Alejandro Sanz Earns 11th Top 10 on Top Latin Albums Chart With '+ES+: El Concierto'
Plus, Romeo Santos gets 11th No. 1 on Tropical Songs with "Bella y Sensual."
<a href="/music/Alejandro-Sanz">Alejandro Sanz</a>'s new live effort, +ES+: El Concierto, debuts at No. 7 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated Dec. 30) with 3,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 14, according to Nielsen Music.
Most of that sum is driven by traditional album sales, bolstered by an edition of the album that comes with a DVD of a live concert. The arrival grants the Spanish singer-songwriter his 11th top 10-charting set.
The live album -- released Dec. 8 via Universal Music Latino -- is his 13th set to chart and features a bevy of guest stars joining Sanz. Among them: Juan Luis Guerra, <a href="/music/Juanes">Juanes</a> and <a href="/music/Laura-Pausini">Laura Pausini</a>. The new title celebrates the 20th anniversary of his fifth studio effort, Mas, which was released in 1997 and peaked at No. 5 the following year. It was his first album to reach Billboard's charts.
Further, Sanz collects his eighth top five on the Latin Pop Albums chart as the new set opens at No. 2. He's notched three No. 1s on the list: Sirope (2015, one week at No. 1), La Musica No Se Toca (2012, five weeks at No. 1) and Paraíso Express (2009, one week at No. 1).
The new release follows his Latin Grammy Awards performance (Nov. 16), where he was honored as <a href="/articles/columns/latin/8039175/alejandro-sanz-latin-grammys-person-of-the-year-honoree">person of the year 2017</a>.
Romeo Santos Scores 11th No. 1: Meanwhile, on the Tropical Songs airplay chart, <a href="/music/Romeo-Santos">Romeo Santos</a> picks up his 11th No. 1 with "Bella y Sensual," featuring <a href="/music/Nicky-Jam">Nicky Jam</a> and <a href="/music/Daddy-Yankee">Daddy Yankee</a>. (It's the fourth No. 1 for Nicky Jam, and the fifth for Daddy Yankee.) The song ascends 2-1 on its 16th week frame -- despite a 9 percent decline in audience at the format (8.8 million impressions in the week ending Dec. 17, down 881,000). The song still receives a bullet, despite a decline, as titles in their first week at No. 1 on any chart always receive a bullet.
The song is Santos' third chart-topper in 2017, following "Imitadora," which reigned for 10 weeks, and "Heroe Favorito," which spent eight weeks in the penthouse.
The song also holds at No. 7 on the Hot Latin Songs chart for a second week. It's the singer's 15th top 10 hit on the list.