Rema & Selena Gomez’s ‘Calm Down’ Climbs to No. 1 on Billboard Global Excl. US Chart

Rema and selena gomez‘s “Calm Down” claims the No. 1 spot on Billboard Global Excl. U.S chart, starting at No. 8 and marking each act’s first leader on the list.

Plus, two songs reach Global Excl. USA top 10 for the first time: NewJeans‘ “Ditto,” op 11-4, and RAY‘Escapism’ with 070 Shake (32-9).

All songs in the top 10 of the latest Global Excl. American chart which reflects dec. 30-Jan. 5 tracking week, vaulting in rank as holiday hits melt away. (The only seasonal songs in the latest survey are Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” which tumbles from No. 1, where it has spent a total of eight weeks over the past three holiday seasons, to No. 169, and Wham !’s “Last Christmas,” down from its No. 2 high to No. 190.)

Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global excl. US charts, which began in September 2020, rank songs based on streaming and sales activity from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Luminate. Global 200 includes worldwide data and Global Excl. American chart includes data from territories other than the United States

The chart ranks are based on a weighted formula that incorporates 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 reflects purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world. world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the chart’s calculations.

Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” jumps from No. 8, taking over its previous No. 4 high set in September, to No. 1 on Billboard Global Excl. US chart with 53.3 million streams (essentially even week-over-week) and 4,000 downloads sold (up 18%) in non-US territories. 30-Jan. 5. Nigeria native Rema (real name: Divine Ikubor) released the original version of the song last February as the second single from his debut solo LP, Rave & Roses. Its remix with Gomez arrived Aug. 26and that version’s official video premiered Sept. 7.

Rema tops Global Excl. USA in its first appearance on the chart – becoming the first act from Africa to rule. Gomez also lands her first leader of two top 10s since the chart’s inception, after “Ice Cream,” with BLACKPINK, ranked No. 6 high on opening list in 2020.

Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ “Unholy” rebounds 12-2 on Global Excl. US chart, after eight weeks at No. 1 begins October, and David Guetta and Bebe Rexha’s “I’m Good (Blue)” jumps 16-3 after reaching No. 2 in September.

NewJeans’ “Ditto”, published Dec. 19, roars to No. 4, from its previous No. 11 peak, on Global Excl. US with 41.9 million streams (up 12%) and 3,000 sold (up 35%) outside the US Dec. 30-Jan. 5. The South Korean quintet, consisting of members Danielle, Haerin, Hanni, Hyein and Minji, achieves its first top 10 on the chart following previous entries “Attention” (No. 34 in August), “Cookie” (No. 198) in August) and “Hype Boy” (No. 32, September).

Rounding off the global excl. US top five Harry Styles’ “As It Was” climbs 19-5 after a record 13 weeks at No. 1 dating back to last April.

Elsewhere in Global Excl. US top 10, RAYE’s “Escapism,” featuring 070 Shake, rises 32-9, its new rank surpassing its previous No. 19 best with 27.9 million streams (up 12%) and 2,000 sold (up 14%) outside USA in tracking week. British singer-songwriter RAYE and New Jersey native 070 Shake (aka Danielle Balbuena) each score their first top 10 hit on the chart, as the song simultaneously when No. 1 on Jan. 14-date Official UK Singles Chart. “This is proof: smoke yourself no matter what,” an emotional RAYE shared in a video posted to her social accounts accepting an award from Britain’s Official Charts Company in honor of the song’s coronation. “Thank you… this is crazy. These are happy tears!”

Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global excl. US charts (dated January 14, 2023) will be updated on Billboard.com tomorrow (January 10). For both charts, the top 100 titles are available to all readers on Billboard.com, while the complete 200 titles are visible on Billboard Pro, Billboard‘s subscription-based service. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

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