Bad Bunny Earns 13th Nonconsecutive Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

It may be fall, but Bad Bunny is still celebrating a big summer

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar’s Un Verano Sin Ti has logged its 13th nonconsecutive week atop the Billboard 200 chart dated October 15.

Bad Bunny,In doing so, Bad Bunny’s acclaimed album ties Drake’s Views and the Frozen soundtrack for the most weeks at No. 1 on the chart in the last 10 years.

Views logged 13 nonconsecutive weeks atop the list in 2016 (May 21-October 8 charts) and Frozen notched 13 nonconsecutive frames in 2014 (January 18-May 17).

The last album with more weeks at No. 1 was Adele’21, with 24 nonconsecutive weeks on top in 2011-12 (March 12, 2011-June 23, 2012).

In the latest tracking week, ending Oct. 6, Un Verano Sin Ti earned 84,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. (down 4%), according to Luminate.

Of Un Verano Sin Ti’s 84,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 82,000 (down 3%, equaling 115.96 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks), album sales comprise 1,500 (down 14%) and TEA units comprise 500 (up 3%).

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

Bad Bunny Notches Eighth Week at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

Bad Bunny remains the musical artist of the moment…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar rules the Billboard Artist 100 chart dated October 8 for an eighth week, remaining the top musical act in the U.S. due in large part to his latest album, Un Verano Sin Ti.

Bad Bunny, El Conejo Malo’s set scores a 12th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with 87,000 equivalent album units earned in the September 23-29 tracking week, according to Luminate.

It’s just the fourth album to spend at least 12 weeks at No. 1 on the chart this century, following Adele’s 21 (24 weeks; 2011-12), Drake’s Views (13; 2016) and the Frozen soundtrack (13; 2014).

Bad Bunny concurrently places five songs on the latest Billboard Hot 100 and 13 on the Hot Latin Songs chart from Un Verano Sin Ti.

Here’s a recap of his total on the Hot 100:

Hot 100 Rank, Title:
No. 15, “Me Porto Bonito,” with Chencho Corleone
No. 16, “Tití Me Preguntó
No. 36, “Moscow Mule
No. 48, “Efecto
No. 75, “Neverita

Bad Bunny has tallied all eight of his weeks at No. 1 on the Artist 100 this year – the most among all acts in 2022 – starting on the May 21-dated chart.

The Artist 100 measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay and streaming to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.

Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” Logs 10th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

It’s a perfect 10 for Bad Bunny

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated September 17 for a 10th nonconsecutive week atop the list with Un Verano Sin Ti.

Bad BunnyBad Bunny’s highly acclaimed album now solely has the most weeks at No. 1 in 2022, surpassing the nine weeks logged by the Encanto soundtrack. Further, Un Verano Sin Ti has the most weeks at No. 1 in more than a year, since Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album spent 10 weeks (all consecutive, from its debut) at No. 1 (Jan. 23-March 27, 2021, charts).

Un Verano Sin Ti earned 99,500 equivalent album units in the U.S. (down 6%) in the week ending September 8, according to Luminate.

Since 2000, only nine albums — including Un Verano Sin Ti — have notched at least 10 weeks at No. 1. Among those is Santana’Supernatural, which captured a total of 12 weeks at No. 1 — three in 1999 and nine in 2000.

Albums With 10 Weeks or More at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, 2000-Present*
Artist, Title, Weeks at No. 1, First Week at No. 1
Santana, Supernatural, 12, Oct. 30, 1999 (nine of its weeks at No. 1 were in 2000)
Taylor Swift, Fearless, 11, Nov. 29, 2008
Adele, 21, 24, March 12, 2011
Soundtrack, Frozen, 13, Jan. 18, 2014
Taylor Swift, 1989, 11, Nov. 15, 2014
Adele, 25, 10, Dec. 12, 2015
Drake, Views, 13, May 21, 2016
Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album, 10, Jan. 23, 2021
Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti, 10, May 21, 2022
*through the Sept. 17, 2022-dated chart.

Un Verano Sin Ti debuted at No. 1 on the May 21-dated Billboard 200 and has yet to depart the top two rungs of the chart for its entire 18-week run on the list thus far.

Since the Billboard 200 began publishing on a regular, weekly basis in March of 1956, Un Verano Sin Ti is the first album to spend its first 18 weeks on the chart in the top two.

