Furthermore, Ortiz scored the highest sales week for a Regional Mexican set by a male in nearly seven years, since Marco Antonio Solis arrived at No. 1 with No Molestar in 2008 (23,000 copies).
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Apart from Solis, Jenni Rivera is the only Regional Mexican act to exceed Ortiz’s 20,000-unit sales week since 2008, with two albums that were released following her death in December 2012; La Misma Gran Senora had three consecutive weeks with sales surpassing 25,000 copies (on the charts dated Dec. 29, 2012 through Jan. 12, 2013), and 1969-Siempre: En Vivo Desde Monterrey: Parte 1 sold 24,000 in its first week (Dec. 21, 2013).
Gerardo Ortiz’s Top Latin Albums No. 1s:
(Title, Weeks spent at No. 1, Peak chart date)
Morir Y Existir: En Vivo, one week, April 16, 2011
Entre Dios Y El Diablo, three weeks, September 24, 2011
El Primer Ministro, two weeks, October 27, 2012
Sold OutL En Vivo Desde El Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, one week, April 13, 2013
Archivos De Mi Vida, one week, December 14, 2013
Hoy Mas Fuerte, one week, June 6, 2015
Over on Hot Latin Songs, Ortiz jumps 24-17 with the set’s first single, “El Cholo,” in its third week on the chart. The lift is due, in part, by a 28 percent rise in airplay (to 5.2 million audience impressions), likely climbing 24-19 on the Latin Airplay chart.
The album features 26 tracks, the majority of which are corridos (Ortiz’s signature narrative song style), also including romantic ballads, bachata, cumbia and five bonus banda and mariachi versions of album songs.
Album track “Por Que Terminamos?” debuts on Hot Latin Songs at No. 48, spurred almost exclusively by streams. The arrival is aided by a pseudo audio video uploaded on Ortiz’s Vevo on YouTube channel, which has amassed over 1.2 million global streams since being published on May 1.
The momentum around the album release causes Ortiz to debut on the Billboard Artist 100 (No. 62), which ranks the top artists across all genres by music consumption and social metrics.