Regional Mexican Albums
Regional Mexican Albums is a record chart published by Billboard magazine. Established in June 1985, the chart compiles information about the top-selling albums in genres like mariachi, norteño, banda and Duranguense, which are frequently considered regional Mexican. The chart features only full-length albums and, like all Billboard album charts, is based on sales. The information is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan from a sample representing more than 90% of the U.S. music retail market, including not only music stores and music departments at electronics and department stores but also direct-to-consumer transactions and Internet sales (both physical albums and digital downloads). A limited number of verifiable sales at concert venues is also tabulated. Jaula de Oro by Los Tigres del Norte was the first album to reach number-one in the chart. In the magazine's January 16, 2010, issue, Jenni Rivera's La Gran Señora returned to the No. 1 spot on the chart. After her death in 2012, Rivera's album La Misma Gran Señora became an instant best-selling top Latin and Regional Mexican album of 2013. In 2014, her album of her last concert was released 1969 - Siempre, En Vivo Desde Monterrey, Parte 1 and it stayed on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart for five consecutive weeks, becoming the year-end best selling album of 2014.
According to Billboard magazine, the late Mexican-American performers: Selena and Jenni Rivera have tied for the most No. 1s by a female on the Regional Mexican Albums chart. They are also the only females to have year-end best selling albums on this chart.
Year-end best selling albums
According to the RIAA, albums containing more than 50% Spanish language content are awarded with gold certifications (Disco de Oro) for U.S. shipments of 100,000 units; platinum (Disco de Platino) for 200,000 and multi-platinum (Multi-Platino) for 400,000 and following in increments of 200,000 thereafter. In the following table, the certifications shown are standard as any album release in United States: gold certification for sales of 500,000 copies; platinum, for one million units, and multi-platinum for more than one million sold.
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