Billboard's two global charts (the latest of which are dated May 1) 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' Makes It Three Weeks Atop Global 200
Lil Nas X's "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200, with 96.8 million streams (down 10%), the week's top streaming sum, and 12,100 sold (down 53%) worldwide in the April 16-22 tracking week.
Justin Bieber's "Peaches," featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, keeps at No. 2 on the Global 200, following its two-week reign, and Polo G's "Rapstar" is steady at No. 3, a week after it debuted at the same rank.
Dua Lipa's "Levitating," featuring DaBaby, ascends to the Global 200's top five for the first time, climbing 6-4 with 58 million streams (up 16%) and 12,700 sold (up 30%) globally. The song has soundtracked multiple TikTok clips in recent weeks, while, further aiding Lipa's profile in the tracking week, the English singer-songwriter performed a three-song set for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge April 19, singing her own "We're Good" and "Hallucinate" and covering Arlo Parks' "Eugene." ("We're Good," the follow-up single to "Levitating," pushes 40-38 on the Global 200, after it debuted at its No. 21 high in February, up 3% to 18.3 million streams and 2% to 5,900 sold globally.)
Rounding out the Global 200's top five, "Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, dips 4-5, after reaching No. 2.
'Peaches' No. 1 for Fifth Week Outside U.S.
Justin Bieber's "Peaches," featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, notches a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 64.6 million streams (down 4%) and 6,900 sold (down 10%) in territories outside the U.S. in the April 16-22 tracking week.
Lil Nas X's "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" holds at its No. 2 high on the Global Excl. U.S. survey and, as on the Global 200, Dua Lipa's "Levitating," featuring DaBaby, spends its first week in the Global Excl. U.S. top five, rising 6-3.
Silk Sonic's "Leave the Door Open" repeats at its No. 4 Global Excl. U.S. high and Masked Wolf's "Astronaut in the Ocean" slips 3-5, after reaching No. 2.
Further in the Global Excl. U.S. chart's top 10, Riton and Nightcrawlers' "Friday," featuring Mufasa and Hypeman, reaches the region, advancing 14-10. Up 6% to 23.8 million streams and 2% to 5,400 streams outside the U.S., the song teams British DJ Riton and Scottish collective Nightcrawlers (via a sample of the latter's 1992 single "Push the Feeling On") in lead roles, while its respective featured acts are American social media personalities.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated May 1) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (April 27). 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.
Additional reporting by Eric Frankenberg.
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