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

Bad Bunny has bounced back to the top…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar’s acclaimed album Un Verano Sin Ti has returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Aug. 20 for an eighth nonconsecutive week in the top spot, as the set rises from No. 2 with 108,800 equivalent album units earned (up 4%) in the U.S. in the week ending August 11, according to Luminate.

Bad BunnyOf Un Verano Sin Ti’s 108,800 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 102,300 (down less than 1%; equaling 143.44 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks), album sales comprise 6,000 (up 435% following its wide CD release on Aug. 5) and TEA units comprise 500 (down 6%).

Un Verano Sin Ti has spent its first 14 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart lodged in the top two. The last album to start off as strong was Drake’Views, which spent its first 17 weeks in the top two (May 21-September 10, 2016-dated charts).

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 dipped from the top for a week (August 13 chart), only to come back to No. 1 on the latest list.

Un Verano Sin Ti is the first album with four separate visits to No. 1 since Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour also had four distinct stays at No. 1 in 2021, for a total of five weeks atop the list (it debuted at No. 1 on June 5, 2021; then had another week at No. 1 on July 3; two more weeks on July 17-24; and then another week on September 4, 2021).

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” 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 Notches Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

Bad Bunny is still the artist to beat…

28-year-old Puerto Rican has logged a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart dated July 23, holding as the top musical act in the U.S. due to the continued success of his latest set Un Verano Sin Ti.

Bad BunnyThe album spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 105,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Luminate. It has exceeded 100,000 units in each of its first 10 weeks on the chart, becoming the first album to link such a streak since Drake’s Views achieved the feat in its first 10 weeks in 2016.

 Un Verano Sin Ti also rules Top Latin Albums for a 10th week.

Bad Bunny concurrently places nine songs on the latest Billboard Hot 100, the most among all acts, and 23 on Hot Latin Songs.

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

Hot 100 Rank, Title
No. 6, “Me Porto Bonito,” with Chencho Corleone
No. 13, “Tití Me Preguntó”
No. 27, “Moscow Mule”
No. 47, “Efecto”
No. 56, “Despues de La Playa”
No. 59, “Party,” with Rauw Alejandro
No. 61, “Ojitos Lindos,” with Bomba Estéreo
No. 71, “Tarot,” with Jhay Cortez
No. 95, “Un Ratito”

The Artist 100 measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay and streak.

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.

Bad Bunny to Compete in This Year’s MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game

Bad Bunny’s getting in the game…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has been added to the 2022 MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game roster, which is set to take place on Saturday, July 16, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

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The “Me Porto Bonito” singer was announced on Monday (July 11) along with a batch of new artists added to the roster that are set to play ball.

Other new celebrities confirmed include actors Bryan Cranston and J.K. Simmons; rapper and chef Action Bronson; four-time all-star and two-time World Series Champion Hunter Pence; and two-time All-Star Shawn Green.

They join a lineup that already includes Quavo, JoJo Siwa, Anthony Ramos, Rob Lowe, Chloe Kim, CC Sabathia and Simu Liu, among others. The first 10,000 fans to enter the ballpark — gates open at 2 p.m. local time — will receive a special All-Star Player Replica Ring presented by FTX, according to a press release.

Game night will culminate with a special performance from chart-topping artist and California-native Becky G for the All-Star Saturday Extra Innings concert presented by MGM Rewards. Tickets are now available here.

The All-Star Celebrity Softball Game, which will be produced by MLB Network, will stream live on YouTube, Peacock, Pluto TV, Bleacher Report and across MLB’s social platforms. MLB Network will air the game on Monday, July 18, at 10:30 p.m. ET, marking the first time MLB Network has televised it.

News of Bad Bunny taking the field comes as his latest album, Un Verano Sin Ti, captures a fourth nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated July 16).

The set holds at No. 1, notching its first set of back-to-back weeks in the lead. The effort earned 111,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending July 7 (down 4%), according to Luminate.

Later this month, the hitmaker will kick off his summer tour with three back-to-back concerts at El Coliseo de Puerto Rico.

