Back in May, the Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny released a recent album, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” with just just a few days’ notice (after teasing it for months). He’s considered one of the world’s hottest performers on streaming services, so it was no surprise when “Un Verano Sin Ti” went straight to No. 1.
Two months later, Bad Bunny’s LP has quietly taken its place because the season’s most durable hit. Only the second album sung all in Spanish to succeed in the highest of Billboard’s chart — the primary was Bad Bunny’s last release, “El Último Tour del Mundo,” in late 2020 — “Un Verano” has never dipped lower than No. 2. This week it notches its fourth time at No. 1, with the equivalent of 111,000 sales in the USA, including 154 million streams, in keeping with the tracking service Luminate.
Over its nine weeks on sale, the numbers for “Un Verano” have step by step declined, but still remained steadily higher than almost the rest on the chart, and never fallen below 100,000 equivalent sales. Since its release, “Un Verano” has had the equivalent of 1.4 million sales and racked up 1.9 billion streams in the USA alone.
The best-charting recent release is “Planet Zero” by the Florida rock band Shinedown, which opens at No. 5 with the equivalent of 49,000 sales.