Modern Banda singer El Dasa scores his second top 10 on the Top Latin Albums chart as his third studio album, El Hijo del Desierto, debuts at No. 6 on the chart dated Jan. 3. The set opens with 3,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 21 according to Nielsen Music. Nearly all of that sum is driven by traditional album sales.
El Hijo del Desierto — released Dec. 15 via Fonovisa Records and Universal Music Latino — is his second set to chart, and scores his highest sales week. It follows the 2014 set Alegre y Enamorado, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 with a little more than 2,000 copies sold in its first week (his previous best sales frame). It also scored the artist his first entrance on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 153.
The new set also debuts atop the Regional Mexican Albums chart, earning Dasa his second chart-topper, following Alegre y Enamorado (which also debuted at No. 1).
The new album was preceded by the singles “Ya Me Vi” (2016) — from the biographical TV Series El Vato, inspired by the singer’s life story — and “Mas Que Clavado Contigo” (2015). Both songs charted on the top 25 on the Regional Mexican Songs chart.
Maluma’s “Corazon” Climbs: Elsewhere on the Hot Latin Songs chart (which blends airplay, sales and streaming data), Maluma’s “Corazon,” with Brazilian funk singer Nego do Borel, rises 12-8. It scores Maluma his seventh top 10 hit and do Borel his first. The song is the week’s Greatest Gainer in streaming (up 36 percent with 5.8 million streams). Further, “Corazon” rises 23-18 on the Latin Airplay chart and tallies a 23 percent gain in audience in the week ending Dec. 24 rising to 7.3 million.
Santos’ “Bella” Bounds Into Top 10: Finally, Romeo Santos jumps 11-9 on the Latin Airplay chart with “Bella y Sensual,” featuring Nicky Jam and Daddy Yankee (9.3 million in audience impressions, up 5 percent). The song earns Santos his 14th top 10, Jam’s 8thand Yankee’s 22nd.
Concurrently, the track maintains its peak position of No. 1 on the Tropical Songs airplay chart for a second week — up 5 percent in audience at the format (9.3 million impressions). “Bella y Sensual” also ascends to a new peak on the Hot Latin Songs chart, rising 7-6, in its twenty-second week, powered mostly by streams (up 8 percent with 5.6 million).
The new Latin charts for the week are dated Jan. 3, marking a rare Wednesday-dated chart, instead of the usual Saturday, as Billboard is adjusting how it dates its charts and magazine issues.)