The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber‘s “Stay” remains the biggest song in the world, as it spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart and a fourth frame atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. tally.
Plus, BTS‘ “Butter,” a former Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. No. 1, rebounds to No. 3 on each chart after the release of its Megan Thee Stallion remix; Kanye West debuts three songs in the Global 200’s top 10; and Doja Cat‘s “Woman” ascends to the Global Excl. U.S. top 10.
Billboard‘s two global charts (the latest of which are dated Sept. 11) 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’-tionary Atop Global 200
“Stay” by The Kid LAROI (from Australia) and Justin Bieber (from Canada) adds a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200. The song drew 125.7 million streams and sold 24,700 downloads (up 1% in each metric) worldwide in the Aug. 27-Sept. 2 tracking week.
“Stay” is the second track in 2021 to log as many as four weeks of over 100 million global streams, and the first to do so consecutively, after tallying 124.9 million (Sept. 4), 123.7 million (Aug. 28) and 108.5 million (Aug. 21). It follows BTS’ “Butter” (289.5 million, 169.9 million, 120.9 million and 101.7 million; June 5, 12 and 19 and July 3).
Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” holds at No. 2 on the Global 200, after a week atop the chart, and BTS’ “Butter” rebounds 14-3, up 98% to 77.7 million streams and 466% to 52,900 sold globally. The song resurges following the Aug. 27 release of its remix with Megan Thee Stallion (who is now listed on the song on both global charts as total worldwide activity for the remix outpaced that of the original and other mixes solely by the group in overall metrics during the tracking week). “Butter” led the Global 200 in its first two weeks on the chart (June 5 and 12).
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” dips to No. 4 on the Global 200 from its No. 3 high, and Kanye West debuts three songs in the chart’s top 10: “Hurricane,” at No. 5; “Jail,” at No. 6; and “Off the Grid,” at No. 7, with 52.2 million, 42.7 million and 42 million global streams, respectively.
The tracks from West’s new album Donda mark his first Global 200 top 10s, as he becomes the third act to debut three songs on the survey in the top 10 simultaneously, after Drake (March 20) and J. Cole (May 29).
‘Stay’ Scores Fourth Week at No. 1 on Global Excl. U.S. Chart
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” posts a fourth week atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 97.7 million streams (up 3%) and 11,600 sold (up 7%) in territories outside the U.S. in the Aug. 27-Sept. 2 tracking week.
Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” keeps at No. 2 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, after five weeks at No. 1; BTS’ former five-week leader “Butter” blasts 9-3 (67.2 million streams, up 96%; 24,400 sold, up 377%, outside the U.S.); Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” slips to No. 4 from its No. 3 best; and Måneskin’s “Beggin’ ” drops 4-5, after hitting No. 2.
Plus, Doja Cat’s “Woman” jumps 13-8 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart (37.2 million streams, up 12%; 1,100 sold, up 13%, outside the U.S.) She notches her third top 10 on the chart, after “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, reached No. 5 in May and “Need to Know” rose to No. 10 on the Sept. 4 list.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Sept. 11) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 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.