Kany García Scores 7th Top 10 on Latin Pop Albums Chart With 'Contra El Viento'

Jessica Xie for Billboard
Kany García photographed on May 20, 2019 in New York City.

Plus, Aventura claims first Latin Airplay No. 1 in over nine years.

Kany García claims her fifth top five debut on the Latin Pop Albums chart as Contra El Viento debuts at No. 3 on the June 1-dated tally. It's her seventh top 10 overall. Her sixth studio album launches with 2,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 23, according to Nielsen Music, most of which are attributed to traditional album sales.

Opening at No. 3, Contra is the highest bow by a woman since Thalia’s Valiente landed at No. 1 on  Nov. 24. 2018. Also, out of the 12 albums that have debuted on the Latin Pop Albums chart in 2019, Contra is just the third by a woman. Anita’s Kisses debuted at No. 4 (April 20-dated chart) and Greeicy’s Baila debuts at No. 20 on the current chart.

Contra follows García's Soy Yo which opened at No. 2 with 3,000 equivalent album units on June 2, 2018.  García scored her first No. 1 debut, however, on August 2012, when her self-titled album, Kany Garcia, bowed atop Latin Pop Albums. Garcia has reached the top of the list twice -- with her self-titled album and with 2016's Limonada.

The new 22-track set was released May 17 via Sony Music Latin, which includes 11 commentary tracks by top female Latin acts (Mercedes Sosa, Natalia Lafourcade, Thalia, Lila Downs, and others), concurrently opens at No. 22 on the Top Latin Albums list. It’s only the fourth album by a woman to debut in the top 25 of the list in 2019, and the second by a female pop act. 

Aventura’s First Leader Since 2010: Meanwhile, Aventura scores its third No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart as the group’s reunion single “Inmortal,” rises 4-1 with 16.6 million audience impressions (up 45%) earned in the week ending May 26. The quartet notches its first leader since Jan. 2010, when “Dile Al Amor” spent nine nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 between Jan. 23 and April 10, 2010.

Aventura claimed its first chart leader a year earlier, when “Por Un Segundo” rose 2-1 in its 11th frame (Jan. 31, 2009-dated tally).

El Fantasma Scores First No. 1: Elsewhere, Alexander García, who goes by El Fantasma, logs his first No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart, as “Encantadora” rises 3-1 in its 11th week. The song climbs thanks to a 30% increase in audience impressions (to 9 million).

"Encantadora" beats El Fantasma's previous chart high, tallied when “Vengo a Aclarar,” with his band Banda Populares del Llano, peaked at No. 3 on Sept. 9, 2017. Meanwhile, “Encantadora” rises to a new high on Latin Airplay -- No. 9 – marking his first top 10 on the list.

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