Karol G’s “Mañana Sera Bonito” stars in an unprecedented success on the Billboard 200 album chart, as the album debuted atop the chart this week.
The record sold 94,000 album units, sales essentially driven largely by activity on streaming platforms.
Of the 94,000 copies sold, 83,000 units come thanks to the 118.7 million streams that produced the 17 songs on the album. Album sales totaled 10,000 units, including digital (8,500 downloads) and physical (1,500 CDs).
“Mañana Sera Bonito” is the best-selling Latin album by a woman in its first week since 2014 when Billboard began measuring sales using streaming data plus physical sales data.
Karol G’s album is also the first Latin album by a woman to reach No. 1 on the national album sales chart, the Billboard 200 since 1995, when Selena’s posthumous album “Dreamin of You” topped the chart for one week. (The difference with Karol G’s album is that “Mañana Sera Bonito” is entirely in Spanish, while Selena’s, with 13 songs, six songs are in Spanish, five in English and two duets that combine English and Spanish) .
Only three albums by women recorded in a language other than English have reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart since 1956: “Mañana Sera Bonito,” Selena’s “Dreaming of You” (Spanish/English), and Selena’s self-titled French-language album. The Singing Nun in 1963.
Bad Bunny is the only male Latino artist to reach the top spot on the chart.
Karol G dethrones SZA’s “SOS” album which falls to No. 2 after 10 weeks at the top.