Yng Lvcas captures his second top 10 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart as his latest EP, Six Jewels 23, arrives at No. 5 on the June 10-dated ranking. The set includes six tracks or “jewels”, as he named them, while “23” is a nod to his age.
Yng Lvcas launched his career in his native Guadalajara, Mexico by blending 21st century reggaetón and trap with hints of regional Mexican music such as electro cumbia. The top 10 debut of Six Jewels follows an international burst with the remix of “La Bebe,” with Peso Pluma, which placed both acts at No. 2 on Billboard global charts (Global Excl. U.S. on April 22 and Global 200 on June 22-dated lists).
The original version of “La Bebe” is the final track of his No. 3-peaking album debut LPM on Top Latin Albums (April 29-dated chart), his first entry on any Billboard albums chart.
Six Jewels 23, which also debuts at No. 3 on Latin Rhythm Albums, starts with 11,000 equivalent album units earned during the May 26-June 1 tracking week, according to Luminate. As has become the norm with new artists, the bulk of the album’s opening sum derives from streaming equivalent album units which equates to 16.9 million on-demand official streams in the U.S. for the songs on the album.
On the multi-metric Top Latin Albums chart, 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.
Six Jewels was released May 25 via Warner Latina. It’s the third regional Mexican album to launch in the top five on Top Latin Albums in 2023 so far, following Fuerza Regida’s Pa Que Hablen: I, also a No. 5 start in January, and Eslabon Armado’s Desvelado, a No. 1 debut on the May 3-dated list.
Six Jewels concurrently grants Yng Lvcas a higher start on the overall Billboard 200, at No. 92, besting the No. 142 start of LPM, which peaked at No. 57 four week after its debut (chart dated April 29).
Born Daniel Oswaldo Donlucas Martinez, the 23-year-old songwriter picked up the moniker Yng Lvcas in 2021 before releasing the eight-track EP Wup? Mixtape1 comprising all corridos (the set has not entered any Billboard chart).