Karol G's 'Unstoppable' Debuts at No. 2 on Top Latin Albums
Plus, Pitbull and Fifth Harmony arrive with “Por Favor.”
Colombian pop/urban artist Karol G opens at No. 2 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated Nov. 18) with her first studio album Unstoppable via Universal Music Latino. The set debuts with 4,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 3,000 were in traditional album sales.
Unstoppable is the highest charting debut set by a woman in more than two years — since Chiquis Rivera (daughter of the late Jenni Rivera) opened at No. 1 on the chart dated June 20, 2015. Concurrently, Unstoppable debuts atop the Latin Album Sales chart and No. 2 on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart.
The 25-year-old's current single, "Ahora Me Llama," with Bad Bunny, climbs 14-11 on Hot Latin Songs, with 4.1 million streams, up 17 percent; 1.9 million Latin radio audience, a 7 percent increase; and 1,000 downloads sold, up 8 percent. “Ahora” previously peaked at No. 10 (chart dated Nov. 4).
Elsewhere, on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart, Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga jumps 2-1 on its tenth week with “El Color de Tus Ojos” — their ninth leader. The song earns 10.2 million radio audience impressions (up 16 percent) in the week ending Nov. 5, according to Nielsen Music.
Calibre 50’s “Corrido de Juanito” previously led the chart for three consecutive weeks. It falls to No. 2, though still gains in audience, up 1 percent to 9.5 million impressions for the week.
Finally, Pitbull and Fifth Harmony’s “Por Favor” opens at No. 15 on the Hot Latin Songs chart, granting Pitbull his 38th entry and Fifth Harmony its second. The arrival follows the pair’s debut live performance of the track on the Oct. 26 Latin American Music Awards. The tune’s debut is powered mostly by sales, as it sold 9,000 downloads in the tracking frame.
Fifth Harmony previously reached the top 10 on Hot Latin Songs as a featured act on Maluma’s “Sin Contrato.” (The cut featured either Fifth Harmony or Don Omar and Wisin.)