Julion Alvarez & 'Amigos' Debut at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums Chart
Plus, Los De La Nazza tops Tropical Songs & CNCO climbs into top 10 on Latin Airplay.
Regional Mexican act Julion Alvarez y Su Norteño Banda earns its third No. 1 on Top Latin Albums (April 30 chart) as the mostly covers effort Mis Idolos, Hoy Mis Amigos!!! sells 4,000 copies in the week ending April 14, according to Nielsen Music.
The set is a tribute to music from Sinaloa and Mexican regional artists who have had an influence on Alvarez's music, and features collaborations with prestigious Mexican singers Jose Angel Ledesma “El Coyote,” Pancho Barraza and Julio Preciado, as well as three original songs. The group’s last No. 1 was one year ago (April 11, 2015 chart), when El Aferrado debuted atop the list. Prior, Tu Amigo Nada Mas bowed at No. 1 in 2013, where it spent one week.
Los De La Nazza Earn First No. 1: Meanwhile, the Tropical Songs chart greets a new No. 1 as Los de La Nazza’s “Si El Mundo Se Acabara,” featuring Justin Quiles, steps 2-1 in its 11th charting week -- despite a nine percent decrease in plays at the format. Los de La Nazza, the collective made up of Puerto Rican reggaeton producers Musicologo and Menes, earns its first Billboard chart-topper. The chart climb also gives singer Justin Quiles his first No. 1 on a chart.
CNCO Crosses into Top 10: Finally, CNCO reaches the top 10 on Latin Airplay with “Tan Facil,” hopping 11-8 in its seven week. The debut single, from the five-member group that was created on Univision’s reality competition “La Banda,” rises 4 percent on-air -- to 8.2 million audience impressions. Produced by reggaeton star Wisin, the song also steps 5-4 to its new peak on Latin Rhythm Airplay.