El Fantasma Teaming Up with Fuerza Regida to Launch Tecate’s Virtual Concert Series & Community Fundraiser ‘El Patio Tecate’

El Fantasma is giving back to the community in a special way…

The 30-year-old Mexican singer is teaming up with Fuerza Regida to kick off Tecate‘s new monthly virtual concert series and community fundraiser El Patio Tecate on Friday, August 21.

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The El Patio Tecate concerts, part of Tecate’s “Mexico is in Us” campaign, will take place from August through December with each event highlighting a different sub-genre of Latin music while offering fans a reimagined festival-going experience featuring a multi-cam and immersive livestream concert supporting both Mexican-American arts and culture.

Filmed near downtown Los Angeles, the first concert live stream will focus on regional Mexican and cumbia, and will also feature Mexican-American DJs.

“Our team couldn’t be more excited to finally unveil Tecate’s new virtual concert series that will soon provide both music-lovers and beer-drinkers across the country with access to some of today’s hottest Latin artists. These livestreams will look to offer fans a high dose of interactive entertainment in celebration of Mexican-American culture and music,” said Belen Pamukoff, Tecate brand director.

“The maverick spirit that lives in each of these talented music artists will be on full display allowing viewers at home to not only feel inspired, but to be their true authentic selves while embracing their own diversity,” she added.

Tecate’s designated charity partner for the campaign is the Latino-led non-profit No Us Without You, which helps immigrants within the local Los Angeles culinary community.

The charity is now feeding more than 1,000 families per week providing food security to the most disenfranchised hospitality workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and 100 percent of the funds raised via direct donations before and after each concert will go directly to the No Us Without You.

The first concert kicks off August 21 at 8:00 pm ET across Tecate’s official YouTube channel, Twitter page and online at tecatebeer.com/elpatiotecate.

Fuerza Regida Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums Chart

The Force is certainly with Fuerza Regida

The Mexican group has notched its first No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart dated July 13, as Del Barrio Hasta Aqui debuts in the top spot. 

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“We are your regular hood kids,” the group’s frontman Jesus Ortiz Paz tells Billboardvia email, regarding the No. 1 news. “The ones you see every day. We love our roots and our Mexican music, however we are doing it our way, our style. We are never giving up and we’re excited for what’s up next!”

Del Barrio Hasta Aquilaunches at the summit following a partial week of activity after the album’s off-cycle release on Thursday, July 4 (instead of on a Friday, when most albums are released, ensuring that it would get a full seven days of tracking in its debut week).

The set starts with 2,000 equivalent album units earned (mostly driven by streaming activity) in the U.S. for the week ending July 4 according to Nielsen Music. The set will likely retain a high placing on the July 20-dated chart, following its first full week of charting activity.

The Regional Mexican Albums chart ranks the most popular regional Mexican albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Del Barriois Fuerza Regida’s second entry on the Regional Mexican Albums chart, following the February’s EP Las Romanticas Favoritas De Fuerza Regida, which hit No. 19 on the March 2-dated list.

Del Barrio Hasta Aqui’s opening sum of 2,000 units was driven almost entirely by streaming activity, as only a negligible number of units were owed to album sales or TEA units. 

The album’s songs tallied about 2.7 million on-demand audio streams during the tracking frame, led by the track “Sigo Chambeando,” with 1.3 million. The tune has so far peaked at No. 11 on the Regional Mexican Songsairplay chart.

On the overall Top Latin Albumschart, which ranks all varieties of Latin music, Del Barriobows at No. 19. It’s the act’s first entry on the list.