Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo & More Italian Singers Show Power on Latin Charts
When it comes to Italians and Latinos, there’s always been a closeness. We share a sense of romanticism, an appreciation for carbs and fine wine, and have roots in the same language. When Laura Pausini sang her hit ballad “La Solitudine” in Spanish back in 1993 with an endearing Castilian lisp, there wasn’t one person in Latin America who wasn’t singing along.
The Italian songstress (and judge on Univision's reality singing competition La Banda) has a brand new Spanish-language album out now, Similares, which is currently No. 6 on Top Latin Albums -- a testament to her lasting appeal among Latinos. And she’s not alone. This week in particular, the Italians are showing their power on the Latin charts.
With its new 12-track, all-Spanish album, classical crossover quartet Il Divo earns its first showing on Top Latin Albums as Amor & Pasion arrives at the top of the chart (dated Dec. 5), selling 5,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 19, according to Nielsen Music.
The legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli also shines on the chart; he’s currently No. 2 behind Il Divo thanks to the Spanish edition of his most recent album, Cinema. And last, but not least, operatic pop trio Il Volo’s Grande Amore hit No. 2 on Top Latin Albums at the end of October, and is still present, at No. 55.
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