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Maluma, Natalia LaFourcade & J Balvin Gain on Charts After Latin Grammys

The 16th Latin Grammy Awards spurs gains for acts like Maluma, Natalia LaFourcade, and J Balvin -- all of whom performed at the show.

Regional Mexican band Calibre 50 celebrates its first No. 1 on Top Latin Albums (chart dated Dec. 12) with the arrival of Historias de La Calle. It’s the ninth charting set for the act, which debuted on the list in 2010. The new effort — their first for Sony Music Latin after years with Universal’s Disa — starts with a career-high sales week of 5,000 sold (week ending Nov. 26, according to Nielsen Music). It also gives the group its third straight leader on Regional Mexican Albums.The new set’s single “La Gripa” reaches a new high on Hot Latin Songs, gliding 34-29.


Latin Grammys Shine: Elsewhere on the charts, the 16th Latin Grammy Awards (which aired live on Nov. 19 on Univision), spurred gains for acts like Maluma, Natalia LaFourcade, and J Balvin — all of whom performed at the show. 

Colombian reggaeton act Maluma performed a new version of “Sin Contrato,” (from his album Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy) alongside girl group Fifth Harmony. The track was made available on Nov. 20 and sold 2,000 downloads in its first week and bows at No. 7 on Latin Digital Songs.

Natalia LaFourcade (who brought home four trophies) hops 14-9 on Latin Pop Digital Songs with “Hasta La Raiz” (up 86 percent, to 1,000 downloads). The song won two of the night’s biggest awards: song of the year and record of the year. LaFourcade’s album Hasta La Raiz, which was a nominee for album of the year, re-enters Latin Pop Albums at No. 7 (after peaking at No. 6 in April), shifting nearly 1,000 copies (up 176 percent.)

J Balvin, who remains atop Hot Latin Songs for a ninth consecutive week with “Ginza,” also sees a 30 percent rise in downloads (to 5,000) following his performance. Balvin took home the Latin Grammy Award for best urban song for “Ay Vamos.”