Daddy Yankee bags his seventh No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart as Legendaddy debuts at No. 1 on the April 9-dated ranking. The 19-track set, released March 25 via El Cartel/Republic, stands out as his first album in over 10 years and is set to be a farewell celebration of his 32-year musical career.
Streaming powers the majority of the Legendaddy’s first-week activity. Just under 27,000 units stem from streaming equivalent album units, 2,000 comprise traditional album sales, while the remaining units derive from track equivalent album units.
The Top Latin Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multimetric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.
Largest Sales Week for a Latin Album in 2022: Legendaddy starts with 29,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending March 31, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data. That’s the largest week in terms of units earned this year for any Latin album, ahead of Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG which logged 22,000 units on the April 2-dated survey.
Best Opening Week Among Latin Albums in 2022: With 29,000 in its opening week, Legendaddy boats the best starting week in terms of overall units among all Latin albums which have debuted in 2022. It bests Rosalía’s Motomami which generated 17,000 units in its debut week (April 2-dated ranking) and the 14,000 units of Bad Bunny’s Anniversary Trilogy (Jan. 15-dated recap).
Second-Largest Streaming Week in Over a Year: Of Legendaddy’s 29,000 equivalent album units, SEA units comprise 27,000 units –equaling 38.50 million on-demand streams from the set’s tracks. That’s the second-largest streaming week since Bad Bunny’s El Último Tour Del Mundo logged 30,000 SEA units (a total of 45.1 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs) on the chart dated Jan. 16, 2020.
Legendaddy is Daddy Yankee’s first No. 1 on Top Latin Albums in almost a decade. He last ruled with the two-week champ Prestige in 2012. In between he posted one top 10: King Daddy (No. 7 high) in Nov. 2013.
The set concurrently opens at No. 8 on Billboard 200, the Puerto Rican’s highest charting album there. He’s charted one other top 10, the No. 9-peaking El Cartel: The Big Boss in 2007.
As Legendaddy arrives, 12 songs from the album debut on Hot Latin Songs, which blends airplay, streaming data, and digital sales, led by “X Última Vez,” with Bad Bunny at No. 6. The song traces its start to 6.51 million U.S. streams earned in the week ending March 31. It also benefits from 700 sales downloads, which prompts a No. 11 debut on Latin Digital Song Sales
Here is a summary of Legendaddy’s 12 songs on Hot Latin Songs:
No. 6, “X Última Vez,” with Bad Bunny
No. 13, “Remix”
No. 19, “Rumbatón”
No. 21, “Agua”
No. 23, “Hot,” with Pitbull
No. 24, “Para Siempre,” with Sech
No. 28, “Pasatiempo,” with Myke Towers
No. 32, “Zona del Perreo,” with Natti Natasha & Becky G
No. 33, “Bombón,” El Alfa & Lil Jon
No. 38, “Uno Quitao y Otro Puesto”
No. 39, “Campeón”
No. 45, “El Abusador del Abusador”