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Prince Royce’s ‘Llamada Perdida’ Debuts at No. 2 on Tropical Albums Chart

Prince Royce is back in the top five on Billboard’s Tropical Albums chart as Llamada Perdida debuts at No. 2 on the March 2-dated list.

The 23-track set makes the week’s top debut with 6,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 22, according to Luminate. Royce’s seventh studio album was released Feb. 16, the first day of the tracking week, via Smiling Prince/Sony Music Latin.

Of Llamada Perdida’s 6,000-unit week, 3,000 units derive from streaming activity, equal to 3.6 million official on-demand audio and video streams for the album’s songs. Album sales contribute 3,000 of the remaining units, with a negligible amount of activity from track-equivalent units. One unit equals to one album sale, 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams for a song on the album.

Ahead of Royce on Tropical Albums is Aventura’s greatest hits set Todavía Me Amas: Los Mejor de Aventura (7,000 units; up 48%), which has spent 201 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1.

With Llamada Perdida, Royce logs his seventh consecutive top five effort on Tropical Albums, six of which reached the summit. Here’s the recap of his now seven top 10s:

Peak, Peak Date, Title, Weeks at No. 1

  • No. 1, Sep. 18, 2010, Prince Royce, 54
  • No. 1, April 28, 2012, Phase II, 26
  • No. 1, Feb. 2, 2013, # 1’s, seven
  • No. 1, Oct. 26, 2013, Soy El Mismo, six
  • No. 1, March 18, 2017, Five, 10
  • No. 1, Feb. 22, 2020, Alter Ego, one
  • No. 2, March 2, 2024, Llamada Perdida

Notably, after a four-year break from Tropical Albums, Royce’s Llamada Perdida album joins two other sets holding strong in the top 20: Prince Royce at No. 6 in its 306th week on the list, and Soy El Mismo at No. 20 in its 412th. The latter marks the fourth-longest run since the ranking launched in 1985.

Llamada Perdida was preceded by two of its songs reaching the multimetric Hot Latin Songs list: “Lao a Lao,” which peaked at No. 23 in 2021, and the No. 31 peaking “Si Te Preguntan,” with Nicky Jam and Jay Wheeler, in 2022.

In addition to “Lao a Lao,” three other songs from the album reached the penthouse on the Tropical Airplay chart: “Te Espero” with Maria Becerra (May 2022), which samples “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” by English pop rock band Cutting Crew (1986); “Me EnRD” (July 2023) and “Cosas De La Peda” with Gabito Ballesteros, which holds at No. 1 for a second week on the current list.

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