Armando Manzanero’s legacy lives on…
For the first time in 32 years, the late Mexican Mayan musician, widely considered the premier Mexican romantic composer of the postwar era and one of the most successful composers of Latin America, ranks on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart.
Manzanero’s 20 Éxitos Originales, a compilation set originally released in 2007, arrives at No. 10 (on the chart dated January 9), following his death on December 28 due to COVID-19 complications. He was 85.
The 20-track set follows Manzanero’s first and only entry on Latin Pop Albums up to date: 20 Grandes Éxitos earned him his first top 10 in 1988 (No. 6 debut and peak).
The Yucatán singer-songwriter collects his second top 10 ever on any Billboard chart.
20 Éxitos Originales starts with 1,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Jan. 31, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Most of its opening sum derives from streaming activity.