Global 200 Chart Award is Born!
In collaboration with MRC Data/Nielsen Music, Billboard has launched the Billboard Global Excel. U.S and Billboard 200 all in order to better represent hits all around the globe.
The Billboard Global Excl. U.S. is said to focus entirely on territories outside of the U.S. Whereas the Billboard Global 200 is a combination of songs all around the globe plus songs in the U.S. Both charts will rank songs based on their sales and streaming activity amassed from over 200 territories around the globe.
The two charts will be calculated based on streams on both ad-supported tiers of video and audio music services and also subscriptions. Additionally, download sales from full-service digital music retailers from around the globe will be added to the calculation.
Info president Deanna Brown and MRC Data and MRC Media announced, “As the steward of the definitive industry charts, we’re thrilled to unveil out our global charts which give the industry insights into the most powerful artist worldwide, what songs have an international impact, as well as what songs may start trending outside of the United States.”
Leading the inaugural Billboard Global 200 with 23,000 global downloads and 100.9 million global streams is ‘WAP’ by Cardi B ft Megan Thee Stallion. ‘Hawai’ by Maluma leads the Billboard Global Excl U.S. with 94 million streams and 3,00 sold copies.
‘Mood’ by 24kGoldn with 60.2 million streams and 12,000 sold copies is 3rd on the Billboard Global 200. Maluma’s ‘Hawai’ with 94 million streams and 3,000 sold copies gets 4th on the Billboard Global 200. ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ by Drake ft Lil Durk gets 5th place on the Billboard Global 200 with 51.4 million streams and 6,000 sold copies.
The full charts were made public on Billboard.com this Tuesday September 15 and will continue to be published every Tuesday going forward.
Billboard also says that of the 16 artists on the top of the Billboard Global 200 nine are from the U.S, (including both Magan Thee Stallion and Cardi B), two are from Canda (The Weeknd and Drake) and South Korea (BTS and Blackpink) and one each from New Zealand (Jawsh 685), Colombia (Maluma), and U.K. (Harry Styles).