Bad Bunny to Serve as Presenter at This Year’s Academy Awards

Bad Bunny has a date with Oscar…

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning superstar has been added to the list of presenters for this year’s Academy Awards show.

Bad BunnyBut the “Monaco” singer is not the only Puerto Rican artist set to take the stage.

West Side Story star Rita Moreno, an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar & Tony Award) winner, will also serve as a presenter.

Bad Bunny and Moreno are among the list of recently added presenters for the March 10th Oscars telecast that includes Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton, Regina King, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate McKinnon, John Mulaney, Catherine O’Hara, Octavia Spencer and Ramy Youssef.

Moreno won an Oscar in 1962 for West Side Story. In 1977, she became the first Latina (and just the third person overall) to complete the EGOT.

In 2022, Bad Bunny made history when Un Verano Sin Ti became the first Spanish-language album to top Billboard’s year-end chart and to receive a Grammy nod for album of the year. His acting credits include Bullet Train, Narcos: Mexico and Cassandro,

Earlier this week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced that another popular Latin star, Becky G, would perform the nominated “The Fire Inside” from Flamin’ Hot on the telecast.

Previously announced Oscars presenters are Mahershala Ali, Nicolas Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Jessica Lange, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ke Huy Quan, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Yeoh and Zendaya.

The 96th Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast to outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 10, at the new, earlier time of 7:00 pm ET/4:00 pm PT.

Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the show for the fourth time. It will be held at its usual home, the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

Raj Kapoor is executive producer and showrunner for the 2024 Oscars. Molly McNearney and Katy Mullan are also executive producers. Hamish Hamilton is directing. Rickey Minor is music director.

Bad Bunny Repeats as Billboard’s Top Latin Artist of the Year for Fifth Consecutive Year

It’s a sweet repeat for Bad Bunny

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning superstar has repeated as Billboard’s Top Latin Artist of the Year for a record fifth consecutive year.

Bad BunnyNo other artist has been the year-end Top Latin Artist five times since the category began in 2011. Only one other artist has pulled a back-to-back winning streak since the category launched in 2011: Romeo Santos, who took home the first-place trophy in 2014 and 2015.

Unsurprisingly, Bad Bunny also echoes his past four years of achievements on the albums front: Thanks to Un Verano Sin Ti’s stronghold, the album wraps at No. 1 on the year-end Top Latin Albums chart for a second consecutive year.

Adding to his blockbuster year — with seven awards at the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards, including Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year and Global 200 Latin Artist of the Year — Benito also boasts four songs on the year-end Hot Latin Songs rundown, including “Un X100to” with Grupo Frontera at No. 3. His first foray into Regional Mexican music became the second Regional Mexican track to break the weekly top 10 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Billboard’s year-end music recaps represent aggregated metrics for each artist, title, label and music contributor on the weekly charts from November 19, 2022, through October 21, 2023. Rankings for Luminate-based recaps reflect equivalent album units, airplay, sales or streaming during the weeks that the titles appeared on a respective chart during the tracking year. Any activity registered before or after a title’s chart run isn’t considered in these rankings. That methodology detail, and the November-October time period, account for some of the difference between these lists and the calendar-year recaps that are independently compiled by Luminate.

Fuerza Regida Claims Two Awards at Billboard Music Awards

Fuerza Regida is celebrating an impressive Billboard Music Awards victory.

The Regional Mexican music group took home the Top Duo/Group award at last night’s Billboard Music Awards, beating out the likes of Grupo Frontera, Eslabon Armado, FIFTY FIFTY and Metallica.

Fuerza RegidaFuerza Regida also claimed the award for Top Latin Duo/Group.

Other winners of the night included Karol G for Top Latin Female Artist and Top Latin Touring Artist; Peso Pluma in the Top Latin Song category for his collaboration with Eslabon Armado in “Ella Baila Sola”; Bad Bunny for Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Male Artist and Top Latin Album for Un Verano Sin Ti.

Here’s the complete winners list below.

