The two charts (the latest of which are dated Oct. 3) premiered two weeks ago and rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.
Chart rankings are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts' calculations.
BTS' 'Dynamite' Takes Over Atop Billboard Global 200
BTS' "Dynamite" ascends to No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 for the first time with 92.1 million global streams (up 16 percent from a week earlier) and 58,000 global downloads sold (up 102 percent) in the week ending Sept. 24. The first all-English-language song by the South Korean septet was both the most-streamed and top-selling title of the week globally.
Helping "Dynamite" in the tracking week were four new remixes released Sept. 18: its "Bedroom," "Midnight," "Retro" and "Slow Jam" mixes. ("Poolside" and "Tropical" remixes of "Dynamite" were released Aug. 28, joining the original and instrumental versions and EDM and acoustic remixes released Aug. 21.)
Cardi B's "WAP," featuring Megan Thee Stallion, ranks at No. 2 on the Global 200 after two weeks at No. 1, with 85 million streams (down 9 percent) and 14,000 sold (down 22 percent).
Bieber's "Holy," featuring Chance the Rapper, debuts at No. 3 on the Global 200. Released Sept. 18, the collab launches with 68 million streams and 41,000 sold globally.
Elsewhere in the Global 200's top five, 24kGoldn's "Mood," featuring iann dior, drops 3-4 (65.2 million streams, 14,000 sold) and Maluma's all-Spanish-language "Hawái" descends 4-5 (76.1 million streams, 2,000 sold).
Rounding out the Global 200's top 10, Internet Money and Gunna's "Lemonade" featuring Don Toliver and NAV, jumps 11-6; The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" holds at No. 7; Drake's "Laugh Now Cry Later," featuring Lil Durk, falls 5-8; Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo's "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)" slides 6-9; and Pop Smoke's "For the Night," featuring Lil Baby and DaBaby, repeats at No. 10.
'Dynamite' Tops Billboard Global 200 Excl. U.S. for 2nd Week
BTS' "Dynamite" leads the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a second week on the strength of 78.9 million streams (up 17 percent from the previous week) and 27,000 sold (up 44 percent) in territories outside the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 24. As on the Global 200, both totals are the best among all songs.
24kGoldn's "Mood" elevates 4-2 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 42.7 million streams (up 4 percent) and 6,000 sold (up 6 percent). Maluma's "Hawái" (68.4 million streams, 1,000 sold) drops 2-3 and Cardi B's "WAP" (50.7 million streams, 4,000 sold) descends 3-4.
Justin Bieber's "Holy" debuts at No. 5 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 42.9 million streams and 14,000 sold globally.
Also in the Global Excl. U.S. chart's top 10, The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" stays at No. 6; Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo's "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)" slips 5-7; Sech, Daddy Yankee and J Balvin's "Relacion," featuring ROSALIA and Farrukos, holds at No. 8; Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar" recedes 7-9; and "Head & Heart," by U.K. acts Joel Corry and MNEK, enters the tier, rising 11-10.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Oct. 3) will update on Billboard.com Tuesday (Sept. 29). For both charts, the top 100 titles are available to all readers on Billboard.com, while the complete 200-title rankings are visible on Billboard Pro, Billboard's subscription-based service. For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.