Billboard Finalists Debut, J Balvin Rules Tropical Chart

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The 2014 edition of the "Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists" compilation enters Top Latin Albums as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 6, moving 1,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Compared to previous Billboard Latin Music Awards sets, the 2014 entry nets the highest ranking yet, surpassing the 2001 edition, which peaked at No. 10. The new title (distributed by Sony Music Latin) includes tracks by Daddy Yankee, Marc Anthony, Carlos Vives and Leslie Grace, among other finalists for the show, to be held in Miami and broadcast live on Telemundo on April 24.

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J Balvin spends his second week atop Tropical Songs with "6 AM," featuring Farruko. The track is the Colombian singer-songwriter's first chart-topper and follows "Yo Te Lo Dije," which peaked at No. 4 in September. On Latin Digital Songs, "6 AM" ascends 12-10 with 2,000 downloads sold (up nine percent). It climbs 10-8 on the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot Latin Songs chart.

Elsewhere on Hot Latin Songs, Ricardo Arjona rises 24-17 with "Apnea," which becomes his 24th top 20 hit on the list. "Apnea" takes Streaming Gainer honors (79,000 overall U.S streams, up 373 percent, according to Nielsen BDS), due mostly to the release of the song's official music video on April 9. The song is the first single from Arjona's album "Viaje," due April 29. Arjona is a 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalist, up for Latin Pop Albums artist of the year, solo.

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Enrique Iglesias continues to soar on Hot Latin Songs, as "Bailando," featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, jumps 22-15. The track claims the Digital Gainer tag (5,000, up 62 percent). Iglesias continues at the No. 2 spot on the chart for the fifth consecutive week with "El Perdedor," featuring Marco Antonio Solis; it topped the chart the week of Feb. 8. Iglesias is a seven-time finalist for the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards and is set to perform at the event.

On Latin Airplay, Camila climbs 33-20 with newest single "Decidiste Dejarme," the first track off the group's forthcoming studio album, "Elypse." The song amassed 5.4 million audience impressions (a 32 percent increase) in the April 7-13 tracking week, according to Nielsen BDS.