Mexican pop star Maite Perroni made a surprising debut on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs this week with a year-old song. "Loca," her collaboration with Cali & El Dandee, opens at No. 30, Billboard reported on June 5.
"Loca" (English: "Crazy") was released last June as the second single from Perroni's untitled sophomore album. She first previewed the record with 2015's "Adicta" and then followed it with her song featuring Colombian duo Cali & El Dandee. Her Latin pop was blended with the guys' reggaeton edge as they traded verses about being crazy for each other despite being in relationships. The tropical dance track didn't make much of an impact on the U.S. chart, but we did highlight it as a must-hear song for those that were fans of "Despacito."
Curiously, almost a year after the music video premiere, "Loca" debuted this week at No. 30 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs, a chart with the most popular Spanish-language songs in the U.S. regardless of genre. It marks Perroni's second time on the tally following 2011's "A Partir de Hoy" duet with Marco di Mauro. "Loca" already outpaces "Partir," which peaked at No. 44. On YouTube, the music video with Cali & El Dandee has amassed over 185 million views. "Loca" is suddenly making moves in the U.S. and it's better late than never. The crazy beautiful song deserves even more success.
Perroni's current single is the reggaeton-infused club banger "Como Yo Te Quiero" with genre legends Alexis & Fido. She also features on Carlos Baute's "¿Quién es Ese?" alongside Latin trap artist Juhn.