Tito 'El Bambino' Leads Latin Album Chart Debuts
The veteran Puerto Rican artist arrives with the genre's highest entrance this week.
Tito "El Bambino" enters Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart at No. 3 with Alta Jeraquia (3,000 first-week copies sold, according to Nielsen Music).
The predominantly urban set, with tropical tracks scattered throughout, also leaps 13-1 on Latin Rhythm Albums (following an early debut last week due to street date violation sales), landing him his fifth chart-topper. His single "A Que No Te Atreves," featuring Chencho, climbs 37-33 on Hot Latin Songs and jumps by 55 percent in digital sales. It spent five weeks atop Latin Rhythm Songs, first reaching at No. 1 on Sept. 20.
On Latin Airplay, Victor Manuelle lands his 15th top 10 as he hops 11-8 with his celebratory anthem "Que Suenen Los Tambores." A 12 percent rise to 8.6 million audience impressions spurs the climb, with spins powered heavily by WKAQ San Juan (75 in the week ending Nov. 30). The track became Manuelle's 24th No. 1 on Tropical Songs, where it rules for a third consecutive week.
Meanwhile, holiday sales and Black Friday deals cause sales gains for some of the year's best Latin sellers. Enrique Iglesias' Sex and Love returns to No. 1 on Top Latin Albums (6,000 sold, up 264 percent), taking Greatest Gainer honors. Bachata star Romeo Santos follows at No. 2, shifting 4,000 units of his sophomore solo set Formula, Vol. 2 (up 214 percent). Fellow tropical artist Prince Royce springs 41-14 on the chart with Soy El Mismo in its 60th week. It logs a 142 percent hike in sales and hits its highest rank since July.