Becky G Debuts at No. 1 on Latin Pop Albums Chart with ‘Esquemas’ – Billboard

Becky G scores her first No. 1 — and her first entry — on Billboardin the list of Latin pop albums by Esquemas, his second studio album, reaches the top. The 14-track set topped the chart dated May 28 with 11,000 equivalent album units earned in the US after its first tracking week ending May 19, according to Luminate.

sketches, released May 13 via Kemosabe/RCA, traces 10,000 of its units to streaming activity, while the remaining 1,000 include traditional album sales and song download sales. The 10,000 from streaming data represents 14.42 million official US streams at the request of Esquemas‘ Songs. This is the second-best week in 2022 for a Latin pop album, following Rosalía’s Motomami debut which generated 19.37 million official on-demand streams of the ensemble’s tracks.

The Latin Pop Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin pop albums of the week in the United States based on multi-metric consumption measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals 1 album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 official ad-supported audio and video streams or 1,250 paid/on-demand subscription generated songs from a album.

Esquemas becomes Becky G’s first entry on Latin Pop Albums. It simultaneously debuts at No. 5 on the Top Latin Albums, where its debut album of 2019 Mala Santa bowed and peaked at No. 3 with 8,000 total units. (While Mala Santa did not chart on the Latin Pop Albums, it peaked at number three on the Latin Rhythm Albums Chart.)

Like Esquemas arrives, he launches a song, “Bailé Con Mi Ex”, on the Hot Latin Songs chart, which mixes airplay, streams and digital downloads. The new recruit, combined with the three pre-release singles, all hit the all-metric count, including her first and only number 1. “Mamiii”, featuring Karol G, became Becky’s first lead on Hot Latin Songs and leading the survey for 10 weeks. On the current chart, it takes Greatest Gainer/Sales honors and sits at No. 7, driven by five songs from Bad Bunny and another track from Karol G.

Here is a recap:

Track, Artist (if other than Becky G), Peak Position, Peak Date
“Ram Pam Pam,” with Natty Natasha, #12, June 5, 2021
“Fulanito”, with El Alfa, n°24, June 19, 2021
“Mamiii,” w/ Karol G, #1, Feb. 26 (10 weeks at peak)
“Baile Con Mi Ex” debuts at No. 50 on May 28

Notably, “Baile Con Mi Ex”, the album’s only debut album on the current chart, represents only Becky G’s fourth entry unaccompanied by any other act among a collection of 24 entries. The track simultaneously earned Becky her 22nd top 10 in Latin digital song sales as she opened at No. 10. It was third among women, just behind Karol G and Shakira’s 23 top 10s.

Further away, Esquemas is only the seventh album by a female artist to debut in the penthouse on Latin Pop Albums in the past five years. Here are the other six:

Shakira, Eldorado, June 17, 2017
Gloria Trevi & Alejandra Guzman, Versus, July 22, 2017
Rosalie, El Mal QuererNovember 17, 2018
Thalia, ValienteNovember 24, 2018
Selena Gomez, Revelation, March 27, 2021
Rosalie, Motomami, April 2

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