Even a group of hurricanes couldn't dislodge Son by Four's tropical pop from the top spot on this week's Billboard Latin 50 albums chart.
Son by Four remains at #1 for the fourth straight week, while its single "A Puro Dolor" (RealAudio excerpt) returns to the top position on the Hot Latin Tracks survey, ending the one-week reign of merenguera Gisselle's "Júrame (Balada)" (Swear to Me) (RealAudio excerpt).
Los Huracanes del Norte blow into the albums chart with En Que Trabaja el Muchacho (How Hard the Boy Works) (FonoVisa), which debuts at #2. The norteño band, comprising mostly members of the García family, has been making music for more than three decades; the Huracanes were formed in 1969 in San Jose, Calif., by musicians hailing from Tanganzicuaro, Michoacán, Mexico. Their 1997 album, Top Norteño, sold more than 200,000 copies.
Falling to #5 from #3 is Noche de Cuatro Lunes by Julio Iglesias. The Spanish singer went to the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahía on Tuesday (Aug. 8) to make a video for his Spanish-language version of "Mal Acostumado (Mal Acostumbrado)" with the million-selling Brazilian group Ara Ketu, who had previously recorded the song in Portuguese.
Making up the rest of the Latin 50 top 10 are: Gloria Estefan, Alma Caribeña Caribbean Soul, at #3; Marc Anthony, Desde un Principio From the Beginning, at #4; Omara Portuondo, whose Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo falls to #6 from #4; Alejandro Fernández, Entre Tus Brazos, at #7; Tito Puente & Eddie Palmieri, Obra Maestra (Masterpiece), at #8; Luis Fonsi, Eterno, at #9; and Grupo Límite, Por Encima de Todo, at #10.