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La India Receives Two Guinness World Records Titles

Billboard logo Billboard 6/18/2019 Suzette Fernandez

In celebration of her 30 years of career, the Puerto Rican salsa singer La India has been honored by Guinness World Records.

The singer received two records for the most No. 1 singles (10 in total) on the Billboard Tropical Song Airplay chart for a female artist and an additional title for the most No. 1 albums (6 in total) on the Billboard Tropical Album Chart.  

“I am very proud and honored to receive this recognition from Guinness World Records,” India said in a press statement. “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.”

The singer/songwriter debuted in 1992 with her salsa album, Llegó La India via Eddie Palmeri and released Dicen Que Soy in 1994, earning the nickname “la princesa de la salsa” (salsa princess).

“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 for Guinness World Records.

“People should follow their dreams and keep going no matter what obstacles they may face,” India added.

La India is sampled on the DJ Khaled track "You Stay," and will be a special guest for the Forever Tango run in Puerto Rico this August.

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