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist: Taylor Swift
Top New Artist: Zach Bryan
Top Male Artist: Morgan Wallen
Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group: Fuerza Regida
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: Morgan Wallen
Top Hot 100 Songwriter: Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Produce: Joey Moi
Top Streaming Songs Artist: Morgan Wallen
Top Radio Songs Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Song Sales Artist: Taylor Swift
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op Billboard Global 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Artist: Taylor Swift
Top R&B Artist: SZA
Top R&B Male Artist: The Weeknd
Top R&B Female Artist: SZA
Top R&B Touring Artist: Beyoncé
Top Rap Artist: Drake
Top Rap Male Artist: Drake
Top Rap Female Artist: Nicki Minaj
Top Rap Touring Artist: Drake
Top Country Artist: Morgan Wallen
Top Country Male Artist: Morgan Wallen
Top Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Country Duo/Group: Zac Brown Band
Top Country Touring Artist: Morgan Wallen
Top Rock Artist: Zach Bryan
Top Rock Duo/Group: Arctic Monkeys
Top Rock Touring Artist: Coldplay
Top Latin Artist: Bad Bunny
Top Latin Male Artist: Bad Bunny
Top Latin Female Artist: Karol G
Top Latin Duo/Group: Fuerza Regida
Top Latin Touring Artist: Karol G
Top Global K-Pop Artist: NewJeans
Top K-Pop Touring Artist: BLACKPINK
Top Afrobeats Artist: Burna Boy
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Beyoncé
Top Christian Artist: Lauren Daigle
Top Gospel Artist: Kanye West

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album: Morgan Wallen, One Thing at a Time
Top Soundtrack: Barbie: The Album
Top R&B Album: SZA, SOS
Top Rap Album: Drake & 21 Savage, Her Loss
Top Country Album: Morgan Wallen, One Thing at a Time
Top Rock Album: Zach Bryan, American Heartbreak
Top Latin Album: Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti
Top K-Pop Album: Stray Kids, 5-STAR
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Beyoncé, RENAISSANCE
Top Christian Album: Anne Wilson, My Jesus
Top Gospel Album: Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin, Kingdom Book One

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song: Morgan Wallen, “Last Night”
Top Streaming Song: Morgan Wallen, “Last Night”
Top Radio Song: Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”
Top Selling Song: Taylor Swift, “Anti-Hero”
Top Collaboration: Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage, “Creepin’”
Top Billboard Global 200 Song: Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”
Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Song: Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”
Top R&B Song: SZA, “Kill Bill”
Top Rap Song: Drake & 21 Savage, “Rich Flex”
Top Country Song: Morgan Wallen, “Last Night”
Top Rock Song: Zach Bryan, “Something in the Orange”
Top Latin Song: Eslabon Armado x Peso Pluma, “Ella Baila Sola”
Top Global K-Pop Song: Jungkook ft. Latto, “Seven”
Top Afrobeats Song: Rema & Selena Gomez, “Calm Down”
Top Dance/Electronic Song: David Guetta & Bebe Rexha, “I’m Good (Blue)”
Top Christian Song: Brandon Lake, “Gratitude”
Top Gospel Song: CeCe Winans, “Goodness of God”

Bad Bunny Appears as The Nosferatu in New “Baticano” Music Video

Bad Bunny is having a fangtastic time…

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning superstar gets his creep on in the just-released music video for “Baticano,” a single off his third and latest No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana.

Bad BunnyBad Bunny appears as the iconic vampire, The Nosferatu, in the clip.

Directed by Stillz, the music video has all the angles, shadows and hallmarks of the 1922 version of Nosferatu, a benchmark in German Expressionism filmmaking.

Steve Buscemi plays the father figure/mad scientist, who tells the pointy-eared creature, “they’re not ready for you in this world. But you are beautiful. Remember that. You are too perfect for this world.”

Bad Bunny is following in some mighty footsteps. Max Schreck’s performance in that early film was so compelling, Willem Dafoe reprised the role for 2000’s Shadow of the Vampire, which posited that, just maybe, Schreck was an actual garlic-hating, sunshine-avoiding vampire. Werner Herzog helmed the 1979 remake of Nosferatu the Vampyre, with Klaus Kinski, in the lead role, creepier than a box of spiders. Robert Eggers directs an update on the blood-sucking count, due out in 2024.

All 21 songs from Bad Bunny’s new album went on to enter the Billboard Hot 100, including “Baticano,” which bowed at No. 78 last month. It’s his fifth solo studio album, following last year’s blockbuster Un Verano Sin Ti. His 2022 album spent 13 weeks atop the Billboard 200 albums chart and topped the year-end Billboard 200 as well — the first Spanish-language album to do so.

Following its release, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana was confirmed by Spotify as the platform’s most-streamed album in a single day in 2023 so far.

Bad Bunny Earns Third No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart with “Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana”

Make that three in a row for Bad Bunny

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning superstar has claimed his third No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated October 28, as Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana debuts at the top of the album charts.

Bad BunnyThe set earned 184,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending October 19, according to Luminate. Almost all of the album’s opening week was driven by streaming activity of its songs. The release of Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana was announced on October 9 and released October 13.

Of Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana’s 184,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending October 19, SEA units comprise 176,000 (making it the most streamed album of the week, equaling 239.56 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs), album sales comprise 7,500 (it was only available to purchase as a digital download album) and TEA units comprise 500.

