The first Rodriguez album Cold Fact from 1969 is currently at No. 11, outpacing its previous chart peak of No. 23. Also on this week’s chart, the Searching for Sugar Man soundtrack is at No. 22 and his second and final studio album Coming From Reality (1971) is at No. 25.
As the “Cantinflas” film is being seen across the country this weekend, fans of the late comedic actor Mario Moreno are also being treated to the soundtrack, which sets the tone beautifully for one of Mexico’s most celebrated entertainers.
Kany Garcia earns her highest-charting album ever on Top Latin Albums, as her new release, Kany Garcia: En Vivo, debuts at No. 4 with 2,000 copies sold in its first week (ending Aug. 24), according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The iconic radio personality Polito Vega will be honored Sept. 21 during a concert at Madison Square Garden featuring some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Juan Luis Guerra, Don Omar, Chayanne and Carlos Vives.
Colombian star Juanes is heading for a third performance in Colombia as part of his "Loco de Amor Por Colombia" (Crazy With Love Over Colombia) tour, an eight-city run that brings together massive performances with music education initiatives.
The new Telemundo reality competition show Yo Soy El Artista (translation: "I Am the Artist"), featuring judges Luis Fonsi, Olga Tañon and Mario Quintero Lara, among others, is scheduled to debut Sept. 14.
Their names may not be as widely recognized as Ricky Martin and Carlos Santana, but their lyrics and songs have been heard around the globe. The songwriters featured at the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame's "Masterclass in the Round" have written some of the most iconic compositions and are rock stars in their own right.
Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Pedro Capo debuts at No. 3 on Top Latin Albums with his latest set Aquila. It sold nearly 2,000 copies in its opening week (ending Aug. 17), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Capo also enters Hot Latin Songs with the album’s second single “Para Ayudarte A Reir,” bowing at No. 46.
On Tuesday, after conducting a bench trial, a New York federal judge concluded that a subsidiary of Sony Music was liable for copyright infringement for Colombian superstar Shakira's "Loca" from her 2010 album, "Sale el Sol."