Nine Out of Ten

Univision Music scores with Lupillo Rivera leading the way

Published on LatinoLA: June 3, 2004

Nine Out of Ten

Univision Music Group, the country?s leading Latin music label set a new and unparalleled record in Latin music history with nine of the top ten most sold Latin albums in the U.S. and Puerto Rico according to Nielsen SoundScan?s latest Report.

For the week ending May 30, 2004, international Mexican music recording star Lupillo Rivera?s (pictured) ?Con Mis Propias Manos? snared the #1 position immediately a week after its release and also entered Billboard?s Top 200 chart. Rivera is followed by Conjunto Primavera?s ?Dejando Huella? and Disa?s ?Locos de Amor? by Horoscopos in the #3 position. Grupo Montez de Durango is holding strong at #5, and Jennifer Pe?a?s ?Seduccion? is now at #6.

The remainder five positions are as follows: Los Huracanes Del Norte?s ?Con Experiencia y Juventud? is in the #7 position followed by Pasito Duranguense?s self-titled album at #8, Los Tigres del Norte?s ?Pacto de Sangre? at #9 and the compilation ?20 Sencillos? at #10.

According to SoundScan, Univision Records had 12 albums, Fonovisa Records and Disa Records both continued to dominate the charts with 15 albums total each, bringing the company?s sum to 42 albums on the top 100 selling Latin albums chart.

This unrivalled feat has established Univision Music Group as the indisputable leader in the Latin music industry, and according to Jose Behar, President & CEO, Univision Music Group, it is a testament to the extraordinary arduous work and ongoing commitment of its artists, staff and Universal Music Video & Distribution (UMVD) sales team.

?While we are honored to be in this coveted position, we are humbled by and grateful to the hard work, selfless sacrifice and tireless dedication everyone at Univision Music Group and UMVD has set forth to reach this exceptional accomplishment,? stated Behar.

Behar further added that these results reflect the continued utilization of the synergies that exist between its record labels and the broader Univision Communications? affiliates, namely Univision Network, Univision Television Group, Univision.com, Univision Radio, Galavision and Telefutura.

Undoubtedly, Univision Music Group has established itself as one of the most important Latin music companies in the country, keeping a steady presence on the Nielsen SoundScan charts with a strong hold of 42 albums in the top 100, reflecting 52% of all Latin albums sold in the U.S. and Puerto Rico for the week ending May 30, 2004.

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