UMLE Scores On Latin Charts

With Enrique Iglesias leading the charge atop Billboard’s Top Latin Albums sales chart for the seventh consecutive week, Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) artists managed to claim the top spot in every single Latin sales chart for the week ending Aug. 22.

Aside from Iglesias at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums and Pop Albums sales chart with “Euphoria” (Universal Music Latino/Republic), the biggest debut of the week belonged to Puerto Rican singer Manny Manuel, who enters the chart at No. 3 with “Rayando el Sol” (Universal Music Latino) an album of covers of songs by Mexican rockers Maná set to merengue and bachata beats. The album also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Albums chart. This marks Manuel’s highest debut on Top Latin Albums; his last best previous showing was at No.

At No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums chart is Ivy Queen’s “Drama Queen” (Machete) while topping the Regional Mexican Albums chart is Espinoza Paz’s “Del Rancho Par el Pueblo” (Disa).

On the airplay charts, another Universal Music Latino artist, Juanes, rose to No. 1 with “Yerbatero,” up from No. 2 the week before. The track is followed by Banda El Recodo’s “Dime Que Me Quieres” (Fonovisa), while Iglesias’ “Cuando Me Enamoro” drops to No. 3.

This means the top three titles on both the Airplay and sales charts also belong to Universal Music Latin Entertainment artists.

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