Nicky Jam's 'Fenix' Lands at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums Chart

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Nicky Jam scores his first No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated Feb. 11) as Fenix arrives with 13,000 equivalent units earned in the week ending Jan. 26, according to Nielsen Music.

The set becomes the first to top the chart under its updated consumption based formula. Pure album sales for Fenix make up 48 percent of its total units, while 37 percent stem from streaming equivalent album units, and 15 percent from track equivalent album units.

It’s Nicky Jam’s fifth charted album on the list, and first studio set in nine years. His previous high was a No. 18 peak with Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 in 2016. His last studio album, The Black Carpet, reached No. 24 in 2008.

While Nicky Jam earned his first three charted albums between 2003-2008, the singer took a hiatus from the industry before reemerging in 2014 with his first top 10 Hot Latin Songs hit, “Travesuras” (No. 4 peak).  He has since dotted the top 10 of the multi-metric chart (which blends airplay, sales and streams) seven more times, including two of the longest-running No. 1s in the chart’s 30-year history.

“El Perdon,” his collaboration with Enrique Iglesias, became his first ever chart-topper, spending 30 weeks at No. 1. The track became a global smash and multiple videos for the track on Nicky Jam’s YouTube channel have amassed over 1.2 billion views (he has nearly 5 billion total views across all videos on his official channel). Only one other song has spent more weeks at the top of Hot Latin Songs; Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando,” featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona (41 weeks between 2014-15).

In 2016, Nicky Jam returned to No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs with “Hasta El Amanecer,” first peaking on the March 19-dated list. The track crowned the chart for 18 non-consecutive frames, becoming just the ninth song to spend as many weeks at the top. “Amanecer” currently remains in the top 5 (at No. 4) for a 53rd straight week (the third-longest top 5 stay ever).

Meanwhile, Fenix marks Nicky Jam’s first time on the Billboard 200, bowing at No. 28. The 26-track digital-only album includes collaborations with J Balvin, Sean Paul, and Daddy Yankee, among others.

Elsewhere, Nicky Jam soars 97-38 on the Billboard Artist 100, chart, which measures artist activity across our most influential charts, such as the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Social 50, in his second week on the list.