Fonovisa launching Mexican compilation series

Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:52pm EDT
 
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MIAMI (Billboard) - Fonovisa Records is preparing to launch a branded series of regional Mexican music albums, "Idolos (De Mexico Para el Mundo)," which translates to "Idols (From Mexico to the World)."

The first edition will feature tracks by Marco Antonio Solis, Grupo Montez de Durango and Jenni Rivera, among others. The set will hit retail shelves September 16.

"Everyone who's had a top 10 hit in the last 14 months is in there," Fonovisa/Disa president Gustavo Lopez said.

Lopez describes "Idolos" as the regional Mexican version of the long-running "Now That's What I Call Music!" compilation series. Although "Now" has a Latin series in place, its repertoire has been largely pop- and reggaeton-driven.

Reuters/Billboard