Don Omar captures his 10th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “Se Menea,” with Nio García, rises 2-1 on the Jan. 15-dated survey. The track also tops Latin Rhythm Airplay and Tropical Airplay.
“To start the year with the blessing of ranking at No. 1 on three charts is a reason for joy and pride, for the result of the effort put forth,” Don Omar tells Billboard. “I share this win with the audience and with my friend Nio García.”
“Se Menea” takes over atop the all-Latin genre list with 11.4 million in audience impressions, up 20%, earned in the week ending Jan. 9, according to MRC Data. It takes the greatest gainer honor of the week as it secures its status as the week’s most heard song among Latin stations.
The new champ gives the Dominican his 10th leader in 43 appearances. He posted his first No. 1 with “Angelito” in 2006. It was “Danza Kuduro,” with Lucenzo, though, which gave him his longest run at No. 1, four years later, remaining at the summit for 15 weeks between 2010-11.
García, meanwhile, secures his second No. 1 on Latin Airplay on his 10th try. The new win arrives almost a year after “Travesuras,” the all-star collaboration with Casper Magico, Ozuna, Wisin, Yandel, Myke Towers and Flow La Movie, ruled for one week in March 2021.
“Se Menea,” a merengue perico ripiao-rhythmic tune, arrived at No. 4 on Tropical Airplay just a week after its first full tracking week (the song was released Nov. 12, 2021, via Unisono/ Saban), granting Don Omar his highest debut since the chart launched in 1994. The song has since hit No. 1 (Dec. 25, 2021-dated tally) where it holds strong in its fourth week.
With its extended victory on Tropical Airplay and its new win on Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythm Airplay, the song is the fifth tune to crown all three charts simultaneously in the last year. Let’s take a look:
Date, Title, Artist
Jan. 15, 2022, “Se Menea” (Don Omar & Nio Garcia)
March 6, 2021, “Travesuras” (Nio Garcia, Casper Magico, Ozuna, Wisin, Yandel, Myke Towers & Flow La Movie)
Sept. 25, 2021, “La Funka” (Ozuna)
Oct. 23, 2021, “Volví” (Aventura & Bad Bunny)
Jan. 15, “Se Menea” (Don Omar & Nio García)
“I will continue to work hard to repeat this achievement,” Don Omar adds to Billboard.
Gains across the multiple radio charts helps “Se Menea” push 16-15 on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs survey, which combines airplay, streams and sales. This is the highest charting for Don Omar since his featured role in Maluma’s “Sin Contrato” — which peaked at No. 7 in 2017 — and also features Fifth Harmony and Wisin.