2019 American Music Awards

Hispanic Heritage Month: Longest-Leading Top Latin Albums Chart No. 1s Ever

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From left: Ozuna, Selena Quintanilla, Shakira & Daddy Yankee

With Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing, Billboard put together the 20 longest-leading albums of all time on the Top Latin Albums chart. The list includes everything from albums that we were obsessed with in the ‘90s, such as Gloria Estefan’s Mi Tierra and Selena’s Amor Prohibido to Ozuna’s 2017 production Odisea and Bad Bunny’s debut album X 100Pre.

This list reflects titles with the most weeks at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart from the ranking's first week on July 10, 1993, to the Oct. 12, 2019-dated chart. For albums with the same number of weeks at No. 1, titles are listed from most recent to oldest.

See the list below.

1. Mi Tierra - Gloria Estefan

The Cuban singer's album peaked at No. 1 on the July 10, 1993-dated chart, where she spent 58 weeks at the top.

2. Odisea - Ozuna

Ozuna has made history with this album, becoming the longest-leading No. 1 by a male artist on the Top Latin Albums chart. Odisea nabbed the No. 1 spot on the chart dated Sept. 16, 2017, ruling for 46 weeks.

3. Dreaming of You - Selena

Released posthumously, Selena’s bilingual album peaked at No. 1 on the Aug. 5, 1995-dated chart, spending 44 weeks at the top.

4. X 100PRE - Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny ruled the Top Latin Albums chart for the first time with his debut album X 100PRE on the Jan. 5, 2019, tally, where he ruled for 29 weeks.

5. Segundo Romance - Luis Miguel

The Mexican-based crooner peaked at No. 1 on the Sept. 17, 1994, tally, staying strong for 29 weeks.

6. Vuelve - Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin’s heartfelt album peaked at No. 1 on the Feb. 28, 1998-dated charts and reigned the chart for 26 weeks.

7. Barrio Fino - Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee brought reggaeton to the forefront with his No. 1 album (peak date July 31, 2004), remaining at the top for 24 weeks.

8. The Last - Aventura

Aventura revolutionized bachata with The Last, which peaked at No. 1 on the June 27, 2009-dated list, where it spent 23 weeks up top.

9. Los Duo 2 - Juan Gabriel

His duets with Marc Anthony, J Balvin and other artists nabbed Juanga the leading spot on the Jan. 2, 2016-dated chart, where it spent 20 weeks.

10. Amor Prohibido - Selena

With timeless songs such as “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” and “No Me Queda Mas,” Selena’s album peaked at No. 1 on the chart dated June 11, 1994, reigning for 20 weeks.

11. Mi Reflejo - Christina Aguilera

Xtina made her way to No. 1 with Mi Reflejo on the Sept. 30, 2000, list, sitting tight for 19 weeks -- not too shabby for her first all-Spanish album.

12. Aura - Ozuna

Ozuna’s second studio album, Aura, scored 2018’s biggest week for a Latin album, and the largest streaming week ever for a Latin release. It peaked at No. 1 on the Sept. 8, 2018, list, staying strong for 17 weeks. 

13. Formula: Vol. 1 - Romeo Santos

Keeping bachata alive, Romeo Santos' album peaked at No. 1 on the Nov. 26, 2011, tally and proved that “the king stays king” for 17 weeks.

14. Fijacion Oral: Vol. 1 - Shakira

The Colombian superstar peaked at No. 1 with her album on the June 25, 2005-dated chart, reigning at the top of the Top Latin Albums list for 17 weeks.

15. Sex and Love - Enrique Iglesias

With the release of his 10th studio album, the Spanish pop singer ranked No. 1 on the April 5, 2014, tally, remaining on the top for 16 weeks.

16. Vivir - Enrique Iglesias

Prior to Sex & Love, Iglesias nabbed the No. 1 spot on the Feb. 15, 1997-dated chart with his album Vivir, keeping strong for 15 weeks.

17. Barrio Fino: En Directo - Daddy Yankee

Because who doesn't like a good ol’ concert? Daddy Yankee’s live album peaked at No. 1 on the Dec. 31, 2005-dated chart for 14 weeks.

18. Libre - Marc Anthony

Salsa does not stay behind thanks to Marc Anthony, whose album peaked at No. 1 on the Dec. 8, 2001, tally for 14 weeks.

19. Desde Un Principio -- From the Beginning - Marc Anthony

But he first gave the Top Latin Albums chart a taste of his Puerto Rican swag when this album peaked at No. 1 on the Dec. 4, 1999-dated list, reigning for 13 weeks.

20. Sale El Sol - Shakira

Shak crowned the charts once again with Sale El Sol. The album peaked at No. 1 on the Nov. 6, 2010-dated tally, reigning for 12 weeks.


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