A full year after her death, and in the throes of multiple specials, concerts and homages surrounding her death, Jenni Rivera once more tops the Billboard charts with "1969 - Siempre: En Vivo Desde Monterrey: Parte 1," on Fonovisa.
The live album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, moving 24,000 copies.
However, the number didn’t come close to the top-selling debut of the year: Marc Anthony’s "3.0," which scanned 39,000 on its first week.
But the power of Jenni is undisputable. She outsold stalwarts like Alejandro Fernandez, whose "Confidencias" had the third sales week of the year (21,000 copies) and Prince Royce with 19,000.
As always, Rivera’s strength lies more in total album sales than in track activity. Her single “Dos Botellas de Mezcal” is at No. 18 on the Regional Mexican Airplay list this week, while the track entered the Latin digital songs chart at 38 this week.
But another Rivera album, "La Misma Gran Señora," shot back up on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, going 21-10 this week.
And while Rivera is the banda diva at the top, another, noteworthy banda release from a female act arrived from Ana Bárbara. Her independent release, "Yo Soy La Mujer," came in at No. 28 on the Top Latin Albums chart.