Ozuna makes history on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums chart, as his Odisea spends a 30th week atop the list (dated March 31). That’s the most weeks at No. 1 for an album by a male artist in the 24-year history of the tally. The set was previously tied with Luis Miguel‘s Segundo Romance, with 29 weeks on top in 1995-96. (The Top Latin Albums chart launched on July 10, 1993.)
Further, with Odisea surpassing Segundo Romance, Odisea now has sole ownership of the third-most weeks atop the list among all albums. It trails only the all-time leader, Gloria Estefan‘s Mi Tierra (58 weeks in 1993-94), and Selena‘s Dreaming of You (44 weeks at No. 1 in 1995-97).
Reached via email, Ozuna tells Billboard: “I’m happy and thankful with God and the people, and with my team who works with me day and night. I worked on this album with all my heart and for the enjoyment of everybody. I never expected to break records nor for it to spend so many weeks at No. 1.”
Odisea was released on Aug. 25, 2017, via DimeloVi/VP Entertainment/Sony Music Latin, and debuted at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart dated Sept. 16, 2017. It has yet to depart the penthouse in its entire chart run. (Mi Tierra spent its first 48 weeks at No. 1 and Dreaming of You led for its first 42 frames.)
In the latest tracking week (ending March 22), Odisea earned 11,000 equivalent album units (down 3 percent), according to Nielsen Music. In total, the set has earned 407,000 units, of which 30,000 are in traditional album sales.
In February 2017, the Top Latin Albums chart began ranking albums by overall equivalent album units and allowing catalog (or older) titles to chart. Previously, the list ranked albums by pure album sales, and only current albums were eligible to appear.
Here’s a look at the albums with the most weeks at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums:
Weeks at No. 1, Artist, Title, Peak Date
58, Gloria Estefan, Mi Tierra, July 10, 1993
44, Selena, Dreaming of You, Aug. 5, 1995
30, Ozuna, Odisea, 30 (through March 31, 2018), Sept. 16, 2017
29, Luis Miguel, Segundo Romance, Sept. 17, 1994
26, Ricky Martin, Vuelve, Feb. 28, 1998
24, Daddy Yankee, Barrio Fino, July 31, 2004
23, Aventura, The Last, June 27, 2009
20, Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2, Jan. 2, 2016
20, Selena, Amor Prohibido, June 11, 1994
19, Christina Aguilera, Mi Reflejo, Sept. 30, 2000