The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” is again the biggest song in the world, as it spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart and a third week atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. survey.
Plus, Farruko’s “Pepas” ascends from No. 6 to No. 5 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, where it becomes his first top five hit, and Doja Cat’s “Need to Know” climbs 10-6 on the Global 200 and reaches the top 10 (15-10) of the Global Excl. U.S. survey.
Billboard’s two global charts (the latest of which are dated Sept. 4) began in September 2020 and 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 ranks 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.
‘Stay’ Adds Fifth Week Atop Global 200
“Stay” by The Kid LAROI, from Australia, and Justin Bieber, from Canada, posts a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200. The song drew 124.9 million streams (up 1%) and sold 24,500 downloads (down 1%) worldwide in the Aug. 20-26 tracking week.
“Stay” presides over a steady top five on the Global 200, followed by Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” at No. 2, after a week atop the chart; Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” at its No. 3 high; Måneskin’s “Beggin’ ” at No. 4, after hitting No. 3; and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” at No. 5, following six weeks at No. 1.
Elsewhere in the Global 200’s top 10, Doja Cat’s “Need to Know” jumps 10-6, up 3% to 53.3 million streams and 33% to 3,000 sold globally.
‘Stay’ No. 1 for Third Week Outside U.S.
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” logs a third week atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 95.3 million streams (up 3%) and 10,900 sold (up 4%) in territories outside the U.S. in the Aug. 20-26 tracking week.
Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” repeats at No. 2 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, after five weeks at No. 1; Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” lifts 4-3 for a new high; and Måneskin’s “Beggin’ ” dips 3-4, after hitting No. 2.
Plus, Farruko’s “Pepas” pushes 6-5 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart (46.8 million streams, down 1%; 1,300 sold, up 19%, outside the U.S.), becoming the first top five hit on the tally for the singer-songwriter from Puerto Rico.
Further in the Global Excl. U.S. top 10, Doja Cat’s “Need to Know” pounces to the region (15-10), sparked by its 2% gain to 36.2 million streams outside the U.S. The Los Angeles native notches her second top five hit on the chart, after “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, reached No. 5 in May.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Sept. 4) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 31). 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.
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