Make that two chart-toppers in a row for Maluma…
The 24-year-old Colombian urban singer/songwriter has earned his second consecutive No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.
Maluma’s latest album F.A.M.E. debuts atop the list dated June 2.
It earns the biggest week of the year for a Latin album by a solo artist in both units and traditional album sales, and the second-biggest week of 2018 overall. The title was released on May 18 through Royalty World/Sony Music Latin.
F.A.M.E. starts with 15,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 24 (with 7,000 of that sum in traditional album sales), according to Nielsen Music.
In terms of the biggest weeks for Latin albums in 2018, F.A.M.E.’s opening trails only the No. 1 debut frame of CNCO’s self-titled album both in units and sales (16,000 units, 13,000 sales; chart dated April 21).
F.A.M.E. follows Maluma’s previous leader, and last album, Pretty Boy Dirty Boy, which topped the chart in 2015. It bowed with 15,000 units earned in its first week, of which 2,000 were in traditional album sales.
Pretty Boy Dirty Boy has earned, in total, 222,000 equivalent album units, of which 27,000 are in album sales.
It’s a big week for Maluma on the charts, as F.A.M.E.’s third single “El Prestamo” also arrives in the penthouse on the Latin Airplay chart. It lifts 6-1 in its 10th week on the list with 20 million in audience impressions in the week ending May 27 — up 74 percent. It earns Maluma his eighth No. 1 and second leader of the year.