Hot 100 First-Timers: Bizarrap & Quevedo Debut With Global Smash ‘Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52’

Bizarre rap and Quevedo make their first visit to Billboard Hot 100as their collaboration “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” debuts at No. 98 on the chart dated Aug. 6.

The club-friendly anthem, released via Dale Play Records, opens with 5.3 million official US streams, up 45%, in its 22-28 tracking week. July, according to Luminate. It tops the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. American charts for a second week each, becoming just the second all-Spanish-language song to top the ranks, ranking at No. 5 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and jumping 20-13 on Hot Latin Songs.

Bizarrap and Quevedo are both newcomers Billboard‘s diagrams. Bizarrap (real name: Gonzalo Conde), from Bueno Aires, Argentina, first appeared on an American chart in 2020 with “Mamichula” (billed as Trueno and Nicki Nicole featuring Taiu, Bizarrap and Tatool), which reached No. 49 on Global Excl. US and No. 100 on the Global 200. It also spent four weeks atop the Billboard Argentina Hot 100, becoming his first of six No. 1s so far through “Vol. 52.” Bizarrap has achieved 34 entries on the Argentina Hot 100, all since October 2019, when he arrived with the No. 13-peaking “Trueno: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 16.”

“Vol. 52” is Bizarrap’s fourth contribution to Hot Latin Songs, following “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 41,” featuring Nicky Jam (No. 38 peak in July 2021); “Vol. 46,” with Anuel AA (No. 38, November 2021); and “Vol. 49,” featuring Residente (No. 22, in March). Bizarrap, 23, previously posted on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, “Vol. 51,” with Villano Antillano (No. 17 peak, this July), and has collected 16 titles on Global Excl. USA and 12 on the Global 200.

Bizarrap’s “Sessions” series highlights developing urban acts, with Bizarrap providing beats and production and guest artists freestyle. Dale Play President Federico “Fede” Lauria describes the concept as “a creative space, a free space, a cultural space and a space that very well represents the beginning of Argentina’s urban music movement.”

Quevedo (full name: Pedro Domínguez Quevedo), from Madrid, Spain, made his first Billboard chart performance in February with “Cayo La Noche” featuring El Ima, Cruz Cafuné, Bejo, La Pantera, Juseph and Abhir Hathi. The track reached No. 64 on Global Excl. USA and No. 145 on the Global 200. The 20-year-old has scored two more entries on Billboard‘s global charts: “Si Quieren Frontear,” featuring DuKi and De La Ghetto (No. 86 peak on Global Excl. US; No. 200 on Global 200), and now the jungle “Vol. 52.”

“My music is now being heard around the world, which is honestly just incredible,” Quevedo told Billboard at the global chart crowning of “Vol. 52,” adding that he is currently in the studio working on his debut full-length album.

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