Miley Cyrus boasts the biggest song in the world as “Flowers” launches at No. 1 on both Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S diagrams. The song soars in with the biggest global streaming week for a solo artist and the third biggest week overall since the Global 200 started in September 2020.
Plus, Bizarre rap and Shakira‘s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” blasts to No. 2 on every number and TAEYANGs “Vibe”, with Jimin, enters Global Excl. US at No. 9, as Jimin becomes the fourth member of BTS to hit the chart’s top 10 as a solo artist.
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‘Flowers’ records the biggest global 200 streaming week for a soloist
“Flowers” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 with 179.1 million streams and 98,000 sold worldwide in its first full tracking week, Jan. 13-19 (after that arrived Jan. 12 at 7:00 PM EST).
Cyrus scores her first leader since the Global 200 began, after she reached the chart’s top 15 with two tracks at the end of 2020: “Prisoner”, with Dua Lipa (No. 12) and “Midnight Sky” (No. 15).
Cyrus announced first under her Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party NBC special that “Flowers” would be released January. 13, which fans noticed doubles as her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth’s birthday. The story and interaction on TikTok has helped raise the profile of the song, which heralds Cyrus’ eighth studio album, Endless summer vacation, term 10 March.
Bizarrap and Shakira’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” rises 12-2 on the Global 200 with 168.4 million streams and 16,000 sold worldwide. 13-19 (its first full tracking week, following its Jan. 11 release at 7:00 PM EST). That buzzworthy latest edition of the Argentinian DJ/producer’s series is his second top 10 on the list, following “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” featuring Quevedo, reigned for four weeks starting last July. Shakira earns her first top 10 since the chart began.
In particular, “Flowers” and “Vol. 53” claim the biggest and second biggest global streaming weeks, respectively, in nearly five months since BLACKPINK’s “Pink Venom” premiered atop the Global 200 dated Sept. 3, 2022, with 212.1 million streams worldwide. Plus, “Flowers” posts the best global streaming week for a solo artist since the chart began in September 2020, with a total of 179.1 million, surpassing the 178.4 million that Adele’s “Easy on Me” drew in its first full-frame (Oct. 30, 2021).Overall, in the chart’s archives, only two songs have logged bigger global streaming weeks than “Flowers”: “Pink Venom,” as mentioned above, and BTS’s “Butter,” which opened with 289.5 million (June 5, 2021).
SZA’s “Kill Bill” Falls to No. 3 on Global 200 After Two Weeks on Top; Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” falls to No. 4 from its No. 3 high; and Metro Boomin, The Weeknd and 21 Savage’s “Creepin'” rises 6-5 after debuting at its No. 3 best in December.
Cyrus No. 1 on Global Excl. U.S, TAEYANG & Jimin debuted in the top 10
As on the Global 200, “Flowers” bows at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. US chart, with 129.2 million streams and 37,000 sold outside the US Jan. 13-19.
Cyrus previously hit a No. 10 Global Excl. Top chart in the US with “Prisons”, featuring Dua Lipa, in 2020.
Bizarrap and Shakira’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” edges 8-2 on Global Excl. US with 148.9 million streams and 7,000 sold outside the US Jan. 13-19.
SZA’s “Kill Bill” Returns to No. 3 on Global Excl. US chart from its No. 2 peak; Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” falls to No. 4 after two weeks at the summit; and David Guetta and Bebe Rexha’s “I’m Good (Blue)” slips 3-5 after reaching No. 2 in September.
Elsewhere in Global Excl. US top 10, TAEYANG’s “Vibe,” featuring Jimin, starts at No. 9 on the chart, with 40.2 million streams and 22,000 sold outside the US. TAEYANG achieves his first solo entry on the chart after appearing as a soloist on Billboard surveys since 2010, while his breakout group, BIGBANG, debuted and peaked at No. 3 last April with “Still Life.”
Jimin, also from South Korea, records his first Global Excl. US top 10 in its second appearance, after “With You”, featuring HA SUNG WOON, hit No. 14 last May.
Jimin becomes the fourth member of BTS to hit Global Excl. US top 10 solo, joining Jin, Jung Kook (two top 10s) and SUGA. Here’s a rundown of BTS members’ five overall top 10s as soloists on Global Excl. USA (where BTS has collected 10 top 10s):
“That,” PSY feat. SUGA, no. 2, May 2022
“Left and Right,” Charlie Puth feat. Jung Kook, no. 2 July 2022
“The Astronaut,” Jin, No. 6, November 2022
“Dreamers (Music from FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022),” Jung Kook, No. 4, November 2022
“Vibe,” TAEYANG feat. Jimin, no. 9 (to date), January 2023
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