As Lil Nas X advances one spot to No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 to claim his first leader, almost a dozen tracks re-enter the race, with most narrowly doing so lower on the list. At the same time, a handful of tunes reach notable new highs, spurred on by a surge in fan activity all around the world.
The Billboard Global 200 is, at its most basic, a ranking of the 200 most-consumed songs in the world every week. The charting company utilizes a formula that combines sales and streaming activity from a plethora of platforms and websites in 200 countries around the globe to create the best-possible list of the tunes billions of people can’t get enough of.
Here’s a look at five of the big moves on this week’s Billboard Global 200 chart.
No. 50 – Demi Lovato – “Dancing with the Devil”
As her seventh full-length Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over arrives on various charts all around the globe, three tracks from the project appear on the Billboard Global 200 this time around. The highest-ranking of the bunch is “Met Him Last Night,” the singer’s collaboration with Ariana Grande, which debuts at No. 29. Behind that tune comes “Dancing with the Devil,” which vaults up the list, experiencing what looks to be the largest jump of all titles on the list.
This frame, “Dancing with the Devil” leaps from No. 126, where it started last time around, to No. 50.
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No. 90 – Pink – “Cover Me in Sunshine (ft. Willow Sage Hart)”
A standalone single recorded with her daughter Willow Sage Hart, Pink’s “Cover Me in Sunshine” has been rising and falling on the Billboard Global 200 ever since it was first released a month ago. Now, it’s broken into the top 100, the upper half of the chart, for the first time, as it improves from No. 109 to No. 90 in one large step.
No. 95 – Rosé – “Gone”
Of the 11 songs that re-enter the Billboard Global 200 this frame, just one manages to do so inside the top half, which means there was a huge uptick in sales and streams of the cut. Blackpink singer Rosé sees her tune “Gone” make its way back to the list for a third spin, reappearing at No. 95. The title, one of two on the singer’s solo debut short project R, originally peaked at No. 29.
“On The Ground,” Rosé’s other new track, slips from No. 49 to No. 55 this week after once ruling over the entire chart.
No. 176 – Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Already one of the bestselling and most-streamed songs of the past decade, Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” improves slightly on the Billboard Global 200 this week, pushing from No. 185 to No. 176, but what’s really impressive is how long it’s been going strong on the tally. The syrupy-sweet cut has now racked up 26 weeks, or half a year, on the chart.
No. 197 – Blackpink – “How You Like That”
Speaking of tracks that have spent a long time on the Billboard Global 200, Blackpink’s “How You Like That” is back at No. 197 after falling off the ranking not long ago, and it’s now one of the songs with the most weeks on the list. The K-pop girl group’s smash has now lived somewhere on the 200-rung tally for 30 frames.