Bad Bunny previously led the Billboard 200 with Un Verano Sin Ti (for 13 nonconsecutive weeks in 2022) and El Ultimo Tour del Mundo (one week in 2020).

As the Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana  album is essentially all-Spanish, it’s the 21st mostly non-English language album to hit No. 1, and the fourth all-Spanish album to reach No. 1.

Bad Bunny has three of the four all-Spanish No. 1s, while Karol G has the fourth (Mañana Será Bonito, this March).

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 Announces Plans to Release New Album “Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va A Pasar Mañana” This Week

Nobody may know what’s happening tomorrow, but Bad Bunny has an idea what will happen this Friday.

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has released a special teaser video to announce that he’ll release his next album, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va A Pasar Mañana, this Friday, October 13.

Bad BunnyThe announcement comes only two weeks after releasing his record-extending reggaeton single “Un Preview” — and telling his more than 15 million followers on his WhatsApp Channel that “this is possibly the last song I release this year. It’s a little preview of what’s to come next year”.

But on Monday, October 9, the “Yo Perreo Sola” singer told his nearly 50 million Instagram followers that “el día más esperado por muchos ya llegó…”

In the video, Bad Bunny is seen swarmed by paparazzi before entering a fancy restaurant and being greeted by a gentleman who says, “Don Benito, it’s so nice to see you.”

Bad Bunny, looking dapper in a black suit, white sunglasses and showing off his newly shaved head, smiles and shakes his hand, before the album title and date are revealed.

The global star — who won seven 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards including artist of the year last week— first teased fans on his X account on Sunday (October 8), revealing that 22 tracks are on the set. Next to each number is the word

“Fuego,” hinting that each song is fire. This was the same strategy he used in May 2022 ahead of his Un Verano Sin Ti album release, when each number had the word “PALO” next to it, which loosely translated to “hit.”

The set will come out this Friday, Oct. 13. Fans can already pre-save the album here.

Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va A Pasar Mañana marks Bad Bunny’s fifth solo studio album.

He previously released X100PRE (2018), YHLQMDLG (2020), El Último Tour Del Mundo (2020), Un Verano Sin Ti (2022).  He also previously released a joint album with J Balvin, Oasis in 2019.

Bad Bunny Celebrates History-Making 1 Billion Spotify Streams for “Tití Me Preguntó”

Bad Bunny is celebrating his the latest streaming hit…

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning superstar recently visited Spotify’s newly launched Billions Club series.

Bad BunnyBad Bunny stopped by the series to enjoy a “Billions Brunch” with some of his closest friends and collaborators.

“The feeling of having 1 billion streams for this song right now is the same emotion I felt when I got 5,000 plays for the first time,” Bad Bunny said. “For me, it’s just as big knowing that there are people who want to listen and want to enjoy what you make.” 

The song in question is “Tití Me Preguntó,” a track from his historic Un Verano Sin Ti album that officially reached 1 billion Spotify streams on January 23.

According to Spotify, Bad Bunny has 12 songs with more than 1 billion streams each on the platform — more than any other artist in Spotify history. He has accumulated 58 billion streams on the service, reigning as Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the year for the past three years.

In the video, Bad Bunny feasted on a lavish meal set on several plaques that commemorated his other songs with over 1 billion Spotify streams, including “Yonaguni,” “Dákiti” (with Jhayco) and “MIA” (with Drake).

In addition to basking in his record-breaking streaming success, the “Después de la Playa” singer also recounted the story behind the creation of “Tití Me Preguntó.” When tasked with telling the story of the song in 10 seconds, he replied, “That’s impossible. That’s a lifetime of love and romance.”

“It’s a song that was born very spontaneously,” he added. “All of the people mentioned in the song exist in real life. Nothing I say in that song is a lie, including the part where I say I want to fall in love, but I can’t.”

Nonetheless, Bad Bunny declined to specify which aunt he was singing about, because “they’ll get jealous and create a mess.”

Toward the end of his Billions Club episode, Bad Bunny made sure to thank his fans for their continued support, as well as his mother and father for believing in him “not just in music, but with every decision [he’s] made” in his life.

Bad Bunny has earned 11 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including his sole No. 1 single “I Like It” (with Cardi B & J Balvin). On the Billboard 200, he has notched five top 10 projects, two of which have reached the ranking’s summit: El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo (one week) and Un Verano Sin Ti (13 weeks).

Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” Ranks in Top 10 on 2023’s Midyear Top 10 Albums in U.S. List

More than a year after its release, Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti is still selling…

The 2023 Luminate Midyear Music Report has been released for the tracking period of Dec. 30, 2022, through June 29, 2023, with the 29-year-old Puerto Rican superstar’s Grammy-winning album coming in at No. 6 on the 2023’s Midyear Top 10 Albums in U.S. list with 967,000 equivalent album units sold.

Bad BunnyDespite its release in May 2022, Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti is the top selling album by a Latino/a artist.

He’s followed by Karol G’s Billboard 200 No. 1 album Mañana Séra Bonito, which comes in at No. 9 with 716,000 equivalent album units sold.

The 32-year-old Colombian singer’s album was released in February 2023.

Meanwhile, Melanie Martinez’s Portals is among the Top 10 on the Midyear Top 10 Selling Albums in U.S. (Physical & Digital Album Sales Combined) chart, coming in at No. 10 with 194,000 units sold.

It also comes in at No. 7 on 2023’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums list with 93,000 units sold.

2023’s Midyear Top 10 Albums in U.S. (by Equivalent Album Units)
1. Morgan Wallen, One Thing at a Time (3.312 million)
2. SZA, SOS (1.982 million)
3. Taylor Swift, Midnights (1.876 million)
4. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album (1.173 million)
5. Metro Boomin’, Heroes & Villains (1.038 million)
6. Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti (967,000)
7. Drake & 21 Savage, Her Loss (898,000)
8. Zach Bryan, American Heartbreak (769,000)
9. Karol G, Mañana Séra Bonito (716,000)
10. Taylor Swift, Lover (711,000)

2023’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Albums in U.S. (Physical & Digital Album Sales Combined)
1. Taylor Swift, Midnights (607,000)
2. TOMORROW X TOGETHER, The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION (399,000)
3. Stray Kids, 5-STAR (327,000)
4. TWICE, Ready to Be (286,000)
5. Morgan Wallen, One Thing at a Time (242,000)
6. SEVENTEEN, SEVENTEEN 10th Mini Album: FML (236,000)
7. Metallica, 72 Seasons (215,000)
8. Agust D, D-Day (200,000)
9. Jimin, FACE (152,000)
10. Melanie Martinez, Portals (194,000)

2023’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums
1. Taylor Swift, Midnights (251,000)
2. Lana Del Rey, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. (132,000)
3. Taylor Swift, Folklore (107,000)
4. Tyler, The Creator, Igor (104,000)
5. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (103,000)
6. Boygenius, The Record (100,000)
7. Melanie Martinez, Portals (93,000)
8. Michael Jackson, Thriller (85,000)
9. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon (85,000)
10. Lana Del Rey, Born to Die (84,000)

Source: Luminate, for the tracking period Dec. 30, 2022, through June 29, 2023.

Equivalent album units for album titles and chart rankings 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.

Peso Pluma Breaks Bad Bunny’s Record for Most Simultaneous Tracks on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart

Peso Pluma is making history…

The 24-year-old Mexican singer/songwriter, whose third studio album Génesis recently earned him a first No. 1 on any Billboard album chart, has placed a total 25 titles on the Hot Latin Songs chart in the week ending June 29, according to Luminate.

Peso PlumaIn the process, Peso Pluma breaks the record for the most simultaneous tracks on the tally, surpassing Bad Bunny’s 24-title record, held since May 1, 2022, concurrent with the week his Un Verano Sin Ti album arrived on the album charts.

With 101.8 million streams, Peso Pluma’s 17-track set Genesis boasts the largest streaming week ever for a Regional Mexican album.

As a result of Génesis’ strong streaming performance, 10 of its cuts debut on the Hot Latin Songs chart, which blends streams, airplay and sales to rank the 50 most popular Latin songs in the U.S. “Luna,” with Junior H, leads the new arrivals at No. 5, with 13 million official on-demand streams earned in the U.S.

Since Peso Pluma’s maiden entry on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart in April 2022, the Regional Mexican juggernaut has placed 31 total entries on the list, including his collab with Eslabon Armado, “Ella Baila Sola,” which leads the survey in its 13th week, and counting. The song concurrently dominated Billboard Global 200 for six weeks — the most for a Spanish-language tune. Plus, the pair-up logged a historic top 10 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first regional Mexican top 10 in the chart’s 64-year history.

Back on Hot Latin Songs, two other songs from Génesis start in the upper region: “Lady Gaga,” with Gabito Ballesteros and Junior H, at No. 6, and “VVS,” with Edgardo Nuñez and Los Dareyes de La Sierra, which rounds out the top 10 crew at No. 10.

