Mora Earns First Top 10 on Top Latin Albums Chart With ‘Primer Día de Clases’

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Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and producer Mora scores his first top 10 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart as Primer Día de Clases shoots to No. 7 from No. 36 on the July 24-dated survey. It’s the biggest jump to the list’s top 10 since J Balvin’s Colores climbed 30 positions (32-2, chart dated April 4, 2020) after its first full tracking week.

The 16-track set — Mora’s debut studio album — initially debuted and peaked at No. 15 (Feb. 20-dated list). It enters the tally’s top 10 with 6,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 15, according to MRC Data. Most of the week’s gain stems 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 comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

Primer Día de Clases logged 8.5 million U.S. streams for its songs in its sixth week. Assisting the top 10 entry of the set is the remix of the album’s “Volando,” with Bad Bunny and Sech, released July 8.

“Volando” concurrently debuts at No. 7 on the Hot Latin Songs chart mainly on the strength of streaming data. The track registered 6.4 million streams in the U.S., enough for a No. 5 start on Latin Streaming Songs. Mora’s first top 10 there as well.

Biggest Jump to Top 10 In Over a Year: As mentioned, Mora’s Primer Día takes the biggest leap to the top 10 (29 positions) since J Balvin’s Colores climbed 30 rankings after its first full tracking week. (Colores was released early to streaming services and digital retail on Thursday, March 19, 2020, thus arriving on the tally at No. 32 from Thursday’s digital album sales, and only Thursday’s track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Back on streaming territory, “Volando’s” streaming profit gifts the 23-year-old, who previously reached a No. 18 high with “Una Vez,” with Bad Bunny (March 2020), his first top 10 on the airplay-, digital- and streaming-blended Hot Latin Songs list.

Sales, too, aid in the song’s surge: “Volando” sold 600 downloads, pushing 15-9 on Latin Digital Song Sales.

Gabriel Armando Mora Quintero, aka Mora, is one of 30 producers on Bad Bunny’s No. 1 album YHLQMDLG, which returns to the summit on Top Latin Albums for a 36-week. Mora concurrently wrote two songs of the album, “La Difícil” and “Soliá.” The former debuted and peaked at No. 2 on Hot Latin Songs the latter reached top 15 (No. 12), both on chart dated March 14.


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