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

Bad Bunny’s summer is still sizzling…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar’s Un Verano Sin Ti captures a fourth nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated July 16.

Bad BunnyBad Bunny’s set holds at No. 1, notching its first set of back-to-back weeks in the lead.

The effort earned 111,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending July 7 (down 4%), according to Luminate.

Of Un Verano Sin Ti’s 111,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 109,000 (down 4%; equaling 154.12 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 in each of its first nine weeks on the chart. The last album to do so was nearly 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 nine weeks on the chart in the top two. The last album to start off so strong was Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, which also spent its first nine weeks in the top two (Sept. 18-Nov. 13, 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 two consecutive 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.

Howie Dorough & the Backstreet Boys to Release Boy Band’s First Christmas Album “A Very Backstreet Christmas”

Howie Dorough is embracing the holiday spirit…

The 48-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer and his fellow Backstreet Boys bandmates will be ringing in Christmas early with the release of A Very Backstreet Christmas, a collection of yuletide classics plus three freshly cut tracks, out October 14.

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For their first-ever Christmas album and first studio effort in three years, the boy band has recorded “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and other timeless numbers, along with new songs “Christmas in New York,” “Together,” and “Happy Days.”

 

In addition, the ‘90s pop superstars will release exclusive versions that include a 15-track CD through Target, which will feature bonus tracks “Feliz Navidad” and “It’s Christmas Time Again,” and a limited-edition red-vinyl on the act’s official store.

“We’ve been wanting to do a Christmas album for nearly 30 years now, and we’re beyond excited that it’s finally happening,” co-founder Dorough said in a statement. “We had such a fun experience putting our BSB twist on some of our favorite Christmas classics and can’t wait to be part of our fans’ holiday season.”

The Backstreet Boys are currently on the North American leg of their DNA World Tour, which kicked off in April with four shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Those dates are in support of DNA, the band’s 2019 album which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking the act’s third No. 1, and first leader since Black & Blue spent two weeks at No. 1 in December of 2000.

DNA earned a Grammy nomination in the category for best pop duo/group performance (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”), and it marked BSB’s 10th top 10 album in the U.S.

Across their 29-year career, the quintet has shifted some 130 million records, according to BMG, which signed the BSB back in 2013.

Here’s the track list for A Very Backstreet Christmas:

“White Christmas”
“The Christmas Song”
“Winter Wonderland”
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
“Last Christmas”
“O Holy Night”
“This Christmas”
“Same Ole Lang Syne”
“Silent Night”
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
“Christmas in New York”
“Together”
“Happy Days”
“Feliz Navidad” *
“It’s Christmas Time Again” *

*Target version only

Selena Gomez Teases New Music

Selena Gomez is back in the studio…

This week, the 29-year-old Mexican American singer/actress shared a clip of herself inside the vocal booth on TikTok, simply captioned “New.”

Selena GomezThe catch? The TikTok comes virtually without any sound, so Selenators aren’t able to get an audible sneak peek of what Gomez is cooking up.

Whatever music she’s making, though, will be a follow-up to her 2021 Spanish-language EP Revelación, which peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard 200 and earned Gomez her first-ever Grammy nomination, for best Latin Pop Album, at the 64th annual Grammy Awards in April.

Gomez’s most recent full-length studio effort, meanwhile, was 2020’s Rare, which contained No. 1 hit “Lose You to Love Me,” as well as follow-up singles “Look At Her Now,” “Rare” and “Boyfriend.”

Gomez’s behind-the-scenes TikTok isn’t the first time she’s teased new music in the last few weeks, either.

During a celebration event for her cosmetics brand Rare Beauty, she hinted at the prospect during a rapid-fire Q&A session with TikTok makeup artist Mikayla Nogueira.

Of course, the onetime Disney Channel starlet has had plenty of other commitments on her plate in between albums: Season 2 of her hit series Only Murders in the Building just premiered on Hulu and she also took time off to attend the star-studded wedding of Britney Spears and Sam Asghari, where she even jumped on the mic with Paris Hilton to perform an impromptu rendition of “Stars Are Blind” for the bride.

