Karol G made quite a splash with her latest album Mañana Será Bonito, which found huge success on the charts around the globe. The singer’s fourth studio album topped the US Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first all-Spanish language album by a woman to do so.
Mañana Será Bonito (Spanish for Tomorrow Will Be Pretty) hit the shelves on February 24, and debuted atop the Billboard 200, with 94,000 album-equivalent units earned in its first week. It became the third all-Spanish-language album to top the chart after Bad Bunny’s El Último Tour Del Mundo and Un Verano Sin Ti and the first by a female artist.
With this historic achievement, Karol G managed to surpass Shakira, whose Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 became the all-time highest-charting Spanish-language album by a woman in the US when it debuted at No. 4 back in 2005. It’s important to note it had higher first-week sales with 157,000 copies.
Shakira even played a role in Karol G’s success since she’s one of the artists featured on Mañana Será Bonito, on the album’s fifth single “TQG”. This song became Karol G’s first No. 1 single on the Billboard Global 200 and the first top ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.