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New Around the World: Miley Cyrus & Shakira’s New Hits Bring Their Classics to Global Charts

The momentum from both superstars' fresh global smashes lifts some of their biggest titles.

Less than a month into the year, 2023 has already found itself two major new hits. Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” simultaneously debuts atop the Jan. 28-dated Billboard Global 200, Billboard Global Excl. U.S. and U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100 charts, while Bizarrap & Shakira’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” scales the top 10 of all three, securing No. 2 ranks on both global tallies.


Meanwhile, the momentum of each new hit has yielded additional chart placements for both superstars’ past smashes on both global charts.

In addition to “Flowers,” Cyrus logs three debuts and one re-entry, stretching back to her ‘00s material. “Party in the U.S.A.” (2009) debuts on Global Excl. U.S. at No. 186, while re-entering the Global 200 at No. 124 (12.3 million streams, up 60%, worldwide Jan. 13-19, according to Luminate). A modern national treasure, it had previously charted for a week apiece in 2021 and 2022 on the back of July 4th boosts.

Further, 2020’s “Midnight Sky” returns to the Global 200 at No. 176 (10.6 million, up 112%). As for new global hits for Cyrus, 2013’s “Wrecking Ball” hits the Global 200 at No. 197 (10.3 million, up 182%), while her featured turn on Mark Ronson’s “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” (2018) impacts Global Excl. U.S. at No. 165.

Cyrus’ five charting songs average 28% of their streams from the U.S. and 72% from outside, slightly slanted from the 23/77 split among all songs on this week’s global charts. While “Flowers,” “Sky” and “Ball” sit right in the middle of that 28% U.S. share, the patriotic “Party” skews 38% domestic, while Ronson’s U.K. roots help pull the stateside share for “Heart” down to 16%.

As previously reported, “Flowers” launches with 179.1 million streams and 98,000 downloads sold worldwide Jan. 13-19. That’s the biggest weekly streaming total since BLACKPINK’s “Pink Venom” drew 212.1 million clicks in August, and the largest total for a song by a soloist since the charts launched in September 2020, bypassing Adele’s “Easy on Me” (178.4 million).

As for Shakira, “Hips Don’t Lie,” featuring Wyclef Jean, debuts on Global Excl. U.S. at No. 169 and on Global 200 at No. 193 (12.4 million, up 39%). Released in 2006, the song topped the Hot 100 for two weeks that June, ultimately ranking at No. 5 for the year.

Additionally, two 2022 Shakira songs surge: “Te Felicito,” with Rauw Alejandro, re-enters the Global 200 at No. 79 (21.4 million, up 69%), while jumping from No. 139 to No. 55 on Global Excl. U.S., and “Don’t You Worry,” with the Black Eyed Peas and David Guetta, returns to Global Excl. U.S. at No. 150 (10.3 million, up 28%).

More, her 2022 Ozuna collaboration, “Monotonia,” hangs at No. 25 on Global Excl. U.S. and No. 35 on Global 200 (29.8 mililon, up 58%), while 2010’s World Cup anthem “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” featuring Freshlyground, is at Nos. 81 and 116 (20.8 million, up 19%), respectively, having already dawn renewed buzz from the ’22 soccer/football tournament.

Far different from Cyrus, Shakira’s tracks average just 13% of their streams from the U.S. and 87% beyond, perhaps a natural split due to Shakira’s Spanish-language lyrics, fellow Latin collaborators and the bulk of her chart history for the Colombian-born star logged on Latin lists. Unsurprisingly, “Hips,” with its international crossover and English-language vocals, bumps to 20% from the U.S., while the others sit between 10-13%.