Latin Rhythm Airplay

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The Latin Rhythm Airplay chart comprises singles and tracks from artists who represent the Hispanic rhythmic/Hurban genre, which includes Reggaeton, Hispanic R&B/Hip-Hop, Rhythmic Pop/Dance and crossovers from English-language and/or bilingual acts. This chart was introduced in 2005 and came about as a result of radio stations tapping into the growing second and third generation Hispanic audience who wanted a Spanish-speaking or bilingual alternative to the (English-language Mainstream, Rhythmic, and R&B/Hip-Hop) formats that they felt would represent them. In its publication, the chart goes through a rotation and is posted every other week taking place of the Latin Tropical Airplay while the online database is posted every week.

Only a few female artists have been able to reach the top ten of the chart, these include reggaetón singer Ivy Queen, who currently has seven top-ten, two of them number-one singles, Nina Sky, who appeared on Tony Touch's "Play That Song", Latin pop singers Shakira and RBD, and American R&B singers Beyoncé Knowles, Cassie, and Keyshia Cole.[1] Ivy Queen became the first woman to top the chart in 2008, when her single "Dime" reached number one.[2] Jennifer Lopez is the female artist with the most number-ones, with four.[3]

Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay year-end charts[edit]

Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay decade-end chart[edit]


Artist with the most entries[edit]


  1. ^ Ben-Yehuda, Ayala (2007-03-31). "The Ladies of Latin Hip-Hop: Reggaetón Divas Look For A Breakthrough". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
  2. ^ "October 11, 2008 - Latin Billboard: Hot Latin Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
  3. ^ Bustios, Pamela (July 12, 2018). "Jennifer Lopez Logs Eighth Latin Airplay No. 1 With 'El Anillo'". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2018.

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