Shakira’s ‘Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran’ Storms In at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums

Shakira makes a splash across Billboard’s charts as her latest album, Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran, her twelfth studio album over a four-decade career, debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums (dated April 6). The set concurrently bows at No. 2 on Top Album Sales, No. 4 on Vinyl Albums and at No. 13 on the overall Billboard 200 chart.

Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran, released March 22 through Sony Music Latin, earned 34,000 equivalent album units, earned in the U.S. during the March 22-28 tracking week, according to Luminate.

Of Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran’s first-week sum, 19,000 units derive from streaming, equaling 26.73 million official on-demand streams of the album’s songs. Album sales contribute just under 15,000, while the remaining 500 units derive from track-equivalent album units. (On Top Latin Albums, Latin Pop Albums and Billboard 200, one unit equals to one album sale, 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams for a song on the album.)

Shakira’s new No. 1 on Top Latin Albums follows the top 20-charting live set, Shakira In Concert: El Dorado, World Tour (Soundtrack), which took the singer-songwriter to No. 18 in 2019. El Dorado, her eleventh-studio album, offered her last No. 1, claiming the top spot for five weeks starting in 2017.

Shakira Becomes First Woman With No. 1 Albums Across Four Decades: As Shakira reclaims the No. 1 spot on Top Latin Albums with Las Mujeres, she banks her seventh No. 1 among 11 career entries, and her first in the 2020s decade, after she managed at least one No. 1 every year from 1998-2017.

Notably, with the new ruler, the Colombian becomes the first woman with a No. 1 in four different decades on Top Latin Albums. Only one other artist has achieved the feat: Alejandro Fernández, who scored an equal seven No. 1 albums during the 1990s (one), 2000s (one), ’10s (four) and the ’20s (one).

Here’s a recap of Shakira’s chart-toppers on Top Latin Albums since her first, Donde Están Los Ladrones? landed at the summit in Nov. 1998:

Peak, Title, Weeks at No. 1
Nov. 28, 1998, Donde Están Los Ladrones?, 11
April 8, 2000, MTV Unplugged, two
Nov. 23, 2002, Grandes Éxitos, one
June 25, 2005, Fijación Oral: Vol. 1, 17
Nov. 6, 2010, Sale El Sol, 12
July 1, 2017, El Dorado, 5
April 6, 2024, Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran

Elsewhere, Las Mujeres debuts at No. 2 on Top Album Sales (15,000 sold in its opening week). The 17-track set concurrently opens at No. 4 on the Vinyl Albums tally with –6,000 vinyl LPs sold– her first top 10 on her first try there, plus, it bests El Dorado’s No. 15 debut and peak on the overall Billboard 200, starting at No. 13.

‘Puntería’s’ Marksmanship Blasts Shakira To Different Orbit Across Songs Charts: On the songs realm, Las Mujeres parades three new cuts on the multi-metric Hot Latin Songs chart: “Puntería,” with Cardi B, leads the new recruits, launching at No. 3 –Shakira’s highest debut since “TQG,” with Karol G, debuted at No. 1 on the chart-dated March 11, 2023. The chart ranks the most popular Latin songs of the week by blending streaming, airplay, and sales data.

“Puntería” opens at No. 3 on Hot Latin Songs mainly on the strength of streaming data and strong radio support. The album’s eighth single logged 6.6 million official U.S. streams during the same tracking week, enough to shoot the collab to a No. 6 start on Latin Streaming Songs.

“Puntería” also sold 3,000 digital downloads in the same period, sparking a No. 1 start on Latin Digital Song Sales and a No. 10 start on the overall Digital Song Sales survey.

Meanwhile, “(Entre Paréntesis),” with Grupo Frontera, arrives at No. 22, while “Cohete,” her second partnership with Rauw Alejandro (after the No. 10-peaking “Te Felicito” in 2022), bows at No. 48.

Extends Latin Airplay No. 1 Record Among Women: Further, with “Puntería,” Shakira extends her record for the most No. 1s on the overall Latin Airplay ranking among female artists, with 22, as the song debuts atop the list with 9 million audience impressions. With the new leader, the Colombian opens a larger gap from her closest competitor: Karol G, who comes in second with 17 No. 1s. Plus, she ties with Wisin for the seventh-most rulers among all acts.

Here’s a look at the mainly male-dominated list of Latin Airplay highfliers:

36, J Balvin
34, Ozuna
32, Enrique Iglesias
28, Daddy Yankee
24, Bad Bunny
24, Maluma
22, Shakira
22, Wisin

First No. 1 Debut on Latin Pop Airplay: Shakira steps on different ground on Latin Pop Airplay, where “Puntería,” with Cardi B, debuts at No. 1. It’s the first time either act has debuted atop the list. The new achievement earns Shakira her maiden debut at the summit since 1996, when “Estoy Aquí” ruled for four weeks.

In sum, 24 of her songs have led the Latin pop ranking, the most for any woman since the chart’s inception in 1994, where Enrique Iglesias continues to rule with 25 No. 1s.

Cementing Her Regional Mexican Airplay Prescence: Beyond her Latin Airplay command, Shakira snatches her second top 10 on Regional Mexican Airplay as “(Entre Paréntesis),” with Frontera, debuts at No. 10. Her second chart appearance generated 4.33 million audience impressions across regional Mexican stations in its first tracking week.

Shakira’s latest entry on the Mexican radio ranking, follows her Fuerza Regida collab, “El Jefe,” which reached to No. 9 last November.

Lastly, as “(Entre Paréntesis)” starts in the top 10, Shakira becomes the second Latin pop act to secure a top 10 on Regional Mexican Airplay in 2024. Previously Becky G’s “Por El Contrario,” her first team-up with siblings Angela and Leonardo Aguilar, ruled for one week (chart dated March 9).

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