Plus, Ed Sheeran boasts two songs in the top five of each tally: “Shivers” and “Bad Habits,” both from his new album, =.
Meanwhile, the Global 200’s top five exclusively comprises acts from outside the U.S. for the first time. On the Global Excl. U.S. chart, only artists from beyond the U.S. also infuse the region, for a third straight week and for the fourth time overall.
Billboard‘s two global charts, which began in September 2020 and recently marked their first year, 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.
Adele Leads Historic Global 200 Top Five
“Easy on Me” by Adele adds a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200. The ballad drew 84 million streams (down 19%) and sold 29,200 downloads (down 32%) worldwide in the Oct. 29-Nov. 4 tracking week.
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” holds at No. 2 on the Global 200, after a record 11 weeks on top, and Ed Sheeran ranks back-to-back with “Shivers” (6-3) and “Bad Habits” (7-4), both from his new album, =. “Shivers” hits a new high and “Bad Habits” led for a week in July.
Rounding out the Global 200’s top five, CKay’s “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” dips 3-5, after reaching No. 2.
Notably, the Global 200’s top five exclusively comprises artists from outside the U.S. for the first time. The acts’ countries of origin: England (Adele, Sheeran), Australia (The Kid LAROI), Canada (Bieber) and Nigeria (CKay).
‘Easy’ & Ed Also Shine on Global Excl. U.S.
Adele’s “Easy on Me” rules the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a third week, with 60.5 million streams (down 19%) and 13,700 sold (down 32%) in territories outside the U.S. in the Oct. 29-Nov. 4 tracking week.
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” repeats at No. 2 after nine weeks atop the Global Excl. U.S. chart; Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” jumps 5-3 for a new best; CKay’s “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” slips 3-4, after reaching No. 2; and Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” lifts 6-5, after it reigned for five weeks.
As on the Global 200, the Global Excl. U.S. top five sports only acts from outside the U.S. On the latter list, such artists earn the achievement for a third consecutive week; in the two prior frames, Coldplay, Elton John, Dua Lipa (England) and BTS (South Korea) contributed to the feat, alongside Adele, The Kid LAROI, Bieber, CKay and Sheeran.
Sheeran, BTS, The Kid LAROI, Bieber and Måneskin (Italy) first made for an all-non-U.S. top five on the July 31 Global Excl. U.S. chart.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Nov. 13) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Nov. 9). 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.