The Top 25 Biggest Selling Latin Albums of the Last 25 Years: Selena, Shakira & More

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Selena Quintanilla in the press room at the 1994 Grammy Awards in New York City. 

Who are in the top 25 biggest selling Latin albums of the last 25 years? Selena Quintanilla’s larger-than-life reputation reigns supreme as the “Queen of Tejano” holds the coveted No. 1 spot with the posthumous Dreaming of You, selling 2,942,000 units in the last quarter century, according to Nielsen Music.

But there are plenty of other Latin superstars that made Billboard’s list, dotted by notable names like Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Mana, Ricky Martin, Vicente Fernandez and Buena Vista Social Club, and the ranking comes in timely fashion. At the top of Tuesday morning (Oct. 17), Google for the first time ever launched a Selena doodle in honor of her life and legacy, marking Selena’s eponymous debut album release.

Here’s the rundown on the top 25 biggest selling Latin albums of the last 25 years:

25. Vicente Fernandez, El Hijo Del Pueblo – 568,000

24. Alejandro Fernandez, Me Estoy Enamorando – 576,000

23. Shakira, Pies Descalzos – 580,000

22. Marco Antonio Solis, Trozos De Mi Alma – 598,000

21. Luis Miguel, Segundo Romance – 603,000

20. Wisin & Yandel, Pa’l Mundo – 676,000

19. Luis Miguel, Romances – 687,000

18. Mana, MTV Unplugged – 701,000

17. Mana, Amar Es Combatir – 702,000

16. Mana, Suenos Liquidos – 706,000

15. Juanes, Mi Sangre – 739,000

14. Juanes, Un Dia Normal – 745,000

13. Daddy Yankee, Barrio Fino: En Directo – 809,000

12. Mana, Donde Jugaran Los Ninos – 856,000

11. Elvis Crespo, Suavemente – 879,000

10. Ricky Martin, Vuelve – 888,000

9. Shakira, Donde Estan Los Ladrones – 920,000

8. Shakira, Fijacion Oral: Vol. 1 – 1,019,000

7. Daddy Yankee, Barrio Fino – 1,083,000

6. Gloria Estefan, Mi Tierra – 1,232,000

5. Vicente Fernandez, Historia De Un Idolo Vol. 1 – 1,242,000

4. Selena, Amor Prohibido – 1,246,000

3. Gipsy Kings, The Best of the Gipsy Kings – 1,563,000

2. Buena Vista Social Club, Buena Vista Social Club – 1,925,000

1. Selena, Dreaming Of You - 2,942,000

*Source: Nielsen Music, Sept. 7, 1992-Sept. 14, 2017

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