Chartbreakers: Mexican regional y más
As summer comes upon us, it’s time for some Billboard shake ups. On this week’s edition of Chartbreakers, we’re looking at the recent iterations of the Hot 100 and a trend that has slowly been creeping up in popularity over the past few months: the influx of regional Mexican music. The past two years have seen many songs by Mexican artists making their way onto Billboard, all managing to highlight different scenes and sounds from the different states in Mexico.
We’re joined this week by the cohost of the NPR Music podcast Alt. Latino, Anamaria Sayre, who says that Mexican regional, or simply, regional, is a marketing “bucket term” that encompasses different Latin genres including everything from norteño to corridos, all genres that are comfortably finding a home in the top 20 of the Hot 100 in 2023.
Of course, there’s more happening outside of Latin music. Much of the chart has been stagnant since our last iteration of Chartbreakers, but, as always, there’s been some shake ups thanks to the world of the TikTok sped-up remix, the legacy artist, and on some occasions, a mix of both (we’re looking at you, Miguel).
- Eslabon Armado, Peso Pluma – Ella Baila Sola
- Bizarrap, Peso Pluma – Peso Pluma: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 55
- Grupo Frontera, Bad Bunny – un x100to
- Fuerza Regida – TQM
- Grupo Frontera, Fuerza Regida – Bebe Dame
- Los Tigres del Norte – Prisión De Amor
- Chalino Sanchez, Banda Brava – Alma Enamorada
- Chalino Sanchez, Los Amables Del Norte – El Crimen De Culiacán
- Ramon Ayala y Sus Bravos del Norte – Solo Una Patada
- Grupo Firme, Junior H – Tronando Ligas
- Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga – Que Bendición
- DannyLux – Mi Otra Mitad
- Natanael Cano – Pacas De Billetes
- Miguel – Sure Thing
- FIFTY FIFTY – Cupid
- Lana del Rey – Say Yes to Heaven
- Taylor Swift, Ice Spice – Karma (ft. Ice Spice)
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