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Bad Bunny’s Album Ties ‘Encanto’ for Most Weeks at No. 1 This Yr


Is Bad Bunny the brand new Bruno?

Bad Bunny, a.k.a. Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, the Puerto Rican superstar who just rocked Yankee Stadium for 2 nights, has clinched a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart for his latest release, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” tying Disney’s “Encanto” soundtrack for probably the most times at the highest this yr.

“Un Verano Sin Ti” had the equivalent of 105,000 sales in the USA last week, including 144 million streams, in line with Luminate, the tracking service that supplies the information for Billboard’s charts. Within the 16 weeks because it got here out, “Un Verano” has bounced out and in of the highest spot but never fallen lower than No. 2. (“Encanto” — the source of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” the inescapable viral smash of early 2022 — had a near-consecutive run at No. 1, missing it just once.)

Although no track from “Un Verano” has gone higher than No. 4 on the Hot 100 singles chart, the album as an entire has been a streaming blockbuster. Songs from it have racked up about 2.9 billion clicks to date in the USA, and the complete album has garnered 2.1 million equivalent sales, a composite figure that includes popularity on multiple formats, including streams and sales.

On the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, Bad Bunny was named artist of the yr, and the printed carried his performance of “Tití Me Preguntó” from Yankee Stadium, where the stage was stuffed with prop palm trees and the Puerto Rican and Dominican flags.

Besides Bad Bunny and “Encanto,” the one title with an extended run at No. 1 in recent times is Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album,” which notched 10 consecutive times at the highest in the primary a part of 2021 and has remained a gentle hit. It lands at No. 4 on the newest chart, in its eighty fifth week out.

Rod Wave’s “Beautiful Mind,” last week’s top seller, falls to No. 2, while Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” holds at No. 3 and Harry Styles’s “Harry’s House” is No. 5.

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