Ivan Cornejo Scores First No. 1 on Regional Mexican Albums Chart with “Dañado”

Ivan Cornejo has a first No. 1… 

The 18-year-old Mexican American singer has secured his first chart-topper on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart as his sophomore album, Dañado, debuts atop the chart dated June 18.

Ivan Cornejo,The set concurrently starts at No. 4 on the Top Latin Albums chart.

The seven-track set arrives just eight months after Cornejo scored his first entry with the No. 2 debut and peaking album Alma Vacía (6,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week in the U.S., according to Luminate).

Dañado bests its predecessor with 8,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the latest tracking week ending June 9. As with most releases by Regional Mexican newcomers, streaming provides most of the album’s opening sum. That equates to 11.9 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks.

The Regional Mexican Albums chart ranks the most popular regional Mexican albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, comprising 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.

Cornejo gives Manzana Records its first No. 1 on any Billboard albums chart. Dañado is the Riverside, Calif.-born singer-songwriter’s second effort under Manzana, which was released June 2. Alma Vacía, his debut album, remained in the Regional Mexican Albums chart’s top 10 during its 35-week run.

Elsewhere, Dañado opens at No. 4 on the overall-Latin Top Latin Albums chart. It concurrently succeeds Alma Vacía, which reached No. 7 in October 2021. The set becomes just the fourth Regional Mexican album to debut in the ranking’s top 10 in 2022, behind Junior H’s Mi Vida En Un Cigarro 2 (No. 4, Feb. 26-dated tally), Yahritza y Su Esencia’s Obsessed (EP) (No. 7, May 7-dated ranking) and Eslabon Armado’s Nostalgia (No. 2, recap dated May 21).

Dañado grants Cornejo his second entry on the all-genre Billboard 200, starting at No. 149. It also bests Alma Vacía’s start (No. 156, Oct. 23). Cornejo becomes the fourth act to secure an entry there in 2022, trailing Junior H, Yahritza y Su Esencia and Eslabon Armado.

Dañado also becomes the eighth Spanish-language effort to debut on Billboard 200 this year. Here’s the scoreboard:

Debut/Peak Position, Title, Artist, Date
No. 39, Anniversary Trilogy, Bad Bunny, Jan. 15
No. 138, Mi Vida En Un Cigarro 2, Junior H, Feb. 26
No. 33, Motomami, Rosalía, April 2
No. 8, Legendaddy, Daddy Yankee, April 9
No. 173, Obsessed (EP), Yahritza y Su Esencia, May 7
No. 1, Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny, May 21
No. 5, Nostalgia, Eslabon Armado, May 21
No. 149, Dañado, Ivan Cornejo, June 18

Junior H to Bring $ad Boyz 4 Life Tour to the U.S.

Junior H is bringing the sadness stateside…

The 22-year-old Mexican singer, songwriter and guitarist will hit the road this summer for his $ad Boyz 4 Life tour.

Junior HThe Live Nation-produced trek is set to kick off on August 19 in Miami’s FPL Solar Amphitheater with stops in key U.S. cities such as New York, Dallas, Atlanta and Chicago.

The 21-date stint will wrap up on December 18 in Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.

The tour is named after his 2021 chart-topping album $ad Boyz 4 Life, via Rancho Humilde, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart dated Feb. 27, 2021, then securing the urban corridos and sad sierreño act his second leader and fourth straight top five on the tally.

“It’s an album that has really impacted my career and to see that it’s become a movement well that makes me feel so much joy,” says Junior H. “The vibes for this tour will be super chill, we’ll be celebrating and people will get to enjoy my corridos. There will also be a lot of love for the morritas.”

“We are thrilled to be the first to bring Junior H to stages around the U.S.,” said Jorge García, tour promoter at Live Nation. “We are proud of the relationship we’ve built with Rancho Humilde and strive to give talented artists like Junior H the opportunity to connect with loyal fans while reaching new audiences.”

Adds Junior H, “It feels really good to be backed up by a company that I’ve known about since I was a little kid. And to now be able to work together, it’s an honor.”

Junior H, $ad Boyz 4 Life TourThe Guanajuato-born artist is also currently working on a new album that he describes as the “most important” in his career with which fans will get to see another side of him. “It’s another genre but it’ll still be very me. The [new album] will take me to new heights,” he adds.

Eslabon Armado Releases New Album “Nostalgia”

Eslabon Armado is waxin’ nostalgic…

The California-based Regional Mexican brother duo has released its new album Nostalgia, the band’s fifth studio album in only two years.

Eslabon ArmadoAcross the album’s 14 tracks about love, hardships and heartache, Eslabon Armado stays true to its sierreño essence while not shying away from incorporating other instrumental elements like the piano and ukelele.

Luces Rojas” in particular stands out for how the members play with reggaeton undertones and lyricism.

Collaborations on the set include Junior H, Fuerza Regida, DannyLux, Ivan Cornejo and newcomers Sarah Silva and Erre.

Eslabon Armado is nominated for two 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

 

Junior H Earns Third No. 1 Album on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums Chart with “Mi Vida En Un Cigarro 2”

Make that three smash hit albums for Junior H

The 22-year-old Mexican singer has earned his third No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart as Mi Vida En Un Cigarro 2 arrives at No. 1 on the Feb. 26-dated survey.

Junior HJunior H is the first to debut atop the 20-deep title ranking in 2022.

The last No. 1 debut arrived through Eslabon Armado’s Tu Veneno Mortal, Vol. 2 in July 2021.

Mi Vida En Un Cigarro 2 was released February 11 via Z Records/JHRH/Warner Latina. It logged 9,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first tracking week ending in February 17, according to MRC Data.

