Bad Bunny Continues Billboard Chart Winning Streak With ‘Anniversary Trilogy’
The new vinyl-only box set debuts at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums, Vinyl Albums and Latin Rhythm Albums charts.
A month after closing 2021 as Billboard’s Top Latin Artist for a third consecutive year, Bad Bunny hits his stride again as Anniversary Trilogy, a six-LP vinyl-only box set, debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums, Vinyl Albums and Latin Rhythm Albums (Jan. 15-dated charts).
Anniversary Trilogy launches with 14,000 equivalent album units earned — all from album sales — in the week ending Jan. 6, according to MRC Data. The vinyl box set was initially only sold through Bad Bunny’s official website. The box comprises double-disc vinyl pressings of three other Bad Bunny No. 1 projects: El Ultimo Tour del Mundo (27 weeks at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums), YHLQMDLG (54 weeks at No. 1) and X 100PRE (46 weeks atop), the latter being the only album previously available on vinyl.
Bad Bunny Replaces Himself at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums: As Anniversary Trilogy bows atop the all-Latin genre albums survey, Bad Bunny replaces himself at No. 1 for a fifth time in his career. He previously pulled the trick when his debut set X100PRE ceded the throne to Oasis, his collaborative effort with J Balvin, on the July 13, 2019-dated survey. Back atop the 50-deep tally, X100PRE again yielded the No. 1 spot to YHLQMDLG (March 14, 2020). In came the surprise release Las Que No Iban a Salir, which took over atop the list just two months later sending YHLQMDLG to the runner-up slot (May 23, 2020). The latter once more relinquished its crown as El Último Tour Del Mundo surged 20-1 on the Dec. 12, 2020-dated ranking. Finally, after its 54th week at No. 1, YHLQMDLG steps down to No. 2 as Anniversary arrives at the summit on the current ranking.
Ties Daddy Yankee for Most No. 1 Albums by a Latin Rhythmic Act: Thanks to the new vinyl box set, Bad Bunny sets a new personal best, capturing his sixth No. 1 album on Top Latin Albums, as many as Daddy Yankee, and the most for a Latin rhythmic act since the chart launched in 1993. (Marco Antonio Solis continues to lead among all acts with 12 No. 1 titles to his account.)
First Latin Artist to Debut at No. 1 on Vinyl Albums: Beyond his Top Latin Albums coronation, Bad Bunny continues his winning trend across Billboard charts. With Anniversary Trilogy debuting at No. 1 on the Vinyl Albums chart, it’s the first Latin album to debut at No. 1 since the chart’s inception in 2011 (the list ranks the week’s top-selling vinyl albums in the U.S.). Only one other Latin album has reached No. 1, and it did so by climbing to the top: Selena’s Ones ruled the July 18, 2020-dated ranking. (Bad Bunny’s own X100PRE debuted and peaked at No. 19 on the chart dated March 20, 2021).
In addition, as previously reported, Anniversary Trilogy launches at No. 3 on the Top Albums Sales ranking. With 14,000 copies, it tallies the best sales week for a Latin album on vinyl since the Vinyl Albums chart began in 2011. Selena’s Ones previously generated the previous largest week (6,000 copies in the week ending July 9, 2020).
Elsewhere, Anniversary Trilogy earns Bad Bunny his sixth straight No. 1 hit on Latin Rhythm Albums, the second-most following a trio of winners: Daddy Yankee, Don Omar and Wisin & Yandel, all with seven No. 1 albums on their accounts.