Rapper Nicki Minaj’s collabo with Colombian songstress Karol G dubbed ‘Tusa’ has made chart history.
This is the first collaboration, between Karol G and Nicki Minaj and the song debuted at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. The chart ranks the most popular Latin songs of the week, blending airplay, streaming and digital sales data.
According to Billboard, ‘Tusa’ is the first song to debut at No. 1 in 2019, and the first song by a female act in a lead role to bow at No. 1 since 2016, when Shakira’s ‘Chantaje,’ featuring Maluma, bowed atop the list. It’s also the first title by two women in a lead role to open atop the chart since its inception in 1986.
In addition to Shakira, Karol G and Minaj, only two other songs with women on a lead role have debuted at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs: Rocio Durcal with ‘La Guirnalda’ in September of 1986 and Gloria Estefan with ‘Hotel Nacional’ in January of 2012. Meanwhile, two other titles with female acts in featured roles have bowed atop the tally: ‘Mi Verdad’ by Mana featuring Shakira (February 2015) and ‘Taki Taki’ by DJ Snake, featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B (October 2018).
‘Tusa’ grants Karol her third No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs. Her first leader arrived over a year ago through another collaboration: Pitbull’s ‘Dame Tu Cosita,’ with El Chombo, featuring Cutty Ranks (May 2018).
Notably, it’s Minaj’s first No. 1 on any Billboard Latin chart. Minaj continues to expand her collection of No. 1 songs across Billboard’s various genre charts, as she’s previously claimed No. 1s on such charts as: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot Rap Songs, Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Hot Gospel Songs, Reggae Digital Song Sales, World Digital Song Sales, Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Dance Club Songs, Rhythmic Songs airplay, and Pop Songs airplay.
The collabo titled ‘Tusa’ is Colombian slang for heartbreak and was released on November 7th 2019 as reported by The Sauce. The song has since garnered million of views and features Nicki Minaj singing in Spanish.