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Jenni Rivera Sold 1.3 Million Albums After Her Death

Jenni Rivera
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Jenni Rivera performs during Billboard Latin Music Awards 2012  at Bank United Center on April 26, 2012 in Miami.

A look at the Mexican American icon's posthumous success, five years after her tragic passing.

At the height of her career, Jenni Rivera emerged as a Mexican-American icon on the verge of a major crossover.

As the first-ever Latina to ink a production deal to star in her own TV series on a major U.S. network, Rivera was also slated to secure her own residency in Las Vegas. One fatal evening, however, ended with the singer dying in a plane crash in Mexico, and December 9, 2012 forever marked Rivera's deferred dream and untimely death at age 43. 

But the music world has a way of paying homage once one of our greats dearly depart us. While Jenni was remarkably and visibly loved by her fans not just for her music, but accessibility (read: authentic, imperfect and down-to-earth), it wasn't until she passed that she scored a series of No. 1 albums on the Billboard charts.

As we near the five-year anniversary of her tragic death this Saturday (Dec. 9), here are some of Jenni's most successful moments by the numbers -- including a breakdown of her posthumous charting accomplishments. 

Total album sales:

2.46 million albums sold in the U.S. (according to Nielsen Music)

Total singles on Hot Latin Songs and Top 10 Hot Latin Songs charts: 

24 total entries on Hot Latin Songs

Two top 10 hits ("Ahora Que Estuviste Lejos" and "La Misma Gran Senora" -- the latter hit the top 10 after her death)

Total charting albums: 

18 on the Top Latin Albums chart

12 of those albums went top 10, and seven reached No. 1

Posthumous:  

1.3 million albums sold from December 3, 2012 to present day

Six of her seven No. 1 albums on Top Latin Albums all came after her death. They are as follows: 

Jenni -- one week at No. 1 (2008)
La Misma Gran Senora -- eight weeks at No. 1 (debuted in 2012 after she passed) 
Joyas Prestadas: Pop -- two weeks at No.1 (2013)
1969 - Siempre: En Vivo Desde Monterrey - Parte 1 -- seven weeks at No.1 (2013)
1969 - Siempre: En Vivo Desde Monterrey - Parte 2 -- two weeks at No. 1 (2014)
1 Vida - 3 Historias: Metamorfosis - Despedida de Culican - Jenni Vive 2013 -- one week at No. 1 (2014)
Paloma Negra Desde Monterrey -- one week at No. 1 (2016)