Gerardo Ortiz’s ‘Modo Crudo’ Arrives at No. 1 on Regional Mexican Airplay Chart

Gerardo Ortiz’s “Modo Crudo” reaches its destination on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as the single leads the Oct. 8-dated ranking. The track takes the Greatest Gainer trophy of the week thanks to a robust 65% gain in audience impressions, to 7.1 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 2, according to Luminate.

“Modo Crudo” was released June 3 via Bad Sin/Sony Music Latin. It becomes the most-heard song on U.S. monitored regional Mexican stations during the tracking week as it rallies 8-1 after it reached a No. 5 high on the Sept. 10-dated ranking.

Among “Modo Crudo’s” greatest radio supporters by audience during the Sept. 26-Oct. 2 tracking week, stations in Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles take the lead. Chicago’s WOJO generated 9.8 million (up 91%), Dallas’ KLNO rose to 8.7 million (up 1,795%), while Los Angeles’ KSCA increased by 77% (to 7.1 million).

The new leader gifts Ortiz his 12th champ among 31 career appearances. Out of those, 23 reached the top 10, including his 12-week ruler “Solo Vine a Despedirme” (Nov. 2012-Jan. 2013). The singer/songwriter continues to hold the second-most wins among soloists, trailing Christian Nodal who leads with 14 No. 1s since the chart launched in 1994. Here’s a recap:

14, Christian Nodal
12, Gerardo Ortiz
8, Marco Antonio Solís
7, Vicente Fernández
5, Alejandro Fernández

Elsewhere, “Modo” keeps rolling on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart. There, the Pasadena-born record producer scores his 16th top 10 as the track speeds 19-7, also the Greatest Gainer of the week.

Pamela Bustios