Karol G has made history with her new album Mañana Será Bonito. Last night (March 5), the Colombian superstar became the first woman to send an all-Spanish LP to the top of the Billboard 200 chart.
Karol G’s Mañana Será Bonito debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. She moved 94,000 copies of the album and pushed SZA’s SOS LP to No. 2 this week. In 2020, Bad Bunny became the first artist to reach the chart’s summit with an all-Spanish album. He achieved that feat with El Último Tour Del Mundo and later did it again with last year’s Un Verano Sin Ti. Now Karol G is claiming the title as the first woman to reach the top of the Billboard 200 chart with her all-Spanish album.
In 1995, Selena became the first artist to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with a Latine album. However, her posthumous LP Dreaming of You included songs recorded in Spanish and English. With Mañana Será Bonito, Karol G is joining Selena as the second woman to reach the chart’s summit with a largely Latine album.
Among all-Spanish albums, Shakira previously held the record for the highest peaking LP by a woman on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2005, she debuted at No. 4 with Fijación Oral, Vol. 1. That LP was bolstered by the hit “La Tortura” featuring Alejandro Sanz. In a way, Shakira helped Karol G surpass her record with Mañana Será Bonito. Karol G’s album was released with their collaboration “TQG,” which sits at No.1 on Spotify’s Global 50 chart. The song will most likely debut within the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Karol G’s Mañana Será Bonito album also included her previous hits “Provenza,” “Gatúbela” with Maldy, and “Cairo.” She will perform a string of concerts at El Coliseo in Puerto Rico later this month.