The double coronation of the song by the member of South Korean pop quartet BLACKPINK marks a first in the charts’ six-month-plus histories: As BLACKPINK topped the Oct. 17, 2020-dated Global Excl. U.S. survey with “Lovesick Girls” (also in its first week on the chart), Rosé, who was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and raised in Melbourne, Australia — and who is now based in South Korea — is the first artist to have led the list solo and with a group.
Plus, Kali Uchis scores her first top 10 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, where “Telepatía” rises from No. 13 to No. 10.
Billboard’s two global charts (the latest of which are dated March 27) 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.
‘Ground’ Hits Global 200 Ceiling
Rosé’s “On the Ground” bounds in at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 with 92.1 million streams, the week’s top global streaming sum, and 29,000 sold worldwide in the March 12-18 tracking week.
The song arrived on Rosé’s two-track release “R – Single” with fellow new song “Gone,” which enters the Global 200 at No. 29 with 19.6 million streams and 25,000 sold worldwide.
Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, rises from No. 3 to No. 2 in its second week on the Global 200 with “Leave the Door Open” and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” lifts 5-3 after it spent its first eight weeks on the chart at No. 1, a record rule so far.
Rounding out the Global 200’s top five, The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” pushes 6-4 and “Blinding Lights” ascends 7-5, after each song reached No. 2.
A week after Drake debuted at No. 1 on the Global 200 with “What’s Next,” the track tumbles to No. 9.
Also No. 1 Beyond U.S. ‘Ground’s
Rosé’s “On the Ground” concurrently charges in at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart with 85.7 million streams and 22,000 sold in territories outside the U.S. in the March 12-18 tracking week.
BTS’ “Dynamite” climbs 4-2 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart after it totaled eight weeks at No. 1 (nonconsecutively) in September-January. The latest list marks the second on which South Korea-based acts have ranked at Nos. 1 and 2: On the Oct. 17, 2020, chart, when BLACKPINK’s “Lovesick Girls” debuted at the summit, “Dynamite” placed at No. 2.
Rosé’s other new track “Gone” debuts at No. 17 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart with 17.4 million streams and 19,000 sold outside the U.S.
Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” pulls into reverse on the Global Excl. chart for the first time, falling to No. 3 after it logged its first nine weeks on the list at No. 1, a record command in the chart’s history.
The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” dips to No. 4 from its No. 2 Global Excl. U.S. high and Nathan Evans’ sea shanty “Wellerman” returns to its No. 5 best (6-5), first reached two weeks earlier.
Plus, Kali Uchis achieves her first top 10 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, where “Telepatía” rises 13-10 with 30 million streams (up 6%) and over 700 downloads sold outside the U.S. in the week ending March 18. (Its official video was released the same day, which will help the song’s impact on next week’s charts.)
The track is from the Colombian-American artist’s first Spanish-language album, Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios), which was released in November and hit No. 3 on Billboard’s U.S.-based Top Latin Albums chart for three weeks this month. The song, whose profile has surged thanks in part to TikTok, has also reached No. 2 on Hot Latin Songs and become her first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, climbing to No. 39.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated March 27) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (March 23). 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.