Karol G Makes History With First Billboard 200 No.1 Album

‘Mañana Será Bonito’ makes the star only the second artist to top the chart with a Spanish-language album

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Karol G – Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images
Karol G – Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

Karol G has made history with her latest album Mañana Será Bonito, as the record debuts at No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

The album is G’s fourth full-length release and features collaborations with Romeo Santos, Quevedo, Shakira, Sean Paul, Ángel Dior, Bad Gyal, and more.

Mañana Será Bonito was released on February 24 and debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at No.1 this week (chart dated March 11). Not only does it mark the first No.1 album for G in the US, building on the No.20 peak for its predecessor KG0516, but it also sets a new record.

The record is now the first No.1 on the Billboard 200 for an all-Spanish-language album by a female artist. Before Mañana Será Bonito, only two all-Spanish-language albums had topped the chart – Bad Bunny’s 2022 album Un Verano Sin Ti and his 2020 release El Ultimo Tour del Mundo.

The last female Latin artist to top the Billboard 200 was Selena in 1995 when her posthumous album Dreaming Of You – which featured songs in both Spanish and English – hit the No.1 spot.

Mañana Será Bonito racked up 94,000 equivalent album units in the US in the week ending March 2, according to Luminate, with that figure fuelled by high streaming activity. Its first-week figures mark the largest week of equivalent album units earned for a Latin album by a female artist since this way of measuring the charts began in December 2014. Its 118.73 million on-demand streams also give it the biggest streaming week ever for a Latin album by a female artist.

Last year, Vevo’s Global Top Ten Music Videos of 2022 chart revealed that Karol G’s “PROVENZA” landed in first place with a massive 547 million views worldwide. “PROVENZA” was the star’s highly-anticipated solo single released in April after a seven-month break, and was a self-described “completely new audiovisual project” for her that explored a significantly more tropical sound. The music video features an all-female cast and messages of empowerment and body positivity.

Buy or stream Mañana Sera Bonito.

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