Ozuna’s ’OzuTochi’ Launches at No. 5 on Top Latin Albums Chart
Ozuna collects his sixth top 10 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart as his latest full-length, OzuTochi, debuts at No. 5 on the list dated Oct. 22. The set concurrently opens at No. 4 on Latin Rhythm Albums.
OzuTochi begins with 8,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 13, according to Luminate. While most of the album’s first-week total derives from streaming-equivalent album units, 500 stem from traditional sales and track-equivalent units combined.
On the multimetric Top Latin Albums chart as measured in equivalent album units, 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.
The songs on OzuTochi logged 11 million on-demand official streams in its opening week. The 18-track set was released Oct. 7 via Aura/Sony Music Latin and is billed as Ozuna’s fifth studio album as a soloist. The set follows a collaborative release with Anuel AA: Los Dioses, which earned Ozuna his fifth No. 1 on the all-Latin albums tally (February 2021).
Ozuna’s debut effort, Odisea, bowed at No. 1 in September 2017. It held strong at the summit for 46 weeks, tying with Bad Bunny’s X100PRE for the third-most among all acts since Top Latin Albums launched in 1993 (behind Benito’s 70 weeks atop with YHLQMDLG and Gloria Estefan’s Mi Tierra, a total of 58).
In total, of Ozuna’s seven charting efforts on Top Latin Albums, five have reached No. 1 (Odisea, Aura, Nibiru, Enoc and his collaborative set with Anuel AA, Los Dioses).
Back to OzuTochi, as mentioned, the set also starts at No. 4 on Latin Rhythm Albums. As it sends X100PRE to No. 5, it ceases Bad Bunny’s domination of the top four, a feat his endured for 13 consecutive rankings (since the July 23-dated ranking).
OzuTochi was preceded by “Somos Iguales,” a collaborative song with Tokischa, featuring Louchie Lou and Michie One. It hits a new peak of No. 34 on the current multi-metric Hot Latin Songs chart. The pair’s first joint track samples Louchie Lou and Michie One’s 1993 tune “Rich Girl.” The new Caribbean-rhythmic version was produced by DJ Luian, Mambo Kingz, Jowny, and Hydro. (“Rich Girl” was later refreshed by Gwen Stefani’s 2004 song of the same name, featuring Eve. Both versions of “Rich Girl,” and “Somos Iguales,” all call back to the song “If I Were a Rich Man,” from the stage musical Fiddler on the Roof.)
“Somos Iguales” also pounces to the No. 1 rank on the all-genre Latin Airplay chart, as it rallies 13-1 with 9 million in audience impressions, up 55%, earned in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 16. It’s a 29th win for Ozuna. Meanwhile, Tokischa, Louchie Lou and Michie One, all top the list with their first chart entry.