Karol G’s historic No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Mañana Será Bonito feels “enormous,” the Colombian star mentioned.
Not solely is the album within the high spot of the all-genre albums chart, but it surely’s Karol G’s first album to achieve No. 1 on the chart and the primary all-Spanish-language album by a feminine artist to land at No. 1. “I feel so very special. More than happiness I feel special,” Karol G instructed Billboard.
Previously, solely two all-Spanish albums led the list, each by Bad Bunny (Un Verano Sin Ti in 2022 and El Ultimo Tour del Mundo in 2020).
“My last album did so well and had all those big hits, like ‘Bichota,’ so the bar was high,” she mentioned. “But I didn’t want to make music because I felt pressure. I wanted to make the music I wanted to make, and the fact that I’ve hit No. 1 with an album that is so personal is enormous.”
Mañana Será Bonito can also be the primary Latin album by a lady to achieve No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since 1995. That yr, Selena’s posthumously-released, partially-Spanish-language album Dreaming of You topped the chart for one week.
Karol G — who considers Selena certainly one of her idols — reacted with pleasure, noting, “I’m sharing something with Selena! That’s amazing. Imagine my year: I met Rihanna, I recorded with Shakira and now I have a No. 1 on the chart like Selena did.”
Karol G and Shakira joined forces for the primary time with new single and Mañana album observe “TQG,” which dropped on Feb. 24.
“And how cool is it that on International Women’s Month I get to No. 1 and the artist before me at No. 1 was SZA,” Karol G added. “And that ‘TQG’ is No. 1 [on Spotify] and all these songs by women are in the top slots. We’re living such a strong moment. Now, we’re going for more.”
Leila Cobo contributed to this report.
The story first appeared on Billboard.com.