Billboard's two global charts (the latest of which are dated June 12) 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.
Second-Best Streams for 'Butter' Atop Global 200
BTS' "Butter" adds a second week atop the Billboard Global 200, with 169.8 million streams (down 41%) and 73,300 sold (down 71%) worldwide in the May 28-June 3 tracking week. The streaming sum is the second-greatest in a week dating to the Global 200's inception, following the 289.2 million that it logged in the May 21-27 tracking week following its May 21 release.
Olivia Rodrigo's "Good 4 U" holds at No. 2 on the Global 200, two weeks after opening at No. 1, with 122.8 million streams (down 10%) and 18,400 sold (down 20%).
Rauw Alejandro's "Todo de Ti" rockets 31-3 on the Global 200, with 102.6 million streams (up 180%) and 2,000 sold (up 96%) worldwide.
The track was released in full May 21 after being teased on Alejandro's Instagram account May 16, drumming up early interest in it -- literally, as the artist sat behind a drum set, playing to the rhythm of the song, which departs from his typical reggaeton/urban vibe.
The Puerto Rican rapper and singer-songwriter achieves his first Global 200 top 10. He previously reached a No. 22 best in February with "Baila Conmigo," with Selena Gomez.
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande's "Save Your Tears" surges 8-4 on the Global 200, following its one-week reign in May. After the pair performed it on the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which aired live on Fox, May 27, the song sports worldwide gains of 19% in streams, to 73.5 million, and 35% in sales, to 20,600. (The Weeknd also won for male artist of the year during the broadcast.)
Rounding out the Global 200's top five, Dua Lipa's "Levitating," featuring DaBaby, drops 4-5, after reaching No. 2.
'Butter' Reigns Again Outside U.S.
BTS' "Butter" concurrently claims a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 151.3 million streams (down 41%) and 41,600 sold (down 72%) in territories outside the U.S. in the May 28-June 3 tracking week.
As on the Global 200, the song boasts the second-best streaming sum so far on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, following its arrival with 257.4 million outside the U.S. the week before.
Olivia Rodrigo's "Good 4 U" spends a second week at its No. 2 high on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, while Rauw Alejandro's "Todo de Ti" blasts 18-3, with 94.4 million streams (up 187%) and 1,000 sold (up 113%) beyond the U.S., becoming his first top 10 on the ranking; he previously hit a No. 15 high with "Baila Conmigo."
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande's "Save Your Tears" rebounds 5-4 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, after reaching No. 2, and Lil Nas X's "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" descends 3-5, after six weeks at No. 1.
Also in the Global Excl. U.S. top 10, Måneskin's "Zitti E Buoni" reaches the region, led by its 31.5 million streams (up 6%) outside the U.S. in the week ending June 3. The Italian quartet's track is the newly-minted champion of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, whose finale was held May 22.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated June 12) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (June 8). 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.