“U” serves as the theme song for the upcoming anime film Ruyy to Subakasu no Hime, recalling other film-inspired chart appearances for Japanese acts including Bump of Chicken and Lisa. “U” was the best-selling song outside the U.S. in the week ending July 22, with 26,000 downloads sold, according to MRC Data. “Gales of Song” was the week’s fifth best-seller, with 16,300.
Four European exports hit the Global Excl. U.S. chart. Songs by France’s Kungs (“Never Going Home;” No. 175), Germany’s Jonasu (“Black Magic;” No. 179) and the U.K.’s Jamie Miller (“Here’s Your Perfect;” No. 196) arrive, all sung in English despite the diversity of their locales.
But Raf Camora strays from the pack, with the German-language “Zukunft” arriving at No. 171. Not only is it the only non-English Global Excl. U.S. debut by a European act this week, Camora is the first Austrian act to grace the chart (dating to the Global lists’ September 2020 launches).
Plus, four Spanish-language titles make Global Excl. U.S. bows, encompassing acts from Puerto Rico (Farruko), Argentina (Emilia and Duki), Colombia (Camilo) and Mexico (Ingratax). Camilo’s arrival is the one mixed-language debut of the week, via his team-up with Shawn Mendes on the Spanglish, and remixed (as a duet), “KESI” at No. 85. It also opens at No. 105 on the Global 200.