The Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, published in Billboard magazine, is a record chart that features Latin music sales information. The data is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan from a sample that includes music stores, music departments at electronics and department stores, Internet sales (both physical and digital) and verifiable sales from concert venues in the United States.
During the 1990s, there were 36 number-one albums in this chart, which was first published on July 10, 1993. One album peaked at number one in the first year of publication: Mi Tierra, by Cuban singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan. The album also peaked at number 27 on the Billboard 200, and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It won the Best Traditional Tropical Album award at the Grammy Awards of 1994. Mi Tierra spent 25 weeks at number one in 1993 and 33 weeks at this position in 1994. Segundo Romance by Mexican singer Luis Miguel also peaked at number one; this album was at the top for 29 consecutive weeks, starting in late 1994. It won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album in 1995, defeating albums from singers Cristian Castro, Plácido Domingo, Juan Gabriel and Tejano music group La Mafia; the latter also peaked at number one in March 1995 with their live album Éxitos En Vivo.
Five albums by Tex-Mex music performer Selena reached number one on the chart; her album Amor Prohibido was number one during four separate stretches, including a 16-week stay at the top that started three weeks after her death. After this stretch, it was replaced by her first English-language album titled Dreaming of You, which also debuted at number one in the Billboard 200, making Selena the first Hispanic singer to debut at the top of this chart and the second-highest debut of the year after Michael Jackson's HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. On its release date, the album sold over 175,000 copies, a record for a female pop singer, and sold
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