Bad Bunny Records Fourth Week No. 1; Harry Styles’ song still on top

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Bad Bunny’s latest release topped the Billboard 200 albums chart for the second straight week and earned its fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 overall. More impressive than that, however, is perhaps the fact that “Un Verano Sin Ti” has now become the first album in six years to rack up over 100,000 equivalent album units in each of its first nine weeks of release. exit.

The last album to score at least 100,000 units for so many weeks right out of the box? Drake’s 2016 release, “Views,” which achieved as much in its first 10 weeks…a mark that Bad Bunny may well surpass with just a few weeks of massive consumption.

For the week ending July 7, “Un Verano Sin Ti” earned 111,000 equivalent album units in the US, down just 4% from the previous week, according to Billboard through Luminate. The 23-track set is Bad Bunny’s second No. 1 album, following 2020’s “El Último Tour Del Mundo.”

The next four spots on the album charts are occupied by former No. 1 holders. Harry Styles’ “Harry’s House” climbs four spots to No. 2 with 54,000 equivalent album units. Drake’s latest, “Honestly, Nevermind,” remains steady at No. 3, with 52,000 equivalent album units. And Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” jumps 8-4 with 50,000 album units.

With the debut of “Planet Zero,” rock band Shinedown earned their fifth top-10 album. The ensemble entered No. 5 with 49,000 equivalent album units earned.

Closely following Lil Durk’s “7220” at No. 6 with 42,000 album units, Future’s “I Never Liked You” at No. 7 with 40,000 and Chris Brown’s “Breezy”, slipping four places to 8 in its second week with 35,000 units.

“The Highlights” – The Weeknd’s compilation album – found itself in the top 10, rising from No. 52 to No. 9 with 34,000 equivalent album units earned. Part of the reason for the abrupt jump is that Billboard reallocated activity from two previous Weeknd albums to best-of, using a methodology in which songs available on more than one collection are assigned to the album with the highest traditional album sales. this week.

Lining up the top 10 albums is a comeback, Post Malone’s “Twelve Carat Toothache” going from 12 to 10 with 31,000 equivalent album units earned.

As for singles, Harry Styles’ “As It Was” continues atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, recording a ninth week overall at the top. Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” overtakes its original No. 3 peak to a new No. 2 spot, previously held by Jack Harlow’s “First Class,” which fell 2-3.

Meanwhile, Kate Bush’s 1985 classic “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” returns to its No. 4 resurgence peak from sixth place the previous week. The song moved into the top 5 after its sync in the fourth season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” which concluded its fourth season on July 1.

Future’s “Wait for U,” featuring Drake and Tems, slips 4-5 and Drake’s “Jimmy Cooks,” 21 Savage, also drops 5-6, two weeks after its No. 1 debut. Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone’s “Me Porto Bonito” is back at No. 7 from its former No. 8. Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” climbs 9-8 and adds its 77th week on the chart.

Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” drops to No. 9 from the No. 7 spot last week. This is because of the song trending in two different directions. Streaming was down 26% for the song in the latest frame – although airplay, which had lagged, is now catching up considerably, with a striking 54% increase in radio play for the week, making made the top of the diffusion gain graph.

Latto’s “Big Energy” finishes the top 10 on the Hot 100, moving up one spot to No. 10 after hitting No. 3 in April.

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