El Fantasma Nabs First No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart With ‘Sabor Micheladas’

El Fantasma tastes his first leader on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart (dated June 22) with “Sabor a Michelada.” With the cumbia and banda-blended song, the singer-songwriter rules after logging 10 previous top 10s on the overall radio ranking.

The single rallies 14-1 in its fifth week with 8.5 million audience impressions, up 71%, in the U.S. in the tracking week ending June 13, according to Luminate. KFLZ-FM San Antonio, Texas, leads all reporters to the chart, with over 430 plays of the song to date. Meanwhile, WOJO-FM Chicago had the most audience – 1.3 million – among chart reporters for the song in the tracking week.

Though “Sabor a Michelada” takes El Fantasma to his first Latin Airplay champ, the AfinArte-released track earns him a seventh ruler on Regional Mexican Airplay -and second this year- where the song climbs 6-1 with the Greatest Gainer honors, awarded weekly to the song with the largest surge in audience.

Here’s a recap of El Fantasma’s collection on No. 1s on Regional Mexican Airplay dating back to his first in 2019:

Peak, Title, Artist, Weeks At No. 1
June 1, 2019, “Encantadora,” four
Aug. 14, 2021, “Soy Buen Amigo,” one
Sept. 25, 2021, “Tus Desprecios,” with Pepe Aguilar, one
Oct. 1, 2022, “Soldado Caído,” one
Sept. 9, 2023, “La Vida Cara,” one
March 16, “El Exitoso,” one
June 22, “Sabor A Michelada,” one

Thanks to “Michelada,” released March 15 through AfinArte, the indie label returns to No. 1 on Latin Airplay for the first time in almost a decade. Voz de Mando’s “Levantando Polvodera” was the label’s first and last leader, for one week in charge in Feb. 2019.

In addition to its Latin Airplay and Regional Mexican Airplay wins, “Michelada” debuts at No. 50 on the airplay-, streaming- and digital-blended Hot Latin Songs chart, for El Fantasma’s 22nd career entries there.

The new achievements land amidst E Fantasma’s Se Activó La Chavalada 2024 tour, which launched Feb. 17 in Texas and continues through Nov. 27 in Chicago.

Natti Natasha Debuts on Tropical Airplay: Elsewhere on the Latin charts, Natti Natasha picks up her sixth top 10 on Tropical Airplay -and third as a soloist, unaccompanied by any other act-as “Quiéreme Menos” debuts at No. 5.

The Romeo Santos-produced bachata starts with 2.3 million audience impressions logged in the U.S. during the tracking period.

The song, a love letter for husband Ralphy Pina who was released from prison on May 24, concurrently earns the Dominican singer her 22nd top 10 on Latin Digital Song Sales, with a No. 7 debut.