J Balvin & Bad Bunny's 'Oasis' Makes Streaming Splash at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums
Plus: Bad Bunny breaks record for most concurrent songs in top 10 of Hot Latin Songs.
J Balvin and Bad Bunny’s joint album Oasis opens at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated July 13), scoring the biggest streaming debut for a Latin album released in 2019. The eight-song set earned 36,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending July 4, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 5,000 were in album sales.
The Top Latin Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
Streaming Soars: Of Oasis’ overall start of 36,000 units, the set generated almost 30,000 SEA units. That latter sum equates to 39.3 million on-demand audio streams for its songs in the week ending July 4 -- marking the biggest streaming debut for a Latin album released in 2019.
Oasis marks the third No. 1 for J Balvin, and the second for Bad Bunny. The latter actually replaces himself at No. 1, as Oasis bumps X 100PRE from the top slot, pushing it to No. 2.
First Team-Up at No. 1 in Two Years: Oasis is the first collaborative No. 1 on Top Latin Albums in almost exactly two years. The last joint effort to lead the list came on July 22, 2017, when Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman’s Versus debuted atop the tally, spending one week at No. 1.
Top 10 on the Billboard 200: Over on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart, Oasis debuts at No. 9. It’s the first top 10 on that list for either J Balvin or Bad Bunny, as the former previously hit No. 15 in 2018 with Vibras, while the latter climbed to No. 11 earlier in 2019 with X 100PRE.
Bad Bunny Breaks Records on Hot Latin Songs: On the Hot Latin Songs chart — which blends airplay, sales and streaming data to rank to the most popular Latin songs of the week -- all eight of Oasis’ songs debut on the list (dated July 13). The Oasis parade is led by “Qué Pretendes,” which starts at No. 2. Another Oasis track, “La Cancion,” bows within the top 10, at No. 10.
So, that’s two Bad Bunny cuts in the top 10, which joins four other Bad Bunny songs already in the region, at No. 3 (“Callaita,” with Tainy), No. 4 (“MIA,” featuring Drake), No. 5 (“Soltera,” with Lunay and Daddy Yankee) and No. 8 (“No Me Conoce,” with Jhay Cortez and J Balvin).
With that, Bad Bunny has a total of six songs concurrently in the top 10, a new record. Previously, the most songs by an artist in the top 10 at the same time was four, held by six acts (Bad Bunny, Ozuna, Anuel AA, Joan Sebastian, Romeo Santos, and Wisin & Yandel).
Further, Bad Bunny sets another record: He’s the first act with four songs in the top five at the same time, as he holds Nos. 2-5.