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Jenni Rivera’s ‘Mariposa de Barrio’ Bows at No. 5 on Regional Mexican Albums Chart

Jenni Rivera's 'Mariposa de Barrio' bows at No. 5 on Billboard's Regional Mexican Albums chart (dated March 27).

Jenni Rivera‘s Mariposa de Barrio (Soundtrack de la Serie) debuts at No. 5 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart (dated March 27). With the bow, the late singer’s total of top 10s on the tally climbs to 14, and her total of top five-charting sets increases to 13.

Notably, among women, Rivera now has the most top five sets on the 36-year-old chart, breaking out of a tie with fellow late legend Selena, with 12. Selena still leads in terms of top 10s among women, with 14. (Among all artists, Vicente Fernandez has both the most top 10s and top fives, with 49 and 41, respectively.)

The 15-track soundtrack becomes Rivera’s first showing since Nov. 2016 when Paloma Negra Desde Monterrey, a seven-week champ, launched atop the list. The set is the only other album by a female act on the current tally (No. 18 in its 22nd week).


Mariposa de Barrio takes its name after the eponymous biographical Netflix series based on the Rivera’s autobiography Unbreakable: My Story, My Way (2013). Mariposa, the soundtrack, starts with 2,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 18, according to MRC Data, with its opening sum mostly stemming from streaming activity.

Rivera concurrently becomes the first woman to debut in the tally’s top 10 since her daughter Chiquis Rivera’s Entre Botellas bowed at No. 1 on the March 31, 2018-dated chart.

Mariposa concurrently becomes Rivera’s 11th straight Regional Mexican Albums top 10, dating back to the No. 1 album Jenni (2018).

The soundtrack was preceded by six top 10 tracks on Regional Mexican Airplay. Let’s take a look:

Rank, Title, Peak Date

No. 1, “De Contrabando,” June 3, 2006

No. 10, “Besos y Copas,” Oct. 21, 2006

No. 8, “Mírame,” Aug. 25, 2007

No. 5, “Inolvidable,” June 14, 2008

No. 4, “Culpable o Inocente,” Dec. 6, 2008

No. 7, “Ya Lo Sé,” Feb. 25, 2010

Mariposa was released March 5 via Jenni Rivera Enterprises.