Bad Bunny's new album is US Billboard's first all-Spanish No. 1

It is Bad Bunny's first No.1 - his last album, YHLQMDLG, stalled at No. 2 in March. PHOTO: BAD BUNNY/INSTAGRAM

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - Bad Bunny, the Puerto Rican singer, rapper and streaming megastar, has set an industry milestone with his latest album, El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo: It is the first LP entirely in Spanish to top the Billboard 200 album chart.

El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo (The Last Tour Of The World) had the equivalent of 116,000 sales in the United States, according to Nielsen Music, including 146 million streams and 12,000 copies sold as a complete package.

It is Bad Bunny's first No.1 - his last album, YHLQMDLG, stalled at No. 2 in March.

According to Billboard, two albums "mostly" in Spanish have taken the top spot before: Pop classical vocal quartet Il Divo's Ancora (2006) and American singer Selena's Dreaming Of You (1995), but Bad Bunny is the first to reach No.1 with lyrics entirely in Spanish.

Streaming has been key to Bad Bunny's success: He is popular around the world, and last week, Spotify announced that he was the service's most-streamed act so far in 2020, with 8.3 billion clicks of his songs.

Last week, another language barrier on the charts was broken when K-pop stars BTS had the first Korean-language No. 1 single with Life Goes On.

Also on this week's album chart, American singer Miley Cyrus opened at No. 2 with her rock reinvention Plastic Hearts, her highest chart position since 2013, when her fourth studio album Bangerz went to No. 1.

BTS' album Be, last week's top seller, fell to No. 3 in its second week out. American singer Ariana Grande's Positions is No. 4 and late rapper Pop Smoke's Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon is in fifth place.

Canadian singer Michael Buble's Christmas, a seasonal hit each year since it was released in 2011, climbed seven spots to No. 6.

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