Ozuna scores his third straight No. 1 on Top Latin Albums, and third debut in a row atop the list, as Nibiru, his third studio album, arrives with 17,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 5, according to Nielsen Music.
“I feel very grateful to God for another great blessing,” Ozuna tells Billboard. “The audience’s support for this new production fills me with much satisfaction and joy.”
Top Latin Albums ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
The bulk of Nibiru’s intial sum, 15,000 units, are streaming equivalent album units. That total translates to 20.4 million on-demand audio streams for the set’s tracks. Nibiru’s overall unit sum marks the fifth-largest debut for a Latin album released in 2019.
“Nibiru is an album in which my Aura Music team and my Sony Music Latin label worked with great dedication. We are confident that all the effort and waiting will continue to pay off,” Ozuna adds.
Nibiru — which features guests such as Sech, Diddy, DJ Snake, Anuel AA and Snoop Dogg — follows Ozuna’s last album, Aura, which opened at No. 1 with 49,000 units in 2018. Ozuna’s first leader was 2017’s Odisea, which started with 18,000 units. Both sets continue steady on the Top Latin Albums chart: In its 67th week on the list, the former ranks at No. 12. The latter, after a record 46-week stint at No. 1, holds firm in the top 10, placing at No. 6 on the current chart week.
Elsewhere, “Hasta Que Salga El Sol,” one of 19 songs and the fourth single off NIbiru, surges 15-1 on the Latin Airplay chart in its fourth week. It’s the fastest jump to the top of the chart in 2019, beating Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma,” featuring Snow and J Balvin, and Bad Bunny’s “Que Pretendes,” both of which arrived in the penthouse in their sixth week.
With 16 No. 1s on Latin Airplay, Ozuna breaks away from a three-way tie with Carlos Vives and Wisin and stands alone for the fourth-most No. 1s, trailing Enrique Iglesias who continues at the helm with 30, J Balvin (18) and Daddy Yankee, Ricky Martin and Romeo Santos (all with 17).
Aside from Nibiru and “Sol’s” coronations, Ozuna makes progress in other Latin charts. His new single with Diddy and DJ Snake’s “Eres Top” opens at No. 4 on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart.