Farruko Earns Fifth Top 10 on Top Latin Albums Chart With 'Gangalee'

Juan Hernandez


Plus, Ozuna’s “Baila Baila Baila" hits No. 1 on Latin Airplay chart.

Farruko’s Gangalee pops in at No. 2 on the Top Latin Albums chart and the Latin Rhythm Albums chart dated May 11, scoring the artist his fifth top 10 on the former list and seventh on the latter. The 16-song set -- which includes the Latin Airplay No. 1 “Calma” remix with Pedro Capo and, now, Alicia Keys -- opens with 10,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 2, according to Nielsen Music.

"If I had to describe this album in three words I would say: beach, fun and strength,” Farruko told Billboard of the set, which was released April 26 via Sony Music Latin. “The release of this album has shown me that I still have the support of not only my fans, who have always been incredibly loyal, but also from all those in the industry who, despite the adversities, have given me their support. I’m completely grateful."

Launching at No. 2 on Top Latin Albums, Gangalee is Farruko’s highest-charting effort since Visionary arrived atop the chart in November 2015. A year earlier, the Puerto Rican scored his first No. 1 on the tally as Farruko Presents Los Menores debuted at No. 1 (Nov. 15, 2014) when he was just 23.

Gangalee scores the third-biggest debut week -- in terms of units earned -- for a Latin album released in 2019; it follows Romeo Santos’ Utopía (24,000 units; April 20) and Luis Fonsi’s Vida (22,000 units; Feb. 16).

A little less than 1,000 of Gangalee’s opening-unit sum was in albums sales. The bulk of its units were attributed to streaming activity; it registered 9,000 in streaming equivalent album units (translating into 12 million on-demand audio streams for the set’s songs).

Over on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart, Farruko collects his seventh consecutive top 10, a streak that began in 2010 when El Talento Del Bloque earned him his first top 10 as the album debuted and peaked at No. 6.

As Gangalee starts, two of the album’s songs bow on the Hot Latin Songs chart and one re-enters, led by “La Cartera” with Bad Bunny at No. 25.

Ozuna’s 10th No. 1 on Latin Airplay: Meanwhile, Ozuna seizes his 10th Latin Airplay No. 1 hit as “Baila Baila Baila” jolts 9-1 spurred by a 73% gain in audience impressions earned in the week ending May 5.

The major increase follows the release of the song’s remix on April 25 which includes Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko and Anuel and their first live performance of the tune at the Billboard Latin Music Awards (also on April 25).


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