Kali Uchis’ ‘Orquídeas’ Blooms on Hot Latin Songs Chart as ‘Igual Que Un Angel’ With Peso Pluma Opens at No. 1

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Kali Uchis storms in at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, as “Igual Que Un Angel,” with Peso Pluma, opens atop the Jan. 27-dated ranking. The song leads the collection of 12 tracks that parade in on the multimetric tally, all from her second all-Spanish-language album, Orquídeas, which debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums, Latin Pop Albums, Top Albums Sales and Vinyl Albums.

All 14 tracks from the album are on Hot Latin Songs, including the holdover “Labios Mordidos,” with Karol G, which flies from No. 36 to No. 14 as the Greatest Gainer of the week in sales and streams, and “Muñekita,” with El Alfa and JT, which re-enters at No. 36.

The Peso Pluma team-up “Igual Que Un Ángel” leads the new recruits, tracing its No. 1 debut to 13.4 million official U.S. streams, logged during the Jan. 12-18 tracking week, according to Luminate. The figure yields a No. 10 start on the overall Streaming Songs chart and a No. 1 launch on Latin Streaming Songs. The tune also sold 1,000 copies in its debut week, enough to crown Latin Digital Song Sales.

“Labios Mordidos” with Karol G, meanwhile, flies up the list to No. 14 with 4.2 million U.S. clicks, up 110%, and re-enters Latin Streaming Songs at No. 18. The song also registered 2.5 million audience impressions – well below the threshold of the overall Latin Airplay chart, though it advances 22-19 on Latin Rhythm Airplay.

“Igual Que Un Ángel” gives Uchis her second leader on Hot Latin Songs, which blends airplay, streaming activity and digital sales. Her first Peso Pluma collab lands at No. 1 over two years after “Telepatía” dominated for eight weeks in 2021.

“I honestly wasn’t expecting that!” Uchis told Billboard about topping the list with “Igual.” “I wrote and recorded the song a while ago and was shocked and excited that Peso wanted to jump on that one in particular because I love encouraging artists to step out of their comfort zone when creating.”

For Peso, the partnership earns him a first No. 1 debut, among a collection of four leaders. The new champ follows another female team-up: “Qlona” with Karol G (it led for five weeks in 2023).

Thanks to Orquídeas, Uchis plants the complete album on Hot Latin Songs: As mentioned, 12 debuts, one holdover and a re-entry. Here’s the full album recap on Hot Latin Songs this week:

No. 1 “Igual Que Un Ángel,” with Peso Pluma (debut)
No. 14, “Labios Mordidos,” with Karol G
No. 23, “Pensamientos Intrusivos” (debut)
No. 24, “No Hay Ley Parte 2,” with Rauw Alejandro (debut)
No. 25, “¿Cómo Así?” (debut)
No. 30, “Diosa” (debut)
No. 31, “Te Mata” (debut)
No. 33, “Dame Un Beso // Muévete” (debut)
No. 34, “Me Pongo Loca” (debut)
No. 36, “Muñekita,” with El Alfa and JT (re-entry)
No. 38, “Young, Rich & In Love”
No. 41, “Perdiste”
No. 44, “Tu Corazón Es Mío”
No. 50, “Heladito”

“Igual Que Un Ángel” is the only song from Orquídeas to secure a spot on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, debuting at No. 23, Uchis’ highest rank there among eight chart visits.

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