Nicky Jam Nabs Second Top 10 Debut on Top Latin Albums With ‘Intimo’


Plus, 18-year-old Natanael Cano scores first top 10 with album debut ‘Corridos Tumbados.’

Nicky Jam’s seventh studio album Intimo debuts at No. 3 on the Top Latin Albums chart dated Nov. 16, scoring Jam his second top 10 effort. His last album, 2017's Fenix, debuted at No. 1 and ruled for eight weeks starting Feb. 11, 2017.

Intimo, released Nov. 1 La Industria/ Sony Music Latin, starts with 7,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 7 according to Nielsen Music, mostly stemming from streaming activity.

The Top Latin Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

SEA units for Intimo totals 6,000 which translates into 8.2 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s 15 songs during the tracking week.

The set also arrives at No. 3 on Latin Rhythm Albums chart, Jam’s fifth straight top 10 debut.

Intimo was preceded by four tracks on the Hot Latin Songs chart, which blends airplay, digital songs and streaming data. Arriving atop the tally over a year ago, “X,” with Nicky Jam, ruled the list for two weeks starting May 5, 2018). Second single “Te Robaré,” with Ozuna, peaked at No. 4 (April 27-dated chart), following “Atrévete,” with Sech (No. 23, Sept. 28), and “Whine Up,” with Anuel AA which debuts at No. 17 on the current chart week.

Natanael Cano’s Top 10 Debut: Farther down the Top Latin Albums chart, 18-year-old Natanael Cano scores his first top 10 with his first chart entry Corridos Tumbados. The Rancho Humilde/ Cinq-released set on Oct. 31, opens with 6,000 equivalent album units after its first full tracking week, most attributed to streaming activity (8.4 million on-demand audio streams for the 21-track set.)

The Mexican artist, a front-runner in the new wave of corrido tumbado which blends trap with regional Mexican, scores his first top 10 on any Billboard Latin albums chart. Corridos, concurrently opens at No. 1 on Regional Mexican Albums.

Cano secured his first appearance on any Billboard chart earlier in the year when “El Drip,” the set’s leading single, arrived at No. 9 on the Regional Mexican Digital Song Sales tally (Nov. 2-dated list). Likewise, Cano scored his first Hot Latin Songs entry when “El Diablo,” with Bad Bunny debuted at No. 16 (Nov. 9, 2019).

As Corridos arrives, a pair of the album’s songs debut on the Hot Latin Songs survey. "El Drip" at No. 44 and “Disfruto Lo Malo” at No. 46.