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” 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.

Sabrina Claudio Releases Cover of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Favorite Crime” Single

Sabrina Claudio has her favorite crime…

The 25-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American singer has shared her take on “Favorite Crime” by Olivia Rodrigo.

Sabrina ClaudioFor the Cover Nation performance, Claudio transformed the Sour album cut into a breathy, sultry slow jam, singing, “Know that I loved you so bad/ I let you treat me like that/ I was your willing accomplice, honey/ And I watched as you fled the scene/ Doe-eyed as you buried me/ One heart broke, four hands bloody/ Those things I did/ Just so I could call you mine/ Oh, the things you did/ Well, I hope I was your favorite crime.”

Despite not being released as an official single like “Drivers License,” “Deja Vu” and “Good 4 U,” the song still managed to make an impact on the Billboard Hot 100 by debuting at No. 16 when Rodrigo released her smash-debut album back in May 2021.

At the time, all 11 of the LP’s tracks stormed the chart, while Sour itself debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and spent five weeks at the top of the chart.

Meanwhile, Claudio is currently readying her fourth studio album Based on a Feeling, which is scheduled for release on May 6 via Atlantic Records as a follow-up to her 2020 holiday record Christmas Blues.

The singer opened up about what fans can expect from the new project last month while attending Billboard’s Women in Music 2022.

“The music is done. I’m just gonna say that,” she said on the red carpet. “Yeah, I’m just very excited. I haven’t released music in two years — actually, I haven’t been out of the house in two years!”

Bad Bunny: This Year’s Most-Streamed Artist Globally on Spotify

It’s a second consecutive year at the top for Bad Bunny.

Spotify has revealed its annual end-of-year list of the platform’s most-streamed artists, songs, albums and podcasts, with the 27-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton superstar named the most-streamed artist globally.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny notched more than 9.1 billion streams on the platform globally to top the list ahead of Taylor SwiftBTSDrake and Justin Bieber.

In the United States, Drake dominated all artists on the platform, while Swift, Juice WRLDKanye West and Bad Bunny rounded out the top five.

The most-streamed song of the year globally was Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license,” which racked up more than 1.1 billion streams worldwide. Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” earned second place, followed by The Kid Laroi and Bieber’s “Stay,” Rodrigo’s “good 4 u” and Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” feat. DaBaby.

Rodrigo dominated the top two spots on the U.S. list with “drivers license” and “good 4 u,” marking the first time a woman has ever done so. Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” feat. SZAGlass Animals’ “Heat Waves” and “Levitating” rounded out the top five.

Rodrigo’s dominance extended to the global and U.S. albums tally, with her debut album Sour finishing in first place on both charts.

For additional details on Wrapped 2021, visit Spotify’s For the Record blog.

Camila Cabello Performs Cumbia-fied Cover of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U”

Camila Cabello is offering the world a cumbia-fied Good (4 U) time…

The 24-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer/actress covered Olivia Rodrigo’s Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single “Good 4 U” during an appearance on BBC‘s Radio 1 Live Lounge, giving the track a major Latin vibe.

Camila Cabello

Just before performing the track, Cabello talked about how much she enjoys Rodrigo’s music, which is why she selected “Good 4 U” as one of the covers for the set.

“[I’m] So excited to perform this. I love that song,” Cabello explained. “I think she’s a really amazing artist and I love so many of the songs that she’s released, so yeah I’m happy to do this song in a new way. We were really inspired by, obviously, Latin music and making it kind of like a cumbia version.”

“I feel like she’s such an incredible vocalist, Cabello continued. “This song was a challenging song to practice. It’s really high and demands a lot of breath, and I was excited to do it because I like her punk rock vibe.”

 

This isn’t the first time that Cabello has gushed over Rodrigo’s talent. In May, the “Havana” singer shared on her Instagram Stories that she was listening to Sour, and wrote a message to Rodrigo.

“This album is truly gorgeous. So honest, so vulnerable! I’m inspired @oliviarodrigo, ” she wrote. “This one [‘Jealousy, Jealousy‘] and ‘Favorite Crime‘ are my favorites.”

In addition to covering “Good 4 U,” Cabello performed her new song, “Don’t Go Yet,” from her upcoming third album, Familia, during her BBC 1 set.