Women’s History Month is in full swing and celebrates International Women’s Day (March 8), Billboard has compiled a list of all the women who have ranked No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart over the past decade. The chart ranks the most popular Latin songs of the week, mixing airplay, streaming and digital sales data.
In 2012, icons Gloria Estefan and Paulina Rubio reached No. 1 on the coveted chart. The former debuted and peaked at No. 1 with “Hotel Nacional” and the latter with “Me Gustas Tanto”.
For more than four years, female representation was rare at the top of the Latin charts until Shakira’s “Chantaje” featuring Maluma debuted and peaked at No. 1 on the November 19, 2016 chart, where it was ruled for 11 weeks.
Like Shak, other Latinas have done Billboard the story.
Karol G and Nicki Minaj’s “Tusa” became the first song to debut at No. 1 of 2019, and the first two-woman lead single to open at the top of the chart since its inception in 1986. With “Telepatia,” Kali Uchis became the first unaccompanied female soloist to reach No. 1 since 2012, and currently, “Mamii” by Becky G and Karol G tops the charts in its third week.
Below, revisit six tracks from a Latin artist who has reached No. 1 since 2012:
Gloria Estefan, “National Hotel”
On the graph: Debuted and peaked at No. 1 on the January 14, 2012 chart (run for one week)
Paulina Rubio, “Me Gustas Tanto”
On the graph: Peaked at No. 1 on the February 11, 2012 chart (led for one week)
Shakira and Maluma, “Chantaje”
On the graph: Debuted and peaked at No. 1 on the November 19, 2016 chart (run for 11 weeks)
Karol G and Nicki Minaj, “Tusa”
On the graph: Debuted and peaked at No. 1 on the November 23, 2019 chart (ruled for four weeks)
Kali Uchis, “Telepatia”
On the graph: Peaked at No. 1 on the May 22, 2021 chart (reigned for 8 weeks)
Becky G and Karol G, “Mamii”
On the graph: Debuted and peaked at No. 1 on the chart dated February 26, 2022 (currently in its third week atop the chart)