Billboard's two global charts (the latest of which are dated Sept. 25) began in September 2020 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 ranks 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.
'Stay' No. 1, LISA & Ed Sheeran Start in Top 10, Glass Animals 'Heat' Up
"Stay" by The Kid LAROI, from Australia, and Justin Bieber, from Canada, posts an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200. The song drew 115.7 million streams (down 3%) and sold 23,400 downloads (essentially even week-over-week) worldwide in the Sept. 10-16 tracking week.
"Stay," already the first track in 2021 to log as many as five weeks of over 100 million global streams, extends its run to six such frames, after tallying 119.8 million (Sept. 18), 125.7 million (Sept. 11), 124.9 million (Sept. 4), 123.7 million (Aug. 28) and 108.5 million (Aug. 21).
LISA launches at No. 2 on the Global 200 with "Lalisa," her first entry on the chart. South Korea's BLACKPINK, with LISA, born in Thailand, as a member, has reached Nos. 8 and 2 highs on the survey, with, respectively, "Ice Cream," with Selena Gomez, in September 2020 and "Lovesick Girls" the following month.
Ed Sheeran's "Bad Habits" rebounds from No. 7 to No. 3 on the Global 200, after spending a week atop the chart; Drake's "Way 2 Sexy," featuring Future and Young Thug, drops to No. 4, a week after debuting at No. 2 (as Drake claimed a one-week record eight songs in the top 10); and Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow's "Industry Baby" climbs 13-5, after reaching No. 3.
Elsewhere in the Global 200's top bracket, Sheeran's "Shivers" debuts at No. 7, marking his second top 10. Both "Bad Habits" and "Shivers" are from the English singer-songwriter's album =, due Oct. 29.
Additionally in the Global 200 top 10, Glass Animals reach the region for the first time with "Heat Waves," which, jumping 20-9, completes the lengthiest ascent to the tier: at 37 weeks, it passes the 24-week rise of The Kid LAROI and Bieber's "Stay." "Heat Waves" remains viral on TikTok, with an added boost from the #allithinkaboutisyou trend on the platform, playing off the song's lyrical hook. The trend has surged since late August, translating to over 300 million views to-date, including a clip from the English band itself.
'Stay,' 'Lalisa,' 'Shivers' & 'Heat Waves' Also Strong Outside U.S.
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber's "Stay" adds a sixth week atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 91 million streams and 11,200 sold (down 3% in each metric) in territories outside the U.S. in the Sept. 10-16 tracking week.
As on the Global 200, LISA's "Lalisa" debuts at No. 2 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart. She scores her first entry on the latter list; BLACKPINK's "Ice Cream" hit No. 6 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart and "Lovesick Girls" led for a week.
Ed Sheeran's "Bad Habits" retreats 2-3 on the Global Excl. U.S. ranking, after five weeks at No. 1; Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow's "Industry Baby" backtracks to No. 4 from its No. 3 high; and Sheeran's "Shivers" enters at No. 5, becoming his third top 10.
Further in the Global Excl. U.S. chart's top 10, Glass Animals' "Heat Waves," their first top 10, sizzles 15-10.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Sept. 25) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 14). 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.