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Karol G Hits Top 20 on Billboard Global Charts With 'Bichota'

KAROL G "BICHOTA"
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KAROL G "BICHOTA"

Plus, moves for Christian Nodal, Masaki Suda & More.

Karol G has been a consistent presence on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts since their Sept. 19 inceptions. Her own “Ay, Dios Mio!,” “Tusa” with Nicki Minaj, and “Caramelo” with Ozuna and Myke Towers, have appeared on both charts every week, but on the most recent rankings, she notches her highest-charting hit as a sole lead artist.

On the Nov. 28-dated charts, the Colombian star bursts into the top 20 with “Bichota.” The song charges from No. 33 to No. 12 on the Global Excl. U.S. ranking and from No. 40 to No. 20 on the Global 200. In the tracking week ending Nov. 19, it earned 46.3 million global streams and sold over 1,000 downloads worldwide, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

“Bichota” surpasses “Ay, Dios Mio” to become Karol G’s highest-charting title as a sole lead artist on both charts. The former reached No. 18 on the Global Excl. U.S. tally and No. 25 on the Global 200.

The song’s worldwide stream count spiked by 53%, while its sales shot up 36% (a week after posting gains of 39% and 19%). Not only does the single rank higher on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, it is increasing at a more rapid pace in its list’s metrics: its streams outside the U.S. are up 58%, while its sales surge by 52%.

While it hasn’t yet hit the Billboard Hot 100, “Bichota” does move up two spots to No. 5 on the Hot Latin Songs chart, becoming Karol G’s seventh song to crack that tally’s top five.

Concurrently, four hits by international acts debut on both global charts. Here’s a recap.

“Dime Como Quieres”: Regional Mexican superstar Christian Nodal teams up with Angela Aguilar and cracks the top half of both charts at No. 63 start on Global Excl. U.S. and No. 90 on the Global 200, with 28.2 million streams and 1,000 sold worldwide in the tracking week.

“Niji”: The Japanese singer and actor Masaki Suda begins on the Global 200 at No. 174, and, more than 100 spots higher, at No. 70 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart (3.9 million streams; 19,000 sold). 

“Ilusao (Cracolandia)”: A quintet of Brazilian acts, MC Hariel, Alok and MC Ryan, as well as featured acts MC David and Salvador da Rima, launch at No. 88 on the Global Excl. U.S. and No. 178 on the Global 200 (19.1 million streams). 

“Black Mamba”: South Korean girl group Aespa makes its arrival at No. 100 on the Global Excl. U.S. and No. 183 on the Global 200 (18.9 million streams; 3,000 sold).