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Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez’s ‘Dakiti’ Is First Latin Hit to Simultaneously Top Both Billboard Global Charts

Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez's "Dakiti" becomes the first Latin music hit to simultaneously rule both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts.

Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez‘s “Dakiti” becomes the first Latin music hit to simultaneously rule both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts.

The song ascends to its first week atop the former and leads the latter list for a second week.

The two charts (the latest of which are dated Nov. 21) premiered in September and rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Nielsen Music/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.

‘Dakiti’ Dominates Global 200, ‘Mood’ Back Up to No. 2

A week after Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s “Dakiti” entered the Billboard Global 200 at No. 2, the song ascends to No. 1 with 110.2 million streams (up 32%) and 4,000 downloads sold (down 33%) globally in the week ending Nov. 12.

The worldwide streaming sum for the song by the two acts from Puerto Rico is the second-greatest in the Global 200’s brief history, bested only by the 123.8 million for “Lovesick Girls” by South Korea’s BLACKPINK’s (Oct. 17).

24kGoldn’s “Mood,” featuring iann dior, returns to its No. 2 Global 200 high, from No. 3, with 70 million streams (up 25%) and 19,000 sold (up 83%) globally. The song was aided by the Nov. 6 release of its remix with, in addition to 24kGoldn and dior, Justin Bieber and J Balvin (with neither Bieber nor J Balvin receiving billing on the song on either global chart as the remix did not outperform the original version in the tracking week).

“Hawái” by Colombia’s Maluma bounds 9-3 on the Global 200, surpassing its prior No. 4 high, with 85.7 million streams (up 53%) and 6,000 sold (up 149%). Its remix with The Weeknd was released Nov. 5 (and, as with “Mood” above, The Weeknd does not receive billing on “Hawái” on either global survey as activity for its remix did not outpace that of the original worldwide in the tracking week).

Rounding out the Global 200’s top five, Ariana Grande’s “Positions” drops to No. 4 after spending its first two weeks on the chart at No. 1 and BTS’ “Dynamite” descends 4-5, after three total weeks on top.


Latin Leads: ‘Dakiti’ No. 1, ‘Hawái’ No. 2 on Global Excl. U.S.

Following its arrival at No. 1 a week earlier, Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s “Dakiti” retains its coveted rank atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart with 88.6 million streams (up 44%) and 1,000 downloads sold (down 12%) in territories outside the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 12.

Maluma’s “Hawái” jumps 6-2 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, where it spent a week at No. 1 in September, with 68.8 million streams (up 41%) and 3,000 sold (up 223%) outside the U.S. in the latest tracking week.

Thanks to “Dakiti” and “Hawái,” Latin music hits rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on the Global Excl. U.S. chart for the first time.

Elsewhere in the Global Excl. U.S. top five, 24kGoldn’s “Mood,” featuring iann dior, rises 5-3 (46.5 million streams, up 22%; 7,000 sold, up 76%), after reaching No. 2; BTS’ “Dynamite” descends 3-4, after five weeks at No. 1; and Ariana Grande’s “Positions” falls 2-5, two weeks after it opened at No. 1.

The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Nov. 21) will update on tomorrow (Nov. 17). For both charts, the top 100 titles are available to all readers on, 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.