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 Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart

Bad Bunny is the top artist in the United States.

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has returned to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart dated September 3, reigning as the top musical act in the U.S. for a fifth total week, thanks to the continued success of his latest LP, Un Verano Sin Ti.

Bad BunnyThe album spends a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 105,000 equivalent album units earned in August 19-25 tracking week, according to Luminate – and ties the Encanto soundtrack for the most weeks tallied atop the chart this year.

The last album to spend more weeks at No. 1 was Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album, which led for 10 weeks in 2021.

Bad Bunny concurrently places 11 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, the most of any act.

Here’s a recap of his entries on the latest list.

Hot 100 Rank, Title:
No. 9, “Me Porto Bonito,” with Chencho Corleone
No. 14, “Tití Me Preguntó”
No. 25, “Moscow Mule”
No. 35, “Efecto”
No. 57, “Party,” with Rauw Alejandro
No. 59, “Ojitos Lindos,” with Bomba Estéreo
No. 61, “Después de La Playa”
No. 68, “Tarot,” with Jhay Cortez
No. 72, “Neverita”
No. 87, “La Corriente,” with Tony Dize
No. 89, “Un Ratito”

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” 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.

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.

Carolina Gaitàn to Star in the Female-Led Drama Thriller Series “Second Chance”

Carolina Gaitàn is getting her second chance

The 38-year-old Colombian actress and singer will star in the drama thriller series, Second Chance.

Carolina GaitànGaitàn will star opposite Denise Richards and AnnaLynne McCord in the female-led series.

Alexis Ren and Tiffany Hines will also star.

Set to debut worldwide later this year, Second Chance is a 10-part series that tells the story of three domestic cleaning workers and their clients as they struggle to overcome their pasts and grapple with the challenge of creating a better future.

Gaitàn plays service worker Marianna in the series, who finds herself navigating “extraordinary and dangerous situations” alongside her two friends Shira (played by Ren) and Jackie (played by Hines).

The series will grapple with topics including diversity, xrights, immigration, women’s equality and organized crime as well as focusing on themes such as perseverance, identity and love, with the three female lead characters drawing on their innate strength as well as each other’s support to get through hard times.

Luke Goss, Hannah Ware, Jake Manley and Jerry Ferrara round out the cast.

USATV Productions are executive producing the series.

Gaitàn, who played Pepa Madrigal in Disney’s smash-hit animated musical, will next be seen in Andres Beltran’s Quicksand and Ileana D. Vasquez’s Perfidious.

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

Bad Bunny is celebrating a massive summer…

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 July 9.

Bad BunnyBad Bunny now has a third nonconsecutive week at the summit with the acclaimed album, as the set climbs 2-1 in its eighth week.

The album earned 115,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending June 30 (down 5%), according to Luminate.

With a third week at No. 1, Un Verano Sin Ti has the second-most weeks at No. 1 in 2022, following the Encanto soundtrack, with nine.

Un Verano Sin Ti’s third week at No. 1 also marks its third total visit to the top, as the album debuted at No. 1 on the May 21-dated chart, then dropped from the top slot for three weeks.

It then returned to No. 1 on June 18, and then moved aside for two more weeks, until coming back to No. 1 on the new chart.

Un Verano Sin Ti is the first album with three separate visits to No. 1 since Drake’s Certified Lover Boy also had three distinct stays at No. 1 in 2021, for a total of five weeks atop the list (three weeks: Sept. 18-Oct. 2, then Oct. 23 and Nov. 6, 2021).

The all-Spanish-language Un Verano Sin Ti is also the second mostly-or-all-non-English-language album to spend more than a single week at No. 1. The first was The Singing Nun’s self-titled all-French-language album — it concluded its 10-week run at No. 1 in February of 1964. (They are two of the 15 total mostly-or-all-non-English albums to reach No. 1.)

Un Verano Sin Ti has earned over 100,000 in each of its first eight weeks on the chart. The last title 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).

Un Verano Sin Ti has yet to fall below No. 2 in its eight weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. The last album to spend its first eight weeks on the chart in the top two was Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, which spent its first nine weeks in the top two (September 18-November13, 2021-dated 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 115,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 114,000 (down 5%; equaling 160.18 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks), and album sales and TEA units comprise less than 1,000 units each.

