Bad Bunny’s ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ Hits 10th Week at No. 1, Most Weeks Atop Billboard 200 in Over a Year

Bad rabbit‘s Un Verano Sin Ti returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 album chart dated Sept. 17 (rises 2-1) for a 10th consecutive week atop the chart. It now has the sole most weeks at No. 1 in 2022, surpassing the nine weeks logged Encanto soundtrack. Moreover, Un Verano Sin Ti has the most weeks at No. 1 in over a year Morgan Wallen‘s Dangerous: The Double Album spent 10 weeks (all consecutive, from debut) at No. 1 (January 23–March 27, 2021, charts).

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Un Verano Sin Ti earned 99,500 equivalent album units in the US (down 6%) in the week ending September. 8, according to Luminate.

Also in the top 10 of the new Billboard 200, Megadeth enters his eighth top 10 with the No. 3 debut of The sick, the dying… and the dead!while Romeo Santos earns his fourth top 10 with No. 10 bows Formula, Vol. 3. Plus Wallens Dangerous: The Double Album breaks the record for most weeks in the top 10 among albums by a single artist, marking an 86th consecutive week in the region.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States based on multimetric consumption measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. The units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new Sept. 17, 2022 dated chart will be published in full at Billboard‘s website on Tuesday (Sept. 13). For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Of Un Verano Sin Ti99,500 equivalent album units earned, SEA units include 96,000 (down 6%, equivalent to 135.41 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks), album sales include 3,000 (down 6%) and TEA units include 500 (down 5%) .

Since 2000, only nine albums – incl Un Verano Sin Ti — has logged at least 10 weeks at No. 1. (Among these are Santana‘s Supernaturalwhich captured a total of 12 weeks at No. 1 – three in 1999 and nine in 2000.)

Albums with 10 or more weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, 2000-present*
Artist, Title, Weeks at No.1, First Week at No.1
Santana, Supernatural, 12, Oct. 30, 1999 (nine of its weeks at No. 1 were in 2000)
taylor swift, Fearless, 11, Nov. 29, 2008
Adele, 2124, 12 March 2011
soundtrack, Frozen, 13, Jan. 18, 2014
taylor swift, 1989, 11, Nov. 15, 2014
Adele, 25, 10, Dec. 12, 2015
Drake, Views13, 21 May 2016
Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album, 10, Jan. 23, 2021
bad rabbit, Un Verano Sin Ti10, 21 May 2022
*up to and including Sept. 17, 2022-dated chart.

Un Verano Sin Ti debuted at No. 1 on the May 21-dated Billboard 200 and has yet to leave the top two steps of the chart throughout its 18-week run on the chart so far. Since August 1963, when Billboard combined its separate stereo and mono album charts into a single album chart, Un Verano Sin Ti is the first album to spend its first 18 weeks on the chart in the top two. (See more history on the Billboard 200, which began publication as a regular, weekly program in March 1956.)

Earlier, Drake‘s Views spent its first 17 weeks in the top two, May 21-Sept. 10, 2016-dated charts.

Un Verano Sin Ti has bounced between Nos. 1 and 2 on the Billboard 200 for a total of six different visits to the No. 1 slot. See the list below.

Billboard 200 Chart Date, Rank
May 21, No. 1 (debut)
May 28, No. 2
June 4, No. 2
11 June, No. 2
18 June, No. 1
25 June, No. 2
July 2, No. 2
July 9, No. 1
July 16, No. 1
July 23, No. 1
July 30, No. 1
Aug. 6, No. 1
Aug. 13, No. 2
Aug. 20, No. 1
Aug. 27, No. 2
September 3, No. 1
September 10, No. 2
September 17, No. 1

In the meantime Un Verano Sin Ti is the first album with six separate visits to No. 1 since Adele’s 21 had 10 different stays at No. 1 in 2011–12, totaling 24 weeks at the top of the chart. It debuted at No. 1 on the chart on 12 March 2011 and reached its final week atop the chart on 23 June 2012.

Wallen’s top list Dangerous: The Double Album climbs 5-2 on the new Billboard 200, with 48,000 equivalent album units earned (5%).

Dangerous: The Double Album has now accumulated 86 non-consecutive weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, breaking the record for most weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart among albums by a single artist – since the chart began publishing on a regular, weekly basis in March 1956. That surpasses the 85 weeks logged in the top 10 by Peter, Paul and Mary’s self-titled album in 1962-64.

However, there are seven albums that have more weeks in the top 10 than Dangerous – and all are multi-artist soundtracks and cast recordings, led by the all-time top 10 record holder, the original cast recording of My Fair Lady, with 173 weeks in the top 10 between 1956-60. See the list below.

Albums with the most weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart (March 24, 1956 onward)
Weeks in Top 10, Artist, Title, Year First Reached Top 10
173, original cast, My Fair Lady1956
109, Soundtrack, The sound of music1965
106, Soundtrack, West Side Story1962
105, original cast, The sound of music1960
90, Soundtrack, the South Pacific1958
87, original cast, Camelot1961
87, Soundtrack, Oklahoma!1956
86, Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album2021
85, Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter Paul and Mary1962
84, Adele, 212011
84, Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA1984
(through the chart from September 17, 2022).

Megadeths The sick, the dying… and the dead! debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, giving the rock band its eighth top 10 album. The set launches with nearly 48,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that total, album sales comprise 45,000, SEA units comprise 3,000 (equivalent to 3.6 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs) and TEA units make up a negligible sum.

Megadeth scored their first top 10 on the Billboard 200 a little more than 30 years ago when Countdown to Extinction debuted and peaked at No. 2 on Aug. 1, 1992-dated chart. The act has since visited the top 10 with Euthanasia (No. 4, 1994), Cryptic writings (No. 10, 1997), United Abominations (No. 8, 2007), Final game (No. 9, 2009), Super Collider (No. 6, 2013), Dystopia (No. 3, 2016) and The sick, the dying… and the dead!

A quartet of former No. 1s are next on the Billboard 200. DJ Khaled‘s God did drops to No. 4 from its chart-topping debut a week ago, when it earned 45,000 equivalent album units in its second week (down 58%). Harry StylesHarry’s house rises 9-5 with 43,000 units (up 2%), Beyonce‘s Renaissance is a non-mover at No. 6 with 41,000 units (down 12%) and Root Wave‘s Beautiful mind up 8-7 with 36,000 units (down 17%).

The Weeknds hit collection The highlights rises 13-8 with 29,000 equivalent album units earned (up 1%) and TWICE‘s Between 1&2: 11th mini album falls 3-9 in its second week with 28,000 units (down 73%).

Santos closes the top 10 as his latest release, Formula, Vol. 3, debuts at No. 10 with 26,000 equivalent album units earned. It is the fourth top 10 charting effort for the artist on the list. Of the starting tally, SEA units comprise 23,500 (equivalent to 33.1 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs), album sales comprise 2,000 and TEA units comprise 500.

Luminate, the independent data provider to the Billboard charts, completes an exhaustive and thorough review of all data submissions used to compile the weekly chart rankings. Light reviews and authenticates data, removing any suspicious or unverifiable activity using established criteria before final chart calculations are made and published. In cooperation with Billboard, data deemed suspicious and unverifiable will be disqualified before the final calculation.

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