Vicente Fernandez Breaks Record
The singer bids farewell to touring, Duelo debuts, and Mother's Day produces chart moves
Vicente Fernandez, currently celebrating his 45th year in the business with a farewell tour, breaks the record for most top 10s for a solo act on Top Latin Albums. His latest set “Hoy” enters at No. 3. The album becomes his 22nd top 10, breaking the tie that he previously held with Marco Antonio Solis.
Elsewhere on Top Latin Albums, Duelo debuts at No. 1 with Libre Por Naturaleza (4,000, according to Nielsen Soundscan), marking the Tejano group’s third chart-topper. Meanwhile, “Intocable” nabs their third No. 1 on Latin Airplay with “Te Amo (Para Siempre),” with 10 million impressions, according to Nielsen BDS.
The dedication of songs for Mother’s Day (May 12) resulted in spikes in airplay, digital sales, and streaming for a number of tracks on the charts this week. Pesado’s current single “Mi Primer Amor” jumps 28-8 on Hot Latin Songs, claiming honors for top Digital Gainer (up 62% to 1,000 downloads sold) and Streaming Gainer (debuting on Latin Streaming Songs at No. 14).
Making its first appearance on the chart, at No. 11, is the 32-year old song “Señora, Señora, Señora,” from singer Denise de Kalafe. Written about her mother, it earns 89% its chart points from YouTube views (489,000) during the tracking week.
“Señora,” which also debuts at No. 4 on Latin Streaming Songs, originally appeared on Kalafe’s 1981 album “Amor Es,” which was released prior to the 1986 debut of the Hot Latin Songs chart. The track debuts on Hot Latin Songs as Billboard’s rules governing the Hot 100 and other genre sales/airplay/streaming charts allows for entries or re-entries for older songs if they rank within the upper half of the list.