José José Lands Posthumous No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums Chart

José José’s passing has people purchasing…

Reactions to the death of the Mexican singer/musician and actor, who passed away at the age of 71 late last month, sends the Príncipe de La Canción back atop Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart as Serie Platino 20 Exitos, Vol. 2 opens at No. 1 on the October 12-dated chart.

José José

Serie Platinologged 3,000 in equivalent album units earned in the week ending October 3 (up 803%), according to Nielsen Music

The 1997 album earns José his first No. 1 in over 31 years as he last took the crown in 1988 with the nine-week ruler Soy Así.

The romantic balladeer claimed his first crown, however, when Reflexiones, his 20th studio album, landed at the summit in 1985, where it remained for eight consecutive weeks.

Three other José José sets arrive on Latin Pop Albums: El Principe de La Canción at No. 6, Secretos at No. 7 and 20 Triunfadoras de José José at No. 11. With the four new albums visiting the tally for the first time, the Mexican artist now holds the record for the most chart entries with 32 (Juan Gabriel follows with 31).

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. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Concurrently, Serie PlatinoEl Principe andSecretos debut on the Top Latin Albumschart at No. 13, No. 30and No. 34, respectively; he’s had 18 total charted titles since his first entry in 1994.

In the week ending October 3, the singer-songwriter’s catalog of albums earned 8,000 equivalent album units (up 930%) and sold 2,000 copies (up from a negligible figure previously). Meanwhile, his songs logged 68 million total on-demand streams (up 1,318%).

As Serie Platinoarrives, two of the greatest-hits album’s 20 tracks enter the Latin Digital Song Sales chart: “El Triste” at No. 16 and “Amar y Querer” at No. 25. It’s José’s first visit to the chart, which began on January 2010.

José José died at 71 of pancreatic cancer in Homestead, Florida.

Reykon Signs Major Recording Deal with Warner Music Latina

Reykon will soon be taking the world by storm…

The 28-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer, one of his country’s rising urban music talents, has signed a major label deal with Warner Music Latina, according to Billboard.


Reykon, whose real name is Andres Felipe Robledo, will release two singles, as he looks toward an album release later this year.

The first track, titled “Imaginandote,” is slated to hit radio this month. It features Reykon’s pal Daddy Yankee, whom he recorded with in 2007. Reykon has also previously recorded with the likes of Yandel, Farruko and J Balvin.

Reykon, whose career to this point has been indie, has yet to score a major U.S. radio hit; his only charting single was last year’s “Secretos,” which reached No. 8 on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay chart.

But he’s had major hits in Colombia and has huge social traction, with 5.5 million likes on Facebook, 1.1 million Twitter followers and 589,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel.

The official video for “Secretos” has notched 37 million views.

Despite being vocally different, like Balvin, Reykon’s reggaetón is more romantic-minded and highly melodic.

“For me, good music, a good attitude, strong character and excellent team work are the keys to success,” he said in a statement. “Only then can you achieve great things. This union with Warner Music Latina was the step that my career needed.”

Reykon is managed by Edgar Andino, who formerly handled Wisin & Yandel.