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Jhay Cortez's 'Timelezz' Arrives at No. 2 on Top Latin Albums Chart

Jhay Cortez

Jhay Cortez

Jhay Cortez earns his highest ranking yet on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart as Timelezz, his sophomore effort, arrives at No. 2 on the Sept. 18-dated survey.

“Making this album was a yearlong process because I want my music to be Timelezz and have longevity atop the charts like Famouz did,” Cortez told Billboard. “I’m building my own sound which will change the game musically.”

Timelezz is a follow-up to Famouz, the Puerto Rican artist’s debut studio album, which peaked at No. 5 in 2019. The album has remained in the tally’s top 20 in all but one of its 120-week (and counting) run, holding strong at No. 16 on the current chart.

Timelezz starts with 11,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 9, according to MRC Data. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

Of the album’s opening-week total, 10,000 units derive from streaming activity. That represents 14.7 million on-demand U.S. streams of the set’s tracks.

A combination of reggaetón, trap and a nod to techno and EDM, the 17-track Timelezz was released Sept. 3 via Universal Music Latino/UMLE. While Famouz launched at No. 164 in May 2020 on the all-genre Billboard 200, Timelezz marks a big leap for Cortez, bowing at No. 70 on the current chart.

As Timelezz arrives, one of its songs debuts on Hot Latin Songs: “Ley Seca,” with Anuel AA, at No. 12. The album previously yielded four other tracks on the airplay-, digital sales-, and streaming-blended list, starting with "Kobe En L.A." (No. 44 debut and peak, November), “Los Bo,” with Myke Towers, (No. 40 debut and peak, Jan. 21), “Christian Dior” (No. 28 peak, June 26) and “En Mi Cuarto,” with Skrillex (No. 22 high, Aug. 14).

Timelezz concurrently starts at No. 2 on Latin Rhythm Albums.

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