“We produced the album exactly for that, to debut at No. 1,” Anuel tells Billboard of chart-topping joint project.
Anuel AA and Ozuna’s first collaborative effort is an immediate success as Los Dioses arrives at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated Feb. 6). The 12-track set is the first to debut atop the chart in 2021.
“This is the third album I’ve released in my life and working with Ozu has been so much fun, a perfect flow,” Anuel AA tells Billboard. “We produced the album exactly for that, to debut at No. 1. When you put so much effort and dedication into something the end result is always big.”
As Los Dioses launches at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums, Anuel secures his third straight leader, while Ozuna clocks his fifth consecutive No. 1. Beyond its Top Latin Albums coronation, Los Dioses also starts at No. 1 on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart and bows at No. 10 on the all-genre Billboard 200, the second top 10 for both acts.
“It was a process in which we had a lot of fun,” Ozuna tells Billboard. “We supported each other with the lyrics and the creative process. When you are comfortable and enjoy what you do, time passes, and great things happen like this album.”
Los Dioses was released Jan. 22 via Aura/Real Hasta La Muerte/Sony Music Latin. It starts with 29,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Jan. 28, according to MRC Data. Out of the set’s opening sum, 6,000 derive from sales and the bulk of the remainder from streaming activity.
The Top Latin Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin albums of the week in the U.S. based on multimetric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
Biggest Week for Any Non-Bad Bunny Album Since Last June: Los Dioses earned 29,000 equivalent album units in its opening week — the largest week for any album not by Bad Bunny since last June. The last non-Bad Bunny set to post a bigger week was Anuel AA’s own Emmanuel, which debuted with 39,000 units at No. 1 on the June 13, 2020-dated chart. (Between Emmanuel and Los Dioses, two Bad Bunny albums have logged nine weeks larger than Los Dioses‘ starting sum.)
Los Dioses Leads Thanks to Its Streaming Weight: Out of Los Dioses’ total opening sum, 23,000 stem from SEA, which equates to 34.4 million on-demand streams for the set’s songs in its opening week. It’s Anuel AA’s second-best start following his own Emmanuel, which launched with 55.8 million on-demand streams (June 13, 2020).
Hot Latin Songs Take Over: As Los Dioses arrives, the complete 12-track effort debuts on Hot Latin Songs, two of which secure a start in the all-metric list’s top 10. “The most challenging part was choosing the single as I liked many songs.” Anuel adds. Let’s take a look at the rankings:
No. 5, “Antes”
No. 8, “Los Dioses”
No. 16, “100”
No. 17, “RD”
No. 18, “La María”
No. 23, “Nena Buena”
No. 25, “Nunca”
No. 27, “Dime Tú”
No. 30, “Municiones”
No. 32, “Perreo”
No. 35, “Perfecto”
No. 42, “Contra El Mundo”
“I believe the most challenging part was organizing our times,” Ozuna adds. “We both have really different schedules, but we managed to make it happen.”