Manuel Turizo’s ‘La Bachata’ Rises to No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart
Manuel Turizo secures his fifth No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “La Bachata” advances from No. 4 to lead the Oct. 29-dated ranking. The track concurrently notches a sixth week at No. 1 on Tropical Airplay.
“La Bachata,” released on La Industria/Sony Music Latin, tallied 10.7 million in audience impressions, up 29%, earned in the U.S. in the Oct.17-23 tracking week, according to Luminate.
The song, written by Turizo, Edgar Barrera, Andrés Jael Correa, Juan Diego Medina and Miguel Andrés Martinez, is the first single from Turizo’s forthcoming album 2000 (release date TBD).
The new leader is the fifth champ for Turizo among 24 Latin Airplay chart entries. The Colombian’s first No. 1, “Vaina Loca” with Ozuna, dominated for two weeks in 2018. “La Bachata” is also Turizo’s second chart-topper as a soloist, unaccompanied by any other act.
Let’s look at his leaderboard:
Peak Date, Title, Artist (if other than Turizo)
Oct. 6, 2018, “Vaina Loca,” with Ozuna
March 9, 2019, “Sola”
July 4, 2020, “TBT,” with Sebastian Yatra & Rauw Alejandro
Jan. 23, 2021, “La Nota,” with Manuel Turizo & Myke Towers
Oct. 29, 2022, “La Bachata”
Elsewhere, the Latin Airplay coronation helps “La Bachata” improve its standing on the multimetric Hot Latin Songs chart. There, the song lifts 8-6, the closest to the top Turizo has ranked since the No. 5 high of “La Nota” in 2021. Plus, “La Bachata” gain 1% in streams, to 5.1 million, while it dips 5% in downloads sold, earned in the week ending Oct. 20.
Further, “La Bachata” holds at No. 1 for a sixth consecutive week on Tropical Airplay (and counting), five weeks after it ascended to the summit. It becomes the third-longest-leading title in 2022, trailing Romeo Santos’s “Sus Huellas” which ruled for 10 weeks and Don Omar and Nio Garciá’s 8-week ruler, “Se Mena.”