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These Artists Appear the Most on the New Billboard Global Charts

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Alexandra Gavillet

J Balvin photographed on Feb. 6, 2020 at MAPS Studio in Miami.

Hip-hop dominates in the U.S., while non-English-language acts over-index elsewhere.

Last week, Billboard launched two new global surveys. The Billboard Global 200 and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts rank the most popular songs in the world, based on streams and download sales from more than 200 territories, powered by Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Who appears on the tallies the most?

A total of 207 artists grace the Sept. 26-dated Billboard Global 200 (including features) and 59 of those artists count multiple entries.

U.S.-born rappers Youngboy Never Broke Again and the late Pop Smoke lead with eight titles each. The acts also hold the top two positions on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Youngboy’s Top new at No. 1 and Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon at No. 2, after it debited at the summit in July.

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It’s Pop Smoke’s second consecutive week as the artist with the most songs on the Global 200, as all eight of his current charting titles repeat from last week’s chart. “For the Night,” featuring Lil Baby and Dababy, is his highest-charting hit, rising to the top 10 (12-10).

Meanwhile, the Sept. 11 release of Youngboy’s Top spurred the debut of his eight entries on the latest list, paced by “My Window,” featuring Lil Wayne, at No. 52.

Drake stands as the globe’s most in-demand featured act this week, with featured billings on four titles (two by DJ Khaled and one each Future and Chris Brown) in addition to his three entries as a lead artist for a total of seven songs on the Billboard Global 200.

Most Songs on Global 200 Chart

8, Pop Smoke

8, Youngboy Never Broke Again

7, Drake

7, J Balvin

6, Juice WRLD

5, Billie Eilish

5, Ed Sheeran

5, Morgan Wallen

5, Ozuna

The Global Excl. U.S. chart , which ranks the most popular songs excluding U.S. data, features an even more expansive roster of artists, with 223 acts appearing on the tally.

J Balvin separates from the pack with eight titles, one more than he boasts on the Billboard Global 200. That dominance on the chart is fitting for the Colombian singer/rapper, as his different chart entries span the globe, from solo cuts to collaborations with artists from the U.S. (Black Eyed Peas), Puerto Rico (Bad Bunny), the U.K. (Dua Lipa), Panama (Sech), and Spain (Rosalia).

Fellow Colombian Maluma follows with six entries, three weeks removed from the release of his album Papi Juancho. His single “Hawai” topped the inaugural Global Excl U.S. chart and ranks in the runner-up slot this week.

Ed Sheeran also places six songs on the chart, equally spanning songs from 2014’s X (“Thinking Out Loud,” “Photograph”), 2017’s Divide (“Shape of You,” “Perfect”) and 2019’s No. 6 Collaborations Project (“I Don’t Care,” with Justin Bieber and “Beautiful People,” featuring Khalid).

Most Songs on Global Excl. U.S. Chart

8, J Balvin

6, Ed Sheeran

6, Maluma

5, Drake

5, Dua Lipa

5, Juice WRLD

5, Ozuna

5, Pop Smoke

Clearly, both charts feature many of the same acts. But in certain instances, the inclusion or exclusion of U.S. data creates some significant variance between the two tallies.

Youngboy Never Broke Again, one of the two leading artists with eight entries on the Billboard Global 200, does not appear at all on the Global Excl. U.S. chart. This extreme disparity is reminiscent of Big Sean’s six Global 200 entries last week upon the debut of his own No. 1 Billboard 200 album, Detroit 2, compared to zero Global Excl. U.S. titles.

Similarly, American artist Morgan Wallen, who continues to ascend in the country genre, places five singles on the Global 200 while being completely absent from the Global Excl. U.S. chart.

Oppositely, several acts over-index on the Global Excl. U.S. chart with two more entries each than on the Billboard Global 200. That side of the pendulum is, as might be expected, most supportive of primarily non-English-language acts, such as BLACKPINK (South Korea), Camilo (Colombia), and Matuê (Brazil), as well as U.S.-based pop act Ava Max, whose breakthrough hit “Sweet But Psycho” first gained traction globally before hitting No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 (which is fueled by U.S. data) last year.

More Songs on the Global 200 Than on Global Excl. U.S. Chart

8, Youngboy Never Broke Again

5, Morgan Wallen

3, Pop Smoke

2, Drake

2, Lil Baby

2, Post Malone

2, Taylor Swift

More Songs on Global Excl. U.S. Chart Than on Global 200

2, Ava Max

2, BLACKPINK

2, Bonez MC

2, Camilo

2, Goodboys

2, Maluma

2, Matuê

2, Meduza

2, Official Hige Dandism