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Camilo Sesto Returns to Latin Pop Albums Top 10 For the First Time Since 2012

Camilo Sesto
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Camilo Sesto

The legendary singer-songwriter scores his highest debut following his death.

Spanish legend Camilo Sesto earns his highest debut on the Latin Pop Albums chart (dated Sept. 21) as Los 15 Grandes Éxitos bows at No. 5 following his death on Sept. 8.

The set opens with 2,000 in equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 12, mostly attributed to streaming activity. It’s the sixth top 10 effort for the late artist in total, and his highest charting since the No. 2-peaking A La Voluntad Del Cielo closed out a top 5 run in Jan. 1992. The set yielded Sesto’s only No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart: “Amor Mio, Qué Me Has Hecho?” which reigned for nine consecutive weeks starting Nov. 23, 2991.

The Spanish vocalist last visited the top region of the Latin Pop Albums chart over seven years ago when 20 Grandes Éxitos, another greatest hits album, peaked at No. 7 (Sept. 15, 2012). Sesto secured his first and only Latin Pop Albums No. 1, however, in 1988 when Amor Libre ruled for three weeks starting Sept. 10.

The Latin Pop Albums chart ranks the most popular pop Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Over on the Top Latin Albums chart, 15 Grandes opens at No. 30. Sesto’s second entry bests his 20 Grandes which arrived at No. 45 in 2012.