Regional Mexican Albums

Regional Mexican Albums

Regional Mexican Albums is a record chart published by Billboard magazine. Established in June 1985, the chart compiles information about the top-selling albums in genres like mariachi, norteño, banda and Duranguense, which are frequently considered regional Mexican. The chart features only full-length albums and, like all Billboard album charts, is based on sales. The information is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan from a sample representing more than 90% of the U.S. music retail market, including not only music stores and music departments at electronics and department stores but also direct-to-consumer transactions and Internet sales (both physical albums and digital downloads). A limited number of verifiable sales at concert venues is also tabulated.[1] Jaula de Oro by Los Tigres del Norte was the first album to reach number-one in the chart. In the magazine's January 16, 2010, issue, Jenni Rivera's La Gran Señora returned to the No. 1 spot on the chart.[2] According to Billboard, Selena and Jenni Rivera have tied for the most No. 1s by a female in the Regional Mexican Albums genre.[3]

Year-end best selling albums

According to the RIAA, albums containing more than 50% Spanish language content are awarded with gold certifications (Disco de Oro) for U.S. shipments of 100,000 units; platinum (Disco de Platino) for 200,000 and multi-platinum (Multi-Platino) for 400,000 and following in increments of 200,000 thereafter.[4] In the following table, the certifications shown are standard as any album release in United States: gold certification for sales of 500,000 copies; platinum, for one million units, and multi-platinum for more than one million sold.

Year Artist Album Label RIAA certification
1986[5] Los Bukis A Donde Vas Profono
1986 Los Caminantes De Guanajuato...Para America! Luna Records
1987[6] Los Bukis Me Volvi a Acordar de Ti Laser Records
1994[5] Selena Amor Prohibido EMI Latin 2x Platinum
1997[7] Grupo Limite Partiendome El Alma Universal Music Latino Gold
1998[8] Selena Anthology EMI Latin
1999[9] All My Hits Vol.1 Gold
2000[10] Los Temerarios En La Madrugada se Fue Fonovisa Platinum
2001 Vicente Fernández Historia de Un Idolo, Vol. 1 Sony Music Latin
2002 Los Temerarios Una Lágrima No Basta Fonovisa Gold
2003 Los Tigres del Norte Herencia Musical: 20 Corridos Inolvidables
2004 Grupo Climax Za Za Za Balboa
2005 Grupo Montéz de Durango Y Sigue La Mata Dando Disa Records[11]
2006 Borrón y Cuenta Nueva
2007 Vicente Fernández Historia de un Idolo, Vol. 1 Sony Music Latin
2008 Para Siempre Gold
2009 El Trono de Mexico Almas Gemelas Fonovisa
2010 Jenni Rivera La Gran Señora
2011 Los Bukis 35 Aniversario
2012 3Ball MTY Inténtalo Universal Music Latino
2013 Jenni Rivera La Misma Gran Señora Fonovisa 2× Platinum (Latin)

See also


  1. ^ "Billboard Methodolody". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Regional Mexican Albums". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
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  4. ^ "RIAA Certifications". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  5. ^ a b "Billboard Year-end Charts (1994)". Rock On The Net. 1994-12-25. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  6. ^ Billboard Year-end Charts (1987). 1987-12-26. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  7. ^ "Billboard Year-end Charts (1997)". Rock On The Net. 1997-12-25. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  8. ^ "Billboard Year-end Charts (1998)". Rock On The Net. 1998-12-25. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  9. ^ "Billboard Year-end Charts (1999)". Rock On The Net. 1999-12-25. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  10. ^ "Billboard Year-end Charts (2000)". Rock On The Net. 2000-12-25. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
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External links

  • Official Billboard website