Plus, Elton John and Dua Lipa’s “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)” reaches the Global 200’s top five, jumping from No. 8 to No. 5, and Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd’s “Moth to a Flame” flies onto the Global 200 at No. 10.
Billboard’s two global charts, which began in September 2020 and recently marked their first year, 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.
‘Easy’ Leads, ‘Cold’ & ‘Flame’ Heat Up Global 200
“Easy on Me” by London-born Adele logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200. The ballad drew 104.2 million streams (down 42%) and sold 42,900 downloads (down 68%) worldwide in the Oct. 22-28 tracking week.
A week earlier, the song soared to No. 1 on the Global 200 and opened atop the Global Excl. U.S chart following its first full week of tracking.
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” holds at No. 2 on the Global 200, after a record 11 weeks at the summit; CKay’s “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” is steady at No. 3, after reaching No. 2; and Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” is likewise stationary at No. 4, also after hitting No. 2.
Elton John and Dua Lipa’s “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)” surges 8-5 on the Global 200, with 47.4 million streams (up 9%) and 36,800 sold (up 2%) globally. With the mash-up of four of John’s songs, including “Rocket Man” and “Sacrifice,” he tallies his first top five hit on the chart; fellow British star Lipa earns her second, after “Levitating” rose to No. 2 in May.
Elsewhere in the Global 200’s top 10, Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd’s “Moth to a Flame” launches on the chart at No. 10, with 40.6 million streams and 8,900 sold worldwide, following its Oct. 22 release. The acts make their respective first and fifth top 10 trips on the survey.
The Swedish-Canadian collaboration is the third new song (and first Global 200 entry) from Swedish House Mafia since July, with its arrival accompanied by the announcement of the trio’s 2022 Paradise Again tour, its first in over eight years.
‘Easy’ Does It Again Atop Global Excl. U.S.
Adele’s “Easy on Me” tops the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a second week, with 74.4 million streams (down 41%) and 20,000 sold in territories outside the U.S. in the Oct. 22-28 tracking week.
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” keeps at No. 2 after nine weeks atop the Global Excl. U.S. chart; CKay’s “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” repeats at No. 3, after reaching No. 2; Elton John and Dua Lipa’s “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)” lifts 5-4 for a new high; and Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” rebounds 6-5 to its best rank.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Nov. 6) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Nov. 2). 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.