Cardi B‘s “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, rebounds for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart, while BTS‘ “Dynamite” adds a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart.
The two charts (the latest of which are dated Oct. 10) premiered last month 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.
‘WAP’ Back on Top of Billboard Global 200
Cardi B’s “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, rises 2-1 for its third week atop the Billboard Global 200 with 76.3 million global streams (down 10% from a week earlier) and 11,000 global downloads sold (down 17%) in the week ending Oct. 1.
Elsewhere in the Global 200’s top five, BTS’ “Dynamite” ranks at No. 2, after leading the list for the first time a week ago; 24kGoldn’s “Mood,” featuring iann dior, returns to its No. 3 high, from No. 4; Internet Money and Gunna’s “Lemonade,” featuring Don Toliver and NAV, reaches the region, climbing 6-4; and Maluma’s “Hawái” keeps at No. 5.
Justin Bieber’s “Holy,” featuring Chance the Rapper, drops to No. 6 on the Global 200 from its No. 3 entrance a week earlier.
Travis Scott’s “Franchise,” featuring Young Thug and M.I.A., debuts at No. 7 on the Global 200, thanks to 39.7 million first-week global streams and 19,000 downloads sold. As previously reported, the collab blasts in at No. 1 on the U.S.-based, streaming-, radio airplay- and sales-fueled Billboard Hot 100.
Rounding out the Global 200’s top 10, Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo’s “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” rises 9-8; The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” dips 7-9; and Pop Smoke’s “For the Night,” featuring Lil Baby and DaBaby, remains at No. 10.
‘Dynamite’ Dominates Billboard Global 200 Excl. U.S. for 3rd Week
BTS’ “Dynamite” tops the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a third week, thanks to 75.2 million streams (down 5% from the previous week) and 15,000 sold (down 44%) in territories outside the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 1.
The rest of the Global Excl. U.S. chart’s steady remains steady week-over-week: 24kGoldn’s “Mood” (No. 2); Maluma’s “Hawái” (No. 3); Cardi B’s “WAP” (No. 4); and Justin Bieber’s “Holy” (No. 5).
Closing out the Global Excl. U.S. chart’s top 10, Jason Derulo’s “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” pushes 7-6; The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” descends 6-7; Sech, Daddy Yankee and J Balvin’s “Relacion,” featuring ROSALIA and Farrukos, holds at No. 8; Internet Money and Gunna’s “Lemonade” enters the tier, rising 11-9; and Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar” retreats 9-10.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Oct. 10) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Oct. 6). 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.