Billboard‘s two global charts (the latest of which are dated Aug. 14) began last September 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.
The Kid LAROI & Bieber ‘Stay’ at No. 1
“Stay” by The Kid LAROI, from Australia, and Justin Bieber, from Canada, scores a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200. The song drew 88 million streams (up 17%) and sold 21,400 downloads worldwide (up 54%) in the July 30-Aug. 5 tracking week.
Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” holds at No. 2 on the Global 200, after a week atop the chart; Måneskin’s “Beggin’ ” rebounds to its No. 3 high from No. 4; Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” descends 3-4 in its second week on the survey; and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” keeps at No. 5, after six weeks at No. 1.
Elsewhere in the Global 200’s top 10, Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” debuts at No. 6 with 59.8 million streams and 6,100 sold worldwide. The title track from her new album marks her third top 10 on the chart, all from the set and all of which have debuted in the tier: “Therefore I Am” arrived at its No. 2 high last November and “Your Power” started at its No. 6 peak this May.
‘Bad’ Good for Fifth Week on Top
“Bad Habits” by Ed Sheeran, from England, posts a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 54.6 million streams (up 4%) and 22,600 sold (down 3%) in territories outside the U.S. in the July 30-Aug. 5 tracking week.
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” climbs 4-2 for a new Global Excl. U.S. high, with 58.6 million streams (up 27%) and 7,200 sold (up 40%) outside the U.S.
Måneskin’s “Beggin’ ” backtracks to No. 3 from its No. 2 Global Excl. U.S. best; BTS’ “Permission to Dance” dips 3-4, after a week at the summit; and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” is steady at No. 5, after reaching No. 2.
Plus, Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” debuts at No. 8 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart with 36.6 million streams and 2,200 sold outside the U.S. As on the Global 200, Eilish earns her third top 10, following “Therefore I Am” (No. 2 debut and peak) and “Your Power” (No. 5).
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Aug. 14) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 10). 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.