Bad Bunny’s ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ Surpasses Encanto Soundtrack As Biggest Album Of The Year

Topline

Bad Bunny’s May Album A Verano Sin Ti topped the Billboard 200 albums chart for a 10th week, making it the biggest album of the year to date, beating the film’s soundtrack Canto.

Highlights

A Verano Sin Ti is only the ninth album since 2000 to spend at least 10 weeks at the top of the charts and the only one entirely in Spanish.

It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and was the second album in history to do so – Bad Bunny’s 2020 album El Ultimo Tour del Mundo Was the first.

Several songs from the album peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, including “Moscow Mule” at No. 4, “Tití Me Preguntó” at No. 5, “Después de la Playa” at No. 6 and “Me Porto Bonito” at No. 6.

Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 Singles

  1. “As It Was”, Harry Styles
  2. “Bad Habit”, Steve Lacy
  3. “Late Night Talking”, Harry Styles
  4. Sunroof”, Nicky Youre and dazy
  5. “About Fucking Time”, Lizzo
  6. “I Love You (A Happier Song)”, feat Post Malone. Doja Cat
  7. “Super Weird Girl”, Nicki Minaj
  8. “I’m not worried”, One Republic
  9. “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”, Kate Bush
  10. “You Proof”, Morgan Wallen

Billboard 200 Top 5 Albums

  1. A Verano Sin Tibad bunny
  2. Dangerous: the double albumMorgan Wallen
  3. The sick, the dying… and the dead!Megadeth
  4. God made it, DJ Khaled
  5. Harry’s houseHarry Styles

Key context

Bad Bunny, real name Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, was named for Forbes‘ List of 30 under 30 in 2019. A Verano Sin Ti is Bad Bunny’s fourth studio album. He made his mainstream breakthrough in 2018 on Cardi B’s “I Like It.” In 2020 and 2021, he was the most streamed artist worldwide on Spotify, and last year he was the fifth most streamed artist. streamed on the platform in the United States. High-speed train alongside Brad Pitt. The 28-year-old became the first non-English speaking singer to win Entertainer of the Year at MTV’s VMA Awards in August.

Further reading

Britney Spears Returns: ‘Hold Me Closer’ Tops 10 Billboards After Elton John’s Suggestion (Forbes)

Song of the Summer 2022: ‘As It Was’, and a surprising 37-year-old exit at the helm of the season (Forbes)

2022 Song Of The Summer Tracker: Harry Styles leads, but can Beyonce or Lizzo catch up? (Forbes)