Carin León Makes Billboard History with Double Top 10 Hit
Carin León has made history as she achieves her first top 10 hit on any Billboard album chart not just once, but twice. Her latest album, Colmillo de Leche, debuted on both the Top Latin Albums and Regional Mexican Albums charts (dated June 3). The 18-song studio album peaked at No. 10 for the former, while the latter began at No. 5.
Mix of Sounds
Colmillo de Leche marks León’s first entry on an album chart, dating back to his first chart appearance with “Me la aventé” in 2019 (the song reached No. 16 on Hot Latin Songs in 2020). The album, a mix of sounds framed by León’s signature regional Mexican blended with soul, flamenco, salsa, and pop, was released on May 18 via Socios/Oplaai. The new entry also gives both independent labels their first top 10 hit.
In its first tracking week ending May 25, Tusk recorded 7,000 album-equivalent units, according to Luminate. Album-equivalent streaming units contribute the majority of activity, equaling 10.1 million official on-demand streams of album tracks in the United States. Meanwhile, album-equivalent song units account for the few remaining units. On the Top Latin Albums multi-metric chart, each unit is equivalent to the sale of one album, or 10 individual songs sold from one album, or 3,750 audio and video streams. Official ad-supported or 1,250 paid or subscription-based on-demand generated by songs on an album.
Colmillo is also the fifth time a regional Mexican album has debuted in the top region of Top Latin Albums out of a total of nine debuts in the top 10 during 2023 so far. The album was preceded by the single “No es por acá”, which reached No. 30 on Hot Latin Songs in last October. León has since placed three more songs (other than Colmillo) on Regional Mexican Airplay, including a six-week chart-dominating “Que vuelves” with Grupo Frontera.
The talented Carin León has undoubtedly made her mark on Latin music and undoubtedly has many more top hits coming in the near future.