Dimelo Flow earns his first entry and first top 10 on a Billboard albums chart as his set debut, Always Dream, opens at No. 9 on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart dated June 25. The set concurrently launches at No. 13 on the all-Latin genre Top Latin Albums chart.
The Panamanian DJ and producer scores his first top 10 on Latin Rhythm Albums thanks to the 5,000 equivalent album units Always Dream generated, in the U.S., after its first tracking week ending in June 16, according to Luminate. The set was released June 10 via RichMusic.
While streams provide the majority of the album’s starting sum (about 3,000 units), Always Dream also sold about 2,000 in album sales. The Latin Rhythm Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin rhythmic albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, comprising 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.
From Always Dream’s opening count, 3,000 stemmed from SEA, which equates to 3.98 million on-demand streams for the album’s songs in its opening week. Meanwhile, 2,000 units come from album sales, and the remaining units are a negligible sum from TEA.
The 28-track set, including the intro comprising drops by some of the artists featured on the album, grants Dimelo Flow his first entry on any Billboard albums chart. As an artist, he’s placed two top 20 titles on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart (“El Favor,” and “Quizás,” both in 2019). As a producer, however, he’s earned 37 entries, including the three-week No. 1-peaking “Otro Trago,” by Sech, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna and Anuel AA (2019).
Always Dream, which as mentioned, also earns Dimelo Flow his first appearance on the all-Latin genre Top Latin Albums chart (No. 13 start), is a concoction of veteran reggaetón acts, including Nicky Jam, Wisin, Yandel, Arcangel, De La Ghetto, Zion & Lennox, and others, with the flavor of vanguard sounds by Ozuna, Farruko, Rauw Alejandro, Anitta, Sech, J Balvin, and more.
The set yielded one song on Latin Airplay: “Suelta,” with Farruko, Rauw Alejandro, Mr. Vegas, Maria Becerra, and Fatman Scoop (No. 46 high, June 18).
Elsewhere, Always concurrently gifts Dimelo Flow his first visit to the Top Album Sales ranking, as the set bows at No. 98. It becomes just the eighth Spanish-language album that has secured an entry in the 100-deep survey in 2022. Here’s the scoreboard:
Peak Position, Title, Artist
No. 3, Anniversary Trilogy, Bad Bunny (Jan. 15)
No. 78, La Fuerza (EP), Christina Aguilera (Feb. 5)
No. 74, Blanco/Negro, Ricardo Arjona (March 12)
No. 69, Legendaddy, Daddy Yankee (April 9)
No. 99, Ahora Me Da Pena EP, Buena Vista Social Club (May 7)
No. 3, Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny (May 21)
No. 12, Motomami, Rosalía (May 28)
No. 98, Always Dream, Dímelo Flow (June 25)