Banda El Recodo Nets Its First No. 1 on Top Latin Albums Since 2002

Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
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Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga performs during the 20th annual BMI Latin Awards at the Bellagio on March 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Meanwhile, Zion & Lennox climb into Hot Latin Songs top 10

Regional Mexican group Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga scores its second Top Latin Albums No. 1 (and first chart-topping debut) as Mi Vicio Mas Grande opens at the peak, moving 2,000 copies (according to Nielsen Music). The band has charted a total of 34 albums on the chart -- dating back to 1997 when Tributo A Juan Gabriel peaked at No. 9.

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The new set becomes the first to reach No. 1 since 2002, when No Me Se Rajar leapt 37-1 in its second frame (with 8,000 second-week units shifted after early sales pushed the title onto the chart). The iconic ensemble, which formed in 1938 and has won five Latin Grammy Awards, has continued under different incarnations with multiple members throughout the years.

Over on Hot Latin Songs, Banda el Recodo claims its 18th top 10 hit as the set’s title track steps 11-10 in its 10th charting week. An eight percent rise at Latin radio, to 8.2 million audience impressions, supports the climb -- also maintaining the track at its current No. 2 peak on Regional Mexican Airplay for a second consecutive week.

Zion & Lennox Seize Top 10: Puerto Rican duo Zion & Lennox scores its fourth top 10 on Hot Latin Songs -- and first as a lead act --- as “Pierdo La Cabeza” hops 12-9 in its 23rd week. The pair last claimed the feat in 2012, billed individually, on the collaborative “Diosa De Los Corazones,” by Ken-Y, Zion, Lobo, Lennox, Arcangel & RKM, which peaked at No. 4. “Cabeza” saw an 18 percent rise in radio, during the tracking week ending July 5, reaching 10.4 million audience impressions -- its current peak. 

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