Hot 100 First-Timers: Luis R Conriquez & Neton Vegas Debut With Regional Mexican Hit ‘Si No Quieres No’

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Mexican hitmakers Luis R Conriquez and Neton Vega each score their first career Billboard Hot 100 chart hit as their collaboration “Si No Quieres No” debuts at No. 86.

Released March 9 on Kartel Music, the song arrives on the May 18-dated chart with 7.9 million official U.S. streams (up 22%) in the May 3-9 tracking week, according to Luminate. The song also jumps from No. 10 to No. 3 on the Hot Latin Songs chart, having become both singers’ first top 10.

“Si No Quieres No” is also bounds 100-70 on the Billboard Global 200 and 111-73 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. ranking.

Conriquez, from Sonora, Mexico, first appeared on Billboard’s charts in April 2021, when his single “El Buho” debuted on Hot Latin Songs, eventually peaking at No. 19. He has charted 18 total songs on the ranking, including collaborations with fellow Mexican acts Peso Pluma, Fuerza Regida, Grupo Marca Registrada and Tito Double P. He has also logged 10 songs on the Regional Mexican Airplay list, including two No. 1s: “JGL” with La Adictiva, and “Si Ya Hiciste El Mal” with Jesse Uribe, both in 2022.

In May 2022, Billboard named Conriquez a Latin Artist on the Rise. His debut full-length, Corridos Bélicos, Vol. IV, reached No. 5 on the Top Latin Albums chart and No. 36 on the Billboard 200 this January.

As for Vega, “Si No Quieres No” is his first overall chart hit.

The debut of “Si No Quieres No” continues an unprecedented hot streak for regional Mexican music on the Hot 100. The song is the 53rd regional Mexican track to reach the chart, and the 10th in 2024. The first song in the genre to chart on the Hot 100 was Gera MX and Christian Nodal’s “Botella Tras Botella” in May 2021. Three other regional Mexican hits debuted that year, followed by two in 2022 and a whopping 37 in 2023 – 18 of which were by Peso Pluma. Two regional Mexican songs have hit the Hot 100’s top 10, both in 2023: Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma’s “Ella Baila Sola” (No. 4 peak) and Grupo Frontera and Bad Bunny’s “Un x100to” (No. 5).

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