Alejandro Sanz claims the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart with La Música No Se Toca, released Sept. 25 on Universal Music Latino. The album, Sanz's debut with Universal after a lifetime with Warner, also finished the week at No. 1 in multiple territories, including Mexico, Argentina and Sanz's native Spain. There, La Música No Se Toca is currently topping Promusicae's sales chart, and, sources say, has moved more than 50,000 copies, making it the top-selling album debut during its first week of release since 2008.
In Mexico, Sanz has moved close to 20,000 copies. There, the album release was tied to Sanz's Oct. 12 show at Mexico City's Foro Sol (capacity 40,000-50,000) with a voucher to claim an album at music store MixUp included in every ticket sale.
Here in the U.S., La Música sold over 14,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Sanz's second biggest sales week behind El Tren de los Momentos' debut week of 16,000 in 2006. La Música is now Sanz's third No. 1 album on the Top Latin Albums chart, following MTV Unplugged in 2002 and Paraiso Express in 2009.
Second to Sanz in first week sales was norteño star Gerardo Ortiz with El Primer Ministro, which moved close to 13,000 copies.