Here’s the complete list of songs by Peso Pluma on the current ranking:

Ranking, Title, Artist (if other than Peso Pluma)
No. 1, “Ella Baila Sola,” with Eslabon Armado (13 weeks at No. 1)
No. 2, “La Bebe,” with Yng Lvcas
No. 5, “Luna,” with Junior H (debut)
No. 6, “Lady Gaga,” with, Gabito Ballesteros & Junior H (debut)
No. 9, “Bye”
No. 10, “VVS,” with Edgardo Núñez & Los Dareyes de La Sierra (debut)
No. 11, “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 55,” with Bizarrap
No. 12, “Rubicon” (debut)
No. 14, “PRC,” with Natanael Cano
No. 15, “Por Las Noches”
No. 16, “El Azul,” with Junior H
No. 17, “Nueva Vida” (debut)
No. 19, “Lagunas,” with Jasiel Nuñez (debut)
No. 20, “Rosa Pastel,” with Jasiel Nuñez
No. 21, “Carnal,” with Natanael Cano (debut)
No. 22, “Plebada,” with El Alfa
No. 24, “Gavilán II,” with Tito Double (debut)
No. 26, “Chanel,” with Becky G
No. 27, “77,” with Eladio Carrión
No. 28, “Zapata” (debut)
No. 29, “Su Casa,” with Luis R Conriquez (debut)
No. 33, “La People,” with Tito Double P (debut)
No. 38, “Las Morras,” with Blessd
No. 45, “El Tsurito,” with Junior H & Gabito Ballesteros
No. 50, “Ando Enfocado,” with codiciado & Jaziel Avilez

Further, “Rosa Pastel,” with Jasiel Nuñez, conquers Hot Latin Songs as the Greatest Gainer/Streaming song of the week with a robust 113% gain, to 6.4 million clicks in the U.S. during the June 23-29 tracking week.

In addition to his impressive achievements this week, Peso Pluma debuts seven songs on the Hot 100. With the newcomers, he has a total of 14 concurrent titles on the all-genre ranking, the most for a regional Mexican artist ever and the second-most among all Latin artists, behind Bad Bunny who placed 22, 20 and 17 simultaneous songs during the May 21-, May 28-, and June 4, 2022-dated charts, respectively.

Peso Pluma Earns First No. 1 on Any Billboard Album Chart with “Genesis”

Peso Pluma is celebrating his first No. 1 on any Billboard album chart…

The 24-year-old Mexican singer/songwriter’s album Génesis rises to No. 1 (from No. 35) on the Top Latin Albums chart dated July 8 after its first full tracking week.

Peso Pluma

It also advances 10-1 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart.

Génesis’ coronation arrives a week after the album debuted on both lists dated July 1 with only one day of activity. The original version of the album, comprising 14 tracks, was released on an off-cycle Thursday (June 22), the final day of the June 16-22 tracking week.

The new Génesis, containing three bonus tracks, was released on June 30. Both versions of the album have been combined for tracking and charting purposes, while the original version has been removed from platforms.

According to LuminateGénesis earned 73,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. during its first official tracking week ending June 29. It becomes the biggest week by units earned for a regional Mexican album ever, dating back to when the all-genre Billboard 200 chart began ranking by units in December 2014. The previous largest week by total units arrived just less than two months ago, when Eslabon Armado’s Desvelado launched with 44,000 units (May 13-dated list).

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

As is standard among new artists, streaming powers nearly all of Génesis’ first-week totals. Out of its 73,000 units, 72,000 stem from SEA units. That figure equals to 101.18 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs. Traditional album sales contribute just under 1,000 of the remaining balance, with a slice of negligible units deriving from TEA.

With 101.8 million streams, Génesis boasts the largest streaming week ever for a regional Mexican album. Previously, Eslabon Armado’s Desvelado drew the largest, with 63.51 million official U.S. streams (May 13).

Génesis becomes only the fifth Latin album to garner at least 100 million on-demand streams for its songs in a single week, following multiple weeks by Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Titwo for Bunny’s YHLQMDLG, one for Bunny’s El Último Tour del Mundo, and one for Karol G’s Mañana Será Bonito.

Further, Génesis becomes the fourth regional Mexican effort to lead Top Latin Albums this decade, after Alejandro Fernández’s Hecho en México (one week, Feb. 29, 2020) and two Eslabon Armado albums, Vibras de Noche (one week, Aug. 2020) and Desvelado (one week, May13).

Elsewhere, Génesis launches at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200, his first entry and top 10 there. The set concurrently outpaces the two other regional Mexican albums which have seized a spot in the top 10, both by Eslabon Armado: Nostalgia (No. 9 debut and peak, May 2022) and Desvelado (No. 6 debut and peak, May 13).