Pitbull Scores First Top Latin Albums No. 1

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Pitbull performs onstage at a one-of-a-kind concert experience in New York City, PlentiTogether LIVE, bringing to life the better together theme of the first multi-brand rewards program in the U.S., Plenti. 

Plus: J Balvin's "Ginza" debuts on Hot Latin Songs and Victor Manuelle earns his 60th hit single on Tropical Songs chart.

Pitbull parties with his first No. 1 on Top Latin Albums, as Dale bows atop the Aug. 8-dated list with 5,000 sold in the week ending July 23 (according to Nielsen Music). Remarkably, the achievement comes after Pitbull’s earlier 34 entires on Hot Latin Songs, stretching back to 2006. The bilingual rapper first appeared on the chart in 2010 with his debut Spanish studio album, Armando, which opened at No. 2 (7,000 sold first week). Shakira’s most recent Spanish set, Sale El Sol, was in its third consecutive week at No. 1 upon Armando’s release, keeping Pitbull from reaching the top spot (Sale El Sol spent a total of 12 weeks at No. 1).

Over on Hot Latin Songs, the new album’s “Baddest Girl In Town” featuring Mohombi & Wisin, takes Digital Gainer honors shifting 3,000 downloads (up 174 percent), propelling the track 43-29. Meanwhile, “El Taxi,” featuring Sensato & Osmani Garcia, reaches a new peak -- jumping 32-21.

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J Balvin’s ‘Ginza’ Bows: Elsewhere on Hot Latin Songs, J Balvin’s latest single “Ginza” arrives at No. 5. The reggaeton track sold 8,000 downloads in its opening week, while logging 651,000 U.S. streams -- with 79 percent of overall streams stemming from a sleek new music video. On-air, “Ginza” also takes the top debut on Latin Airplay, arriving at No. 28 (4.5 million in audience, week ending July 26). The Colombian urban act premiered the track with a performance on Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro awards show on July 17.

Victor Manuelle’s 60th Tropical Hit: Lastly, Victor Manuelle’s “No Queria Enganarte” arrives at No. 9 on Tropical Songs, giving the salsa singer his 60th charting hit -- extending his record as the act with the most hits on the chart in its 21-year history (Marc Anthony follows with 50). The entrance of the latest single marks Manuelle’s 49th top 10 -- also furthering his lead for most top 10s.

“Enganarte” is the third single from Manuelle’s latest studio album, Que Suenen Los Tambores. In addition to the album track, a pop/ballad version featuring singer Raquel Sofia, is expected to be released Aug. 14. 

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Since first appearing on the chart with “Apiadate De Mi” (No. 3 peak in Nov. 1994), the salsero has had at least one charting hit every year, with the exception of 2011. In 1999, he placed five songs on the chart -- the most he has charted in a calendar year -- including two No. 1s. Manuelle currently ties with Marc Anthony for most No. 1s on the chart (25), a record that has swapped between each singer in recent years. 


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