There was lots to celebrate for tropical music star Olga Tañón this week, with the release of her new album Olga Tañón y Punto, and news that the singer has set not one, but two new Guinness World Records titles.
Tañón’s new single “Así Es El Amor” is the latest edition to her list of 27 top 10 singles, which also includes hits such as “Es Mentiroso”, “Como Olvidar” and “Bandolero”, helping her to earn her first Guinness World Records title for Most Top 10 hits on the Billboard Tropical Airplay chart (female). The new single, which peaked at #6 on the charts, as of April 29, 2017, is taken from her new album which was released on Friday.
Winning an astounding 30 Premio Lo Nuestro awards to date, the Puerto Rican recording artist also holds the Guinness World Records title for Most wins of Premio Lo Nuestro by an individual. Her success streak began in 1990 when she won Tropical Revelation of the Year, as part of the merengue group Chantelle, with whom she began her singing career. Her most recent accolade was for Tropical Female Artist of the Year in 2015.
Olga was presented with her official certificates yesterday at Guinness World Records US headquarters in New York City.
Commenting on her achievements, Olga said “I have been blessed with many recognitions but to have the opportunity to enter the prestigious Guinness World Records family is indescribable. I want to thank all the people who have contributed in my career and today are an eternal part of this day.”
Speaking after presenting Olga with her certificates, Guinness World Records adjudicator Sarah Casson said: “At Guinness World Records, we recognise all sorts of amazing achievements. Olga's feat of having top ten hits so consistently over a 20 year period is a truly remarkable accomplishment.”