Stephanie Beatriz to Star in Peacock’s Live-Action Film Adaptation of “Twisted Metal” Video Game

Stephanie Beatriz is getting things twisted

The 41-year-old Colombian and Bolivian American actress will star in Peacock’s Twisted Metal, the live-action video game adaptation starring Anthony Mackie.

Stephanie BeatrizBeatriz will play the character of Quiet, a ferocious, badass car thief who acts purely on instinct – you couldn’t stop her any more than a manhole could stop a volcano. Coming from a community that oppressed her into silence, Quiet’s wish is to find her place in this dark, chaotic world. But when she becomes clouded by her need for revenge, Quiet forms an unlikely, antagonistic bond with John Doe (Mackie).

From Cobra Kai writer Michael Jonathan SmithTwisted Metal is a half-hour, high-octane action comedy, based on an original take by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick about a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a trigger-happy car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck.

Alongside Mackie and showrunner Smith, executive producers also include Kitao Sakurai—who will also direct multiple episodes—Reese, Wernick, Will Arnett, and Marc Forman via their Electric Avenue production company, Jason Spire of Inspire Entertainment, Peter Principato of Artists First, Asad Qizilbash, and Carter Swan from PlayStation Productions, Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios.

The series is co-produced by Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Beatriz most recently made a splash as the voice of Mirabel in Disney’s Encanto. Prior to that, she starred in Matthew Dunster’s hit theatrical production 2:22 on London’s West End and also played Carla in the Warner Bros. film adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda’s musical In The Heights.

Beatriz is best known for playing fan-favorite Detective Rosa Diaz in the NBC comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine throughout the show’s eight-season run.

Altitude Film Sales Acquires Worldwide Sales Rights to Carolina Gaitán’s Survival Thriller “Quicksand”

Carolina Gaitán could be heading to a theater near you…

Altitude Film Sales has boarded worldwide sales rights to the high-concept survival thriller Quicksand, starring the 38-year-old Colombian actress and singer, and will introduce first footage to buyers at Cannes next week.

Carolina Gaitán, QuicksandThe U.S.-Colombia co-production recently completed shooting in Bogota and is now in post-production.

The contained thriller, which is reportedly in the vein of The Shallows and 127 Hours, follows an American couple, on the brink of divorce, who travel to Colombia for a work conference. While on a hike through the rainforest, a storm causes them to become trapped in a pit of quicksand. Unable to move, it becomes a struggle for survival as they battle the elements of the jungle and a venomous snake, in order to escape.

Andrés Beltrán directed the film, which was written by Matt Pitts. The project is produced by Las Vegas-based production company Sangre Films, which is a joint venture between Colombian outfit Elemental Stories and U.S. companies 222 Pictures and Dawn’s Light Movies.

Mike Runagall of genre specialist Altitude noted: “We are thrilled to be bringing this fiendishly entertaining thrill ride to buyers and look forward to sharing the impressive first footage with them in Cannes.”

Gaitán, who voiced Pepa in Disney’s Encanto, leadsthe cast. Gaitán, whose credits also include Narcos, stars alongside Allan Hawco in the English-language movie.

Gaitán recently performed We Don’t Talk About Bruno live at the Academy Awards alongside her Encanto cast.

Germaine Franco Wins ASCAP Composers’ Choice Award for “Encanto” Score

Germaine Franco is encantada

The Mexican American film composer, conductor, songwriter, arranger, record producer, and percussionist’s Oscar-nominated score for the acclaimed Disney/Pixar film Encanto has claimed the ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards’ film score of the year honors at the 2022 ASCAP Screen Music Awards.

Germaine FrancoCristobal Tapia de Veer proved to be the big winner on the television front…

The Chilean-born Canadian film and television score composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist’s work for HBO Max’s series The White Lotus took home two Composers’ Choice awards for television score of the year and television theme of the year.

Honorees for the top rated television series category, which honor composers and songwriters for their themes and underscore from the highest rated series during calendar year 2021, include Josefina Severino and Carmenza Gomez for Café Con Aroma De Mujer, and Gil Novelo, Jorge Tena Martínez Vara, Jorge Jurado and John Sereda for the Mexican telenovela La Desalmada.

Winners for the Composers’ Choice Awards are voted upon by the ASCAP composer and songwriter community.

The awards were held virtually once again and started at noon E.T. on Monday, May 2.

The complete list of winners is available on the ASCAP website.