Multi-platinum international superstar, Karol G, continues to assert her impact on the music industry with her album “KG0516.“ The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Latin Albums,“ making it the top-performing release for a female act in its first week on the chart since 2017.
“KG0516” also debuted at #1 on “Latin Rhythm Albums” and entered the top 20 on the general “Billboard 200” chart. The album closed its first week of sales with more than 24,000 units in the US and already has more than 10 billion global streams across all digital music platforms. Following its impressive release, the album quickly received 6x multi-platinum certification by the RIAA.
On Spotify, it debuted at #1 on “Top Global Album Debuts,” making history as the first Spanish-language album by a Latina artist to reach said spot. On the other hand,“KG0516” also broke records on Apple Music, surpassing the record for best global release week for a Spanish album by a female Latin artist she had set with her previous album “Ocean.“ Additionally, Karol G ranks as the most listened to Latin female artist of all time on Apple Music.
Karol G’s latest single, “Location” with Anuel AA and J Balvin continues to further its reach, currently at the helm of the US radio charts including Billboard’s “Latin Pop Airplay,““Latin Rhythm Airplay” and “Latin Airplay.“Karol G became the third female artist with the highest number of #1 hits on the “Latin Airplay” chart, with a total of 10 entries.
Further demonstrating Karol G’s impact, three of the songs on “KG0516” debuted on the prominent “Hot Latin Songs” chart, including “El Makinon” alongside Mariah Angeliq at #9, “El Barco” at #19 and “200 Copas” at #44. Meanwhile, global hits“Location” and “Bichota” rose to #6 and #7 respectively.