Anuel AA and Ozuna’s Los Dioses joins an exclusive list of collaborative projects that have topped Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.
The pair’s first team-up is just the ninth collab album to reach No. 1 on Top Latin Albums since the chart started in 1993. Further, it’s the third collaborative album to top the list since 2017, following a dry spell where no collaborative albums hit No. 1 for seven years. Elsewhere on the Feb. 6-dated chart landscape, Los Dioses launches at No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Albums and arrives at No. 10 on the all-genre Billboard 200.
From Juan Gabriel and Rocio Durcal’s Juntos Otra Vez to Anuel AA and Ozuna Los Dioses, take a look at all the collaboration albums that have scored No. 1s on the tally below:
Artists, Title, Debut/Peak Date
Juan Gabriel and Rocío Durcal, Juntos Otra Vez, May 24, 1997
Frequent collaborators Juan Gabriel and Rocio Durcal, released their two-disc album in April 1997. One month later, the set, which includes tracks such as “La Incertidumbre,” “Te Sigo Amando” and “Sabes Por Qué?,” hit No. 1 on May 24, 1997.
Ry Cooder and Manuel Galban, Mambo Sinuendo, Feb. 15, 2003
Released by Cuban artist Manuel Galbán and producer Ry Cooder, Mambo Sinuendo won the Grammy Award for best pop instrumental album at the 46th Grammy Awards. The album scored Galbán his first No. 1 on Top Latin Albums and the second for Cooder. He scored his first No. 1 with Buena Vista Social Club in 1998.
Los Temerarios and Los Bukis, 20 Inolvidables, April 26, 2003
Twenty unforgettable tracks — including “Infame Engaño,” “Dímelo,” “Yo Te Necesito” and “Como Fui A Enamorarme De Ti” — are featured on this compilation album released by Mexican grupero artists Los Temerarios and Los Bukis. 20 Inolvidables became the second No. 1 album for Los Bukis and the fourth for Los Temerarios on the Top Latin Albums chart.
Bronco & Los Bukis, Crónica De Dos Grandes, Feb. 21, 2004
This compilation album was released by Los Bukis and Bronco on Feb. 3, 2004. Featuring some of the respective band’s classics such as “Adoro” and “Como Me Haces Falta,” Crónica De Dos Grandes became the third No. 1 album for Los Bukis and the second for Bronco on the chart.
Luny Tunes & Tainy, Más Flow: Los Benjamins, Oct. 14, 2006
Reggaeton hitmakers Luny Tunes released this third compilation album on Sept. 26, 2006, under Machete Music. The star-studded album features artists such as Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Wisin & Yandel and Tito El Bambino, among others. The chart-topping album was co-produced by Tainy.
The Chieftains feat. Ry Cooder, San Patricio, March 27, 2010
Irish group The Chieftains and Cooder joined forces to release San Patricio in 2010 featuring collaborations with Linda Ronstadt, Lila Downs, Los Tigres del Norte and Los Cenzontles, among others. The album tells the story of the San Patricio battalion, a group of immigrants of European descent who deserted the U.S. Army in 1846 and crossed the border to be part of the Mexican army against the United States in the Mexican-American War.
Gloria Trevi & Alejandra Guzmán, Versus, July 22, 2017
To coincide with their epic joint trek that kicked off in 2017, Mexican stars Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzmán dropped a 10-track set that became the official soundtrack to the tour that lasted nearly one year. The track peaked at No. 1 on July 22, 2017, and included anthemic songs such as “Todos Me Miran,” “Hey Guera” and “Eternamente Bella.”
J Balvin & Bad Bunny, Oasis, July 13, 2019
In June 2019, chart-topping artists J Balvin and Bad Bunny surprise-dropped the eight-song Oasis. It bowed at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart and earned both artists their first top 10 on the Billboard 200, where it entered at No. 9. “Benito and I share an aesthetic and originality,” J Balvin previously told Billboard. “When he appeared on the scene, he brought a fresh perspective. I felt like the only crazy one there! It’s very hard for a label to bring two artists together like this. It has to come from a place of respect.”
Anuel AA & Ozuna, Los Dioses, Feb. 6, 2021
Anuel and Ozuna teamed up for their joint album Los Dioses, which was released Jan. 22 under Real Hasta La Muerte/ Aura Music Corp. via Sony Music Latin. The pair’s first collaborative effort debuted at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated Feb. 6). It became the first set to debut atop the chart in 2021.
“Ozuna is the good guy; I’m the bad guy. And I’m telling you, there is a no more powerful combination,” Anuel told Billboard about the project. “Right now, we’re making an album together. But our relationship is not about an album. This is a brotherhood, I’d say deeper than most anyone else in the genre has,” Ozuna added.