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LONDON (Reuters) – Puerto Rican singer and rapper Unhealthy Bunny took the 2022 IFPI World Album Award for “Un Verano Sin Ti” on Friday, changing into the primary Latin American artist to win a World Chart Award from the recorded music trade consultant physique.
The all-Spanish, 23-track “Un Verano Sin Ti” was launched in Might to vital acclaim and topped the Billboard 200 album chart for 13 weeks. It was the primary Spanish-language document to be nominated for the coveted album of the 12 months prize at this month’s Grammy Awards. It gained the award for greatest música urbana album.
“We’re extremely excited to award Unhealthy Bunny, the primary Latin American artist to win an IFPI World Award, with the Album of the 12 months Award,” IFPI Chief Govt Frances Moore mentioned in an announcement.
“His distinctive sound, encapsulated in his award-winning album ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’, has captured the world’s consideration on a outstanding scale over the past 12 months.”
Taylor Swift’s album ” Midnights” was no. 2 on the IFPI chart, two days after the music star took IFPI’s 2022 World Recording Artist of the 12 months Award, the third time she has gained the prize.
British singer Harry Types’ “Harry’s Home” charted at no. 3. On Thursday, Types gained the IFPI World Single of the 12 months Award 2022 for his hit “As It Was”.
(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Modifying by Sharon Singleton)