Bad Bunny Makes Music History as New Album Goes No.1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Bad Bunny’s new album, “El Último Tour del Mundo” has officially made music history.

The Latin sensation’s album is the first all-Spanish-language album to make it to the top of the Billboard 200 chart in its 64-year history.

The Album

Bad Bunny announced the album through a video posted on his social media platforms only a day before the album was dropping.

“MAÑANA A LAS 12 DE LA MEDIANOCHE,” he wrote. [TOMORROW AT 12 MIDNIGHT]

In the video, Bad Bunny is seen watching himself on TV at a press conference. The rapper explains he is announcing his retirement from the music industry, something he referenced on the last track of his previous album as well.  

The video zooms out from the TV, and Bad Bunny walks over to a record player to play “El Ultimo Tour del Mundo.”

The album title translates to “The Last Tour of the World.”

Breaking Records

Billboard reports that the star’s latest LP debuted at the top of the charts winning the battle against Miley Cyrus’, “Plastic Hearts,” album that dropped the same day as “El Último Tour del Mundo.”

According to Nielson Music, by Dec. 3, the album earned 116,000 units sold in the U.S.

This is a new career peak for Bad Bunny, 26. His album “YHLQMDLG” reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart earlier this year in March.

This wasn’t the only record Bad Bunny has broken. “El Último Tour del Mundo” officially earned the biggest debut for a non-English language album in Spotify history with over 75 million streams, taking the crown from his own album, “YHLQMDLG.”

Breaking his own records, it seems like Bad Bunny’s only competition is himself.

The star took to Instagram to share his excitement and gratitude.

“YO LO SOÑE!!! YO LO SENTÍ!!! YO SIEMPRE LO SUPE!!! NO TENGO PALABRAS, SOLO GRACIAS GRACIAS Y GRACIAS,” he wrote. [I DREAMT IT!!! I FELT IT!!! I ALWAYS KNEW IT!!! I HAVE NO WORDS, ONLY THANK YOU THANK YOU AND THANK YOU

The Importance

Before “El Ultimo Tour del Mundo,” there were only two mostly Spanish albums to top the charts, Il Divo’s “Ancora” and Selena’s “Dreaming of You.”

Over the last few years, Bad Bunny has become an icon for the Latinx community. His impact and ability to connect, influence, and inspire the community is something that has not been seen in a while.

Bad Bunny has shifted mainstream Latin culture with his gender bending style, and his advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights. We simply have not seen a star like Bad Bunny before.

In a time where racial tensions are high, a time where the President has openly disrespected the Latinx community, an all-Spanish-language album topping the charts is very telling.

Bad Bunny’s success in the U.S shows that we are truly a melting pot ready and open to embrace our different cultures; and If you’re not ready, get ready.

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