YHLQMDLG

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YHLQMDLG
Bad Bunny - Yhlqmdlg.png
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 28, 2020 (2020-02-28)
Genre
Length65:48
LabelRimas
Producer
  • Albert Hype
  • Bad Bunny
  • Based1
  • Chris Jeday
  • Demy & Clipz
  • Dez Wright
  • Dímelo Flow
  • DJ Orma
  • Elikai
  • EMG
  • EZ Made da Beat
  • Frank King
  • Forthenight
  • Gaby Music
  • Haze
  • Hazen
  • Hide Miyabi
  • Jota Rosa
  • Lennex
  • Mora
  • Mvsis
  • Nesty
  • Nino
  • Payday
  • Prida
  • Soteldo Beats
  • Subelo NEO
  • Taiko
  • Tainy
  • The Skybeats
Bad Bunny chronology
Oasis
(2019)
YHLQMDLG
(2020)
Singles from YHLQMDLG
  1. "Vete"
    Released: November 22, 2019
  2. "Ignorantes"
    Released: February 14, 2020
  3. "La Difícil"
    Released: February 29, 2020
  4. "Yo Perreo Sola[1]"
    Released: March 27, 2020

YHLQMDLG (abbreviation of "Yo hago lo que me da la gana", Spanish for "I Do What I Want"[2]) is the second solo studio album (third overall) by Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny. It was released on February 28, 2020, by Rimas Entertainment.[3][4][5] It features guest appearances from Daddy Yankee, Nesi, Yaviah, Ñengo Flow, Sech, Mora, Jowell & Randy, Anuel AA, Myke Towers, Kendo Kaponi, Arcangel, Duki and Pablo Chill-E. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, becoming the highest-charting all-Spanish album ever on the chart.

Background and singles[edit]

"Vete" was released as the lead single of the album on November 22, 2019.[6] The album title was first mentioned during a sequence of the accompanying music video.[7][8] The second single "Ignorantes" with Panamanian singer Sech came out on February 14, 2020.[9] Bad Bunny announced the album on February 27, 2020, during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and stated that it would be released on Leap Day 2020.[10]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic88/100[11]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[12]
Consequence of SoundB+[13]
Pitchfork8.5/10[14]
Rolling Stone4.5/5 stars[15]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 88 based on 5 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[11]

Writing for AllMusic, Thom Jurek stated Bad Bunny "turns the notion of the cohesive urbano statement into a sprawling 20-track mix of styles, production techniques, and completely accessible hooks in a work of peerless musical invention," and described YHLQMDLG as "a transformative fever dream of an album that accents freedom by breaking all the rules without writing new ones."[12] In Rolling Stone, Suzy Exposito gave YHLQMDLG 4.5 stars, writing that Bad Bunny "convenes a family reunion of his favorite rappers and reggaetoneros to produce a genre-promiscuous work of reggaeton a la marquesina."[15] For Consequence of Sound, Lucas Villa wrote that Bad Bunny "is emerging as a rarity in the game like the mythical Mew. Benito is game-sharking a system that was once othering Latin music artists with his perreo takeover of pop."[13] Matthew Ismael Ruiz in Pitchfork deemed the album "outstanding" and described it as "a big party record that pushes boundaries and pays homage to reggaetón's past and future, all made by a swaggering star with absolutely nothing to prove."[14]

Commercial performance[edit]

YHLQMDLG debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 dated March 14, 2020, earning 179,000 album-equivalent units, including 35,000 pure album sales in its first week. It earned 201.4 million on-demand streams in the country, achieving the biggest streaming week ever for a Latin album, surpassing the record set by Ozuna's Aura (2018, 53.2 million streams). It is Bad Bunny's highest-charting album, and the highest-charting all-Spanish album to ever appear on the chart. Previous record-holders for an all-Spanish-language albums were Shakira's Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (2005) and Maná's Amar es Combatir (2006), both at number four, while two mostly-Spanish albums have reached number one, Selena's Dreaming of You (1995) and Il Divo's Ancora (2006).[16]

