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Selena Returns to Latin Pop Albums Chart With 'Selena: The Series Soundtrack'

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Selena in the press room at the 1994 Grammy Awards in New York City.

'Selena: The Series, Music From The Netflix’s Original Series' bows at No. 8.

Selena returns to the Latin Pop Albums chart (dated Dec. 19) with her latest soundtrack Selena: The Series, Music From The Netflix’s Original Series. It’s the late Texas-born singer-songwriter’s first entry and top 10 since 2016 following the former No. 1 greatest hits compilation Lo Mejor De… (April 2016).

As Selena: The Series Soundtrack debuts at No. 8, Selena captures her sixth top 10, dating back to the 44-week ruler Dreaming of You (it debuted at No. 1 in Aug. 1995).

Selena: The Series Soundtrack opens with 1,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 10, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, most of which stem from streaming activity. The first nine episodes of Selena: The Series premiered on Netflix on Dec. 4.

The Latin Pop Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin pop albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). 

Selena:The Series soundtrack, which was released Dec. 4 via Netflix/Capitol Latin/UMLE, net 1,000 SEA which equates to 1.2 million on-demand U.S. streams for the album’s songs in its opening week.

With The Series arriving in the current chart week, Selena also generates popularity with other efforts. Her last live set, Live, The Last Concert: Houston, Texas 1995, an April 2001 one-week chart ruler, re-enters at No. 7 after previously hitting No. 10 last holiday season.

Concurrently, Selena’s all-time favorite Ones (2002), moves closer to Shakira’s El Dorado’s 63-week No. 1 record holder, holding strong atop the list in its 61st week.

Elsewhere, The Series’s 20-track set sees six of its songs debut or re-enter the Latin Digital Song Sales chart. Let’s take a look:

Rank, Title

No. 4, “Como La Flor”

No. 8, “Baila Esta Cumbia”

No. 10, “Que Creías” (debut)

No. 19, “Besitos” (debut)

No. 21, “La Carcacha”

No. 24, “Dame Un Beso” (debut)