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Natti Natasha Scores First Top Latin Albums Chart Top 10 With 'ilumiNATTI'

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Natti Natasha album release party ILuminNatti at Gibson showroom on Feb. 13, 2019 in Miami. 

The set logs the biggest week for an album by a woman since 2017.

Natti Natasha’s debut album ilumiNATTI launches at No. 3 on the Top Latin Albums chart dated March 2, scoring the largest week for a Latin album by a solo woman in more than a year and a half.

The 17-song set was released Feb. 15 via Pina Records/Sony Music Latin and opens with 7,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 21, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, a little over 3,000 were in album sales, while most of the remaining units were generated by streaming activity (equaling 3.9 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s songs during the week).

ilumiNATTI is Natti’s first studio effort and first entry on the tally.

The last album by a woman to post a larger week, in terms of units, was Shakira’s El Dorado, which tallied a little more than 7,000 units at No. 1 on the July 15, 2017-dated list (the set’s fifth week on the chart). One week later, a pair of women teamed up for a larger frame, when Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman’s Versus bowed at No. 1 with 8,000 units.

ilumiNATTI’s sales start of 3,000, lands the album a No. 1 bow on the Latin Album Sales chart.

Beyond its Top Latin Albums top 10 start, ilumiNATTI also bows at No. 3 on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart.

Two songs from the album are generating chart action: “Me Gusta” ascends 30-26 with the Digital Greatest Gainer honors on the Hot Latin Songs chart, which blends airplay, digital sales and streaming data, while “La Mejor Versión de Mi” debuts at No. 41 on the current tracking week.