Dangerous Bunny makes historical past with the primary Spanish-language album No. 1
Bad Bunny’s EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO is # 1 album in America this week, meaning the # 1 LP is an entirely Spanish-language album for the first time in 62-year history on the Billboard album charts. Billboard reports that it debuted with 116,000 album equivalent units. Miley Cyrus’ Plastic Hearts debuted at number 2 this week.
According to Billboard, previous No. 1 albums, including Selena’s Dreaming of You (1995) and Il Divos Ancora (2006), were sung mostly in Spanish. The four exclusively Spanish-language albums that previously debuted in the top 5 (but didn’t reach # 1) include Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG, Manas Amar es Combatir and Shakira’s Fijación Oral: Vol. 1.
The LP brand is Bad Bunny’s third full-length release in 2020 after LAS QUE NO IBAN A SALIR in May and YHLQMDLG in February. After performing with Ivy Queen and Nesi at the Billboard Music Awards, he was forced to cancel a scheduled appearance at the American Music Awards due to a positive COVID-19 test.
Read Pitchfork’s “Interview” feature, “A Day in the Life of Bad Bunny, Introverted Superstar.”