Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi is celebrating a comeback, almost a decade after his first No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart “Aqui Estoy Yo” in 2009, with two new single releases this year: “Despacito” on January 13 and “Wave your Flag,” on February 24. Reenergizing his fan base in South America, Fonsi’s two singles brought him up in the South American file-sharing charts from No. 20 to No. 1 during March. Unsurprisingly, the highest activity globally took place in South American countries such as Argentina (No. 1, with 68,820 file shares) and Venezuela (No. 3, with 51,317 file shares). Nevertheless, Spain achieved spot No. 2, right after Argentina, with a total of 58,854 file shares. These numbers might seem insignificant in comparison with those of global stars like Ed Sheeran, but while other European file sharers don’t currently seem as interested in Luis Fonsi’s music, the latest upward trend and fan-base growth in Spain might be the first indicator of a potential European summer hit.
Definition: Number of file sharers: How many peers shared at least one music file of Luis Fonsi within the respective time period?