Regional Mexican Albums

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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.[1] Jaula de Oro by Los Tigres del Norte was the first album to reach number-one in the chart. In 1994, Selena's fifth studio album Amor Prohibido which became the best-selling Latin album of all time, debuted No. 1 for 3 years in a row until 1996 (becoming the first artist to do so).[2] Grupo Limite's album Partiendome El Alma became the year end best selling of 1997. Selena's box set Anthology spotted at No. 1 in 1998. In 1999, Selena's greatest hit's album All My Hits Vol. 1 debuted at No. 1 in the charts. In the magazine's January 16, 2010, issue, Jenni Rivera's La Gran Señora returned to the No. 1 spot on the chart.[3] After her death in 2012, Rivera's album La Misma Gran Señora became the top Latin and Regional Mexican album of 2013. In 2014, her album of her last concert was released staying on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart for five consecutive weeks (until it fell off the chart), becoming the year-end best selling album of 2014.[4]

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.[5] They are also the only females to have year-end best selling albums on this chart.

Year-end best selling albums[edit]

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.[6] 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.

Year Artist Album Label RIAA certification
1986[7] Los Bukis A Donde Vas Profono
1986 Los Caminantes De Guanajuato...Para America! Luna Records
1987[8] Los Bukis Me Volvi a Acordar de Ti Laser Records
1994[7] Selena Amor Prohibido EMI Latin 2x Platinum
1997[9] Grupo Limite Partiendome El Alma Universal Music Latino Gold
1998[10] Selena Anthology EMI Latin
1999[11] All My Hits Vol.1 Gold
2000[12] Los Temerarios En La Madrugada se Fue Fonovisa Platinum
2001 Vicente Fernández Historia de Un Idolo, Vol. 1 Sony Music Latin Gold
2002 Los Temerarios Una Lágrima No Basta Fonovisa Gold
2003 Los Tigres del Norte Herencia Musical: 20 Corridos Inolvidables
2004 Grupo Climax Za Za Za Balboa
2005 Grupo Montéz de Durango Y Sigue La Mata Dando Disa Records[13]
2006 Borrón y Cuenta Nueva
2007 Vicente Fernández Historia de un Idolo, Vol. 1 Sony Music Latin Gold
2008 Para Siempre 5× Platinum (Latin)
2009 El Trono de Mexico Almas Gemelas Fonovisa
2010 Jenni Rivera La Gran Señora Platinum (Latin)
2011 Los Bukis 35 Aniversario
2012 3Ball MTY Inténtalo Universal Music Latino
2013 Jenni Rivera La Misma Gran Señora Fonovisa 2× Platinum (Latin)
2014[4] 1969 - Siempre, En Vivo Desde Monterrey, Parte 1 Platinum (Latin)

See also[edit]


  • "Regional Mexican Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-01-09. [dead link] For information about every week of this chart, follow this link; in the "refine your results" section select the chart date and all positions for the week selected will appear on screen.
  1. ^ "Billboard Methodolody". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  2. ^ Burr, Ramiro (March 3, 2005). "Still In Love With Selena". Bilboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Regional Mexican Albums". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Regional Mexican Year End 2014". Billboard. PGM. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Mendizabal, Amaya (11 July 2014). "Siblings Jenni and Lupillo Rivera Make Top 10 Debuts With New Albums". Billboard Magazine (PGM). Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "RIAA Certifications". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-04-27. [dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Billboard Year-end Charts (1994)". Rock On The Net. 1994-12-25. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  8. ^ Billboard Year-end Charts (1987). 1987-12-26. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  9. ^ "Billboard Year-end Charts (1997)". Rock On The Net. 1997-12-25. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  10. ^ "Billboard Year-end Charts (1998)". Rock On The Net. 1998-12-25. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  11. ^ "Billboard Year-end Charts (1999)". Rock On The Net. 1999-12-25. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  12. ^ "Billboard Year-end Charts (2000)". Rock On The Net. 2000-12-25. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
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