Blanco y Negro was released exclusively in a deluxe two-CD/book package. He had previously released the Blanco and Negro albums as separate titles. The albums were recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.
Blanco y Negro starts with 2,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. after its first full tracking week ending March 3, according to MRC Data. The double-CD was released Feb. 25 via Metamorfosis/Sony Music Latin. The set’s opening sum is derived entirely from traditional album sales, a sum that also makes it the top-selling Latin pop album of the week — enough to earn a No. 74 debut on the 100-deep Top Album Sales ranking, his first chart visit since Circo Soledad arrived at No. 41 in 2017.
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, compiled by MRC Data. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.
As Blanco y Negro bows in the Latin Pop Albums’ top tier, Arjona adds a 21st consecutive top 10 on his chart account. He ties with Rocio Durcal for the third-most top 10s since the chart begun in 1985.
Here’s a recap of the leaderboard:
26, Juan Gabriel
22, Marco Antonio Solis
21, Ricardo Arjona
21, Rocio Durcal
20, Cristian Castro
19, Ana Gabriel
19, Luis Miguel
18, Ednita Nazario
18, José José
17, Alejandro Fernández
Beyond his top 10 debut on Latin Pop Albums, Blanco y Negro opens at No. 46 on Top Latin Albums. The debut comes on the heels of his Blanco y Negro U.S. tour that launched March 24 in Albuquerque, NM and will take the Guatemalan through a 34-city run ending in San Juan, Puerto Rico in June 12.
Gilberto Santa Rosa’s New Top 10: Elsewhere on the Latin charts, Gilberto Santa Rosa adds a 37th top to his Tropical Airplay chart account as “Cartas Sobre La Mesa” jumps 12-10 with 1.86 million audience impressions, up 11%, earned in the U.S. in the week ending March 6.
He continues to rank third among all acts, trailing just Victor Manuelle with 62 top 10s and Marc Anthony with 53.
“Cartas Sobre La Mesa” is Santa Rosa’s first single from his forthcoming album Debut y Segunda Tanda due out in the spring.