Puerto Rican Salsa singer, La India is the latest artist to receive honors celebrating her remarkable achievements and chart records in Tropical music. Marking her 30-year career, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, the global authority in record-breaking, presented the songstress with the most No. 1 singles on the Billboard Tropical Airplay charts for a female artist and an additional title for her success on the Billboard Tropical Album Chart.
With (10) No. 1 singles and (6) No.1 albums no other female artist has had more success on Billboard’s Tropical charts, earning her the following GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles:
• Most No. 1 albums on the Billboard Tropical Album chart for a female artist (6)
• Most No. 1 singles in the Billboard Tropical Airplay Chart for a female artist (10)
The singer- songwriter, began her professional career in 1986, within the freestyle genre crossing over to Latin music with the debut of her 1992 salsa album, “Llegó La India via Eddie Palmeri”. Her 1994 released “Dicen Que Soy”, solidified her status as “La Princesa de La Salsa” and ushered a string of multi-platinum releases, #1 hits and multiple awards including a Latin GRAMMY. This year India was chosen as the Madrina for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York and performed at the Salsa Festival at the Barclays Center the same weekend.
“I am very proud and honored to receive this recognition from Guinness World Records. This is a culmination of years of hard work and fighting to achieve my goals. We are in a great moment for women empowerment and encouragement. People should follow their dreams and keep going no matter what obstacles they may face. I thank Billboard who has been there with me since day one, to everyone who has been a part of my career in some shape or form, the support of the public, the radio and all my fans around the world! I share this with all of you.” said the singer.
“Puerto Rico is an Island of records. We are proud to welcome La India to the Guinness World Records family,” said Claire Stephens, Official Adjudicator of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.