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Jay Wheeler’s ‘El Amor y Yo’ Debuts at No. 2 on Latin Pop Albums Chart

The set arrives less than a month after his EP De Mi Para Ti opened at No. 3 on the Jan. 29-dated survey.

Jay Wheeler’s latest full-length album El Amor y Yo debuts at No. 2 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart (dated Feb. 26). The set arrives less than a month after his EP De Mi Para Ti opened at No. 3 on the Jan. 29-dated survey.

El Amor y Yo starts with 5,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the Feb. 11-17 tracking period, according to MRC Data. The 12-track set, released Feb. 11 via Linked/Dynamic/Empire, includes love song ballads and rhythmic-pop tunes produced by reggaetón DJ Nelson alongside Luis Suárez.

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The Latin Pop Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin pop albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by MRC Data. 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.

Of El Amor y Yo’s starting sum, 4,000 derive from streaming-album equivalents. That represents 6.47 million on-demand streams of the set’s tracks). The remainder of the sum comprises traditional album sales and track-equivalent units.

The album’s No. 2 arrival earns Wheeler his second top 10, both in less than a month. The set also bows at No. 13 on Top Latin Albums, the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter’s highest ranking in the all-Latin genre tally.