Estefan Checks Into Hotel Nacional And Makes U.S. Chart History

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January 3, 2012 | 9:05pm EST

Gloria Estefan has made chart history in America by becoming the first woman to debut a tune atop the Billboard Latin Songs countdown.
No female has achieved the feat in the chart’s 25-year history, but Estefan’s Hotel Nacional rocketed to number one.

It’s the second single from Miss Little Havana, the singer’s first album in four years.

The hit is only the 11th overall to debut at the top of the countdown – only Romeo Santos and supergroup Mana have hit the number one spot with a new song since 2008.