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The late Jenni Rivera, who went from being a sideline act to a major recording artist in regional Mexican music, has held her own through the years on the Billboard charts.
The Fonovisa/UMLE artist, who has sold 1.2 million albums in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, had a strong career including eight albums in the top 10 of Billboard's Regional Mexican Albums chart, including four No. 1s, and seven top 10s on Latin Albums, including one No. 1. She also placed 10 singles in the top 10 of the Regional Mexican Airplay chart, also including one No. 1.
Here are highlights -- along with videos -- of some the singer's musical achievements on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart, where her songs performed best.
"Detras De Mi Ventana" (Behind My Window) reached No. 6 on Regional Mexican Airplay just last month. In this live version, Rivera sings about a woman who realizes her relationship is no longer working.
"Mirame" (Look at Me) peaked at No. 8 on Regional Mexican Airplay in 2007. The brass instruments make this song a standout as Rivera belts out lyrics about a fallen lover.
"Ahora Que Estuviste Lejos" (Now That You've Been Away) rose to No. 3 on Regional Mexican Airplayd at No. 9 in January 2008. In this live version, the story unfolds around a woman who's discovered her newfound freedom.
"Inolvidable" (Unforgettable) was a No. 5 Regional Mexican Airplay hit in June 2008. This highly spirited performance features Rivera during a live performance.
"Basta Ya" (Enough) peaked at No. 6 on Regional Mexican Airplay a year ago today (Dec. 10, 2011). The song features singer/songwriter Marco Antonio Solis, who penned the ballad. Here is a heartfelt pop version.
"De Contrabando" (Of Contraband) stands as Rivera's lone Regional Mexican Airplay No. 1, reaching the summit the week of June 3, 2006. The catchy composition features a storyline centered on a secretive love affair.
" Culpable o Inocente" (Guilty or Innocent) climbed to No. 4 on Regional Mexican Airplay in December 2008. In it, Rivera sings passionately about unrequited love.
"Ya Lo Se" (I Know) became a No. 7 Regional Mexican Airplay hit in February 2010. A live television performance showcases Rivera singing with the backing of a large mariachi orchestra.