Jay Wheeler & Kany García Back on Latin Pop Albums With Dual Top 10 Debuts

For the first time in over four years, two albums debut in the top 10 at the same time on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart.

On the May 11-dated list, Jay Wheeler’s Música Buena Para Días Malos opens at No. 4, while Kany García’s García, arrives at No. 8. The pair marks the first time the Latin Pop Albums chart has dual titles launch in the upper region since Oct. 12, 2019, when José José bowed at Nos. 1, 6 and 7, following his death that September, with Serie Platino – 20 Exitos Vol. 2, El Principe de La Canción and Secreto, respectively.

Wheeler’s Música Buena Para Días Malos starts with 5,000 equivalent units earned in the U.S. in the week ending May 2, according to Luminate. Out of those, a little over 4,000 derive from streams, which equates to 6.3 million official on-demand streams of the album’s songs. Traditional album and track sales comprise the remaining sum of the album’s first week.

Música Buena Para Días Malos was preceded by one song on the overall Latin Airplay chart: “Historia,” which peaked at No. 35 (chart dated April 27).

Further, with the simultaneous top 10 debuts on Latin Pop Albums by two different artists, Wheeler and García also repeat a feat last achieved five years ago, when Miguel and Anitta debuted at Nos. 3 and No. 4, with Te Lo Dije (EP) and Kisses on the April 20, 2019-dated list.

Both sets add to the list of few albums that have debuted on Latin Pop Albums in 2024. Here are those five top 10 debuts, including two No. 1 albums:

Debut Date, Debut Pos., Title, Artist
Jan. 27, No. 1, Orquídeas, Kali Uchis
April 6, No. 1, Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran, Shakira
April 13, No. 6, Final, Vol. 2, Enrique Iglesias
May 11, No 4, Música Buena Para Días Malos, Jay Wheeler
May 11, No. 8, García, Kany Garcia

García’s eponymous album arrives on Latin Pop Albums with 2,000 equivalent units earned in the U.S. during the same period. García’s opening frame was almost entirely driven by the streaming activity of its 12 songs. That figure equals to 3.4 million official on-demand streams of the set’s songs.

García, who has history on the tally, returns to the top 10 after almost five years, when the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter’s Contra El Viento debuted and peaked at No. 3 in June 2019.

García has landed 10 titles on the chart altogether, with eight of them reaching the top 10, spanning three decades since the album Cualquier Día, her chart debut, rose to No. 10 in September 2007.

García was preceded by three songs on Latin Pop Airplay. The No. 15-peaking “Una Vida Buena” led the new recruits (Feb. 3). Meanwhile, “Que Vuelva,” with Carla Morrison, and “En Esta Boca,” with Young Miko, reached No. 12 on the March 16- and March 30-dated rankings, respectively. Lastly, “Te Lo Agradezco,” with Carin León, re-enters at No. 43 on the current multi-metric Hot Latin Songs chart, which combines airplay, digital sales, and streaming activity.

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