GALE Scores First Top 10 on a Billboard Chart: 'Such A Special Moment For Me'
Puerto Rican singer-songwriter GALE secures her first top 10 on any Billboard chart as "Nuestra Canción" lifts 16-10 on the Latin Pop Airplay chart (dated March 25).
"This is such a special moment for me, my team and my career," GALE tells Billboard. "I am so grateful to everyone listening and supporting 'Nuestra Canción.' I will be dancing and singing it with my friends at the top of our lungs."
"Nuestra Canción" was released Feb. 16 via Sony Music Latin. It reaches the upper tier in its third week after it debuted at No. 21 on the March 11-dated ranking. The song logged 1.1 million in audience impressions, up 46% - the biggest percentage increase of the week among the 25-deep tally - earned in the U.S. in the week ending March 16, according to Luminate.
The pop dancefloor female anthem was produced by DJ and producer DallasK and co-written by GALE, DallasK alongside Dani Blau. It bests GALE's antecessor "Problemas" which reached a No. 15 high last September. "We all have that song that reminds us of our ex, that takes you back to the happy moments you shared together," the singer-actress continues. "'Nuestra Canción' is about letting go, about finally accepting that the relationship is over, and that instead of crying alone at home, you decide to go out dancing to that song and embrace the heartache to be happy again."
Notably, GALE becomes just the 11th Latin female act to achieve a top 10 as a soloist, unaccompanied by another act, on Latin Pop Airplay in the last decade. Let's look at the winners:
Artist, Title, Peak Date, Peak Position
Leslie Grace, "Be My Baby," Aug. 3, 2013, No. 6
Alejandra Guzmán, "Mi Peor Error (Primera Fila)," Dec. 7, 2013, No. 8
Shakira, "Dare (La La La)," July 26, 2014, No. 2
Natalia Jiménez, "Creo En Mí," Aug. 2, 2014, No. 2
Natalia Jiménez, "Quédate Con Ella," Jan. 3, 2015, No. 4
Shakira, "Me Enamoré," July 8, 2017, No. 1
Jennifer López, "El Anillo," July 14, 2018, No. 6
Natti Natasha, "Me Gusta," April 20, 2019, No. 3
Karol G, "Ay, ¡Dios Mio!," Oct. 10, 2020, No. 1
Kali Uchis, "Telepatía," July 3, 2021, No. 1
Natti Natasha, "Noches En Miami," Oct. 16, 2021, No. 1
Anitta, "Envolver," May 7, 2022, No. 3
Karol G, "Provenza," July 9, 2022, No. 1
Becky G, "Bailé Con Mi Ex," Sept. 10, 2022, No. 1
GALE, "Nuestra Canción," March 25, 2023, No. 10
About the production of the song, GALE adds: "I wanted to create a contrast between a pop track, urban melodies and (my favorite part) a dance/EDM-style surprise at the end to dance your heart out!!!"