Karol G’s ‘Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful’ Makes History With No. 1 Debut – Variety

Also: Weeknd and Ariana Grande’s “Die For You” remix leads the Hot 100 as the seventh No. 1 single for each artist.

Karol G’s deeply introspective “Mañana Será Bonito” made a historic entry into the album chart as the first all-Spanish-language record by a female artist to reach No. 1. The collection – which spans pop , rock, reggaeton, regional and electronic Mexican – is also the first leader of the Colombian artist on the Billboard 200.

All four of Karol’s studio albums have charted on the Billboard 200 All Genres, although “Mañana” was the first to enter the top 10 on the list. Prior to that, Karol’s highest charting effort was her latest record of 2021, “KG0516”, which peaked at No. 20. Only two other all-Spanish albums have ever led the chart, both from titan reggaeton Bad Bunny (“Un Verano Sin Ti” in 2022 and “El Ultimo Tour del Mundo” in 2020).

The set is also the first female-led Latin album to reach No. 1 on the albums chart since Selena Quintanilla posthumously released ‘Dreaming of You’, a mix of Spanish and English tracks, which topped the chart. for a week in 1995.

After debuting on February 24, “Mañana” entered the chart with the equivalent of 94,000 sales in the United States, according to data from Luminate via Billboard. Of that sum, the album scored 119 million on-demand streams for its songs, marking the biggest streaming week ever for a Latin album by a woman. The 17-song set included previously released singles “Mamiii” featuring Becky G, “Provenza” and “Gatúbela”, featuring Maldy – all of which charted in the top 40 of the Hot 100.

“Mañana” also included buzzing guest verses from Shakira on the anthemic post-breakup track “TQG,” which was released with a music video featuring the two singers and is currently No. 1 on YouTube’s trending music list. .

The song enters at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 29 million streams. It is Karol’s first top 10 single and Shakira’s sixth after hers and “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” which debuted at No. 9 in January.

Speaking of collaboration, Karol previously said Variety“(Shakira) said to me, ‘It’s my way of sharing what I’ve been through. I don’t talk about it in interviews – art is my way of expressing myself as a woman. I was like, ‘Let me roll up my sleeves, and we’ll go for it together.'”

Also new to the top 10 album chart this week is Gorillaz’s “Cracker Island,” which enters No. 3 as the sixth top 10 album. Featuring A-list features from artists such as Bad Bunny , Stevie Nicks, Beck, Tame Impala and Thundercat, “Cracker Island” enters with 64,500 units earned and of that sum, album sales included 48,500 as the top-selling album of the week.

Yeat’s “AfterLyfe” also debuted on the chart at No. 4 (55,000 units earned) as the rapper’s third top-10 album, while Don Toliver landed at No. 8 following the arrival of “Love”. Sick” (40,500 units).

With “Mañana” entering the ring, SZA’s “SOS” (87,000 units) slipped to No. 2 after topping the chart for 10 non-consecutive weeks. Meanwhile, a string of former No. 1s rounded out the top: Swift’s “Midnights” at No. 5 (48,000 units); Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” at No. 6 (46,000 units); Metro Boomin’s “Heroes & Villains” is at No. 7 (42,000 units) and Weeknd’s “Starboy” returns to the top 10 at No. 9 (40,000 units) after the release of an Ariana Grande with “Die For You”. » remix.

And while an all-Spanish language tops the list, the top Spanish-language album of 2022, Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” (38,000 units), rounds it out at No. 10.

As for the Hot 100, Weeknd and Ariana Grande’s “Die For You” remix topped the chart at No. 1. It was the second chart-topping team-up between Weeknd and Grande, following the hit massive release of their “Save Your Tears” remix, which topped the chart in 2021 for two weeks. With “Die For You,” the two artists claim their seventh Hot 100 No. 1.

The song was originally released as part of Weeknd’s 2016 album “Starboy” and recently enjoyed a viral push on TikTok which resulted in the track being promoted on both radio and streaming services. . In the last week of tracking, “Die For You” garnered 81.1 million stream impressions and 32.4 million streams.

Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” slips to No. 2, leaving the top for the first time since its debut six weeks ago, and SZA’s “Kill Bill” is at No. 3 after spending seven weeks at its No. 2. At No. 4 is “Boy’s a Liar, Pt.” by PinkPantheress and Ice Spice. 2″; Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” ranks fifth; and Metro Boomin, the Weeknd and 21 Savage’s “Creepin'” is at No. 6. Grammy-winning “Unholy” by Sam Smith and Kim Petras, is at No. 8, while Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” is at No. 9. and Beyoncé’s “Cuff It” closes the top at No. 10.

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