Best-selling album of son music
Buena Vista Social Club
4000000 unit(s) sold
Cuba ()
The best selling son album is the 1998 Grammy Award winning Buena Vista Social Club which was released in 1997 and has sold over four million copies worldwide. Of these 1.5 million were sold in the US.
Buena Vista Social Club also holds the record as the best-selling world music album ever. The album brought some of Cuba's best musicians, including Rubén González, Ibrahím Ferrer and Compay Segundo together, as well as inspiring Wim Wenders documentary Buena Vista Social Club, about the band.