Thalia and Mon Laferte debut in the top 10 of the Latin Pop Albums chart (dated Nov. 24) with their respective new albums, Valiente and Norma, at Nos. 1 and 9. It’s the first time in more than two years that two albums by women have debuted in the top 10 simultaneously.
The last time two albums by women to debut in the top 10 in the same tracking week came on the June 25, 2016-dated chart. That week, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter iLe debuted at No. 5 with Inevitable and Mexican singer Anahi opened at No. 6 with Inesperado.
Thalia’s 14th studio album, Valiente, released via Sony Music Latin on Nov. 9, starts with a little over 2,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 15. Of that sum, 2,000 were in traditional album sales, while the remaining can be attributed to streaming equivalent album units and track equivalent album units.
Valiente is Thalia’s seventh chart leader and her first in over two years. She’s now tied with Shakira for the most No. 1s on the Latin Pop Albums chart among women. Thalia last reigned atop the tally with Latina (May 28, 2016), which led for two consecutive weeks.
The set has yielded one charting title on the Hot Latin Songs tally, which blends airplay, digital sales, and streaming activity: “No Me Acuerdo” with Natti Natasha ranked in the top 20 for ten weeks (No. 14 peak, Sept. 22).
Concurrently, Valiente debuts at No. 7 on the Top Latin Albums and No. 1 on the Latin Album Sales charts.
Back on the Latin Pop Albums chart, Mon Laferte debuts at No. 9 with her sixth studio album, and second chart entry, Norma. The set, released through Universal Music Latino, opens with 1,000 equivalent album units earned — nearly all from album sales.
The No. 9 debut bests her previous and first chart entry, La Trenza, which debuted at No. 13 in May 2017, later peaking at No. 4.
Norma starts in the top 25 of the Top Latin Albums chart, debuting at No. 24.