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Porte Diferente Makes First Billboard Chart Appearance With 'Es Diferente'

Porte Diferente
Rancho Humilde

Porte Diferente

The 16-track set bows at No. 1 on Regional Mexican Albums & No. 2 on Top Latin Albums.

Porte Diferente secures its first No. 1 on any Billboard chart as Es Diferente opens atop the Regional Mexican Albums chart on the Oct. 17 survey. The group’s sophomore effort concurrently arrives at No. 2 on Top Latin Albums.

“Reaching the top of the charts with this album is something we didn’t really expect,” lead singer Brayan Andrade tells Billboard. “It’s a dream come true. We started this project in November 2019 and is very surreal what we have accomplished in less than a year. We never thought that people would connect in this manner with our music. We are really thankful for their support.”

Es Diferente was released Oct. 2 via Rancho Humilde. The band’s first full-length album arrives with 11,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 8, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Most of the album's opening sum is attributed to streaming activity: The 16-track set earned 16.3 million on-demand streams for its songs in the tracking week.

Porte Diferente adds to the new wave of corridos urbanos groups making an impact on the genre. It’s composed of Enrique Macias Jr (14-years-old; on bajoloche, a four-string acoustic bass), Miguel Ángel Salazar González (19-years-old; on requinto, a six-string nylon guitar), Miguel Angel Medina (20-years-old; on guitar) and Brayan Ulises Andrade Pedrego (19-years-old; lead singer).

“The album was recorded in Los Angeles,” Andrade continues. “We had to record it twice because we found some difficulties on the process, but after seeing the final result, we think it was worth it.”

Third Biggest Regional Mexican Album Debut of the Year: With 11,000 units, Es Diferente net the third biggest debut of 2020 for a regional Mexican album in terms of overall units. It trails only Eslabon Armado’s Vibras de Noche (23,000; Aug. 1 survey) and Alejandro Fernández’s Hecho en México (12,000; Feb. 29-dated list). 

Runner-up in Streams: Further, with 16.3  million on-demand streams generated by the songs on Es Diferente, the set additionally takes the runner-up slot in terms of debut-week streams for a regional Mexican album, standing just behind Eslabon Armado’s Vibras de Noche opening sum, a record 32 million clicks.

As Es Diferente arrives, three titles of the new album debut on the airplay, streaming and digital songs-blended Hot Latin Songs chart: the album’s title track at No. 20, “Rosas” at No. 23, and “Culpable No Fui Yo” at No. 43; all on the strength of streaming activity.

Concurrently, Es Diferente opens at No. 2 on Top Latin Albums, granting the quartet the third highest debut for a regional Mexican act in 2020. Alejandro Fernández’s Hecho en México and Eslabon Armado’s Vbras de Noche, both bowed atop the chart on the Feb. 29- and Aug. 1-dated charts, respectively.

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