Yahritza y Su Esencia arrive at No. 1 on Billboardof the regional Mexican album chart as the trio’s debut album, Obsessed, starts at the top. The five-track EP tops the chart dated May 7 and gives the siblings their first lead on any album chart.
“We are very grateful and appreciate everyone who supports us,” Yahritza said. Billboard by email. “It was our first drop and to see him succeed and be loved by so many people is awesome!”
Obsessed tops the tally just a month after the Washington-born ensemble scored their first chart entry on any Billboard as “Soy El Único”, the ensemble’s debut single, simultaneously opened at the penthouse on the Hot Latin Songs chart dated April 9.
The five-track EP topped regional Mexican album charts with 8,000 equivalent album units earned in the United States in the week ending April 28, according to Luminate. Obsessedreleased April 22 via Lumbre, traces its high start mostly to the streaming business.
The Regional Mexican Albums chart ranks the most popular regional Mexican albums of the week in the United States based on multimetric consumption measured in equivalent album units. Units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals 1 album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 official ad-supported audio and video streams or 1,250 paid/on-demand subscription generated songs from a album.
Best streaming week for a regional Mexican album in 2022: Almost all ObsessedThe first week’s total was SEA units – representing 12 million official US on-demand streams for tracks in the set. This is the biggest week in terms of streams for a regional Mexican album in 2022, ahead of Junior H’s Mi Vida En Un Cigarro2 which opened with 11.8 million on-demand streams for the project’s tracks.
Somewhere else, Obsessed debuted at No. 7 on the Top Latin Albums. The EP also entered the Billboard 200 all genres at No. 173.
Like Obsessed arrives, the album debuts a track on the all-metric Hot Latin Songs chart: “Déjalo Ir” at No. 41, mostly thanks to streaming data. The song scored 1.7 million US streams in the tracking week ending April 28.
“Déjalo,” combined with the two pre-release singles, offsets three songs from the five-track EP that earns a spot in the airplay, digital sales, and streaming tally, including the one-week champion “Soy El Único” now at No. 6 and “Esta Noche” at No. 18. The former simultaneously charts in the Billboard Hot 100 overall survey, at No. 90, after debuting and peaking at No. 20; the best start for a regional Mexican act there.