Marc Anthony’s elegant “Iconos” (Sony Latin), a tribute to singers and this of yore, debuts this week at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. With more than 24,000 scanned copies, it’s the top-selling debut on the chart so far this year, and the top selling since Aventura moved 47,000 last June.
Anthony’s previous album, the soundtrack to the film “El Cantante,” also debuted at No. 1 in August 2007 but moved 17,000 copies its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, making “Iconos” numbers all the more remarkable.
On radio, Enrique Iglesias notched his 21st No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Latin Song chart with “Cuando Me Enamoro.” Iglesias is besting his own record as the artist with most No. 1s during the chart’s 24-year history. He now amply leads the list of chart leaders, where he is followed by Luis Miguel with 16 No. 1s.
“Cuando Me Enamoro” features Juan Luis Guerra, who claims the No. 2 spot on Hot Latin Songs with “Bachata en Fukuoka.,” which was No. 1 last week. This makes Guerra the first artist in the chart's history to directly replace himself at No. 1.