Y La Bamba Scores First Top 10 On Latin Pop Albums Chart With 'Mujeres'
Plus, Bryant Myers and Miky Woodz’s 'Clima' debuts in the Top 10 of the Latin Rhythm Albums chart.
Y La Bamba, fronted by Mexican-American singer-songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza, marks its first entry on any Billboard Latin chart as the Portland band’s fifth studio album Mujeres launches at No. 7 on the Latin Pop Albums chart dated Feb. 23.
The set -- released via Tender Loving Empire on Feb. 8 -- debuts with 1,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 14, according to Nielsen Music. Most of the units are attributed to traditional album sales which drives the band to a No. 2 debut on the Latin Albums Sales chart. The set also enters at No. 17 on the Americana/Folk Album Sales chart.
"This is for my family, this is for all of those who are fighting to be heard,” Mendoza tells Billboard about the album, which was written for her mother and with womanhood in mind. “This is for all who are searching for validation in unfortunate situations and who are robbed from choice. This art that comes through me is an offering to change and move shit around in this complex world."
Concurrently, the five-member band makes its first Top Latin Albums entry as Mujeres, which extols traditional Mexican music and the storytelling of American folk, debuts at No. 32.
Bryant Myers & Miky Woodz Notch Second Top 10 Debut: Elsewhere on the Latin album charts, Puerto Ricans Bryant Myers and Miky Woodz pick up their second top 10 on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart as their duets album Cambio de Clima debuts at No. 9.
The seven-song set, which was released Feb. 8 via SoldOut/La Commission, is their first collaborative effort. Cambio launches with a little over 1,000 equivalent album units earned, mostly attributed to streaming activity in the week ending Feb. 14.
Both Myers and Woodz first nabbed a space on the tally in 2018: Woodz debuted at No. 5 with El OG on chart dated June 9 (3,000 equivalent album units; more than half of those stemming from streams). Myers, meanwhile, scored his first top 10 on the list when La Oscuridad bowed at No. 6 on the Aug. 11-dated list (5,000 equivalent album units earned.)
On the Top Latin Albums chart, Cambio slots in at No. 20, both Myers and Woodz’s second entry on the survey.