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Late Salsa Star Tito Rojas Scores 13th Top 10 on Tropical Albums Chart With 'Éxitos y Más'

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Tito Rojas attends as one of honorees of 'Dia Nacional de la Zalza' press conference on March 10, 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Is the singer’s first chart appearance since 2014.

Tito Rojas is back on the Tropical Albums chart with Exitos y Más, a compilation album that arrives at No. 5 on the Jan. 9 survey. It’s the late salsa singer-songwriter’s first chart visit since El Viajero started at No. 4 in 2014.

Exitos y Más arrives in the top five following his death on Dec. 26. Rojas died of a heart attack in his hometown Humacao, Puerto Rico. He was 65.

The 14-track set was originally released in 2007.  In the tracking week ending Dec. 31, Exitos y Más earned 2,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/ MRC Data. Out of that sum, 1,000 are from streaming activity.

With the compilation’s arrival, Rojas now has 13 top 10s on the Tropical Albums chart, dating back to 1991 when Tito Rojas (Sensual), his first chart entry, peaked at No. 6. The new gain places him in a tie with Marc Anthony, both with 13.

Here’s a rundown of the male solo acts with the most top 10s since the list launched in 1985:

Artist, Number of Top 10s:

Gilberto Santa Rosa, 33
Victor Manuelle, 22
Tito Nieves, 21
Juan Luis Guerra, 18
Jerry Rivera, 15
Elvis Crespo, 14
Marc Anthony, 13
Tito Rojas, 13
Eddie Santiago, 12
Ruben Blades, 11

The Puerto Rican also slots one song from the set on Latin Digital Song Sales: “Nadie Es Eterno,” which arrives at No. 10 on the current chart -- his first and only top 10.

Meanwhile, a second album arrives on Tropical Albums: A Mi Estilo, Rojas’ 1993 effort, re-enters at No. 12 after reaching a No. 8 high in June 1994.

Herencia de Patrones’ Third Straight Top 10: Over on the Regional Mexican Albums chart, Herencia de Patrones collect their third top five as Para Los Que Conocen El Rollo bows at No. 2.

The seven-track effort arrives with 4,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 31. Most of the set’s opening sum is accrued through streams for its songs.

Para Los Que Conocen follows the California-based band’s 2020 album Sorry for the Wait, which also launched at No. 2.