The two charts (the latest of which are dated Dec. 19) 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.
Carey’s ‘Christmas’ Coronation on Global 200
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” ascends from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200, up 19% to 79.3 million streams and 18% to 17,000 sold worldwide in the week ending Dec. 10. As previously reported, the song, first released on Carey’s 1994 album Merry Christmas, returns to No. 1 on the U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100, which it led for the first time last holiday season.
Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s “Dákiti” drops to No. 2 on the Global 200 after three total weeks at No. 1, with 97.1 million streams (down 20%), the week’s top worldwide sum; Wham!’s “Last Christmas,” originally from 1984, rises 5-3; The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” jumps 9-4, following the Dec. 4 release of its remix with Rosalía; and BTS’ “Dynamite” dips 3-5 after three weeks at No. 1.
Further in the Global 200’s top 10, Brenda Lee’s 1958 classic “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” climbs 10-7 and two other carols enter the tier: Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock,” from 1957 (15-9), and Michael Bublé’s “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” from 2011 (18-10).
‘Dákiti’ Ties for Most Time Atop Global Excl. U.S.
Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s “Dákiti” remains atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 78.4 million streams (down 20%), and 1,000 downloads sold (down 20%), in territories outside the U.S. in the week ending Dec. 10. The song leads the list for a fifth total week, tying BTS’ “Dynamite” for the most weeks at No. 1 in the chart’s brief history.
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” jingles 3-2 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 51.4 million streams (up 20%) and 10,000 sold (up 27%) outside the U.S.; BTS’ “Dynamite” drops 2-3; The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” leaps 11-4; and Wham!’s “Last Christmas” holds at No. 5.
As on the Global 200, Michael Bublé’s “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” closes out the Global Excl. U.S. top 10, as it bounds 16-10.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Dec. 19) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Dec. 15). 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.