After nearly a five-year break, Yuridia returns to a Billboard albums chart as her latest full-length, Pa’ Luego Es Tarde, debuts at No. 7 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart (dated Nov. 5). It’s her first entry and first visit to the upper region there.
“The truth is I did not expect to receive this news,” Yuridia tells Billboard. “I am very excited to be able to enter the top 10 on a Billboard chart, and obviously I am going to celebrate the news by toasting with a big cold ‘caguama’ (loggerhead), hahaha.”
Pa’ Luego Es Tarde was released Oct. 20 via Sony Music Latin. The Eden Muñoz-produced effort is the first taste of the Hermosillo-born artist within the regional Mexican genre. The 14-track set starts with 2,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 27, according to Luminate. Most of the album’s opening sum derives from streaming equivalent album units. That equates to 3.8 million on-demand official U.S. streams generated for the songs on the album.
“Eden and I clicked from the get-go,” Yuridia adds. “We drank beer, played and sung songs through the night; tunes that are not on the album but that are part of the soundtrack of our lives and that is how we became the best of friends. It’s something I will never forget.”
Pa’ Luego, Yuridia’s seventh studio album, marks her comeback to a Billboard albums chart; Primera Fila debuted and peaked at No. 12 on Latin Pop Albums in 2017. Pa’ Luego was preceded by six other sets, all of which have secured an entry on Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums. On the latter, the six albums reached top 10, dating back to La Voz de Un Ángel, a No. 8 high in 2006.
Elsewhere, Pa’ Luego debuts on Top Latin Albums at No. 39, becoming Yuridia’s return since 6 debuted and peaked at No. 7 in 2015.
Two Pa’ Luego album cuts preceded the set on Regional Mexican Airplay: “Y Tú, ¿Qué Ganas?” peaked at No. 32in July, while ¿Y Qué Tal Si Funciona?,” with Banda MS, peaked at No. 11 on the Oct. 29-dated ranking.
About the songs Yuridia adds: “I really like all of them, but right now I am very excited to be able to sing live on tour for the first time a song I composed with Eden Muñoz called ‘Brujería’ because we are going to dance a lot to it.”
Yuridia’s Pa’ Luego Es Tarde U.S. Tour kicks off this Friday, Nov. 4 in Laredo, Texas. The 24-date (thus far) tour will conclude at Rancho Mirage in California on Feb. 25.