Bad Bunny charted all 20 album tracks on the US Hot Latin Songs ranking dated March 14, setting several records: most concurrently charting titles in the top 10 (8), in the top 20 (18) and in the top 25 (20). With eight top 10 songs on the chart, Bad Bunny outdid himself as he previously held the record for the most simultaneous top 10s, with six (September 2019). With 18 songs in the top 20, he surpassed J Balvin's nine-song mark (February 2020). Only Ozuna has placed more songs simultaneously on the chart, with 21 (September 2018). Bad Bunny brought his total career entries on the chart to a record 83, surpassing Daddy Yankee's 74 entries.[17]

Bad Bunny also placed 11 album tracks simultaneously on the US Billboard Hot 100, the most for any Latin artist performing only in Spanish.[17]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were written by Benito Martínez, except where noted. Credits adapted from Universal Music Publishing Group's catalog.[18]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Si Veo a Tu Mamá" 
  • Subelo NEO
  • Elikai
2:50
2."La Difícil"
  • Martínez
  • Gabriel Mora
  • Jose Cruz
  • Freddy Montalvo
  • Jesus Prato
  • Subelo NEO
  • Lennex
  • Mora
2:43
3."Pero Ya No"
  • Martínez
  • Cruz
  • Montalvo
  • Dylan Cleary-Krell
  • Emanuel Gonzalez
  • Subelo NEO
  • EMG
  • Dez Wright
2:40
4."La Santa" (featuring Daddy Yankee)Tainy3:26
5."Yo Perreo Sola"
  • Martínez
  • Cruz
  • Montalvo
  • Marco Masis
  • Genesis Rios-Serrano
2:52
6."Bichiyal" (featuring Yaviah)
3:16
7."Soliá"
  • Martínez
  • Mora
  • Cruz
  • Montalvo
  • Etienne Gagnon
  • Steve Martinez
  • Subelo NEO
  • Demy & Clipz
  • Mora
2:39
8."La Zona"
  • Martínez
  • Egbert Rosa
  • Carlos Ortiz
  • Juan Ortiz
  • Nino Segarra
2:16
9."Que Malo" (featuring Ñengo Flow)
  • Martínez
  • Edwin Rosa
  • Abner Boria
  • Michael Masis
  • Mvsis
  • Jota Rosa
2:47
10."Vete"
  • Martínez
  • Ivaniel Ortiz
  • Cruz
  • Montalvo
  • Cesar Batista-Escalera
  • Edgar Semper-Vergas
  • Xavier Semper-Vergas
  • Subelo NEO
  • Hazen
3:12
11."Ignorantes" (featuring Sech)
  • Dímelo Flow
  • Soteldo Beats
3:30
12."A Tu Merced"
  • Martínez
  • Henry De La Prida
  • Cruz
  • Montalvo
  • Ezequiel Rivera
  • EZ Made da Beat
  • Prida
  • Subelo NEO
2:55
13."Una Vez" (featuring Mora)
  • Martínez
  • Mora
  • Cruz
  • Montalvo
  • Nicolas Jana
Taiko3:52
14."Safaera" (featuring Jowell & Randy and Ñengo Flow) 
  • Tainy
  • DJ Orma
4:55
15."25/8"
  • Martínez
  • Cruz
  • Montalvo
  • Kaled Rivera
  • Ben Sturdivant
  • Felix Rodriguez
  • Jason Garcia
  • Subelo NEO
  • Hide Miyabi
  • Based1
  • Elikai
4:03
16."Está Cabrón Ser Yo" (featuring Anuel AA)
  • Payday
  • Frank King
3:47
17."Puesto Pa' Guerrial" (featuring Myke Towers)
  • Subelo NEO
  • Hazen
3:10
18."P FKN R" (featuring Kendo Kaponi and Arcángel)
  • The Skybeats
  • Forthenight
4:18
19."Hablamos Mañana" (featuring Duki and Pablo Chill-E)
  • Martínez
  • Marco Masis
  • Pablo Acevedo
  • Mauro Lombardo
  • Carlos Melendez
  • Tainy
  • Albert Hype
4:00
20."<3"
  • Martínez
  • Marco Masis
  • Melendez
  • Tainy
  • Albert Hype
2:37
Total length:65:48

Sample credits

Charts[edit]

Chart (2020) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[23] 62
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[24] 75
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[25] 17
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[26] 37
French Albums (SNEP)[27] 81
Italian Albums (FIMI)[28] 14
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[29] 44
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[30] 48
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[31] 12
US Billboard 200[16] 2
US Top Latin Albums (Billboard)[32] 1
US Rolling Stone Top 200[33] 2

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