Olivia Rodrigo boasts the biggest song in the world (not just the suburbs) for a fourth week, as “Drivers License” holds at No. 1 in its fourth frame on both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts.
The song is the first to top both tallies simultaneously for four consecutive weeks, dating to the charts’ September 2020 premieres. It’s the second to lead the lists concurrently for four weeks total, joining BTS’ “Dynamite,” which did so nonconsecutively between October and January.
Billboard‘s two global charts (the latest of which are dated Feb. 13) 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 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.
‘License’ Ties for Longest Global 200 Reign
Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” holds atop the Billboard Global 200 with 89.9 million streams (down 19%) and 21,000 sold (down 21%) worldwide in the Jan. 29-Feb. 4 tracking week, the week’s top sums in both metrics.
The single by the singer-songwriter and actress, initially known for her roles in Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark and Disney+’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, ties for the longest Global 200 command yet, matching Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (December-January) and BTS’ “Dynamite” (October-January).
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” holds at its No. 2 Global 200 high and BTS’ “Dynamite” repeats at No. 4. The Weeknd doubles up in the top five, as “Save Your Tears” soars 9-4 for its first week in the bracket, with 43.2 million streams (up 8%) and 11,000 sold (up 12%) worldwide.
Capping the Global 200’s top five, Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s “Dákiti” drops 3-5, after three weeks at No. 1.
Further in the Global 200’s top 10, “Streets” by Doja Cat pounces to the region (16-8) with 37 million streams (up 19%) and 4,000 sold (up 72%) globally.
‘License’ Leads, The Weeknd Rises
Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” concurrently rules the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a fourth week, with 58.8 million streams (down 15%) and 8,000 sold (down 12%) in territories outside the U.S. in the Jan. 29-Feb. 4 tracking week.
BTS’ “Dynamite” keeps at No. 2 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart after a record eight weeks at No. 1; The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” lifts 4-3, returning to its peak; Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s “Dákiti” dips 3-4, following its five-week reign; and 24kGoldn’s “Mood,” featuring Iann Dior, holds at No. 5 after peaking at No. 2.
Meanwhile, The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” ascends to a new Global Excl. U.S. high, climbing 10-6 with 29.9 million streams (up 8%) and 6,000 sold (up 19%) beyond the U.S.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Feb. 13) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Feb. 9). 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.