Alvaro Soler Makes First Latin Pop Albums Chart Appearance With 'Mar de Colores'
Thalia, Natti Natasha, Rome Santos, Victor Manuelle and Gerardo Ortiz also achieve new Top 10s.
Spanish-German singer-songwriter Alvaro Soler makes his maiden appearance on any Latin albums chart as his second studio album, Mar de Colores, debuts at No. 10 on the Latin Pop Albums chart (Sept. 22-dated chart).
The album opens with 1,000 equivalent album units earned in week ending Sept. 13, according to Nielsen Music, with most of its units attributed to streams and traditional album sales. Concurrently, the set opens at No. 6 on the Latin Albums Sales chart and in the top 40 of the Top Latin Albums chart, landing at No. 38; his first visit to both lists.
“I can‘t believe that my music is reaching so many people and I‘m more than honored to have made such a chart entry on the Latin Pop chart,” Soler tells Billboard via email. "This means a lot to me! Thank you so much for listening to Mar De Colores.”
Mar -- released via AirForce1/Triebel & Zuckowski/Interscope/IGA -- has yielded one song on the Hot Latin Songs chart, “La Cintura,” which debuted and peaked at No. 46 on the Aug. 11-dated tally. It follows Soler’s first chart entry, “El Mismo Sol,” featuring Jennifer Lopez, which peaked at No. 11 in 2015. The track also hit No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart.
Thalia & Natti Natasha’s “No Me Acuerdo” Hits Top 10: Over on the Latin Pop Songs airplay list, Thalia and Natti Natasha’s “No Me Acuerdo” enters the top 10 for the first time, bumping 11-10 with a seven percent boost in plays, in the week ending Sept. 16.
The rise earns Thalia her 15th top 10. She last visited the tally’s top tier in 2016 with “Desde Esa Noche” featuring Maluma (peaking at No. 4). Natti, meanwhile, logs her fourth top 10 and second of the year. Her collaboration with Becky G, “Sin Pijama,” which led the chart for one week (Aug. 11), holds at No. 5 for a second week.
Romeo Santos Logs 15th Top 10 on Tropical Songs Airplay Chart: Elsewhere on the Latin airplay charts, Romeo Santos scores his 15th top 10 on the Tropical Songs airplay chart as “Centavito,” the sixth single from Golden, surges 15-5 thanks to a lofty 262 percent boost in airplay.
Santos, who continues touring throughout U.S., now has two songs on the tally. “Sobredosis” featuring Ozuna leads the way ranking at No. 4. It previously crowned the chart for 10 weeks.
Victor Manuelle Extends Top 10 Record: Meanwhile, down below the tally, Victor Manuelle’s “Quiero Tiempo” featuring Juan Luis Guerra enters the top 10 for the first time. It lifts with a 44 percent in audience (rising to 4 million for the week).
With a 57th top 10, Victor Manuelle continues to hold the record as the act with the most top 10s overall. For Guerra, “Quiero” grants him his 17th top 10. His last top 10 came over three years ago, when “Tus Besos” reigned at No. 1 in 2014.
Gerado Ortiz Rules Regional Mexican Songs Airplay Chart: Finally, over on the Regional Mexican Songs airplay list, Gerardo Ortiz’ “Egoista” climbs 2-1, logging his ninth chart leader and first of the year.
“Egoista” is the second single of Ortiz’ Comeré Callado, Vol. 2 album which debuted at No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart (May 12-dated list).