-Vicente Fernandez continues his reign at the top of Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart this week, with his live set “Primera Fila” up 3% in sales to 11,300 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. All albums in the top 10 gained in sales for the week ending Dec. 21, with the greatest gainer among them Marco Antonio Solis’ “No Molestar” at No. 2 with a 30% sales gain.
Luis Fonsi stayed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart with “No Me Doy Por Vencido,” and Grupo Montez de Durango leaped into the top 10 with “Espero.”
-Guitarist Pablo Dominguez, co-founder of Spanish pop trio La Quinta Estacion, is exiting the group, according to news agency EFE. The group’s next album on Sony BMG, “Sin Frenos,” is due Mar. 3, but Dominguez’ participation on that album couldn’t be confirmed at press time. The composer/producer is reportedly pursuing a solo career.
-Alanis Morrissette will play 11 cities in Brazil Jan. 21 – Feb. 10 as part
of a Latin American tour that will also take her to Mexico and Argentina. The Canadian pop star kicks off her tour at Studio 5 in Manaus Jan. 21, and then continues on to cities such as Brasilia, Recife, Salvador, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre.
Morrissette’s tour then takes her to Buenos Aires’ Luna Park Feb. 12 and to Mexico for three shows, including Mexico City’s Auditorio Nacional Feb. 16.