Bad Bunny jumps from No. 41 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 21) to become the top musical group in the United States for the first time, thanks to the monster opening week of its new LP A Verano Sin Ti.
Leading the Artist 100 for the first time, Bad Bunny earns accolade as the first Latin band to reign supreme since the rankings launched in 2014.
A Verano Sin Ti launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 274,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Luminate – the highest weekly total for an album this year. The set also becomes the second set in Spanish to top the list, after Bad Bunny. El Ultimo Tower of the World in December 2020.
Puerto Rican-born star simultaneously uploads all 22 new songs to A Verano Sin Ti on the Billboard Hot 100. (The only omission from the 23-song set chart is “Callaita,” featuring Tainy, as the track was originally released in 2019 and logged a 20-week run on the Hot 100 this that year.) He is the sixth artist to chart at least that many tracks on the Hot 100 in a single week, following Drake (a record 27 on July 14, 2018, count), Taylor Swift, Ye, Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Wayne.
Bad Bunny also placed 24 tracks on the Hot Latin Songs chart, breaking the record for the most simultaneous entries in the history of the list. Additionally, his 22 starts bring his career total to 141, extending his record for most appearances.
Elsewhere on the Artist 100, Jack Harlow jumps 12-2 as his new album Go home, you miss the kids opens at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 (113,000 units), and Arcade Fire re-enters at No. 10 as a new LP Wearrives at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 (32,000 units).
The Artist 100 measures artist activity across key music consumption metrics, blending album and track sales, radio airplay and streaming to provide a weekly multidimensional ranking of artist popularity .