“YHLQMDLG”, the second solo album by Puerto Rican artist Bad Bunny, managed to be ranked number one on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums for week 50, the specialized magazine revealed on its website on Tuesday.
“YHLQMDLG” (I Do What I Want) was officially released on February 29, 2020.
The album has 20 songs, among them, collaborations with fellow Puerto Ricans Daddy Yankee, the duo of Jowell and Randy, Ñengo Flow, Yaviah, Kendo Kaponi and Mora, as well as the Panamanian Sech, the Argentine Duki and the Chilean Pablo Chill- AND.
“YHLQMDLG” also won the “Top Latin Album” of the Year and “Latin Rhythm” Album of the Year awards from the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards last September.
Likewise, the album imposed, almost two weeks after its release, a brand such as the longest-running Spanish album in the top ten on the Billboard 200 from United States.
On that same album, the song “Safaera” by Bad Bunny, Jowell, Randy and Ñengo Flow is included, which appeared in the new list of the best 500 songs in history, published by the specialized music magazine Rolling Stone.
Upon its release, “YHLQMDLG” achieved other records, including the best-selling Spanish album in a week on the Billboard charts.
The other two marks obtained by the Puerto Rican artist are for the Latin album with the most “streaming” in a week and the highest number of albums sold in the week of its release, since Billboard began to track the sale of albums on music platforms in December 2014.
“YHLQMDLG” managed to sell 179,000 units in the United States since its premiere on February 29 to March 5, placing it in the second place of the 200 best-selling albums -behind Lil Baby’s “My Turn”, according to information supplied to Billboard. by the consulting firm Nielsen Music / MRC Data.
Of the 179,000 units, 142,000 were on albums sold by “streaming” or by music platforms.
The 179,000 units are equivalent to 201.4 million listeners on such music platforms such as Spotify or Apple Music.
This total of units sold broke the record held by the legendary guitarist Santana and his album, “Africa Speaks”, which in its first week of release in 2019 sold 57,000 units.