CNCO clocks its fourth straight top five-charting effort on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart as Déjà Vu starts at No. 2 on the Feb. 20 survey with 3,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 11, according to MRC Data. The 13-track covers set is an exploration of Latin classics from 1980s through early 2000s which showcase the quintet’s established pop-rhythmic flow.
“When quarantine started, we listened to a lot of songs from the past with our families,” the group tells Billboard in a statement. “There are so many artists and iconic songs that have inspired us so much over the years. Listening to those songs with our families brought us so much joy that we wanted to be able to do the same — to put our CNCO twist on classic hits, so our fans can enjoy with their families at this moment.”
Of its starting total, Déjà Vu breaks down as follows: 2,000 units come from traditional album sales, and the bulk of the remaining 1,000 derive from streaming (translating to 2.04 million U.S. on-demand streams of the album’s songs).
“We put a lot of pressure on ourselves on this project because we wanted to give these songs the proper homage that they deserve,” the group continues. “We’ve actually had a lot of good feedback from many of the original artists since we’ve put it out!”
Déjà Vu is CNCO’s first showing on Latin Pop Albums in almost a year and a half, since Quienes Somos (EP) debuted at No. 1 (Oct. 2019).
In addition to its sophomore debut on Latin Pop Albums, the project takes a top 20 start on the all-genre Top Latin Albums chart, launching at No. 19.
As Déjà Vu arrives, its first cut “Tan Enamorados,” hits top 10 on Latin Pop Airplay chart, the group’s first top 10 showing without an unaccompanied act since the No. 1 peak “Se Vuelve Loca” in October 2018.
“It’s super exciting!” the band adds. “We love that the fans are really enjoying this song and we were able to bring it a new life.” The song, originally titled “Per Noi Innamorati” and written by Gianni Togni and Guido Mora (1983), was adapted to Spanish by Ricardo Montaner; its result earned him his first top 10 on Hot Latin Songs in 1988.
Let’s take a look at Déjà Vu’s tracklisting, its original performers and highest rankings:
Title, Artist, Position, Year
“Tan Enamorados,” Ricardo Montaner, No. 9, 1988 (Hot Latin Songs)
“Amor Narcótico,” Chichi Peralta, No. 4, 1997 (Tropical Airplay)
“Dejaría Todo,” Chayanne, No. 1, 1998 (Hot Latin Songs)
“Entra En Mi Vida,” Sin Bandera, No. 1, 2002 (Hot Latin Songs)
“Hero,” Enrique Iglesias, No. 1, 2001 (Hot Latin Songs)
“Imagíname Sin Ti,” Luis Fonsi, No. 1, 2000 (Hot Latin Songs)
“Un Beso,” Aventura, No. 6, 2006 (Hot Latin Songs)
“Mis Ojos Lloran Por Ti,” Big Boy, No. 18, 1997 (Latin Pop Airplay)
“La Quiero A Morir,” DLG, No. 6, 1997 (Hot Latin Songs)
“Sólo Importas Tú,” Franco de Vita, No. 8, 1987 (Hot Latin Songs)
“El Amor De Mi Vida,” Ricky Martin, No. 8, 199 (Hot Latin Songs)
“Por Amarte Así,” Cristian Castro, No. 2 (Latin Pop Airplay)
“25 Horas,” Proyecto Uno, 2014 (no charting history)
Déjà Vu was produced by Andres Torres, Mauricio Rengifo, Alejandro Ramírez “Sky”, Nicolás Jaña “Tayko,” Slow and The Rude Boyz with Jean Rodriguez as vocal producer.