Multiple Latin pair-ups have debuted on or topped the Latin charts this week (dated Nov. 27), and now it’s Don Omar and Nio García’s turn, whose first collaboration “Se Menea” bows at No. 4 on the Tropical Airplay chart.
As the old-school merengue tune with rhythmic nuances starts in the list’s upper tier, Don Omar scores his highest-charting debut ever since the survey’s inception in 1994. It surpasses his topmost entrance until now: “Ella y Yo” which opened at No. 5 in 2005.
“I am extremely happy with everything that has been happening in this new musical era,” Don Omar tells Billboard. “I am working with a great team and continue to have the best fans in the world. Today I have another achievement to celebrate, thanks Billboard!”
With the No. 4 arrival of “Se Menea,” Don Omar adds a 24th top 10 to his career board, dating back to his first, the No. 4-peaking “Dile” (2004). Out of those, eight have topped the tally, including the 18-week champ “Danza Kuduro” with Lucenzo (2010-2011), which ties with Aventura’s “Inmortal” for the third-most leading title just behind Prince Royce’s “Carita de Inocente” (29 weeks at No. 1) and Daddy Yankee and Marc Anthony’s “De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta” (22 weeks).
“Se Menea” starts with 5.5 million in audience impressions, earned in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 21, according to MRC Data.
The No. 4 start concurrently earns García his third straight top 10, one out of those a No. 1, and all of which have arrived in 2021.
Elsewhere, the No. 15 start for “Se Menea” on the overall Latin Airplay tally establishes a personal best for both Don Omar and García. For the former, it’s his highest entrance among 43 singles and the highest-charting title since “Encanto,” featuring Sharlene Taule, peaked at No. 9 (2017). For the latter, the highest debut among a collection of nine entries.
Beyond its Tropical Airplay top 10 debut, “Se Menea” bows at No. 17 on Hot Latin Songs mainly on the strength of streaming activity. It logged 2 million U.S. clicks in the week ending Nov. 18. It also sold a little under 1,000 downloads in its first tracking week, enough to arrive at No. 4 on Latin Digital Song Sales.
Back on airplay charts, “Se Menea” also adds a Latin Rhythm Airplay career top 10 for both acts as the songs starts at No. 9.