UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATIN ENTERTAINMENT (UMLE) TOPS THE CHARTS
Latin Music Powerhouse Earns 8 of the Top 10 Albums in the Country including the Entire Top 5
Miami, Florida and Los Angeles, CA, Wednesday, June 11 , 2009 – For the second time in less than a year, Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE), a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, has charted unprecedented success by earning 8 of the Top 10 Latin albums in the country, including the entire Top 5, according to SoundScan. The albums include Wisin Y Yandel’s ‘La Revolucion’ (#1), Espinoza Paz’s ‘Yo No Canto, Pero Lo Intentamos’ (#2), Tito El Bambino’s ‘El Patron’ (#3), Don Omar’s ‘Idon’ (#4), El Trono de Mexico’s ‘Almas Gemelas’ (#5), Dareyes de la Sierra’s ‘Una Copa Mas’ (#7), K-Paz de la Sierra’s ‘Como Un Tatuaje’ (#8), and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Talento de Barrio’ (#10).
“UMLE is having an incredible year marked by the outstanding performances from a dynamic roster of artists from across all of our labels,” stated Jesus Lopez, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula and head of UMLE. “Putting artistry first will always be our priority.”
“Leading the industry with our market share and such an incredible group of artists is a tribute to our staff and the quality of our artists’ music,” commented Walter Kolm, President of Universal Music Latino and Machete. “And judging from our slate of upcoming releases, we’re optimistic about continuing this great performance for the balance of the year.”
“Achieving this success is testament to our continued commitment to the artist development process,” added Gustavo Lopez, President of Fonovisa and Disa. “And it demonstrates our labels’ unprecedented success in breaking developing artists and bringing our star talent to new levels.”
About Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) is comprised of Universal Music Latino, Machete, Fonovisa, Disa, Universal Music Mexico & Central America, the Edimonsa, Disa, Fonovisa and Universal Latin publishing catalogs, and GTS Global Talent Services, a management service division. UMLE is a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry’s leading global music publishing operation.
Universal Music Group’s record labels include Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Polydor Records, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latino, Universal Records South, and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalog is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, its new media and technologies division; Bravado, its merchandising company; Twenty-First Artists, its full service management division; and Helter Skelter, its live music agency.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.