Ricky Martin & Paloma Mami on ‘Lit’ Collab ‘Que Rico Fuera’: ‘It’s What People Needed’

On Thursday (June 8), Ricky Martin dropped his new summer banger “Que Rico Fuera,” reeling in Chilean-American newcomer Paloma Mami.

Ricky Martin & Paloma Mami on ‘Lit’ Collab ‘Que Rico Fuera’: ‘It’s What People Needed’

On Thursday (June 8), Ricky Martin dropped his new summer banger “Que Rico Fuera,” reeling in Chilean-American newcomer Paloma Mami.

“I’ve been obsessed with her for a while now,” Martin tells Billboard. “I love that she’s very selective in her collaborations, and with this song, I threw my shot in the air and she liked it.”

“I think my manager was the one who told me that he had the song ready,” Paloma (real name: Paloma Rocío Castillo Astorga) recalls. “I heard it and fell in love with it. It’s incredible to be on this catchy song and it’s just what I needed in my career.”

“Que Rico Fuera” — co-written by Paloma and Ricky and helmed by producers Wissem Larfaoui, Kevyn Mauricio Cruz and Juan Camilo Vargas — is a rhythmic Caribbean bop with urban-pop fusions and sultry lyrics. They describe the song as “lit,” “sabrosura” (flavorful) or, Martin’s personal favorite, “Freaky Ricky.”

“My thing is to find the magic in different cultures and break barriers,” the Puerto Rican star says. “At the end of the day, I grab a bit of the rhythms that move me, turn them into my sound, and that’s the dynamic that has worked.”

For both Ricky and Paloma, who recorded the song separately but met for the first time at the video shoot in California, this is just what people needed right now.

“We’re in a moment where we’ve gone through so much and this song moves people,” Martin explains.

But their collaboration goes beyond professional.

“We have an astrological connection,” he says. “Everything I do with a Scorpio turns out to be very successful and I didn’t know that was her sign until we finished filming the video.”

Paloma, who says she simply loves Capricorns, immediately knew there was “magical chemistry” between the two.

“She’s young and knows what she wants and doesn’t want and I love that she’s so connected. You can tell by her music and her delivery in this song,” Martin notes.

“Que Rico Fuera” will be on Martin’s upcoming album Play, slated for later this year.

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Paramore’s ‘Riot!’ Hits Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart After Vinyl Reissue

Paramore’s 2007 album Riot! reaches the top 10 of Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart for the first time, thanks to a new pressing on silver colored vinyl.

Paramore’s ‘Riot!’ Hits Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart After Vinyl Reissue

Paramore’s 2007 album Riot! reaches the top 10 of Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart for the first time, thanks to a new pressing on silver colored vinyl.

The set re-enters the chart dated June 12 at No. 8 with 7,000 copies sold in the U.S. in the week ending June 3 (up 1,380%), according to MRC Data, nearly all from sales of the new vinyl edition. Riot! had previously debuted and peaked at No. 20 on the June 30, 2007-dated chart. The album was issued on silver colored vinyl on May 28 as part of the Fueled by Ramen record label’s ongoing 25th-anniversary festivities.

Elsewhere on the new Top Album Sales chart, as earlier reported, Taylor Swift’s Evermore returns to No. 1 (jumping 73-1) with the largest sales week of 2021 (192,000; up 8,307%). Its sales surge is owed to the album’s release on vinyl, Swift-signed CDs and deep discounting on its digital album.

Plus, new albums from Blackberry Smoke and DMX debut in the top 10, while Playboi Carti’s Whole Lotta Red hits a new chart high, following its release on vinyl.

Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The chart’s history dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now MRC Data. Pure album sales were the measurement solely utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart through the list dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that blends album sales with track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour slips 1-2 in its second week on Top Album Sales, with 24,000 copies sold (down 67%).

DMX’s posthumous album Exodus debuts at No. 3 with 14,000 sold, while Blackberry Smoke’s new You Hear Georgia starts at No. 4 with 12,000 sold. It’s the eighth top 10 for DMX, and the third for Blackberry Smoke. It’s also the highest-charting effort yet for the latter act, eclipsing the No. 6 peak of 2016’s Like an Arrow.

Playboi Carti’s Whole Lotta Red re-enters Top Album Sales at No. 5 with 8,500 sold (up 7,203%) following the set’s May 28 release on vinyl LP. The album initially debuted and peaked at No. 6 from its digital downloads upon its release on Dec. 25, 2020. (The set has yet to be issued on CD.)

Twenty One Pilots’ Scaled and Icy falls 2-6 in its second week (8,000 sold; down 84%), Swift’s former No. 1 Folklore jumps 25-7 (7,000; up 59% thanks to a surge in vinyl LP sales), Harry Styles’ chart-topping Fine Line rises 11-9 (6,000; down 11%) and Alan Jackson’s Where Have You Gone dips 7-10 (nearly 6,000; down 48%).

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