Previously, Drake’s Views spent its first 17 weeks in the top two, on the May 21-Sept. 10, 2016-dated charts.

Un Verano Sin Ti has bounced between Nos. 1 and 2 on the Billboard 200 for a total of six distinct visits to the No. 1 slot.

Meanwhile, Un Verano Sin Ti is the first album with six separate visits to No. 1 since Adele’s 21 had 10 distinct stays at No. 1 in 2011-12, for a total of 24 weeks atop the list. It debuted at No. 1 on the March 12, 2011-dated list and notched its final week atop the chart on June 23, 2012.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Bad Bunny has bounced back yet again…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and singer’s Un Verano Sin Ti returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated Sept. 3 for a ninth nonconsecutive week on top.

Bad BunnyIt now ties the Encanto soundtrack for the most weeks atop the chart in 2022. The last album with more weeks at No. 1 is Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album, which logged 10 weeks, all consecutive, atop the list in early 2021 (Jan. 23-March 27, 2021-dated charts).

Un Verano Sin Ti climbs 2-1 on the latest list with 105,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending August 25 (down 3%), according to Luminate.

Of Un Verano Sin TiIs 105,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 102,000 (equaling 143.72 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks), album sales and TEA units comprise the remaining sum.

Un Verano Sin Ti debuted at No. 1 on the May 21, 2022-dated chart, then stepped away from the top slot for three weeks. It returned to No. 1 on June 18, and then moved aside for two more weeks, returning to No. 1 for five straight weeks from the July 9 through August 6-dated charts. It then fell to No. 2 on August 13, returned to No. 1 on the August 20 chart, fell back to No. 2 on the August 27 list, and now climbs back to No. 1 on the new ranking.

Un Verano Sin Ti is the first album with five separate visits to No. 1 since Adele’s 21 had 10 distinct stays at No. 1 in 2011-12, for a total of 24 weeks atop the list. It debuted at No. 1 on the March 12, 2011-dated list and notched its final week atop the chart on June 23, 2012.

Plus, Un Verano Sin Ti has yet to depart the top two rungs of the chart for its entire 16-week run on the list thus far. The last album to start off as strong was Drake’s Views, which spent its first 17 weeks in the top two (May 21-September 10, 2016-dated charts).

Also in the top 10 of the new Billboard 200, Demi Lovato, who logs the highest debut of the week, as Holy Fvck starts at No. 7 with 33,000 equivalent album units earned.

Of that sum, album sales comprise 20,000; SEA units comprise 12,000 (equaling 15.62 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks); and TEA units comprise the remaining sum. Holy Fvck is Lovato’s eighth consecutive top 10 album on the Billboard 200 — the entirety of their charting efforts.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

Grupo Firme to Take Part in ‘Superstar Panel’ During Billboard Latin Music Week

Grupo Firme will be taking part in this year’s Billboard Latin Music Week.

The Regional Mexican band will take part in one of the various superstar panels during the event, which will take place on September 26-30 at Miami’s Faena Forum.

Grupo FirmeFounded by Eduin Caz in Tijuana, Mexico, in 2013, Grupo Firme — which straddles the genres of banda and norteño — is comprised of Eduin’s brother Jhonny Caz, Abraham Hernández, Joaquín Ruiz, Christian Gutiérrez, José Rubio and Dylan Camacho.

Touring titans, in 2021, the band secured a historic booking at Los Angeles’ 20,000-capacity Staples Center as the first Latin act to perform the most shows in a single calendar year at the venue with seven sold-out concerts this summer. (The only other artist who has done more in one year is Adele, with eight performances in 2016.)

Grupo Firme joins the already announced star-studded lineup that includes Romeo SantosCamiloChayanneIvy QueenNicky JamEslabon ArmadoBizarrapBlessdYahritza Y Su EsenciaLuis R. ConriquezOvy on the Drums, Kunno, and The Rivera Family.

More participants will be announced in the weeks leading up to the 2022 Latin Music Week. Registration is now open at BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.

For 30 years, Billboard Latin Music Week has been the longest running and biggest Latin music industry gathering in the world. After a sold-out 2021 edition that featured Q&As with Daddy Yankee and Karol G, as well as show-stopping performances by AnittaRauw Alejandro, and Natti Natasha, the event returns, coinciding with Hispanic Heritage Month.

Billboard Latin Music Week will also coincide with the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Miami. The Billboard Latin Music Awards will broadcast live on Telemundo, and will also broadcast simultaneously on the Spanish entertainment cable network, Universo, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.

Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” Notches Seventh Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

It’s Lucky No. 7 for Bad Bunny

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar’s smash Un Verano Sin Ti has notched a seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Aug. 6.

Bad BunnyBad Bunny’s latest album earned 98,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending July 28 (down 5%), according to Luminate.

Un Verano Sin Ti is the album with the most weeks at No. 1 in over a year, since Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album spent its 10th and final week at No. 1 on the list dated March 27, 2021. (Since Dangerous, Adele’s 30 had clocked six weeks at No. 1.)

Of Un Verano Sin Ti’s 98,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 97,000 (down 5%; equaling 135.9 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks) and album sales and TEA units comprise the remainder of the week’s total.

Un Verano Sin Ti has demonstrated strong staying power, as it earned in excess of 100,000 units in its first 11 weeks on the chart. The latest tracking frame is its first to dip below 100,000. Further, the album has declined less than 10% in weekly units in every week from its fourth through 12th frames. (The album eroded by 34% in its second week, then fell by 15% in its third, and then from its fourth week onwards has only dropped by 2-9% weekly.)

Un Verano Sin Ti has spent its first 12 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart lodged in the top two. The last album to start off as strong was Drake’s Views, which spent its first 17 weeks in the top two (May 21-Sept. 10, 2016-dated charts).

Un Verano Sin Ti bowed at No. 1 on the May 21-dated chart, then stepped away from the top slot for three weeks. It returned to No. 1 on June 18, and then moved aside for two more weeks, until coming back to No. 1 for the last five consecutive weeks.

Un Verano Sin Ti may vacate the No. 1 slot on the Aug. 13-dated chart, as Beyoncé’s seventh solo studio album, Renaissance, is due to debut on the tally, following its release on Friday (July 29). All six of Beyoncé’s previous solo studio sets opened at No. 1.

Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” Overtakes “Encanto” Soundtrack as Most Popular Album of 2022

Bad Bunny isn’t talking about Bruno 

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar’s smash album Un Verano Sin Ti has overtaken Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Encanto soundtrack as the most popular album of 2022, according to Luminate.

Bad BunnyReleased on May 6, Un Verano Sin Ti has now earned 1.606 million equivalent album units in the U.S., through the week ending July 21. It surpasses the Encanto soundtrack, which is now the year’s No. 2 most popular set, with 1.565 million units earned in 2022.

Earlier in July, when Luminate (whose data powers Billboard’s charts) released its midyear data (reflecting the tracking period of December 30, 2021-June 30, 2022), Encanto was the top album, while the all-Spanish-language Un Verano Sin Ti was the second-biggest set.

Equivalent album units comprise traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sales, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album, or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official and audio streams generated by songs from an album.

Un Verano Sin Ti has spent six nonconsecutive weeks atop the weekly Billboard 200 albums chart, including the latest tally, dated July 30. Further, it has earned over 100,000 units in each of its first 11 weeks of release – the first album to do so since Adele’s 25 saw its first 14 weeks all exceed 100,000 units (December 12, 2015-March 12, 2016-dated charts).

Additionally, Un Verano Sin Ti has spent its first 11 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart in the top two, dating to its debut atop the May 21, 2022, tally. The last album to start off as strong was Drake’s Views, which spent its first 17 weeks in the top two (May 21-September 10, 2016-dated charts).

Notably, 25 and Views finished as the most popular albums of 2015 and 2016, respectively, by units earned.

Un Verano Sin Ti has also generated four top 10-charting songs on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart (which blends streaming, airplay and sales data to rank the 100 most popular songs of the week in the U.S.). One of those four top 10 hits, “Me Porto Bonito,” with Chencho Corleone, hit No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart dated July 30, becoming the first all-Spanish-language No. 1 in the chart’s nine-year history.

Meanwhile, Un Verano Sin Ti marks the second all-Spanish-language album to reach No. 1 on the 66-year-old chart. The first was Bad Bunny’s last LP, 2020’s El Último Tour del Mundo. As the latter led for a week, the former is the first such set to reign for multiple weeks.

The soundtrack to Disney’s Encanto debuted, at No. 197, on the Dec. 11, 2021-dated Billboard 200 and has spent nine weeks at No. 1, in January-March, and ranked in the chart’s top 40 each week starting with the January 8 ranking.

Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” Claims Fifth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Bad Bunny has his handful

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar’s Un Verano Sin Ti remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated July 23 for a fifth nonconsecutive week.Bad BunnyThe set earned 105,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending July 14 (down 5%), according to Luminate.

Of Un Verano Sin Ti’s 105,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 104,000 (down 5%; equaling 146.83 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks) and album sales and TEA units comprise the remainder of the week’s total.

Un Verano Sin Ti has earned over 100,000 units in each of its first 10 weeks on the chart. The last album to do so was six years ago, when Drake’s Views saw its first 10 weeks all exceed 100,000 units (May 21-July 23, 2016 charts).

Additionally, Un Verano Sin Ti has spent its first 10 weeks on the chart in the top two. The last album to start off as strong was Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album, which spent its first 10 weeks at No. 1 (January 23-March 27, 2021-dated charts).

Un Verano Sin Ti debuted at No. 1 on the May 21-dated chart, then stepped away from the top slot for three weeks. It returned to No. 1 on June 18, and then moved aside for two more weeks, until coming back to No. 1 for the last three consecutive weeks.

Since the start of 2021, six albums have spent at least five weeks at No. 1, including Un Verano Sin Ti. Earlier in 2022, the Encanto soundtrack notched nine weeks atop the list, while Adele’s 30 wrapped a six-week run at No. 1. In 2021, Drake’s Certified Lover Boy and Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour both clocked five weeks at No. 1, while Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous ruled for 10 weeks.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

Grupo Firme Signs with Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Grupo Firme is hoping to take Regional Mexican music to the global stage…

The Mexican band has signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for worldwide representation in all areas.

Grupo FirmeThe L.A.-based agency also signed the regional Mexican group’s indie label, Music VIP.

News of the signing comes on the heels of Grupo Firme’s stadium tour across the U.S. with stops at L.A.’s Sofi Stadium, Metlife Stadium in New York, Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium and a final stop at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for Mexican Independence Day weekend in September.

Grupo Firme — founded in Tijuana, Mexico, in 2013 — straddles the genres of banda and norteño and comprises brothers Eduin and Jhonny Caz, Abraham Hernández, Joaquín Ruiz, Christian Gutiérrez, José Rubio and Dylan Camacho.

Initially known for performing corridos, the group was catapulted into the mainstream in 2017 after signing a label and management deal with Music VIP.

Since then, the band — who won their first Latin Grammy last year with their album Nos Divertimos Logrando Lo Imposible — has achieved unprecedented success with many firsts under their belt, including making history by becoming the first banda ensemble to ever play at Coachella.

Additionally, on Billboard’s 2021 year-end Boxscore Charts, Grupo Firme landed at No. 23 in the Top 40 Tours chart after grossing $18 million from 19 shows thanks to their historic run at the Crypto.com Arena last year, when they helped relaunch the venue (then Staples Center) by playing its first concert in 513 days.

It also marked the beginning of the supergroup’s historic run at the arena with their first (of seven) full-capacity, sold-out show — making history as the Latin act to perform the most shows in a single calendar year at Staples (the only other artist who has done more is Adele, with eight in one calendar year).

Grupo Firme is managed by Isael Gutiérrez, founder of Music VIP. Management will continue to broker certain tour deals directly on their own.

Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200

Bad Bunny’s summer glow up continues…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar’s latest album Un Verano Sin Ti has returned to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated June 18 for a second week on top (rising from No. 2), following its debut at No. 1 on the May 21-dated chart.

Bad BunnyAfter its chart-topping opening, the album sat in the No. 2 slot for the next three weeks. The set earned 137,000 equivalent album units (down 3%) in the U.S. in the week ending June 9, according to Luminate. 

Un Verano Sin Ti is the first album released in 2022 to exceed 100,000 equivalent album units earned in each of its first five weeks. (The last title to do so was Adele’s late 2021 release 30, on the December 4, 2021-January 1, 2022 charts.)

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

Of Un Verano Sin Ti’s 137,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 135,500 (down 3%; equaling 189.47 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks), album sales comprise 1,000 (down 9%) and TEA units comprise 500 (up 4%).

Notably, Un Verano Sin Ti marks the first all-Spanish-language album to spend multiple weeks at No. 1 in the Billboard 200’s 66-year history. Only one other such set has led for even one week: Bad Bunny’s last album, El Último Tour del Mundo, which arrived atop the December 12, 2020 tally.