Prince Royce Earns Fourth No. 1 on Latin Albums Chart With 'Five'
Plus, new posthumous Ariel Camacho duets set tops Regional Mexican Albums
Prince Royce crowns the Top Latin Albums chart (dated March 18) four a fourth time, as his latest studio album, Five, arrives with 19,000 album equivalent units earned in the tracking week ending March 2, according to Nielsen Music. The set bows at No. 25 on the all-genre Billboard 200.
Of that sum, 16,000 were in traditional album sales, which is the biggest sales frame for a Latin album since Gerardo Ortiz’s Hoy Mas Fuerta bowed at No. 1 with 20,000 sold on the June 6, 2015-dated list.
Five marks Royce’s first Spanish-language arrival since Soy El Mismo topped the chart for two weeks in 2013 -- and follows his previous English-language release, Double Vision, which landed at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 on the August 15, 2015 chart.
Elsewhere, Five’s current single “Deja Vu,” featuring Shakira, hops 18-13 on Hot Latin Songs in its second charting frame, aided in part by a 17 percent increase in sales (to 3,000 downloads). The rise bumps the track 2-1 on the Tropical Digital Song Sales chart, notching Royce his fifth chart-topper.
Ariel Camacho Tribute Set Arrives: Ariel Camacho debuts at No. 1 on Regional Mexican Albums with Para Siempre: Duetos, Vol. 1 (2,000 units). The star-studded duet set blends Camacho’s original recordings with new vocals by other stars in the genre, including Gerardo Ortiz and Luis Coronel. The set is a tribute to Camacho, former lead singer of Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, who was killed in a car accident two years ago, at age 22.