Bizarrap from Argentina and Quevedo from Spain have the biggest song in the world, as “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” goes from #6 to #1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart and from # 3 at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. US survey.The song marks the first leader on the charts for each act.
The two charts, which debuted in September 2020, rank songs based on streaming and sales activity pulled from over 200 territories around the world, compiled by Luminate. The Billboard Global 200 includes worldwide data and the Billboard Global Excl. United States chart includes data from territories excluding the United States
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’52’ is No. 1 on Global 200
“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” by Argentinian producer/artist Bizarrap and Spanish artist Quevedo, jumps from No. 6 to No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200, with 88.3 million streams (up 38 %) and 700 downloads sold (up 53%) globally in the tracking week of July 15-21.
Bizarrap topped the Global 200 for the first time, far surpassing its previous No. 20 set with “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 49,” with Residente, when it debuted in March. Quevedo reached a previous number 145, also in March, with “Cayo La Noche”, featuring El Ima, Cruz Cafuné, Bejo, La Pantera, Juseph and Abhir Hathi.
Bizarrap and Quevedo are the first artists from Argentina and Spain, respectively, to top the Global 200 in their nearly two-year history.
“The first ‘session’ in 2018 wasn’t even planned,” said Bizarrap (real name: Gonzalo Conde) Billboard Last year. “All I wanted to do was record a local rapper, his name is Kodigo, and upload it to YouTube, because I was a big fan of his and wanted other people to listen to him too. I thought, ‘Why not give these freestylers the production they deserve?’ So that’s what I did.
Harry Styles’ “As It Was” Remains No. 2 on the Global 200, After a Record 12 Weeks at No. 1 from April; Kate Bush’s 1985 anthem “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” drops to No. 3 from No. 1, after three weeks at the top sparked by its sync in Netflix’s fourth season stranger things; Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone’s “Me Porto Bonito” dives 3-4, after reaching No. 2; and Bad Bunny’s “Tití Me Preguntó” slipped to No. 5 from its best No. 4.
Bizarrap & Quevedo also at the top of Global Excl. WE
“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” by Bizarrap and Quevedo simultaneously crowned the Billboard Global Excl. US chart, rising from No. 3, with 84.7 million streams (up 36%) and 600 downloads sold (in up 46%) in territories outside the United States during the tracking week of July 15-21. (Of the song’s global totals during this period, 96% of its streams and 82% of its sales were from beyond the United States)
As on the Global 200, Bizarrap and Quevedo each rule the Global Excl. American chart for the first time and marks the first acts of Argentina and Spain, respectively, at the top of the list.
The rest of the Global Excl. The top five on the US chart line up identically on the Global 200: Harry Styles’ “As It Was” drops to No. 2, after a 13-week record at No. 1; Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” dives 2-3 after topping Global Excl. United States two weeks earlier; “Me Porto Bonito” by Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone takes fourth place after reaching second; and Bad Bunny’s “Tití Me Preguntó” held steady at No. 5, following its No. 4 peak.
The Billboard Global 200 and the Billboard Global Excl. US charts (dated July 30, 2022) will be updated on Billboard.com tomorrow (July 26). For both charts, the top 100 tracks are available to all readers on Billboard.com, while the full 200 track chart is viewable on Billboard Pro, Billboardsubscription service. For all charting news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.
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