“Déjà vu” made a big entrance
Prince Royce earns the Hot Shot Debut on the Hot Latin Songs chart as “Deja Vu,” his duet with Shakira, arrives at No. 18 on the March 11-dated tally. The entrance marks Royce’s 21st career chart hit and highest entrance since 2013 when “Darte Un Beso” bowed at No. 2. The debut gives Shakira her 36th chart entry.
The new single, from Prince Royce’s latest studio album, Five (released on Feb. 24), enters with 588,000 streams and 2,000 downloads sold in the week ending Feb. 23, according to Nielsen Music. There is currently no music video for the song, but an audio and lyric video on Prince Royce’s YouTube channel have accumulated over 5.5 million global views to date.
Airplay is the debut’s main driver, with 8.5 million audience impressions reported in the week ending Feb. 26, spurring a No. 2 start on Tropical Airplay. Tropical station WLZL, Washington backed the song with the most weekly spins, playing the duet 91 times.
Five is expected to debut at No. 1 on the March 18-dated Top Latin Albums chart (published on Billboard’s websites on March 7). In addition to the collaboration with Shakira, the set includes songs with Chris Brown, Zendaya, and Farruko, among others. “Deja Vu” follows three previous singles prior to the new album: “Culpa Al Corazon,” “La Carretera,” “Moneda,” featuring Gerardo Ortiz.