Yahritza y Su Esencia rating their first No. 1 on Billboard’s Sizzling Latin Songs chart, because the band’s debut single “Soy El Único” opens within the prime slot on the April 9-dated rating. The band additionally earns its first Billboard Sizzling 100 entry because the tune bows at No. 20. Fifteen-year-old lead singer Yahritza marks a historic feat, changing into the youngest Latin performer to enter the all-genre tally.
“It is without doubt one of the best achievements in my younger age and greater than that, it’s a reminder that we will all obtain our desires.” Yahritza tells Billboard.
“Soy El Único” trades locations on Sizzling Latin Songs with Becky G and Karol G’s “Mamiii,” which slides 2-1 after it banked six consecutive weeks in cost.
The Mexican-American outfit, comprised of 24-year-old Armando (or Mando) on guitar, 17-year-old bassist Jairo, and 15-year-old vocalist Yahritza, was born in Yakima, Wash., to Michoacán mother and father. The band’s musical profession took off after Ramón Ruiz (Lumbre Music) discovered Yahritza’s movies on TikTok.
“Soy El Único,” the final of the ensemble’s initiatives, additionally went viral on the social community.
“This implies the world to us, to have the ability to obtain this on our first launch,” Armando Martinez, the oldest of the Martinez siblings and the group’s 12-string guitarist, provides. “It’s loopy to suppose however the tune opened doorways to way more than we might think about. It feels nice having a strong workforce behind us which are all the time there.”
The unhappy sireño tune earned 13.97 million U.S. streams after its first monitoring week, ending in March 31, in accordance with Luminate, previously MRC Knowledge. The tune acquired its official launch on March 25. The excessive determine prompts a No. 4 begin on the general Streaming Songs chart and No. 1 on Latin Streaming Songs. On the previous, it’s the best begin for a Latin act since Unhealthy Bunny’s “Yonaguni” launched at No. 2 in June 2021.
“Soy” concurrently advantages from 4,000 downloads bought in the identical monitoring week, sufficient to yield a No. 1 debut on Latin Digital Music Gross sales and No. 14 on the general Digital Music Gross sales tally.
“Actually, once I wrote the tune it was like placing myself within the footwear of the individuals I watched on TikTok who had been going by unhappy episodes of their lives,” Yahritza muses. “I believed they might establish with what I write. For me it has all the time been connecting with others”
Highest Begin for a Regional Mexican Music on Billboard Sizzling 100: According to its Sizzling Latin Songs arrival, “Soy” additionally debuts at No. 20 on the all-genre Sizzling 100 chart, the newest of the wave of regional Mexican songs which have visited the survey since Might 2021. With its No. 20 debut, “Soy” turns into the highest-ranked regional Mexican title and first to achieve the highest 40. Its predecessors embody Gera MX and Christian Nodal’s “Botella Tras Botella” (No. 60 debut and peak, Might 8, 2021); Ivan Cornejo’s “Está Dañada” (No. 61-peaked, Oct. 23); and Grupo Firme’s “Ya Supérame (En Vivo Desde Culiacán, Sinaloa)” (No. 91 excessive, Nov. 13)
Youngest Latin Act to Enter Billboard Sizzling 100: At 15 years outdated, Yahritza turns into the youngest regional Mexican act to notch an entry on the all-genre rating. She overthrows Ivan Cornejo, who secured his first entry at 17 years outdated.
Again on the all-metric Sizzling Latin Songs, “Soy” is simply the second tune to open on the summit in 2022. Notably, two different feminine acts took the lead beforehand: Becky G and Karol G’s “Mamiii” (No. 1 debut, Feb. 26-dated survey).
“Wow, it’s such a privilege to comply with their footsteps, particularly as a result of they’re each grand girls who encourage me drastically,” Yahritza provides. “I hope I get to be as huge as them someday. I noticed that Becky G began following me on Instagram and actually, it feels good.”