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Nelly Furtado hits Latin sales high for year

Singer Nelly Furtado arrives at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Nelly Furtado’s Spanish-language “Mi Plan” is the highest-selling Latin pop album debut this year, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The album, which includes collaborations with Josh Groban, Alejandro Fernandez and Juan Luis Guerra, among others, moved nearly 13,000 copies in its first week.

The second-highest Latin pop album debut for the week ended September 20 was Paulina Rubio’s “Gran City Pop,” which premiered with 9,400 copies.

Furtado’s single “Manos al Aire” remains at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart for a fourth consecutive week.