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Hi Gary,

Since Ricky Martin is releasing his new album, "MAS (Musica + Alma + Sexo)," Tuesday (Feb. 1), could you please provide the Nielsen SoundScan sales totals for his top-selling albums?

Also, could you rank his five best-selling digital songs?


Maxwell Gorecki
Berlin, Germany

Hi Maxwell,

Martin recently spoke with Billboard's Leila Cobo, opening up about his personal life, new book and, of course, the album.

"When I get up on stage, the first thing I say is, 'We're here to forget everything and to have a blast the next two hours'," Martin said. "And, when I work with my producers, we look for that liberty.

"(The new album is) up-tempo because I'm at a point in my life where I simply want to be, and be free and not be contrived at all."

While waiting for the set's arrival, here is a look at Martin's top-selling sets, per SoundScan:

6,958,000, "Ricky Martin," 1999
1,679,000, "Sound Loaded," 2000
883,000, "Vuelve," 1998
287,000, "A Medio Vivir," 1995
274,000, "Life," 2005
261,000, "Almas Del Silencio," 2003
220,000, "La Historia," 2001
197,000, "Ricky Martin: MTV Unplugged," 2006

Martin's career U.S. album sales stand at 10,972,000, according to SoundScan.

And, here are Martin's five best-selling downloaded tracks:

502,000, "Livin' La Vida Loca"

152,000, "She Bangs"
141,000, "La Copa De La Vida"
124,000, "I Don't Care/Que Mas Da"
82,000, "Tu Recuerdo"

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