Miguel Bose Brings 'MTV Unplugged' Back to Latin Albums Chart
The set, which starts with 1,000 copies sold in the week ending Oct. 13, according to Nielsen Music, is the first MTV Unplugged album to reach the chart in almost a year. The last to do so was Enrique Bunbury’s MTV Unplugged: El Libro de las Mutaciones, which debuted and peaked at No. 10 on Dec. 19, 2015.
Other acts that have visited the Top Latin Albums chart with an MTV Unplugged set include Juanes, Los Tigres del Norte, Ricky Martin, Shakira and, the first to reach the tally, Maná’s chart-topping MTV Unplugged on July 10, 1999.
For Bosé, MTV Unplugged is his fourth top 10-charting album and first since 2012’s Papito reached No. 5. The new Unplugged set was recorded in Mexico City on May 12 and features guests like Fonseca, Juanes, Marco Antonio Solís and Maná’s Alex Gonzalez and Sergio Vallin.
Elsewhere on the Latin charts, J Balvin nets his fifth No. 1 on Latin Airplay as “Safari” rises 5-1 with 13.7 million in audience earned in the week ending Oct. 16 (up 18 percent). The track is also the first leader for its featured acts, Pharrell Williams, BIA and Sky. (Williams produced and co-wrote the song.)
Balvin has topped the chart with his last five entries as a lead artist, stretching back to 2014’s “6 AM” (featuring Farruko).