Alejandro Fernandez Posts His Biggest Sales Week Ever

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Veteran Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez notches his best sales week in his 20-plus year career as his 15th studio album, "Confidencias," out on Universal Music Latino, debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums with 21,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The set’s impressive opening also impacts the Billboard 200 where it bows at No. 19, making this Fernandez’s best position on the chart ever.

"Confidencias" is only the second Latin album to breach the top 20 of the Billboard 200 this year; Earlier, Marc Anthony’s "3.0" debuted at No. 5 on Aug. 10 with 39,000 copies. Now, "3.0" drops to No. 2 on the Top Latin Albums chart.

Fernandez’s previous best sales week was the Jan. 10, 1998 frame when his "Me Estoy Enamorando" shifted 20,000 Christmas-week units. "Confidencias" is Fernandez’ fourth chart-topper behind "Enamorando" (12 weeks in 1998-99), "Entre Tus Brazos" (May 13, 2000) and "Dos Mundos: Evolucion" (Jan. 2, 2010).
 
“Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti,” the album’s first single, featuring Christina Aguilera, serves as the theme song to Univision’s new soap opera “La Tempestad” and sits at its peak of No. 5 on Hot Latin Songs, a rarity for a ballad in today’s more up-tempo dominated radio charts.

The Latin pop album also features a new rendition of Rod Stewart’s classic “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out,” alongside Stewart himself, as well as Alejandro’s first collaboration with his father Vicente Fernandez in over 20 years on “Me Olvide de Vivir.”
 
"Confidencias" was the last production by the late Phil Ramone.