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New Around the World: Gloria Groove, LiSA & Stromae Debut on Global Charts

The October 30-dated Billboard global charts are very much about Adele. The British singer racked up 332 million streams around the world for the 11 songs from her four studio albums albums — including the first single from her upcoming collection, 30, “Easy on Me” — newly crowned atop both tallies.

Elsewhere on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts, international acts inject the rankings with diversity of language, geography and genre.

Brazilian rapper Gloria Groove debuts on the Global Excl. U.S. chart at No. 171 with “A Queda,” earning the honor of being the first drag queen to hit the global charts. Of its 11.1 million global streams in its first full week, ending Oct. 21, nearly all of its streams (and 85% of its sales) come from outside the U.S, according to MRC Data.

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Groove’s 11 million non-U.S. streaming total breaks down to 7 million clicks on video platforms and 4 million from audio platforms. The 63%/37% split is the second-biggest video-forward share among all 200 songs on this week’s Global Excl. U.S. chart, behind only Pinkfong’s evergreen “Baby Shark,” which derived 87% of its 21.3 million international streams from video services. “Baby Shark” circles at No. 95 in its 58th week on the tally.

Halfway around the world, LiSA debuts with two Japanese songs, “Akeboshi” (No. 43 Global Excl. U.S.; No. 107 Global 200) and “Yu-Ke” (No. 104 Global Excl. U.S.). She previously peaked at No. 2 last October with “Homura.”

A quick glance at the global lists might convince you she has four songs charting simultaneously. But a closer look shows the two debuting songs by Japan’s LiSA and another two by South Korea’s Lisa, a member of BLACKPINK. The latter’s “Money” dips to No. 9 on the Global Excl. U.S. tally, while “Lalisa” ranks at No. 36, each in their sixth week on the chart.

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Finally, Belgian rapper and producer Stromae debuts with the chart’s sole French-language title, “Santé,” at No. 76 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart and No. 143 on the Global 200. The song clocked 12.1 million streams and 3,500 sold worldwide in its first week. Below the charts’ 200-position thresholds, Stromae’s recent TikTok-revived “Alors En Danse,” originally released in 2009, waltzes 6% up to 7.8 million global streams.