Colombian rocker Juanes returns to Hot Latin Songs with his 26th hit, as “Juntos (Together)” is the top debut at No. 30. The song was recorded for Disney’s new film McFarland, USA (out Feb. 20) and is accompanied by a music video shot by the movie’s director, Niki Caro. Selling 3,000 digital downloads in the week ending Jan. 25, according to Nielsen Music, the track enters Latin Digital Songs at No. 3 (his highest debut since the chart’s inception in 2010). “Juntos” takes Greatest Gainer honors on Latin Airplay where it arrives at No. 38 (3.1 million audience impressions).
Chayanne Tops Airplay Debuts: Also on Latin Airplay, Chayanne debuts his 29th charting hit, as “Madre Tierra (Oye)” earns the Hot Shot Debut at No. 28. It increases 79 percent (to 3.7 million audience impressions) during the tracking week ending Jan. 25. “Madre Tierra” is the opening track on Chayanne’s most recent studio album En Todo Estare, which became his fifth No. 1 set on Top Latin Albums, following its release in September. The single, produced by Yotuel Romero (formerly of Orishas) and Antonio Rayo Gibo, is the third from the album and follows “Humanos a Marte” (No. 3 peak) and “Tu Respiracion (No. 10). A music video for “Madre Tierra,” filmed in Mexico, is expected to be released in the coming weeks.
Yanfourd Yields Tropical No. 1: Rising salsa singer Yanfourd earns his second Tropical Songs No. 1 as “Traicion” rises 20 percent at the plays-based format, hopping 4-1. The Dominican artist notched his first crowning track when “Pirata De Amor” spent a week at No. 1 in October.
Regional Mexican Releases Rule Latin Albums: Over on Top Latin Albums, two regional Mexican albums arrive in the top two positions. The compilation set Las Bandas Romanticas de America 2015 leads the list at No. 1 (over 2,000 units shifted, according to Nielsen Music). The album follows the 2014 edition which spent four weeks at No. 1. Newcomer Alfredo Olivas bows in the No. 2 spot with his first charting album Privilegio, starting with 2,000 copies sold. The singer-songwriter spends a second consecutive week at No. 30 on Regional Mexican Airplay with the set’s lead single “Mi Porvenir,” its peak. The track climbs 11 percent in audience impressions, to 1.5 million, in its sixth week on the chart.