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Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas (AMPROFON) (English: Mexican Association of Producers of Phonograms and Videograms, A.C.) is a non-profit organization integrated by multinational and national record companies in Mexicomarker. Established on April 3, 1963, it groups phonographic companies that represent more than 70 percent of the market in Mexico.

AMPROFON is an associated member of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the organization that promotes the interests of the international record industry. Their members include more than 1,400 separate companies in more than 70 countries. In addition, it has national groups affiliated with the industry in 48 countries.

History

Because of a need for an organization to represent the rights and interests of the producers of phonograms in Mexico, a civil association called Phonographic Discs Producers (AMPRODISC) was created on April 4, 1963. The members were:
  • Compañía Importadora de Discos, S.A.
  • CBS de Mexico, S.A.
  • Discos Mexicanos, S.A.
  • Fábrica de Discos Peerless, S.A.
  • GAMMA, S.A.
  • Panamericana de Discos, S.A.
  • RCA Victor Mexicana, S.A.


On July 26, 1971, the name was changed to Mexican Phonogram Producers Association (Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas) and, as a result of the music video releases, on May 3, 1990 the name was changed to Mexican association of Producers of Phonograms and Videograms (AMPROFON), its current name.

Sales certificates

The AMPROFON awards certificates for music releases in Mexicomarker. The level of the award varies depending on the format of the release and the amount sold. Certificates are usually awarded on the basis of the amount of units the release has shipped, rather than the amount it has sold.

Format Status
Gold Platinum Diamond Notes
Album 40,000 80,000 400,000 Since January 1, 2008
50,000 100,000 500,000 Until December 31, 2007
75,000 150,000 Until June 30, 2003
100,000 250,000 Since January 1, 2000
1,000,000 Until December 31, 1999
Digital Album 5,000 10,000
Digital Album (Pre-loaded) 50,000 100,000 400,000 Since June 1, 2008
500,000 Until May 31, 2008
Digital Track 1,500 3,000
Digital Track (Pre-loaded) 50,000 100,000 500,000
Music DVD 10,000 20,000
Music Video (Pre-loaded) 50,000 100,000 500,000
Ringtone 10,000 25,000 250,000


Best Selling Albums of All Time

Rank Year Title Artist Sales
1 1984 Recuerdos II Juan Gabriel 8,000,000
2 1982 20 Triunfadoras de Jose Jose Jose Jose 7,500,000
3 1991 Romance Luis Miguel 7,250,000
4 1984 Hoy platique con mi gallo Vicente Fernandez 7,000,000
5 1987 Timbiriche VII Timbiriche 6,000,000
6 1984 Rocio Durcal le canta a Juan Gabriel Rocio Durcal 5,500,000
7 1985 Flans Flans 4,000,000
8 1988 Timbiriche VIII & IX Timbiriche 4,000,000
9 2000 Paulina Paulina Rubio 3,500,000
10 1988 Busca Una Mujer Luis Miguel 3,500,000


Music charts

Charts are updated every Wednesday evening covering national sales in four different charts.
  • Main Top 100 Albums Chart. The list of the 100 best selling albums in the country, all musical genres are counted as well as EPs.
  • International Albums Chart. Although, it says 'Albums in English' it counts 'International' releases, since artist with non-English albums are counted in this chart, only the Top 20 is published, no matter the nationality, if the album is in Spanish the album will not be eligible to chart.
  • Popular Music Albums Chart. This is the Top 20 of regional Mexican music, either ranchera, grupero and others.
  • Latin Albums Chart. This the top 20 of Pop, Rock and Dance albums in Spanish, no matter the nationality as long as in Spanish the album will be eligible to chart.


References

  1. AMPROFON, Bio (Spanish)
  2. Historia (In Spanish)
  3. Certified Awards
  4. This Week's Top 100
  5. This Week's Top 20 International Albums
  6. This Week's Top 20 Popular Albums
  7. This Week's Top 20 Latin Albums


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