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Shakira's 'El Dorado' Scores Biggest Sales Week for a Latin Album in More Than Two Years

Shakira is seen performing at her "El Dorado" Album Release Party at The Temple House on May 25, 2017 in Miami.
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Shakira is seen performing at her "El Dorado" album release party at The Temple House on May 25, 2017 in Miami.

Plus, Shakira earns her seventh No. 1 on Latin Pop Albums.

Shakira scores the biggest sales week for a Latin album in more than two years, as her latest LP El Dorado bows at No. 1 on the Latin Album Sales chart (dated June 17) with 20,000 copies sold in the week ending June 1, according to Nielsen Music.

The last Latin album to sell more than El Dorado was Gerardo Ortiz’s Hoy Mas Fuerte on the June 5, 2015-dated chart, which debuted at No. 1 with slightly more copies (also rounding out to 20,000). El Dorado is Shakira’s sixth No. 1 on the Latin Album Sales chart and eighth top five.

El Dorado also arrives at No. 1 on the Latin Pop Albums chart with 29,000 equivalent album units earned, earning the singer her seventh No. 1 on the list. She now holds the record for most No. 1 Latin Pop Albums among women; she was previously tied with Thalia, with six.

Over on the Top Latin Albums chart, El Dorado enters at No. 2, earning Shakira her eighth top 10 effort. Just ahead of Shakira is the Summer Latin Hits 2017 compilation, which debuts at No. 1 with 37,000 units.

Shakira concurrently sports five separate titles from El Dorado on the Hot Latin Songs chart. “Chantaje,” featuring Maluma, places the highest at No. 3 (it previously spent 11 weeks atop the tally), followed by “Me Enamore” at No. 4 (a new peak), then “Déjà Vu” with Prince Royce at No. 10 (it previously peaked at No. 4). The other two entries -- “Perro Fiel” featuring Nicky Jam (No. 27) and “Trap” featuring Maluma (No. 45) -- debut on the chart.

With Shakira’s two debuts, the singer has now charted 39 entries on the Hot Latin Songs chart, the second-most among female soloists in the chart’s 31-year history. Ednita Nazario holds the record with 39.

Most Hits on the Hot Latin Songs Chart by Female Soloists
Number of Hits, Artist
53, Ednita Nazario
39, Shakira
38, Olga Tanon
37, Ana Gabriel
32, Yolandita Monge
31, Rocio Durcal
30, Gloria Estefan

Additionally, on the Regional Mexican Albums chart, Julion Alvarez y Su Norteño Banda notches its fifth No. 1 and ninth top 10 on the chart with Ni Diablo Ni Santo. The act notched its first No. 1 in 2012 with En Vivo and each of their nine albums have graced the top 10. The Sinaloa-based band now ties Calibre 50 for the most No. 1s on the chart this decade among groups.