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Kali Uchis’ “Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios)” Returns to No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums Chart

Kali Uchis is back on top… 

More than a year after scoring her first No. 1 on a Billboard albums chart with her first Spanish-language set Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios), the 27-year-old Colombian American singer’s album returns to No. 1 on the Latin Pop Albums chart.

Kali UchisThe album concurrently debuts in the top 10 on the Vinyl Albums chart.

Sin Miedo was issued on clear vinyl for Record Store Day’s June 18 drop via EMI/Interscope/IGA, which prompts the album’s 6-1 jump on Latin Pop Albums with 9,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 23, up 201%.

Of that unit total, album sales comprise 6,000 (up 6,857%), with nearly all of that figure in vinyl sales. Concurrently, the album debuts at No. 9 on the Vinyl Albums chart.

It’s Uchis’ second top 10 on Vinyl Albums. She captured her first entry — and first top 10 — with the English-language effort Isolation (No. 10 high, 2018).

Notably, Sin Miedo becomes the sixth Spanish-language album to secure a spot in the top 10 on the 25-deep tally Vinyl Albums tally since its inception in 2011.

Here’s the leaderboard:

Title, Artist, Peak Position, Peak Date
Ones, Selena, No. 1, July 8, 2020
Anniversary Trilogy, Bad Bunny, No. 1, Jan. 15, 2022
Buena Vista Social Club, Buena Vista Social Club, No. 10, Oct. 16, 2021 (debut)
El Último Tour del Mundo, Bad Bunny, No. 4, April 2022 (debut)
Motomami, Rosalía, No. 7, May 28, 2022 (debut)
Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios), Kali Uchis, No. 9, July 2, 2022

In addition, one more Spanish-language album has reached the Vinyl Albums chart (but didn’t hit the top 10) — Bad Bunny’s X 100PRE (No. 19 peak on March 20, 2021).

On Latin Pop Albums, Sin Miedo returns to No. 1 for the first time since the October 16, 2021-dated chart. In total, the set has spent 10 nonconsecutive weeks atop the list.

Out of its 9,000-unit sum, 6,000 stem from album sales (effectively all in vinyl sales). Streaming makes up most of the remaining sum, with 3,000 from that sector, equal to 4.1 million on-demand official streams for the album’s songs.

The album also rejoins the top 10 on Top Latin Albums, flying 30-4. It returns to the top 10 for the first time since the chart dated October 16, 2021, when it ranked at No. 7. Sin Miedo peaked at No. 3 for four nonconsecutive weeks that year — its highest ranking in its 84-week charting history (and counting). As in Latin Pop Albums, the set takes home the Greatest Gainer honors there.

Over on the all-genre Billboard 200, Sin Miedo re-enters at No. 122, its highest ranking in over a year.

Cardi B to Release New Single “Hot Shit” This Week

Cardi B is continuing her Hot streak…

The 29-year-old half-Dominican American Grammy-winning rap superstar and songwriter has announced plans to release her next single, “Holy Shit,” on Friday, while promising “another surprise” is on the way.

Cardi B“My new single ‘Hot Shit’ available everywhere THIS FRIDAY 7/1,” Cardi B revealed on social media on Sunday night (June 26).

The post featured a very short teaser clip.

“Tomorrow 8pm I got another surprise for yall, tune in,” she hinted with a winking emoji.

“Hot Shit” will be the artist’s first single since last year’s “Up,” which peaked at No. 1 for a week on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart in March 2021. “Up” followed “WAP,” which spent four weeks topping the Hot 100 in 2020.

Fans have been patiently waiting for the follow-up to Cardi B’s full-length debut album, 2018’s Invasion of Privacy, which topped the Billboard 200 albums chart.

In May, she explained that when there is news she can share, they’ll know. “When things come out, that’s when I’mma talk about it,” she pointed out on Twitter.

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