As is the norm with the new wave of regional Mexican artists, streaming activity powers nearly all of Mi Vida’s first-week total. That equals 11.8 million on-demand streams on the project’s tracks.

As Mi Vida arrives, it joins two other Junior H albums, both of which remain in the survey’s top 10: Cruisin’ With Junior H at No. 7 and Atrapado En Un Sueño at No. 8. The former topped the ranking for one week in 2020.

Mi Vida arrives exactly a year after the sad corridos set $ad Boyz 4 Life also launched at No. 1 in February 2021.

Elsewhere, the new album begins at No. 4 on the all-Latin genre Top Latin Albums chart, the Mexican’s highest start there. Notably, none of the set’s tracks have found a spot on any of the Latin airplay charts.

Beyond its Regional Mexican Albums coronation, Mi Vida gifts Junior H his highest ranking on the Billboard 200 tally as the set bows at No. 138. He previously charted at No.192 with $ad Boyz 4 Life (Feb. 2021).

The Regional Mexican Albums chart ranks the most popular regional Mexican albums of the week in the U.S. based on multimetric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. 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.

Junior H’s “$ad Boyz 4 Life” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums Chart

Junior H is back on top…

The 19-year-old Mexican singer, whose real name Antonio Herrera Perez, has scored his second No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart as his $ad Boyz 4 Life debuts atop the chart dated February 27.

Junior H

It’s the urban corridos act’s fourth straight top five.

$ad Boyz 4 Life starts with 6,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending February 18, according to MRC Data, with the bulk of the album’s units deriving from streaming activity.

The Regional Mexican Albums chart ranks the most popular regional Mexican albums of the week in the U.S. based on multimetric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

$ad Boyz 4 Life, released Feb. 12 via JHRH/Warner Latina, registered 6,000 SEA in its first tracking week, which equates to 8.3 million on-demand streams generated by the songs on the album.

The 16-track set earns the 18-year-old his second Regional Mexican Albums No. 1 and fourth top five, all of which launched in less than a year, as Atrapado En Un Sueño, his sophomore debut and first entry on any Billboard album chart, debuted and peaked at No. 2 in April 2020 with 4,000 equivalent album units.

$ad Boyz nets the Guanajato singer-songwriter’s best start in terms of overall units:

Title, Equivalent Album Units,  (Debut Week)
Atrapado En Un Sueño, 4,000, April 11, 2020
Cruisin’ With Junior H, 2,000, Sept. 12, 2020
Musica <3, 1,000, Sept. 12, 2020
$ad Boyz 4 Life, 6,000, Feb. 27, 2021

With $ad Boyz’s arrival at No. 1, Junior H posts three albums on the Regional Mexican Albums’ top 10, as Atrapado En Un Sueño ranks at No. 6 and Cruisin’ With Junior H at No. 9 on the current chart.

Elsewhere, $ad Boyz 4 Life bows at No. 5 on the Top Latin Albums list and at No. 192 on all-genre Billboard 200, his first entry there.

Natanael Cano to Perform During This Week’s Billboard Live At-Home Series

Natanael Cano is bringing you into his home…

The 19-year-old Mexican trap corridos singer will be performing this week as part of Billboard‘s Live At-Home series.

Natanael Cano

Cano, who released his new single “Arriba” this week, will perform alongside Junior Hon Tuesday, May 12 at 1:00 pm ET.

But Cano isn’t the only Latin artist performing live this week…

Camilowill welcome you into his home as well.

The 26-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter will perform on Thursday, May 14 at 1:00 pm ET.

The at-home sets can be seen via Billboard‘s Facebookpage.

The Billboard Liveseries launched on March 19 with the help of JoJoJosh Groban and Russell Dickerson, who selected non-profits to support during their livestream to benefit those most affected by COVID-19. 

Billboard Live At-Home series thus far has helped charities like Meals on Wheels AmericaDowntown Women’s CenterMy Friend’s Place and more.

Here’s this week’s full schedule:

Monday (May 11)
1 p.m. ET — Loud Luxury

Tuesday (May 12)
1 p.m. ET — Natanael Cano & Junior H

Wednesday (May 13)
1 p.m. ET — Hanson

Thursday (May 14)
1 p.m. ET — Camilo

Friday (May 15)
1 p.m. ET — Noah Cyrus

Natanael Cano Debuts on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart

Natanael Cano is officially on the (emerging) list…

The Mexican singer-songwriter debuts at No. 34 on Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart (dated Jan. 18), due to four breakout singles on the Hot Latin Songs survey.

Natanael Cano

In its 11th charting week, Cano’s “Soy El Diablo,” with Bad Bunny, ranks at No. 26 on Hot Latin Songs (after peaking at No. 16 in November); “Disfruto Lo Malo” follows at No. 29 (after reaching No. 25 in December); “Ella,” featuring Junior H, places at No. 44 (a new peak); and “Amor Tumbado” debuts at No. 45.

Meanwhile, Cano’s debut LP Corridos Tumbados ranks at No. 5 on Top Latin Albumswith 4,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, after reaching No. 4 in November.

The Emerging Artists chart ranks the most popular developing artists of the week, using the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures artist activity across multiple Billboard charts, including the Hot 100Billboard 200 and the Social 50. (The Artist 100 lists the most popular acts, overall, each week.) However, the Emerging Artists chart excludes acts that have notched a top 25 entry on either the Hot 100 or Billboard 200, as well as artists that have achieved two or more top 10s on Billboard‘s “Hot” song genre charts and/or consumption-based “Top” album genre rankings.