Prince Royce collects his 33rd top 10 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay Chart as “Me EnRD” debuts at No. 9 on the May 6-dated survey. The song was released via Smiling Prince/Sony Music Latin on April 20, the same date the Dominican artist premiered it live at the eighth annual Latin American Music Awards in Las Vegas.
“Me EnRD” bows at No. 9 with 3.33 million audience impressions earned in the U.S. during its first tracking week ending April 27, according to Luminate. The romantic bachata is just the second song to start in the upper tier so far in 2023, after Marshmello and Manuelle Turizo’s “El Merengue” launched at No. 4 on the list dated March 18.
Among 36 career entries, “Me EnRD” gives Royce his 33rd top 10 on Tropical Airplay, and his fifth to debut in the region. At its No. 9 start, it’s his best debut since the 11-week champ “Déjà Vu,” with Shakira, launched at No. 2 in March 2017.
Royce’s 33 top 10s rank fifth on the all-time list, tied with Elvis Crespo, where Victor Manuelle still leads with 64 top 10s since the chart’s inception in 1994. Here’s the leaderboard:
64, Victor Manuelle
55, Marc Anthony
37, Gilberto Santa Rosa
34, Daddy Yankee
33, Elvis Crespo
33, Prince Royce
31, Jerry Rivera
28, Olga Tanon
28, Romeo Santos
Further, Royce’s “Me EnRD” marks his 20th top 10 without a collaborative act. It trails the No. 6-peaking “Otra Vez” (Feb. 11-dated list) also released as a soloist. On the current chart, the latter ranks at No. 11 for a second week.
Beyond its top 10 debut on Tropical Airplay, “Me EnRD” bows at No. 30 on the all-genre Latin Airplay tally, where singer-songwriter claims his 41st entry.