On the new Top Latin Albums chart, CNCO bumps Odisea down to No. 2, after 32 consecutive weeks at No. 1 (the record for the most weeks atop the list for a male artist).
"Once again, we are witnesses that in life one reaps what one sows," CNCO’s Zabdiel de Jesus tells Billboard. "This No. 1 is the result of hard work from all of us, our label, and our followers. From now on, there is nothing left but to continue working harder and harder and keep dreaming bigger and bigger.”
CNCO's big sales were supported by six in-store CD signing events during release week, which helped yield 11,000 in CD sales (versus 2,000 in digital album sales). That's the biggest sales week for a Latin album on CD since Santos' Golden bowed with 13,000 CDs sold.
Though none of the new album’s tracks are currently on the Hot Latin Songs chart, three have previously dotted the tally. The remix of “Reggaeton Lento (Bailemos),” with Little Mix, peaked at No. 6 last year. (The original version, without Little Mix, was included on CNCO’s debut album.) “Hey DJ,” with Yandel (No. 14) and “Mamita” (No. 28) followed “Lento.”
'Despacito' Still No. 1: On the current Hot Latin Songs chart, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, extends its chart domination to a 51st nonconsecutive week. The song claimed a spike in both sales (up 16 percent) and streams (up 1 percent), likely attributed to fans reacting to news generated by an April 10th hack which temporarily removed the song’s video from YouTube.
Raymix Takes Lead on Tropical Songs: Meanwhile, on the Tropical Songs airplay chart, Raymix’s “Oye Mujer” picks up his first No. 1, climbing to 8.41 million audience impressions in the week ending April 15 (up 21 percent), taking the Greatest Gainer honor of the week. The Mexican electro-cumbia artist also sees the track vault 21-10 on Latin Airplay — his first top 10 on the list.
Calibre 50 Notches 11th No. 1 on Regional Mexican Songs: Lastly, Calibre 50 secures its 11th No. 1 on Regional Mexican Songs airplay tally, as “Mitad y Mitad” ascends 2-1 with 9.53 million in audience (up 7 percent). The song also lifts 10-5 on Latin Airplay.