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Bad Bunny, No. 1 Again, Puts a Spotlight on Inequities in Puerto Rico

One other week, one other hundred-odd-million streams and one more No. 1 for Dangerous Bunny, the Puerto Rican pop famous person whose album “Un Verano Sin Ti” has dominated the higher rungs of the Billboard chart because it got here out in Could.

In its nineteenth week of launch, “Un Verano” notches an eleventh time at No. 1, probably the most on the high since Drake’s “Views” had a 13-week stint in 2016. The runs for each albums are nonconsecutive, however Dangerous Bunny has the excellence of by no means dipping under No. 2. (“Views” fell as little as No. 4 throughout its first 19 weeks out.)

In its most up-to-date week, “Un Verano” had the equal of 97,000 gross sales in america, together with 132 million streams, in keeping with Luminate, the monitoring service that powers Billboard’s charts. Since its launch, the album has had the equal of about 2.4 million gross sales, and its songs have racked up 3.3 billion streams.

The accomplishment comes as Dangerous Bunny is promoting out stadiums throughout North America — together with two nights at Yankee Stadium final month — and has develop into more and more outspoken about political and social points in Puerto Rico. On Friday, he launched a 23-minute video, which segues from a music video for his tune “El Apagón” to an 18-minute documentary by Bianca Graulau, a journalist, known as “Aquí Vive Gente” (“Individuals Dwell Right here”).

Her movie appears at inequities in Puerto Rican actual property, together with the eviction of some low-income residents of San Juan to make means for million-dollar houses that cater to mainland speculators and cryptocurrency merchants. “They’re evicting Puerto Ricans to get wealthy with what’s from right here, with what’s native from right here,” one lady, who mentioned she was given 30 days to go away her residence, tells Graulau within the movie.

Dangerous Bunny’s video additionally explores the longstanding issues with Puerto Rico’s energy grid, which has struggled to recuperate after Hurricane Maria in 2017. Outages this 12 months led to protests in opposition to Luma Power, a non-public firm that took it over in 2021. The video arrived as Hurricane Fiona knocked out energy throughout all of Puerto Rico, and led to widespread flooding.

Three new albums positioned excessive on this week’s chart. The Canadian rapper Nav opens at No. 2 with “Demons Protected by Angels,” whereas Ozzy Osbourne, the 73-year-old steel god and onetime reality-TV star, begins at No. 3 along with his newest, “Affected person Quantity 9.” The nation singer Kane Brown debuts at No. 5 with “Totally different Man.”

Additionally this week, Morgan Wallen’s “Harmful: The Double Album” is No. 4, extending its historic chart run with an 87th time within the High 10.



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