fall In Love,” at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, for six nonconsecutive weeks. “Provenza’s” 2-1 lift now marks the first time a woman has replaced herself at No. 1 since the Hot Latin Songs launched in 1986.

“Provenza’s” radio activity also helps boost it to the lead on the all-metric ranking (Hot Latin Songs blends airplay, digital sales, and streaming data). With 7.04 million audience impressions earned in the week ending May 8, the track pushes to 18-8 on the all-genre Latin Airplay in its second week; Karol G’s 14th top 10 out of a collection of 23 career entries.

As for sales, “Provenza” sold 2,000 downloads in the week ending May 5, enough to hold the No. 1 spot on Latin Digital Song Sales for a second week despite a 2% decline from the previous week.

Back on Hot Latin Songs, thanks to “Provenza,” Karol G becomes just the sixth female artist to accumulate at least five No. 1s since the tally’s inception. She joins Gloria Estefan, who continues to lead with 15, Shakira with 11, Selena with seven, Ana Gabriel with six, and matches Paulina Rubio.

Here’s a rundown of Karol G’s five No. 1s on Hot Latin Songs:

“Dame Tu Cosita,” with Pitbull, El Chombo, featuring Cutty Ranks, two weeks at No. 1 starting May 12, 2018

“China,” with Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, and J Balvin, 12, August 17, 2019

“Tusa,” with Nicki Minaj, four, Nov. 23, 2019

“Mamiii,” with Becky G, 10, Feb. 26

“Provenza,” one (to date), May 14

In addition to its Hot Latin Songs coronation, “Provenza” pushes 36-25 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, her second-best ranking among a compendium of 11 entries following “Mamiii’s” No. 15 debut and peak (Feb. 26).

Elsewhere, “Provenza” finds its way into the top 10 on both Global charts, which rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world. On the Billboard Global 200, it climbs 15-6 while on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart it surges 25-7; Karol G’s third top 10 on both tallies.

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