So far, classic pop and rock has represented the bulk of global catalog chart hits.
The late DMX debuts five songs on the April 24-dated Billboard Global 200, and one on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, following his death on April 9. The entries represent a notable benchmark on the global charts for classic hip-hop, as they are the first rap titles from before the 2010s to reach the surveys since the lists launched last September.
"Ruff Ryders' Anthem," originally released in May 1998, debuts at No. 27, leading DMX's pack in both worldwide streams (22.7 million, up 558%, in the week ending April 15) and sales (19,200, up 777%), according to MRC Data, and marking the oldest song yet to appear on the survey. It's followed by "X Gon' Give It to Ya" (2003) and "Party Up (Up in Here)" (1999) at Nos. 32 and 52, respectively, as well as "Slippin'" (December 1998) at No. 129 and "Where the Hood At" (2003) at No. 136.
Adding one more posthumous distinction to his chart history, DMX hits the Global Excl. U.S. chart with "X Gon' Give It to Ya" at No. 95, becoming the oldest rap song to hit that survey. While "Anthem" was his most-streamed and best-selling song around the world including the U.S., "X" reigns outside the U.S., with 9 million streams (up 389%) and 2,900 sold (up 1,138%).