The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber’s ‘Stay’ Hits No. 1 on Global 200, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Bad Habits’ Holds Atop Global Excl. U.S. Chart
Billboard‘s two global charts (the latest of which are dated Aug. 7) 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 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.
The Kid LAROI & Bieber Begin ‘Stay’ at No. 1
After spending its first two weeks on the Billboard Global 200 at No. 2, The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” ascends to No. 1. The song reigns with 75.1 million streams (up 6%) and 13,900 sold worldwide (up 11%) in the July 23-29 tracking week.
The Kid LAROI leads the Global 200 for the first time, after previously reaching the top 10 with “Without You,” with Miley Cyrus (No. 10 peak in May). Bieber banks his second No. 1, after “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, debuted atop the April 3-dated list.
The Kid LAROI, born and raised in New South Wales, is the first Australian-born artist to top the Global 200 since the chart began. (He’s the second act raised in Australia to reign: Rosé, who was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and raised in Melbourne, Australia, and who is now based in South Korea, led for a week with “On the Ground” upon its debut in March.)
Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” drops to No. 2 on the Global 200, a week after topping the chart, and Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby,” released July 23, soars in at No. 3. Lil Nas X adds his second top 10 on the tally, after “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” reigned for five weeks in April-May. Harlow hits the top 10 for the first time.
Måneskin’s “Beggin’ ” slips to No. 4 on the Global 200 from its No. 3 high and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” drops 4-5, after six weeks at No. 1.
‘Bad Habits’ Holds Atop Global Excl. U.S. Chart
Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” notches a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 52.3 million streams (down 3%) and 23,300 sold (down 7%) in territories outside the U.S. in the July 23-29 tracking week.
Måneskin’s “Beggin’ ” rises 3-2 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, returning to its best rank; BTS’ “Permission to Dance” dips 2-3, two weeks after launching at the summit; The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” ascends 5-4 for a new high; and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” pushes 6-5, after reaching No. 2.
Elsewhere in the Global Excl. U.S. top 10, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” debuts at No. 8. As on the Global 200, Lil Nas X lands his second top 10 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, following “Montero” (four weeks at No. 1 in May), while Harlow logs his first.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated July 31) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 3). 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.