Thirty international territories are represented on the latest Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart (dated May 8), via artists from such dominant mainstays as the U.K., Colombia and Japan, to less saturated markets such as France, Nigeria and Panama.
One country in particular makes more inroads, as Uzi debuts at No. 165 with “Krvn,” marking the first song by a Turkish act, and in the Turkish language, to hit the chart in 2021. It’s the second overall since the chart began last September.
“Krvn” drew 8.6 million streams (and sold a nominal amount) outside the U.S. in the week ending April 29, according to MRC Data. Those figures almost mirror its overall global totals, as nearly all its streaming and sales activity was from outside the U.S.
The song was released March 19 on Uzi’s latest full-length, Kan. The hypnotic track earned 1 million global streams in its first week of release and grew from there. In the last four weeks, its streaming count has progressively increased by 45%, 33%, 82% and, this week, 141%.
“Krvn” is currently No. 1 on Spotify and No. 3 on YouTube in Uzi’s native Turkey. Uzi also ranks at Nos. 3, 4 and 5 on Spotify Turkey’s weekly Top Songs list with “Umrumda Değil,” “Makina” and “Dua” (with Gunes), respectively.
Uzi joins Ezhel, who became the first Turkish act to appear on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, as “Allah’indan Bul,” also a Turkish-language track, reached No. 139 in October.