Shakira’s latest album, El Dorado, rises to No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated July 1) in its third week on the list (climbing 2-1), on the strength of 8,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending June 15 (down 22 percent), according to Nielsen Music.
The rise earns Shakira her sixth No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart and first since 2010’s Sale El Sol (her previous Spanish-language studio effort), which spent 12 weeks atop the chart. Among female soloists, only Jenni Rivera and Selena (seven No. 1s each) have more chart-toppers on Top Latin Albums. Marco Antonio Solis holds the most No. 1s with 12.
The move also comes two weeks after El Dorado scored the biggest sales week for a Latin album in more than two years, bowing at No. 2 on the Top Latin Albums chart with 29,000 units and 20,000 copies sold.
Shakira previously led the Top Latin Albums chart with Sale El Sol (12 weeks in 2010 and 2011), Fijacion Oral: Vol. 1 (17 weeks in 2005), Grandes Exitos (one week in 2002), MTV Unplugged (two weeks in 2000) and Donde Estan Los Ladrones? (11 weeks in 1998 and 1999).