UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATIN ENTERTAINMENT (UMLE) CHARTS SUCCESS
Earns 8 of the Top 10 Latin Albums in the Country; Leads Industry in Latin Grammy Nominations
Miami, FL, Friday, September 12, 2008 - Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE), a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has charted unprecedented success this week with 8 of the Top 10 Latin albums in the country, according to SoundScan. The albums include Luis Fonsi's "Palabras Del Silencio" (#1) (Universal Latino); Alacranes Musical's "Tu Inspiracion" (Fonovisa) (#2); Daddy Yankee's "Talento de Barrio" (#3) (Machete); Wisin y Yandel's "Los Extraterrestres" (#5) (Machete); Enrique Iglesias's "95/08 Exitos" (#6) (Universal Latino); Los Dareyes De La Sierra's "Con Banda" (#8) (Disa); Marco Antonio Solis' "Una Noche En Madrid" (#9) (Fonovisa); and Los Temerarios' "Si Tu Te Vas" (#10) (Fonovisa).
Moreover, UMLE's artists also garnered 50 Latin Grammy nominations this week, providing UMLE with the most nominations within the industry. Leading the field is CAFE TACVBA with 6 nominations for their critically–acclaimed album, "Sino." Additional nominations went to superstar Juanes (5), Academy Award–winning songwriter and producer Gustavo Santaolalla (5), Los Temerarios (2), Pedro Fernandez, Los Tigres Del Norte, Conjunto Primavera, Wisin y Yandel, Jenni Rivera, and Conjunto Primavera, among many others.
"These are incredible achievements for the entire UMLE family," stated Jesus Lopez, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula and head of UMLE. "It is testament to the tremendous depth of artistry within our companies and also of the incredible management within each of our various labels."
"Our success this week speaks to our continued commitment to artistry and new artist development," commented Gustavo Lopez, President of Fonovisa and Disa. "The diverse talents of our artists and the creativity of our labels are an unbeatable combination."
"The stars lined up for us, our stars that is," added Walter Kolm, President of Universal Music Latino and Machete. "These are all truly artists in every sense of the word, and we are all honored that they continue to call UMLE their home."