“Ismael Miranda Earns First Tropical Songs No. 1 in a Decade” … this is real SALSA!!
Veteran salsa singer Ismael Miranda earns his third No. 1 on Tropical Songs(chart dated July 11), and second this year, as “Bajo, Piano & Bongo,” featuring Bobby Valentin, Richie Ray and Roberto Roena, steps 2-1 (up 34 percent in spins in the week ending June 28, according to Nielsen Music) Amaya Mendizabal of Billboard reports.
With the climb, Miranda claims the most No. 1s on Tropical Songs for a member of Fania All-Stars (the legendary salsa group formed by Fania Records in 1968), breaking out of a tie with Celia Cruz (two No. 1s). The airplay increase also scores Valentin (who plays bass on the track) and Roena (bongos) — each longtime members of Fania All-Stars as well — their first chart-topper. Richie Ray, an iconic salsa musician known as El Embajador del Piano (The Piano…
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