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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.