Bad Bunny reclaims No. 1 on the Billboard album chart by the thinnest of margins this week, because the Puerto Rican famous person’s three-month-old album “Un Verano Sin Ti” logged its eighth time on the high, beating out the newest launch by the prolific Louisiana rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again by simply 400 copies.
“Un Verano Sin Ti,” a regular streaming hit since its launch 14 weeks in the past, is credited with the equal of 108,800 gross sales in the United States, whereas YoungBoy’s “The Last Slimeto” had 108,400, in response to the monitoring service Luminate.
Looking beneath the hood reveals slight variations in how the 2 albums carried out over the past week. “Un Verano” had 143 million streams, which Luminate and Billboard credit score with the equal of simply over 102,000 gross sales. “The Last Slimeto,” then again, took many extra streams — 163 million — to earn barely 1,000 extra equal gross sales.
Billboard provides better weight to the streams from paying subscribers than nonpaying ones. The information tea leaves recommend that YoungBoy could have carried out particularly nicely on companies with free tiers like Spotify and YouTube, the place YoungBoy has been a (*1*).
Even so, the deciding issue in successful No. 1 was the variety of copies offered as a full bundle. Last week, the CD model of “Un Verano” turned extensively out there, so the album offered 6,000 copies, whereas “The Last Slimeto” moved simply 4,600.
Beyoncé’s “Renaissance,” final week’s high vendor, falls two spots to No. 3 in its second week out, with the equal of 89,000 gross sales, a drop of 73 p.c. Beyoncé’s single “Break My Soul” holds at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart, due to a “Queens Remix” that includes Madonna’s 1990 hit “Vogue” and options Beyoncé tweaking the shout-outs from her predecessor’s tune to incorporate Black feminine musicians together with Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Aaliyah and Lizzo.
Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” is No. 4 and Harry Styles’s “Harry’s House” holds at No. 5.