Juan Gabriel makes history on the weekly Top Latin Albums chart, as the legend has the entire top three titles on the sales tally dated Jan. 16. It’s the first time a living act has achieved the feat.
Gabriel controls Nos. 1-3 with Los Duo 2 (holding at No. 1), Los Duo (rising 3-2) and Mis Numero 1… 40 Aniversario (5-3). While acts have monopolized the top three previously, all did so only following their death: Joan Sebastian (on the Aug. 1, 2015-dated chart), Jenni Rivera (on multiple charts in 2012 and 2013), Celia Cruz (twice in 2003) and Selena (in five different weeks in 1995).
The Mis Numero album is a greatest hits collection that was released in 2014, and topped the chart in 2015. All three albums took turns at No. 1 last year.
Elsewhere on the charts, Colombian singer Silvestre Dangond earns his first No. 1 with “Materialista,” as the track jumps 4-1 on Tropical Airplay. The song earned a 52 percent gain in spins for the week ending Jan. 3. The single is a collaboration with Nicky Jam, who tallies his second leader on the list, following his featured turn on Tito Nieves’ “Ya No Queda Nada” in 2005.
Jam also logs two more titles within the top four on the latest Tropical Airplay chart (“Como Lo Hacia Yo” vaults 31-3 and “Te Busco” rises 6-4), making Jam the first artist to claim three of the top four titles at the same time.