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Billboard Top Latin Albums

Top Latin Albums is a record chart published by Billboard magazine and is labeled as the most important music chart for Spanish language, full-length albums in the American music market. Like all Billboard album charts, the chart is based on sales. Nielsen SoundScan compiles the sales data from merchants representing more than 90 percent of the U.S. music retail market. The sample includes sales at music stores, the music departments of electronics and department stores, direct-to-consumer transactions, and Internet sales of physical albums or digital downloads. A limited array of verifiable sales from concert venues is also tabulated.[1] To rank on this chart, an album must have 51% or more of its content recorded in Spanish.[2] Listings of Top Latin Albums are also shown on Telemundo's music page through a partnership between the two companies. Before this, the first chart regarding latin music albums in the magazine (Billboard Hot Latin Albums in Texas) was published on December 30, 1972 issue.[3] Then, all Latin music information was featured on the Latin Pop Albums chart, which began on June 29, 1985, and is still running along with the Regional Mexican Albums and Tropical Albums chart.[4] The Latin Pop Albums chart features music only from the pop genre, while the Regional Mexican Albums chart includes information from different genres like duranguense, norteño, banda and mariachi, and the Tropical Albums includes different genres particularly salsa, merengue, bachata, and cumbia. In 2005, another chart; Latin Rhythm Albums was introduced in response to growing number of airplays from reggaeton.[5] On the week ending January 31, 2017, Billboard updated the methodology to compile the Top Latin Albums chart into a multi-metric methodology to include track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent albums units.[6]

The first album to appear at number-one on this chart was Mi Tierra by Gloria Estefan on July 10, 1993.[7] This album spent 58 non-consecutive weeks at the top of this chart, a record that stands to date. Mexican singers Marco Antonio Solís holds the record for the most number-one albums by an artist overall with 12. Fellow Mexican performers Los Temerarios is the group with the most chart-toppers, eight.

Jenni Rivera and Selena are the female artists with the most number-one albums with 7 each.[8][9] Selena's album Dreaming of You is the only album to peak at number one during three different calendar years (1995-97).

Chart achievements

Artist with the most number-ones

Albums with most weeks at number-one

Weeks Artist Album Year
58 Gloria Estefan Mi Tierra 1993-94
44 Selena Dreaming of You 1995-97
38 Ozuna Odisea 2017-18
29 Luis Miguel Segundo Romance 1994-95
26 Ricky Martin Vuelve 1998-99
25 Daddy Yankee Barrio Fino 2004-05
23 Aventura The Last 2009-10
20 Selena Amor Prohibido 1994-95
20 Juan Gabriel Los Dúo, Vol. 2 2016-17
19 Christina Aguilera Mi Reflejo 2000-01
17 Shakira Fijación Oral Vol. 1 2005
17 Romeo Santos Formula, Vol. 1 2011
16 Enrique Iglesias Sex and Love 2014
15 Enrique Iglesias Vivir (album) 1997
14 Marc Anthony Libre 2001-02
14 Daddy Yankee Barrio Fino en Directo 2005-06
13 Marc Anthony Desde Un Principio: From the Beginning 2000-01
12 Alejandro Fernández Me Estoy Enamorando 1997-98
12 Son By Four Son By Four 2000
12 Shakira Sale el Sol 2010-11
11 Romeo Santos Formula, Vol. 2 2014-15
11 Luis Miguel Romances 1997
11 Shakira Dónde Están los Ladrones? 1998-99
11 Enrique Iglesias Euphoria 2010
10 Las Ketchup Las Ketchup 2002-03
10 Enrique Iglesias Bailamos Greatest Hits 1999
10 Julio Iglesias Tango 1997-98
10 Enrique Iglesias Enrique Iglesias 1996

Number-one debuts

Year-end best selling albums

According to the RIAA certification, regular gold certification is awarded for shipping of 500,000 copies, platinum for one million units, and multi-platinum for two million unites, and following in increments of one million thereafter.[10] In addition, albums containing more than 50% Spanish language content may be awarded with Latin certification award, gold, (Disco de Oro) for shipments of 30,000 units, platinum (Disco de Platino) for 60,000 and multi-platinum (Multi-Platino) for 120,000 and following in increments of 60,000 thereafter (previously, Spanish-language albums were certified gold and platinum for 50,000 and 100,000 units shipped respectively before December 2013).[11] In the following table, the certification shown is either the standard or Latin certification depending on whichever one results in a higher value.

Year Artist Album Label RIAA certification
1994[12] Gloria Estefan Mi Tierra Epic 16× Platinum (Latin)[13]
1995[14] Selena Dreaming of You EMI Latin 35× Platinum (Latin)[15]
1996
1997[16] Julio Iglesias Tango Columbia 6× Platinum (Latin)[17]
1998[18] Alejandro Fernández Me Estoy Enamorando Sony Discos Platinum[19]
1999[20] Ricky Martin Vuelve Sony Discos Platinum[21]
2000[22] Marc Anthony Desde Un Principio: From the Beginning RMM/Sony Discos Gold[23]
2001 Paulina Rubio Paulina Universal Music Latino 8× Platinum (Latin)[24]
2002 Marc Anthony Libre Sony Discos Gold [25]
2003 Juanes Un Día Normal Surco/Universal Latino 6× Platinum (Latin)[26]
2004 Marco Antonio Solís La Historia Continúa... Fonovisa 5× Platinum (Latin)[27]
2005 Daddy Yankee Barrio Fino El Cartel/V.I. Platinum[28]
2006[29] Daddy Yankee Barrio Fino en Directo El Cartel/Interscope Gold[30]
2007[31] RBD Celestial EMI Televisa/Virgin N/A
2008[32] Wisin & Yandel Los Extraterrestres Machete 3× Platinum (Latin)[33]
2009[34] Aventura The Last Strichcode/Premium Latin 4× Platinum (Latin)[35]
2010[36]
2011[37] Prince Royce Prince Royce Top Stop Music 3× Platinum (Latin)[38]
2012[39] Romeo Santos Formula, Vol. 1 Sony Music Latin 3× Platinum (Latin)[40]
2013[41] Jenni Rivera La Misma Gran Señora Fonovisa Records 2× Platinum (Latin)[42]
2014[43] Romeo Santos Formula, Vol. 2 Sony Music Latin 11× Platinum (Latin)[44]
2015[45] Juan Gabriel Los Dúo Universal Music Latino Platinum (Latin)[46]
2016[47] Los Dúo, Vol. 2 N/A
2017[48] Nicky Jam Fénix Sony Music Latin 11× Platinum (Latin)[49]

Year-end charts

See also

References

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  48. ^ "Year-End 2017: Top Latin Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2018. 
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