In Could 2021, Gera MX and Christian Nodal made Billboard historical past with their collaboration “Botella Tras Botella,” turning into the first-ever regional Mexican title to enter the Billboard Scorching 100 chart in its 63-year historical past. The country-tinged hip-hop fusion debuted and peaked at No. 60.
“This music didn’t have a advertising technique or a plan. It has soul,” Gera MX, a former Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise, beforehand instructed Billboard. “I wrote it enthusiastic about somebody essential to me and other people can inform that it harm me quite a bit. I can’t discover another rationalization and it’s stunning. You’re not solely displaying off your inventive facet but additionally your human facet.”
That very same 12 months, two different Regional Mexican titles entered the Scorching 100 chart that blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay, and gross sales knowledge: Ivan Cornejo’s “Esta Dañada” and Grupo Firme’s “Ya Superame.”
However it was sibling trio Yahritza y Su Esencia, who as of now, has earned the very best rating for a regional Mexican music on the chart with “Soy El Unico,” debuting at No. 20 earlier this 12 months. The 15-year-old lead singer’s feat was historic, turning into the youngest Latin performer to enter the all-genre tally.
“I do know that the phrases are very sturdy, however actually, when it comes right down to me writing my songs, it’s extra like a analysis course of,” Yahritza, who penned the music at 13, defined to Billboard on the time. “I see different folks’s tales on TikTok — that’s how I discovered ‘Soy El Unico,’ as a result of I noticed a clip that stated, ‘It’s loopy how somebody can go away you if you’re the one one who’s finest for them.’ Nobody’s going to consider me after I say that I get my inspiration from TikTok.”
Like “Soy El Unico,” most of those tracks have been fueled by their huge success on TikTok and social media, comparable to Grupo Frontera’s “No Se Va.”
The music, which the group launched independently and is a Norteño cowl of Colombian group Morat’s 2018 single, debuts at No. 99 with 4.8 million U.S. streams (up 43%) and 1,000 downloads offered (up 278%) within the Sept. 23-29 monitoring week, in line with Luminate.
As of now, solely 5 Regional Mexican tracks have entered the Scorching 100 chart. Prior, solely three different regional Mexican acts have visited the chart since its inception in 1958, all via pop songs: Kumbia Kings and A.B. Quintanilla with their collaborative tune “U Don’t Love Me” (2000) and Marco Antonio Solis together with his featured position on Enrique Iglesias’ “El Perdedor” (2014).
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, try each music to enter the Billboard Scorching 100 chart beneath: