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Anuel AA's 'Real Hasta La Muerte' Rules Top Latin Albums Chart for Second Week
Plus, Karol G scores her second Hot Latin Songs top 10 & “Despacito” returns to No. 1.
Puerto Rican trap singer Anuel AA spends his second week at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums (dated Aug. 4) with his debut set Real Hasta La Muerte, following its first full week of tracking.
The set debuted at No. 1 on the July 28-dated list after an abbreviated release week (ending July 19), as he dropped the set on July 17 -- the same day he was released from prison. The album holds at No. 1 with 13,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 26 (up 10 percent), according to Nielsen Music. That sum is the fourth-largest week for a Latin album in 2018, following the debut weeks of J Balvin’s Vibras (22,000), CNCO’s self titled set (16,000) and Maluma’s F.A.M.E. (15,000).
Anuel AA also holds four slots on the Hot Latin Songs chart -- “Brindemos,” featuring Ozuna, leads at No. 19, followed by “Na’Nuevo” (No. 34), “Quiere Beber” (No. 35) and “Yeezy,” featuring Nengo Flow (No. 45).
Elsewhere on the Hot Latin Songs chart, Karol G notches her second top 10 and highest-charting entry on the tally, as “Mi Cama,” with J Balvin featuring Nicky Jam, rises 12-9 in its ninth week.
Karol G first hit the top 10 with the No. 10-peaking “Ahora Me Llama,” with Bad Bunny, in November. The new track also becomes Balvin’s 15th top 10 and Nicky Jam’s 14th.
Atop Hot Latin Songs is a familiar tune, as Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, returns to No. 1 for the first time since April, for a record-extending 53rd week. The track returns to No. 1 thanks to a bump in streaming points (earning 15.9 million U.S. streams and rising 29-21 on Streaming Songs).
Finally, Calibre 50 arrives at No. 5 on the Top Latin Albums chart with Mitad y Mitad -- the act’s 11th top 10. On Regional Mexican Albums, the set bows at No. 1, granting the group its seventh No. 1. All of their leaders have been in a row, stretching back to 2014’s Contigo.