Billboard's two global charts (the latest of which are dated April 17) began last September and rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by 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.
'Montero' Moves to No. 1 on Global 200
A week after debuting at the runner-up spot, Lil Nas X's "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" rises 2-1 for its first week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200, with 109.3 million streams (up 12%), marking the week's top streaming total, and 20,000 sold (down 24%) worldwide in the April 2-8 tracking week.
The song is the first to log over 100 million streams globally in over two months, since Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License" broke that barrier for three weeks in January-February. Dating to the Global 200's inception, the only hit other than "Montero" by solo males to surpass the threshold is Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez's "Dakiti," for four weeks in November-December; "Montero" is the first song by one solo male and no accompanying artists to draw over 100 million streams worldwide in a week in that span. (BTS' "Life Goes On" logged an overall weekly record 152.5 million streams globally since the chart began, as reflected on the Dec. 5-dated ranking.)
Justin Bieber's "Peaches," featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, dips to No. 2 on the Global 200, after spending its first two weeks on the chart at No. 1; "Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, rebounds 4-3, after reaching No. 2; and Masked Wolf's "Astronaut in the Ocean" slips from its No. 3 high to No. 4.
BTS' "Film Out" premieres at No. 5 on the Global 200 with 47.2 million streams and 66,000 sold, the week's top sales sum, worldwide in the April 2-8 tracking week, following its April 1 release. (It arrived with 16.3 million streams and 2,400 sold globally in the last day of the prior tracking week.)
"Film Out" is BTS' fifth Global 200 top 10, the most among groups dating to the chart's inception, after "Dynamite" (No. 1 for four weeks); "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)," with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo (No. 1, one week); "Life Goes On" (No. 1, one week); and "Blue & Grey" (No. 9).
"Film Out" is from BTS' Japanese-language album BTS, the Best, due June 16. All songs on the set by the South Korean superstars are sung entirely in Japanese. Notably, the song is the first top five Global 200 hit sung in Japanese. It's the second such top 10, after LiSA's "Homura" (No. 8, October).
Olivia Rodrigo's "Deja Vu" debuts at No. 8 on the Global 200. Released April 1, the song enters with 40.9 million streams and 9,600 sold globally in the April 2-8 tracking week.
The single follows Rodrigo's breakthrough smash "Drivers License," which ruled the Global 200 for a record eight weeks in January-March and this week pulls up next to its follow-up at No. 9.
'Peaches' Still No. 1 Outside U.S.
Justin Bieber's "Peaches," featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, keeps at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, topping the tally for a third week (encompassing its entire run on the ranking so far) with 65.9 million streams (up 16%) and 7,500 sold (up 26%) in territories outside the U.S. in the April 2-8 tracking week.
Lil Nas X's "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" holds at No. 2 in its second week on the Global Excl. U.S. survey.
BTS' "Film Out" flies 185-3 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart following its first full week of tracking, with 44.3 million streams and 47,000 sold outside the U.S. The song's 182-positiion vault is the greatest on the chart so far, besting the 146-spot leap made by IU's "Celebrity" (190-44; Feb. 13).
Masked Wolf's "Astronaut in the Ocean" repeats at its No. 4 Global Excl. U.S. high, after reaching No. 2, and Silk Sonic's "Leave the Door Open" keeps at No. its No. 5 best.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated April 17) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (April 13). 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.
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