On the heels of Christina Aguilera's stunning self-titled debut album - 8x Platinum - 12 million worldwide - comes her acclaimed and record-breaking Latin Album 'Mi Reflejo.'
'Mi Reflejo' is the Highest Female Debut of All Time in the history of the Billboard Hot Latin 50 Chart, remaining at #1 for twenty consecutive weeks.
The CD will be sent for RIAA Gold and Platinum Latin certification. To date it is at 2x Platinum, 1x Gold with over half a million units - 507,618 shipped.
That makes Christina the only artist in history to have back-to-back #1 premieres with an English language album followed by a Spanish language album. Moreover, she is one of the few artists in history to have her very first two albums debut in #1 slots. As if that weren't enough, 'Mi Reflejo' debuted at #27 on Billboard's Top 200, meaning that both of her albums were in the Top 30, with her debut album clocking in at #22 the week 'Mi Reflejo' premiered.
The single 'Ven Conmigo' hit # 1 in Billboard's Hot Latin Track Chart - with over 908 spins and a 13,875,400 audience share, surpassing Ricardo Arjona'a 'Cuando' by 1,602,300 listeners, Oscar de la Hoya's 'Run to Me / Ven A Mi' by 2,196,700 listeners, Gloria Estefan's 'Como me duele Perderte' by 4,577,600 listeners and Ricky Martin's 'She Bangs' by 4,997,100 listeners. 'Ven Conmigo' also hit Number 1 on Spain's Airplay Chart and Number 1 on Mexico's Airplay Chart.
Produced by Rudy Perez, the new album comes on the heels of Christina's Best New Artist Grammy win. 'Mi Reflejo' includes six original Spanish-language compositions, plus Spanish versions of three #1 Christina hits.
'Mi Reflejo' has garnered Christina some of her best reviews yet, with the L.A. Times claiming 'Aguilera's powerful voice and technical skill set her apart' while Time Magazine's critic noted 'we listen impressed as she finds new fires within.' The New York Post called 'Mi Reflejo' 'a major contender at next year's Latin Grammys ... no other artist has realized English to Spanish crossover dreams with this kind of grace.'
She had a score of major TV appearances including 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,' 'The Univision Caliente Music Festival,' 'The Late Show with David Letterman,' ABC's 'Good Morning America,' 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show,' 'The Billboard Music Awards,' 'The ABC Radio Music Awards,' and ABC's '20/20 Downtown.' Christina was also named Latina Magazine's 'Entertainer Of The Year,' and featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan Espanol.
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Christina won a Spanish "Amigo" Award for 'Best International Newcomer.' The Amigos are the Spanish equivalent of our Grammys.
'Mi Reflejo' stats
Platinum in US, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Spain, and Venezuela
#7 Argentina, #19 Spain, #8 Mexico, #23 Chile, #2 Venezuela
Asia - sales with over 60,000
'Pero Me Acuerdo De Ti' impacted worldwide!
Entered at #4 on Spain singles chart - also #1 in Mexico and Venezuela!
'Pero Me Acuerdo De Ti' charted high in Latin America, reaching #7 on MTV's Top 20 (Argentina). Argentina's most popular radio station, FM Hit has 'Pero Me Acuerdo De Ti' at #1 in their Latin songs lists and on their Top 40 chart the song was at #2 after 12 weeks on the chart.
BMG Brazil released an exclusive remix of 'Pero Me Acuerdo De Ti.' The album debuted at #8 on the charts when it was released there.
BMG repackaged 'Mi Reflejo' that featured four new bonus remixes.
'Pero Me Acuerdo De Ti' Video:
Hot Pick on Chinese Channel V
High Rotation on Channel V Thailand
High Rotation on MTV Greater Chinese Feed
#5 (8) on MTV Latin North feed and #16 (19) on MTV Latin South feed
2-3 plays/Day CHANNEL V Greater Chinese Feed
4-5 plays/Day CHANNEL V Thailand feed
Also got spins on MTV Asia
Christina's Spanish album debuted at #80 on Japan's albums chart. This is quite an accomplishment for a Spanish language album in Japan. Sales are at 32,000 CDs and growing. The single, 'Falsas Esperanzas' hit #41 on the airplay chart.
In a joint venture with BMG Brazil and MTV Brazil, Christina's hit song, 'I Turn To You' was featured on the soundtrack to the popular MTV Brazil 'Dating Game' style show 'Fica Comigo.'
From Wall of Sound: 'Christina Aguilera added the much needed Latin flavor to last night's Grammy presentation. Her medley of two Spanish songs off her nominated Latin CD 'MI Reflejo' was well-sung, well choreographed, well-performed and very well-received by an audience dominated by many Aguilera fans. Although, last year's 'Best New Artist' winner went home empty-handed, she will be remembered for her one-of-kind performance. And with a new CD to be released in coming months, there is always next year. Aguilera is a versatile artist, who can shine in any language. Christina made the Best Dressed Grammy List by Entertainment News.'
Christina Among Top 'Movers & Shakers' - Just one retail day after the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, nominees, winners and performers were enjoying significant sales spikes at Amazon.com.
- Billboard Magazine
with Al Gomes for christina-a.com
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