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New Around the World: Mata Is First Artist From Poland to Hit Global Charts

Mata "Kiss cam"
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Mata "Kiss cam"

Powered by new albums, American pop and hip-hop stars Tyler, the Creator and Doja Cat blanket the Billboard Global 200 (dated July 10) with debuts. But outside the U.S., a wide variety of rising international acts bring additional flair to the global charts, adding to a sprawling list of more than 40 territories and 20 languages that have been represented on the global charts since the lists' September 2020 launches.

Mata, the first artist from Poland to hit the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, debuts at No. 198 with "Kiss Cam (Podryw Roku)," also the first global chart hit sung in the Polish language. The song by the 20-year-old rapper-singer from Wrocław debuts with 10.3 million streams (up 49%) outside the U.S. in the week ending July 1, according to MRC Data.

The streaming sum is powered most heavily by its official music video, with 6 million video streams from video services and 4.3 million from audio platforms. Of all 200 songs on the survey, "Kiss Cam (Podryw Roku) is one of only 18 to draw the majority of its streams from video services.

In addition to Doja and Tyler's barrage of arrivals, one other act scores multiple entrances, as Japanese singer-songwriter Kenshi Yonezu debuts two titles on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart. "Shinigami" starts at No. 55 (and No. 148 on the Billboard Global 200), while "Daydream" comes in at No. 173.

"Shinigami" and "Daydream" rank as the week's second- and fourth-best-selling songs outside the U.S., with 22,400 and 15,000, respectively. The week's best-seller is Ed Sheeran's "Bad Habits" (41,600), which crowns the Global Excl. U.S. chart. In third place also by Yonezu, as "Pale Blue" moved 21,100 downloads in its fifth week on the ranking.

Elsewhere, a communal Brazilian song enters the Global Excl. U.S. chart, as "Poesia Acustica 11: Nada Mudou" debuts at No. 151. The song is credited to various artists, with contributions from familiar global chart faces such as MC Chris and Mc Poze Do Rodo and newer names including Cynthia Luz and Salve Malak. It's the second various artists hit on the chart so far, after "Stop Crying Your Heart Out," a cover of a 2002 Oasis song performed by the BBC Radio 2 Allstars, including Bryan Adams, Cher, Lenny Kravitz and Kylie Minogue.

Plus, Indian acts debut on each global survey. Badshah and Aastha Gill crack the Global 200 at No. 199 with "Paani Paani," as it rises to 138-87 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart in its third frame. Meanwhile, Pawan Singh and Anupama Yadav's "Pudina Ae Haseena" launches on the latter list at No. 175.