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Ariana Grande's 'Positions,' Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez's 'Dakiti' Rule Billboard Global Charts

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The two new tallies rank songs based on streaming and sales data from more than 200 territories.

Ariana Grande's "Positions" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart.

Grande also enters the survey at No. 5 with "34+35," with both songs from her new album, Positions, released Oct. 30.

Meanwhile, Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez's "Dakiti" bounds in at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. ranking.

The two charts (the latest of which are dated Nov. 14) premiered in September 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.

Top Two 'Positions' on Global 200: Grande No. 1, Bad Bunny & Cortez No. 2

Ariana Grande's "Positions" logs a second week at No. 1, following its launch at the summit a week ago, on the Billboard Global 200 chart. The song retains its crown with 69.9 million streams (down 29%) and 12,000 downloads sold (down 72%) globally in the week ending Nov. 5.

Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez's "Dakiti" enters the Global 200 at No. 2 with 83.5 million streams, the week's top total, and 6,000 sold worldwide in its first week, following its Oct. 30 release.

24kGoldn's "Mood," featuring iann dior, holds at No. 3 on the Global 200, after reaching No. 2, and BTS' "Dynamite" dips 2-4, after three total weeks at No. 1.

Grande concurrently enters the Global 200 at No. 5 with "34+35," which drew 43.5 million streams and sold 6,000 downloads around the world in its first week.

Thanks to "Positions" and "34+35," Grande is the first woman, and third artist overall, joining Justin Bieber and BTS, with two top five hits apiece on the Global 200 so far.

'Dakiti' Dominates in Debut on Global Excl. U.S.

As it starts at No. 2 on the Billboard Global 200, Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez's "Dakiti" soars onto the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart at No. 1 with 61.5 million streams and 1,000 downloads sold in territories outside the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 5.

Bad Bunny (born Benito Ocasio) and Cortez are both from Puerto Rico. They succeed Ariana Grande, born in Boca Raton, Florida, who became the first U.S.-born artist to lead the Global Excl. U.S. chart. Previously, acts from South Korea (BTS and BLACKPINK) and Colombia (Maluma) led the list.

Grande's "Positions" drops to No. 2 from No. 1, where it opened a week earlier, on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 42.4 million streams (down 30%) and 5,000 sold (down 71%) outside the U.S.

BTS' "Dynamite" descends 2-3 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, after five weeks at No. 1; LiSA's "Homura" backtracks 3-4, after reaching No. 2; and 24kGoldn's "Mood," featuring iann dior, falls 4-5.

The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Nov. 14) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Nov. 10). 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.